The rainy evening in Budapest

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Using my photos

I’m a big fan of Creative Commons license, and I encourage people to share my photos. I want my photos to be seen. But there are some people, that don’t understand, that Creative Commons and free is not the same.  I hate seeing a photo of mine on a commercial page, where the author of the page even takes credit for that photo. I think it’s really disrespectful to me and my work.

So for those who don’t know what Creative Commons means. You can (if you include my name and a link to my page):

  • download my photos
  • share them on your Facebook page, Pinterest etc.
  • use them in posts on your blog
  • use them in compilation posts (for instance.. 20 nice churches in HDR and similar..)

but you can’t

  • share my photos without giving me the proper credit
  • share my photos on your company’s page (even if the subject of the photo is yours, you still don’t have the rights to the photo)
  • use them for any commercial purpose, brochure, banner and similar
If you want to use them for commercial purposes, you should contact me and a licensing fee has to be paid. I have dealt with different companies and always we found an agreement, so everyone is satisfied. If you are not sure if it’s OK to use my photo for what you need, just send me a mail and usually I reply within a day. I’m against using watermarks as I think they destroy the overall look of the photo. Let’s hope there is no need for them :)

The rainy evening in Budapest

Such a lovely bridge this is, I could spend days just taking photos of it. Same with all the other bridges in Budapest. I already know that I will return to Budapest again this year, when the weather is better, so I can take more shots of them :)

I had quite the problem with white balance on this one. The combination of lights and rain made the photo completely yellow and I had to push it down a lot to make it usable. This was first time I tried shooting while it was raining, as my old camera was not weatherproof. The result were quite surprising to me, to see how the rain changed the resulting image.

The rainy evening in BudapestSuch a lovely bridge this is, I could spend days just taking photos of it. Same with all the other bridges in Budapest.

St. Stephen’s Basilica

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St. Stephen’s Basilica

How much detail can you have in one photo? Looks like there are no limits to it. There are almost no single color areas in this shot. Everything has a texture to it.

I know I have already posted a photo from the St. Stephen’s Basilica, but I have few problems with my outdoor shots from Budapest. They are just not as I want them to be, the bad weather had a more negative effect on them than I expected. I will probably have to play with them more, to get the result I want, but that takes time. For now, please enjoy another interior shot :)

St. Stephen's BasilicaHow much detail can you have in one photo? Looks like there are no limits to it. There are almost no single color areas in this shot. Everything has a texture to it.

Castle on the hill

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Castle on the hill

What lovely colors I got in this photo. It was taken really at the exact time after sunset.

I was hoping to post another photo from Budapest today, but I’m just too tired to edit another one. But there will definitively be one tomorrow.

Castle on the hillWhat lovely colors I got in this photo. It was taken really at the exact time after sunset.

Back home

So I’m back home from Budapest. I took a lot of photos, but I’m not sure how many of them will be usable. I had bad luck with weather. The whole time I had to fight with a very strong wind, which destroyed a lot of my photos. Sometime I had problems standing in it, so you can imagine how it was shaking my camera around. So lets start with an interior shot, as there was no wind :)

The stunning ceiling in the St. Stephen’s Basilica

I tried to center this as much as possible, and have it very symmetrical. I almost completely succeed :) I had quite fun taking this shot, but I will write about that next time :)

I went for 13 exposures here. Not that I really needed them, but I wanted to be sure I have enough. This was a too nice shot to miss them.
The stunning ceiling in the St. Stephen's BasilicaI tried to center this as much as possible, and have it very symmetrical. I almost completely succeed :)