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.

New Peak Design bags

If you been following photographers around the web, you probably already noticed this. Peak Design, makers of many photography accessories (you can find reviews of most of them on this blog), have started a new kickstarter, for their new line of bags. These include two backpacks, in different sizes, a sling and a tote.

Peak Design has quite a reputation of quality products and it’s always worth to check out what they have new. And I’m already also a backer. My search for a new backpack that would replace my Think Tank Sling-O-Matic 30 is ongoing (it’s already few years old and no longer meets my size needs), so I decided to back the 30L backpack this time. So you can expect a review once it is available :)

You can check out all the info on the new back on Kickstarter here.

Clear Blue

I spend the last week in Budapest, and while I did not manage to get that many photos I got some. One I wanted to try was a vertorama of the Matthias Church, as I never could get it nicely whole into one shot before. And to have even more in the shot, I included also the Holy Trinity Statue here. As you can see, the was not a single could that day, which was quite similar to most of the week.

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

I so regret missing the last years St. Stephens fireworks in Budapest. I got home from another trip around 3 days before them, and I felt so sick and tired, that I had no energy to go onto another trip right away. But this year, I definitively will go again, and try my best to get some stunning new fireworks shots :)

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

In the red sky

Technique: Photoshop edit, Number of exposures: 1, Camera Model: Canon 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 24-70mm F2.8, Focal length: 70mm, Aperture: 6.3, Middle exposure time: 2.5s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.19907, 16.37126
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