Custom Google maps

Do you know about Google custom maps? Do you use them? Custom maps on Google allow you to add you own points on a map, add description to them and then share the map. I quite often create one before a trip, to note the spots I really do not want to miss. Sometimes I even add links to images, so I better remember what on that particular place.  This were a part of the old Google maps, and now are accessible through settings/my places. I really hope they don’t remove them.

What do you use to note locations? I’m open to some suggestions :)

Nik Viveza 2 review

And another plugin you may find useful. Find whats Nik Viveza 2 for and how you could use it, in this new review. And don’t forget to take a look at all the other reviews, in my newly reorganized Review page.

Framed city

I was thinking about, how to make this view different than in my other photos. So why not try framing. So I crouched down and tried looking through the bridge railing, and this is what I got. Looks quite different, doesn’t it? In retrospect, I would prefer to have also the railing sharp, with some detail, but I forgot to take a refocused photo. So maybe next time.

This is a HDR created in Oloneo Photoengine, blended with original exposures in Photoshop.
Framed city

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine + Manual blending
Number of exposures: 6, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Lens: Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS II
Focal length: 70mm, Aperture: 4.5, Middle exposure time: 1.3s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes

Where was this photo taken:

[map z=”18″ hidecontrols=”true” marker=”yes” w=”100%” h=”150″ maptype=”SATELLITE” lat=”48.137479″ lon=”17.127916″]