I really like making these crazy detailed huge photos. To bad they never look as great once downsized. The do look great on a nice huge screen, as seen on the photo on the side. Same with this panorama from Paris. Here you can see the Louvre, as viewed with along lens form the top of the Tour Montparnasse. But as I said, it looks better bigger, you can get a 3440×1440 version here (perfectly sized for a wallpaper for a 34 inch 21:9 screen). On that one you can see the detail much better.

This is a two shot panorama, merged in Lightroom, than finished in Photoshop.

The Louvre

Technique: Photoshop edit, Number of exposures: 2×1, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones MkIII Adapter, Lens: Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS II, Focal length: 145mm, Aperture: 8, Exposure time: 6.0s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.842261, 2.321754

Strange Twitter experience

I had a strange experience with Twitter yesterday. I don’t use it all the time, but visit every few days, to check whats new there. But recently, I seen only post that were really strange. Nothing from my interests (which is mostly photos of course :)), and a lot of posts from people and companies I never heard from. Stuff like gold exchanges, reality companies, bands I never heard of, sport clubs, makeup products and similar.

So I started looking into who I follow, and started unfolowing those I did not recognize. In the end, I had to unfollow 350 accounts in a row, before I got to the ones I knew about, and know I followed them. Now I wonder, if my account was hacked sometime in the past, as I can’t find any other explanation for this. Any of you had a similar experience there?

Sparkling in the night

Those of you who were in Paris know, that the Eiffel tower sparkles each hour after sunset. This looks great, but it’s a bit harder to catch in a photo, as it’s quite late and it’s already dark. And even here, you still see all the sparkling lights on, as even a bit longer exposure captures them all on. But I can live with that :)

This is a again mostly a single exposure, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop. I used a bit of a second exposure, to add a bit of detail in the foreground trees, even if I left them quite dark in the end.

Sparkling in the night

Technique: Photoshop edit, Number of exposures: 2, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones MkIII Adapter, Lens: Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS II, Focal length: 165mm, Aperture: 7.1, Middle exposure time: 4.0s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.842261, 2.321754

I just love this view from Paris. I did so many different shot of this view, while spending two evening there, at the top of the Tour Montparnasse.

This is a two shot panorama, each shot from three exposures. Combined in PTgui, tonemapped in Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.

Sun at the horizon

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 2×3, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones MkIII Adapter, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 35mm, Aperture: 18, Middle exposure time: 1/10s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.842261, 2.321754

One can get quite interesting colors int he sky, if the conditions are right, and you get low clouds over populated areas. Especially over huge cities. All the yellow lights just shines onto the clouds, making a striking contrast to the normal, blue color. Same here in this view of Paris, as seen from Tour Monrparnasse.

This is a HDR from 3 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.

Low clouds over Paris

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 3, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones MkIII Adapter, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 8, Middle exposure time: 10.0s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.842261, 2.321754

Today is the last day of the Bratislava Sensual Dance festival, so if I manage to get up tomorrow the blog should go back to normal posts again :) And for today, one of my favorite shots from Paris.

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