Alone on the Charles Bridge

I’m back from Prague after a week, so get ready for a lot of Prague photos :) I had to get up at 4:00am to be able to get to the bridge around 5:00am, but it was quite worth it. I was alone on the Charles Bridge. For about 30 second that is :) After that I was joined by more photographers which had the same idea as I had. But I still managed to get a lot of great shots without people, and the sunset that day was just perfect :)
Alone on the Charles Bridge You really have to go there really early to avoid people. This one is from 5:13 am :)


Number 1

posted in Slovakia, Trnava

Number 1

And we are at number 1, the most favorited photo I have on Flickr. And also the first ever photo I had on Flickr Explore homepage.

This is for now the last look back and from tomorrow I be back with the new photos.

This photo is on Flickr here http://www.flickr.com/photos/theodevil/5907591381/
After sunset in the Sunflower field I really wanted to take a show with the sun still above the horizon, but we were traveling on a highway, and could not stop by any of the fields, and by the time we reached this one, the sun was already down. But I still like it :). Everything is a little more blue, but still fine :). Photo taken somewhere between Trnava and Bratislava (I have no idea where exactly :))HDR from three shots, taken with Canon 450D with Sigma 10-20mm lens, from a tripod.


Number 2

Continuing with the 2nd most favorited of my photos on Flickr. I can’t wait until I take the same shot with the 5D mark II. the problem with this photo was, that with the 7D I could not fit the whole moon into one photo. I had to do a panorama. But with the bigger sensor of the 5D, this should no longer be a problem.

This photo is on Flickr here http://www.flickr.com/photos/theodevil/6146103083/
Almost full moon My plan for last weekend was also to take photos of the stars, as the 7D has quite nice performance on higher ISO levels. But I didn't account for the very bright almost full moon. It was so bright, that the stars were almost not visible. So I took photos of the moon instead :)I actually felt quite stupid when I took this. The reason was, that the setup I used, the 7D with a Celestron telescope, could only capture something above half of the moon and you couldn't zoom out. And it took me quite a while to remember, that I can create a panorama from multiple shots, to capture the whole moon :) This is not a HDR shot, I took multiple exposures, but the didn't align properly and the HDR from a single RAW didn't look right to me. So I just created a panorama from two shots, removed the distortion and did few steps I usually do in HDR post-processing.Panorama from two shots, taken with Canon 7D and Celestron CPC 1100 GPS telescope.


Number 3

This is one of those places, where I want to go back to take some night shots. I was actually quite surprised when this photo got to the Flickr Explore front page. But that’s always a surprise :)

This photo is on Flickr here http://www.flickr.com/photos/theodevil/6764608269/
Completely calm water I was quite surprised, when I found these canals in Birmingam, UK. I wasn't expecting anything like these. But It was a very nice surprise, as they gave me some great reflections.HDR form three shots, taken with Canon 450D with Sigma 10-20mm lens, handheld.


Number 4

Let’s continue to number 4. Again the New Bridge, but this time from the opposing side. It’s already more than a year since I posted this photo, and two years since I took it, and still it’s one of the most liked of my photos.

This photo is on Flickr here  http://www.flickr.com/photos/theodevil/5594621264/Night colorsI processed this photo few months ago, and never got to publishing it :). So here it is now. This was again one of the days, where every single shot is beautiful :) There were such beautiful clouds and sunset that I'm actually sad I didn't take more.HDR from three shots, taken with Canon 450D with Sigma 10-20mm lens, from a gorillapod.