This is one of the new areas of the Buda castle in Budapest. As I mentioned sometime before, it really gives quite a few new areas to shoot from. And this is one of them, this very long stairs going from the castle down to the city. All the way, giving you a great view of the city center.

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

Down the stairs

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 3, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones MkIII Adapter, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 21mm, Aperture: 8, Middle exposure time: 8s, ISO: 120, Tripod used: yes, Location: 47.495165, 19.041546

Let’s continue with another shot from Budapest. This is a bit different composition with one of the four lions on the Chain bridge. Here I zoomed in a little more, to just get the lion and the Hungarian Parliament in the shot. It took few tries to get it without any people (as they like to stop exactly at this spot to take photos of the lion and the parliament) and to not have any traffic in the shot. I actually could have also gone without the light trails, but in the end I decided to keep them there. The corner looked to boring without them :)

This is a HDR from 3 exposure, created in Oloneo Photoengine and finished in Photoshop. I actually also used the technique that I shown you yesterday, and I expanded the sky a little above the lions head.

Lion at the bridge

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 3, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones MkIII Adapter, Lens: Canon 24-70mm F2.8, Focal length: 70mm, Aperture: 11, Middle exposure time: 5s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 47.498434, 19.041125

So today I got home from Budapest, even if it was with a bit of complications (if you follow the news, you know why), but now I’m home and can get back to what I do, editing photos.

For today, I have for you a photo of the Liberty bridge, taken right as the sun was hiding behind the hills surrounding the city. As it was very very hot in the recent months, the Danube level is quite low, so there is even grass between the rocks, that are normally covered by water. This of course gives the possibility to get really low under the bridge and so get new vantage points for shots. I also used a 10 stop ND filter here, to soften the water of the Danube. I actually had quite luck, as normally there is always a ship passing by, but somehow, for a few minutes, there was nothing there.

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

Long exposure Danube

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 3, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones MkIII Adapter, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8 + HOYA ND400 filter, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 11, Middle exposure time: 10s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 47.486555, 19.056181

At number 2, one of my favorite photos ever taken in Budapest. A sunrise shot of the Liberty bridge.

Sunrise at the bridge

You have already seen many photo with the Budapest parliament reflection in the Danube. Few of those even on this blog :). But today, I have for you a little opposite reflection of the parliament. This time it’s the reflection of it in the new fountain, that was added in the last year. I’m very happy that I could find a new, different view of the parliament, one I didn’t had before. Btw. the bright light to the side of the parliament, is the Moon.

I had to place the camera around 1-2 centimeters from the water, to be able to get this reflection. Good that one can get really close, as it’s more of a waterfall, than a fountain. One just has to be careful, as in some areas, it’s more powerful, and one could get water on the lens. This is a HDR from 5 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.

Back side reflection

Technique: Manual blend, Number of exposures: 5, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones Adapter ver. IV, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 7.1, Middle exposure time: 4s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 47.506787, 19.047424
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