Returning to old places

I took a very similar photo about two years ago (this one – which one do you think is better?). But with the new camera I like to go back to my favorite places and try to take even better photos. And this is one of my favorite places for blue hour photos.

It’s not that close, as you have to walk across the bridge from the other side, continue a little further and then return back. And standing on the rocks near the water it’s also quite dangerous and cold. But I think it’s worth it.

The sunset was quite colorless, as the sky was very clear. So I knew I had to wait for the blue hour, to take a nice shot. I used 7 brackets here, trying to capture the Bratislava castle without it being blown out. For anyone interested in my Photomatix HDR tonemmaping settings, check out my Facebook Fan page. I posted a screenshot, taken right before clicking on process.

Returning to old places

Number of exposures: 7; Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens: Canon 16-35 mm F2.8;
Focal length: 16 mm; Aperture: 4.0; Middle exposure time: 4.0s; ISO: 100; Tripod used: yes

Where was this photo taken:

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