Metropolis, but no Superman here :) This is one of the night shots I took in Madrid last year. Still the weather here is horrible and I still have some time before my first bigger trip, so I’m still going through my older photos.
I really liked Madrid. Such a busy city. I had a hotel really close to this place, so I explored the city center as much as I could (I was just too tired for night shooting).
Blue skies over the cathedral
I sometimes look back, to see if my skills in editing photos evolve. And so I did today. This is a photo I took last year in Madrid. And as I edited a very similar photo a year ago, it nicely shows the difference in how I edited photos then and how I edit them now.
And this is a photo taken few minutes later, but edited a year ago :)
Monument in the evening Sun
Every-time when I took this photo.. somebody walked in and started taking photos under one of the arches. So I just waited and waited, and somehow everyone left right before the sunset and I got a people free photo :)
Very busy street
Another manually blended image. At first I tried Photomatix, but as I was looking at the result, I knew that I will have to replace everything. So instead of doing that, I took the middle exposure and blended parts from the other 2 exposures to brighten/darken areas. And I think it worked out quite nicely :)