I took this photo a short time before sunset, as the sun was just about to hide behind the mountains. The last rays of the sun gave a nice glow to the city and that’s what I was trying to capture here.

I had a “funny” experience while taking this photo. I was standing around one meter from Danube, totally focused on my camera and not looking that much on what was happening around me. I was almost alone on this small beach and the water was quite calm. So when a ship passed by, I took no notice and just continued to take photos. To my big surprise, the ship had a much bigger effect on the water than I thought, and when I finally noticed what was happening, I was already standing in a 40cm water. This wouldn’t normally be so bad, but I was in my trekking shoes and jeans and both were soaked immediately. One could call it a funny way to end a photography trip :)

This is a manual blend from 4 photos, all taken through a HOYA ND400 9stop ND filter. Photo taken across the Danube from Durnstein in Austria.
Illuminated by the Sun

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  • Technique: Long exposure + Manual blending
  • Number of exposures: 4
  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8
  • Focal length: 35 mm
  • Aperture: 20
  • Middle exposure time: 25s
  • ISO: 100
  • Tripod used: yes


Where was this photo taken:

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