Museum with yellow penguins

Today’s photo is from Prague. It’s the Kampa Museum next to the Vltava lake, not far from the Charles bridge. I don’t really like it that much. It’s a modern art museum, and while some of the installations around it look nice, especially the yellow penguins, most of them are just random. Like a pile of things just thrown together without any thought or reason. I prefer classic art, where you can see the stunning skill and dedication of the artists.

This is a view from the other side of the Vltava lake. There is this point where part where is this little cascade. Makes for a nice leading line here. This is a blend of three exposures, done in Photoshop.

Museum with the yellow penguins

Prague reflection

It’s quite usual for me, at the beginning of the year, to be low on photos to post. I already have plans for photo trips in the next few months, but nothing right now. And with the last few not being that successful, I’m back to choosing photos from my archives.

So for today, here is a photo from one of my trips to Prague. It’s probably the most photographed view there, but still worth it :). This is a blend from 4 exposes, done in Photoshop.

Prague reflection, Prague, Czech republic

Skylum deal

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Manes Bridge in Prague

Let’s continue with another big panorama today. This one is of the Manes Bridge in Prague, during quite a nice blue hour. It has been a while since I was in Prague so it’s really time again to go back there this year. Maybe once it’s warm again :)

This is a two shot panorama, each shot from three exposures. Blended and combined in Photoshop. You may have noticed by my latest photos, that I have been using only Photoshop. It’s start of the year and as usually I like to evolve my editing skills. And my goal is to have better, cleaner results with less work. That’s why I’m trying to limit the edits on the photos.

Manes Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

And here are few details:

Manes Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

Composites

I don’t really like to do composites when I do photos. I edit a lot of things, but usually don’t use parts of other photos (not taken at the same location around the same time) to enhance the one I’m editing. That does not mean I never do it, but I like to specify in the description that it’s a composite. I just don’t like to give a fake impression, that somebody else can go to the place and get a photo like that directly.

So even today, as I will share with you a composite version of today’s photo, please know that it’s a composite and there was no time when I took these fireworks over Prague.

The whole length of the Charles Bridge

I took this panorama quite a while ago. But as with many other photos I never edited it until now. My photo library is huge and I like to randomly look through it and select older photos to edit. Of course this I do mostly when I don’t have that many new photos to edit. Also, since ones editing skills tend to improve over time, I think I can now edit photo I would not dare to do few years ago.

So this photo is a 2 tile panorama, each tile from 6 exposures. I did so many exposures, as some of the lights around the Prague castle are really bright. In the end I used every single on in the final editing. I combined the shots together in PTgui and then blended them in Photoshop.

The whole length of the Charles Bridge

And here are few details:

The whole length of the Charles Bridge

And as I mentioned, here is a composite image based on this Prague panorama. I did extent the top and bottom parts a lot, and then blended in 4 different fireworks photos. It does create quite a different photo, doesn’t it?

The whole length of the Charles Bridge

Night view of Prague

Back to another photo from my archives. This one I took in 2013 in Prague. I went to the top of the Petrin tower. Normally, no tripods are allowed there, but there were so few people, that I managed to convince them to let me use mine. And I took many photos :)

So today I edited a panorama I took that day. I have to say, I can see the difference between editing photos from the 5D mark II and mark IV. Was really harder to get what I wanted from the mark II. The difference is really noticeable.

This is a two shot panorama, each shot from 3 exposures. I used the merge to HDR panorama feature in Lightroom and then finished the photo in Photoshop.

Night view of Prague, Czech republic

And here are few details:

Night view of Prague
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