It’s so nice to have landmarks light up at night. It’s only a problem when you are standing on the landmark, and trying to get a photo from there. You get these very strong flood lights right in your face, and it’s just very hard to get a photo without having lens flares or other problems in it.

If I have only one light there, I try to deal with it as if I had the sun in the shot. Just do multiple series, one with the light shaded. Or I try to shade the lens if the light is outside of the view. But this does not work all the time. Here, I had a lot of problem with the lights creating a glow, as there was still quite a lot of moisture in the air. So I decided to keep the light in the shot, and just do the second series with the light covered. And it worked out quite alright :)

Fighting with the flood lights

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 4, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 11, Middle exposure time: 10s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.812449,14.315907

It’s so nice in the city at 5 in the morning. I saw only one person on my way from the hotel to this spot. And usually it’s even less :). One has the city all just for oneself. Especially in tourist destinations, this is just wonderful. Nobody to disturb your shot.

This is another view of the Cesky Krumlov center, this time again from a different spot. As the city is placed in the middle of a rivers bend, with hills on every side, one can just walk around, and get a nice view from so many places. And this is one of them :)

April weather

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 4, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 24-70mm F2.8, Focal length: 34mm, Aperture: 7.1, Middle exposure time: 1/30s, ISO: 320, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.808427,14.314236

Continuing with the photos from Cesky Krumlov, here is another one taken from the castle. Here I used one of the small openings in the castle wall, to get a nice frame of the city center.

I did a focus blend here, with taking a separate exposures focused on the wall and focused on the city. Combined using Photoengine and then focus blended in Photoshop.

April weather

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 2*5, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 35mm, Aperture: 11, Middle exposure time: 1/100s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.812344,14.312572

Only me

It’s always fun when somebody messages me, and calls me a team :) I think I should take it as a compliment, that my blog looks like a team of people are working on it. But no, it’s only me, everything here, from the customized theme, the photos and the articles is done by a single person, and it will stay that way :)

April weather

It really was a crazy weather in the begging of this week. I took this shot only few hours after I took the one I posted on Wednesday. And as you can see, that one had the city covered in snow, while there is none here. It really changed so quickly. I’m still missing here a little more greener trees, but no chance for that so early in the year :)

April weather

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 4, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 24-70mm F2.8, Focal length: 54mm, Aperture: 11, Middle exposure time: 1/30s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.812121,14.312429

At least I hope that’s the name. It’s not really a bridge, as it looks more of like an aqueduct. Still it’s a great looking structure, which is really nice for photos. This one I took early in the morning, before the sunrise, as that’s the time when this area is free of any tourists, so you get it empty.

This is a HDR from 4 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.

On the Cloak bridge

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 4, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 7.1, Middle exposure time: 24s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.812625,14.312954
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