Have you ever tried Kickstarter? For those unfamiliar with it, it’s a page for projects to gather crowd-funding, so they can be completed. I have backed already few projects (of course mostly camera gear :)) and until now all delivered. Of course not a single one was on time, with the delay being anywhere from 3 to 9 months. But with the long development times, I think this is mostly still acceptable. Of course only when the project creators keeps on updating the backers.

Btw. I’m trying a new feature on the blog. Pools. I will add them from time to time into posts. And if the work out, I will also use them for voting in my next contest. So how about this one to start with. Have you ever backed a project on Kickstarter?

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Review of the Leash by Peak Design

And one of my recently backed projects on Kickstarter was also the Capture Camera clip v2. And together with it I ordered also all the other products form Peak Design. I will add reviews of all of them to the blog over the next weeks, so lets start with the camera strap called Leash.

Lakeside reflection in blue

As I stated in my Top 5 Photography spots in Bratislava page, the Kuchajda lake is the best place for reflections in Bratislava. As you can see also in this photo, the lake is mostly so calm that you get almost a perfect reflection. It’s even more fun when the lake freezes over. It gives a nice reflection and you get much more freedom in the compositions. In this photo you can see the Lakeside park tower during a very clear blue hour.

This is a HDR from 5 shots, created in Oloneo Photoengine and finished in Photoshop. I only did very few tweaks here, mostly just to bring out the blue color and tweak the contrast.
Lakeside reflection in blue

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine + Manual blending
Number of exposures: 5, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Lens: Canon 24-70mm F2.8
Focal length: 24mm, Aperture: 4.5, Middle exposure time: 8s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes

Where was this photo taken:

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