As I mentioned yesterday, I had few more photos of the Liberty bridge prepared. Most of them are from the sunrise, but this one is from the evening blue hour. You can actually very easily determine if its evening or morning just by looking at the water. If the reflection is nice, it’s morning, it its not nice it’s evening. There are so many ships on the Danube, that the almost water never gets calm in the evening.
This week is mostly about bridges, as that’s almost the only thing I took photos of earlier this week in Budapest. Somehow bridges are my most favorite photo subject, closely followed by reflections. And here I have both. I really prefer to have a real reflection in my photos. And to be able to get one in Budapest, one really has to get up early. Already around 6 am the ships start to go up and down the Danube and the water traffic is quite in the way. But right around the sunrise, the water is very calm and reflects everything like a mirror.
This is a 7 exposure HDR created in Oloneo Photoengine and then blended with the original exposures in Photoshop.
I haven’t taken may photos of the Elisabeth Bridge in Budapest before, but this time I stayed close to it and the Liberty bridge on purpose, so I can get some shots of it. I have to say, I don’t really like the Elisabeth Bridge that much. It’s probably because I have seen a photo of a bridge it replaced (you can find it on Wikipedia, under the description of this bridge) and it’s just so much nicer and better looking than this modern variant. But still I got some nice sunrise shots of it and you will see them on this blog :)
This is a manual blend from shots, taken directly from underneath the bridge around 5:30 in the morning.
If you ever wondered (like I do every-time :)) if you should get up in the middle of the night and go out to take photos of the sunrise, the answer should be always yes. And I think this photo proves my point. You don’t get a sunrise like this each time, but once you get it, all those early mornings were worth it.
This is the Liberty bridge in Budapest, my favorite one from all the bridges there. I really had luck this time, as the sunrise was very colorful for over 1 hour, so I even managed to move few times and get different views. Btw. no blending made on the sky, it’s completely from the -2 exposures, and no added saturation in this photo, just contrast. This is a manual blend from 5 shots, all used mostly to brighten the bridge.