16th
December

Christmas themed wallpapers

It’s been a long time that I updated the desktop wallpapers page on this blog. And now is the time for a new update. This time all the new wallpapers are Christmas themed :) You can find them all here (or you can use the ling in the right hand menu :) )

Central Christmas tree

Not central because it’s in the center of the city, but because the shopping center in which it is is called Central :) I noticed that I had no Christmas themed photo on my blog, so I went and took this one. I really like how it looks, as the tree is across three floors of this shopping center. It is actually the newest center in Bratislava, opened only 1 or 2 months ago (that’s why on the map you don’t see it :) ). I took this one only handheld and it’s also from a single raw. I really don’t like shooting handheld, but without a permit I know a tripod would have attracted the guards.
Central Christmas tree Not central because it's in the center of the city, but because the shopping center in which it is is called Central :)

15th
December

Warm colors

posted in Slovakia

Warm colors

My plan for today was to go out, and take some photos of the Christmas decorations in Bratislava. But as the weather here is absolutely horrible (it’s cold, foggy and it’s raining), I was in the mood for something more colorful and warm. And I think this one fits :)
Warm colors My plan for today was to go out, and take some photos of the Christmas decorations in Bratislava. But as the weather here is absolutely horrible (it's cold, foggy and it's raining), I was in the mood for something more colorful and warm. And I think this one fits :)

14th
December

Behind the Vajdahunyad castle

That’s one complicated name for a castle. But hungarian is not such an easy language (and despite having many hungarian friends, I understand only very few words.). The castle looks really nice, just the amount of people there, is alwyas to much for me :) That why I have never been inside. Maybe during my next visit.
Behind the Vajdahunyad castle That's one complicated name for a castle. But hungarian is not such an easy language (and despite having many hungarian friends, I understand only very few words.). The castle looks really nice, just the amount of people there, is alwyas to much for me :) That why I have never been inside. Maybe during my next visit.

13th
December

New Myspace

I was curious.. so I created an account on the new Myspace page. I think they have the best look from all the social networks, too bad they are so oriented towards musicians. I really like that the page makes full use of a big widescreen monitor, when scrolling through posts. You can find my profile under: https://new.myspace.com/miroslav.petrasko

Freezing above Hviezdoslav Square

A little different view of the Bratislava center. The Hviezdoslav square is the biggest one in Bratislava and usually filled with small stands selling different stuff. Currently it of course is the Christmas market (with a tree and a skating ring, which are not visible here, but I have more photos :) ). I really have to find some gloves in which I can control the camera. My fingers were freezing the whole time I was taking photos from here :)
Freezing above Hviezdoslav Square A little different view of the Bratislava center. The Hviezdoslav square is the biggest one in Bratislava and usually filled with small stands selling different stuff. Currently it of course is the Christmas market (with a tree and a skating ring, which are not visible here, but I have more photos :) ). I really have to find some gloves in which I can control the camera. My fingers were freezing the whole time I was taking photos from here :)

12th
December

New Links page

Yesterday I added a new links page to this blog. It contains a lot of links, but is more of a list of my favorite HDR photographers. There are currently 8 there, but I will add more later on. I really suggest checking them out as they all create such wonderful photos. You can find the page in the right hand menu.. or directly here.

The very soft colors in Budapest

Another of those very early morning shots. Taken around 5.30 in the morning. The sunrise was quite boring.. and the sky was quite overcast. But with the help of few filters I managed to create some detail in the clouds and add a little color to the photo :)
The very soft colors in Budapest Another of those very early morning shots. Taken around 5.30 in the morning. The sunrise was quite boring.. and the sky was quite overcast. But with the help of few filters I managed to create some detail in the clouds and add a little color to the photo :)