I have not yet shared any of my fireworks shots from this years St. Stephen’s Day in Budapest here, so here is the first one. I did not get to the spot I wanted to this year, as a TV crew occupied it (and a huge area around it that they did not even use :/), but I still managed to get some nice shots from a second spot :)

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

I wonder how other photographers do it. I traveled around for 27 day from the last month, and I have enough for a while. I’m just crazy tired. And to see that some do this all year long. How do they manage? I don’t know :)

For today, I have for you a photo I took few weeks ago in Budapest. It’s a panorama taken from the back side of Hungarian parliament, right in the middle of the blue hour. The panorama is from two exposures, taken with the help of the tilt-shift lens (I just shifted left and right to get two exposures). I also took another two exposures, about two minutes later. Those two were so I can remove moving people from the finished photos. And as you can see none, it worked fine :)

I think I did a vertorama of the Matthias church from every side I could :) So here is another one, this one taken from the walkway between two bastions right next to it. A small tip for you. Usually you have to pay to get onto this walkway. But around 8pm, they open it up and you can enter without have to pay.

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

You can get a nice view of the Hungarian parliament from the smaller bastions next to the Fishermans bastion there, but you just always have a church tower in the middle of it. But if you manage to get onto the Fishermans bastion itself, you get a nice unobstructed view of the whole parliament. One just has to have a bit of luck, for it to be open.

And this time, I had luck, and it was open. I got few photos, and I thought I get more when it becomes a bit darker, but they closed it rather early, so I had to leave. But I got at least something :)

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

This is another vertorama of the Matthias Church in Budapest, taken the same evening, but from the exact opposite side as the one I posted yesterday. This is a similar composition I tried mostly in Amsterdam, with the lamp being a big foreground element, but this time I caught much more lens flares. It’s not that easy to avoid them, when one shoots directly into the light source :) I thought if I should remove them, but than decided against that, as I didn’t find them that distracting.

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

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