15th
October

Madrid sunrise

I took this very colorful photo while I was in Madrid earlier this year. I took this directly from the balcony of my hotel room, during a sunrise. It’s really great how late the sunrise in Spain is, as they use the same time as central Europe, but are much more further to the west :)
Madrid sunrise I took this very colorful photo while I was in Madrid earlier this year. I took this directly from the balcony of my hotel room, during a sunrise. It's really great how late the sunrise in Spain is, as they use the same time as central Europe, but are much more further to the west :)

14th
October

Contest update

The contest I announced a week ago is still running and everyone can still enter it. Here is a little overview how it looks until now :) To see how you can enter, the rules are here.

Elisabeth Bridge

I took this photo when I was returning to my hotel while in Budapest. A little late for any color in the sky, but the reflections in water looked great :)
 Elisabeth Bridge I took this photo when I was returning to my hotel while in Budapest. A little late for any color in the sky, but the reflections in water looked great :)

13th
October

Center of Bratislava

If I took this photo 50 years earlier, there would have been a synagogue standing right next to the cathedral, with a whole city part in the place where there is the entry to the New Bridge. You have to wonder, what were those people thinking, when they destroyed such a part of the city history. Stupid communist .. :(
Center of Bratislava If I took this photo 50 years earlier, there would have been a synagogue standing right next to the cathedral, with a whole city part in the place where there is the entry to the New Bridge. You have to wonder, what were those people thinking, when they destroyed such a part of the city history. Stupid communist .. :(

12th
October

In the zoo

You hear a lot that you don’t need more megapixels in your camera. But than you try to take a photo like this in a Zoo, and you only have a 200mm lens. So in the end, you have to crop your photo, and crop it a lot. This is almost cropped from the 100% view. And I would have cropped it even more, if my camera had more than 22Mpix. I really think that it’s much easier to carry a high megapixel camera than a 500mm lens :)

Btw. This was taken through a glass wall :) I had luck for no reflections :)
In the zoo You hear a lot that you don't need more megapixels in your camera. But than you try to take a photo like this in a Zoo, and you only have a 200mm lens. So in the end, you have to crop your photo, and crop it a lot. This is almost cropped from the 100% view. And I would have cropped it even more, if my camera had more than 22Mpix. I really think that it's much easier to carry a high megapixel camera than a 500mm lens :)Btw. This was taken through a glass wall :) I had luck for no reflections :)

11th
October

Sunset in Prague

Can you imagine having a beautiful sunset, great location which allows tripods, great view of Prague.. and then having a double glass window in front of you, which is very dirty, and lights behind you, which cannot be turned of and create a lot of reflections on the windows. It was so frustrating. At the end I lowered my camera, so its close to the ground and hang my shirt from a railing above it, so it blocks as much of the lights as possible. It helped, but still this shot could be so much better.
Sunset in Prague Can you imagine having a beautiful sunset, great location which allows tripods, great view of Prague.. and then having a double glass window in front of you, which is very dirty, and lights behind you, which cannot be turned of and create a lot of reflections on the windows. It was so frustrating. At the end I lowered my camera, so its close to the ground and hang my shirt from a railing above it, so it blocks as much of the lights as possible. It helped, but still this shot could be so much better.