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Little bison in Topolcianky

In the last update, I mentioned I’m back and I will be updating the blog again. And right after that, I left for three days :) That’s how things work out sometimes. Work comes first. I took many photos in those days, but not much I can share here. But here is one.

I visited for a bit the Topolcianky Bison park near Topolcianky in Slovakia. While I normally don’t get to take many photos of animals, it was a good opportunity to get some. Even if it was crazy hot and sunny. It was a bit hard to get a nice composition, as I was not able to get close to the barriers, but it worked out nicely for this photo.

Hard to see how big the bison are from this photo, but they can be up to 2.7m in length, 1.9m height and up to 500kg in weight. And the big one here was not that far from it.

This is a single exposure, taken handheld. Split into two exposures, that I edited separately in Camera RAW and then blended them back tohgether in Photoshop.

Little bison in Topolcianky, Slovakia

And here is also a comparison to the original RAW file, for those curious to see how it looked straight from the camera.

Back to posting

I got back home late at night yesterday, so it’s time to get back to updating the blog. But as I feel crazy tired today, I’m just relaxing, and instead of a new photo, I have for you even more super ultra-wide wallpapers. Get them now :)

Don’t forget to check out other available wallpapers:

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Went with a quite random selection for today, all at 5120x1440px resolutions as with all other super ultra-wide wallpapers I posted before. Get them as always at the super ultra-wide wallpapers page.

Super ultra-wide wallpapers 5120x1440px
Super ultra-wide wallpapers 5120x1440px
Super ultra-wide wallpapers 5120x1440px
Super ultra-wide wallpapers 5120x1440px

Neon lights in the Dubai Marina

I will be away for most of the next week, so there will no updates on the blog. But if I go and take some photos, there will probably be some behind the camera shots on my Twitter account here. But before that, here is a new photo from the Dubai Marina.

While editing this photo, I really liked the neon color on one of the skyscrapers, so I pushed the whole white ballance into more magentas and purple colors. It’s a bit different to the tipical blue tone I tent to use most of the time.

This is a blend of two exposures, create in Photoshop. One thing when I edit night photos, is to try and keep them dark. It looks too fake when you have a night photo, and there is no black, no shadows and nothing dark in it.

Neon lights in the Dubai Marina

And just for fun, I also created a version with reflection. Just to see how it looks like.

Neon lights in the Dubai Marina

Infrared view of the Bratislava Castle

Something different for today. It has been very sunny and hot in Bratislava recently, so I thought I try something that would fit for this weather. And it was trying to use an infrared filter. I tried one many years ago, when I just started with photography, but I did only very few photos with it. This time I did a few more. Not completely happy with the results yet, but with a bit of practice, I hope to get the one I want :)

This is a single exposure, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop. I used the HOYA Infrared R72 filter here. Not sure if thats the best one, but currently have no others to try.

Infrared view of the Bratislava Castle

And here is also a comparison to the original RAW file. As you can see, as with all infrared photos, it’s very very red. But a bit of editing helped here a lot :)

Lago di Misurina

Back to another lake in the Dolomites today. This is the Lago di Misurina. And before somebody asks, yes, this is a fake reflection, created in Photoshop. When we were at this lake, it still was mostly frozen over and covered with a bit of snow on top of it. And while I liked the top part of this photo, I really did not like the bottom one. There was no reflection and it was just boring. So I did a bit more in the editing.

I do hope to get back here this year, and get one with a real refelction. But for now, this is what I have. This is a two shot panorama, each shot blended from two exposures. Blended, merged and reflection create in Photoshop.

Lago di Misurina, Dolomites, Italy
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