Behind the scenesContinuing with the Budapest theme, as that’s the only place I took photos in the last month :). Today, it’s a shot of the stairs leading up to the Fisherman’s bastion. I actually tried this shot a year ago, but was not happy with the result. So I tried it again this time, and I’m still not sure if I’m happy with the result, but it’s much better that last time :). It was of course taken early in the morning, right before sunrise, as it’s the only time one can have the area free of people.

I’m including a behind the scenes photo, even that it’s not so good. It’s hard to get a nice photo in the dark with a phone, even with my Lumia 1520, that has a great camera :)

This is a HDR from 4 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.

The bastion stairs

Of course while in Budapest I took also few other photos, not just the firework ones. But thanks to the weather I was not able to take many, as it was raining a lot. But luckily, few hours before the fireworks, it stopped raining, and started only few hours after. Usually I have worse luck with weather, so it was nice for a change :)

So for today, I have for you a photo of the Margareth bridge. I managed to stop by it the only evening I had. It’s one of those bridges, that are just so horrible to edit in photos. Yellow lights combined with a yellow bridge, just make for a bad combination. But it still looks nice :)

This is a manual blend from 5 exposures, combined with a HDR created in Oloneo Photoengine.
At the Margaret bridge

Behind the cameraAs you probably expected, another fireworks photo for today. I have taken quite a few I want to edit and share with you :) The fireworks this year in Budapest were really stunning, and I think quite different that the ones from last year. They just were a little problematic to capture in photos, as they created a lot of smoke, and were not consistent. What I mean, they changed a lot between very bright and not so bright explosions. So I had to change the camera settings very often, and it was very hard to get a nice exposure. But luckily, the RAW files can get a lot of info, and can correct for a lot :)

Same with this photo. It would be probably better with a little shorter exposure time, as it ended up being quite busy, but I still like it. It’s a single exposure edited in Lightroom, Oloneo Photoengine and Photoshop.

I’m also including a behind the scenes photo, so you can see where I was standing while taking this. It was actually in the middle of a hill, so I had to be very careful not to just roll down :)
Stunning fireworks

So I’m back home from Budapest, and despite it raining around half of the time I was there, I think I got few nice shots. Of course the reason I went there this time were the St. Stephens day celebrations, which are always finished with huge fireworks. This time I wanted to get a little different view than last time, but I stupidly chosen a bad spot, from which I could not see most of them. So I quickly (very quickly :) ) searched for a new spot during the fireworks, and I think I found one that was quite alright. You can judge by yourself from the today’s photo.

This is a single exposure edited in Lightroom, Oloneo Photoengine and Photoshop.
St. Stephens day

Yesterday I posted a photo from a very sunny day, so how about today a shot from a very cloudy day :) This one is from Budapest and I’m actually stopping this week there, as on the 20th it’s again the St. Stephens day, and there will again be huge fireworks above the city. So of course, great opportunity to get some nice photos :) If all goes well, you should see them by the end of next week.

This is a HDR from 3 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine. The photo was taken through a Hoay ND 400 filter.
Cloudy shot from Budapest

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