Instagram

Recently I shared quite few animated photos here, but I shared even more on Instagram. You can head over to my account and check them out.

Close to the water in Lyon

When it comes to reflection, I like to get as close I can to the reflective surface. It just makes for a more interesting view. Same here, in Lyon, where I got completely close to the surface of water, to get this shots.

This is a blend of two exposures, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Fist shoot with the 5D mark IV

I wanted to share with you today, a photo I took already with the 5D mark IV. But as I only got home and I’m crazy tired, will move that for tomorrow.

Here is just a quick behind the camera shot I took this evening. It was from the top of the Leopoldsberg behind Vienna. I actually was lucky with the weather. When we arrived it was raining, but right around the start of the blue hour, the sky started clearing and the fog dissipated, so I managed to take few, I think nice, photos. It was just a pleasure to work with the 5D mark IV.

Night under the Eiffel tower

For todays daily photo, I selected this vertorama, taken early last year under the Eiffel tower. As you can see, even with how much you can get with a tilt-shift lens, it’s not enough to capture such a tall structure from such up close. But I actually don’t mind this bit of distortion, as I think it works nicely with this composition and the blurred cars creating a balance from the side.

This is a two shot vertorama, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop. The biggest problem in this shot were the lens flares. As there is no lens hood for the tilt shift lens, and its a bulb, it catches so many of them. But with a bit of editing, one can clean them out :)

Night under the Eiffel tower, Paris, France

Taking photos through glass windows can be such a pain. Good that there are things that can help. I took this photo of the Gare Montparnasse in Paris, from the top of the Tour Monparnasse right next to it. And as they are very close to each other, the only way is to take the shot through the glass windows of the top floor.

And this is vhere the Lenskirt came really handy. I stuck it to the window, put the camera in and got no reflections at all. It was a bit harder, as I used a 17mm tilt-shift, and that is really wide. I could see the Lenskirt in the corners of the shots. So I ended up trying to move the camera around and closer to the window. I had to be quite careful also, as the lens front is a bulb, not flat. I would not want to touch it to the glass. In the end, I took only around 6 photos that evening, but they are worth it :)

This is a two shot vertorama, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Gare Montparnasse Paris France

Remaining translations

I thought it would take longer, but after yesterdays updates, today I finished adding the last two translations to the Top Photography spots, and now all are available also in Japanese. So as always, you can find the English versions here, and the Japanese ones here.

Passerelle Saint-Georges in Lyon

For todays photo, I chosen one I took in Lyon, France. This is one of a many very nice spots in the city center. I really like how it looks like, just the lights they use to light up most of the landmarks are white and crazy strong. It makes for a bit harder blending. But one can’t give up :)

This is a two shot blend, with a third shot blended to remove few moving people from the shot. Edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Passerelle Saint-Georges bridge in Lyon, France

My favorites

I used to have a Portfolio option in the menu here, that would open my other site www.hdrshooter.net, but since that includes all my photos, I thought I change it to something more manageable. So now, there is a new option in the menu, My Favorites, and that only show a page of 60 of my favorite photos I took over the years. I think that works better for those that visit my blog for the first time.

From the Alexander bridge

Funny how this photos seem so unusual for me. It’s a portrait shot, it’s taken in the middle of the day and it’s not a wide landscape. But I still like it, so here it is :) A change can be good from time to time.

This is a single exposure, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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