Luminar 2018 Pre-orders start today

For those of you who use Luminar from Macphun (or want to use it), starting today, you can pre-order the new version Luminar 2018. The pre-orders will be open until the 16th of November when Luminar 2018 is released.

Macphun also offers a special price for all pre-orders, where existing owners can get the update for 39USD and new ones for 59USD (both are 10USD off from the normal price). Also new customers will get a 1-year power plan from SmugMug. Check out more on the pre-order here.

I already have a preview version of Luminar, so I’m working on a review for it right now.

All Saints’ Day

As every year, this again I went out to take few photos at a nearby cemetery for the All Saint’s day. As the tradition here is to place candles onto graves and also in few other locations, these make for some stunning photos.

So today’s photo is from the Martins cemetery in Bratislava. It is a blend of three exposures, where I used a brighter one to brighten the background a bit and a darker one to soften the bright lights on the statue. I’m also including two more shots, both more of a details of the candles. Both of these are single exposures, edited mostly in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop.

All Saints' Day Bratislava Slovakia

And here are the two extra:

All Saints' Day Bratislava Slovakia

All Saints' Day Bratislava Slovakia

White night lights

Since today is the so called White night in Bratislava (night with many light installations around the city) I thought I share a photo I took few hours ago. And since there are so many people in the city today, I chosen one of my favorite places to take a photo from, where I could be alone and undisturbed :)

This is a two shot vertorama, each shot from 5 exposures, combined in PTgui and Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.

Destination France

And I’m off to another work trip, this time to Paris and few other cities in France. This one will be a busy year. So as before, there will be probably no updates for the next week. Or, if the weather works out, and I have time, there will be some new from France. Let’s see :)

The landmarks across Danube in Bratislava

For today’s photo, here is a quick one from the center of Bratislava. I really like this view of the city, as it shows the two most dominant landmarks of Bratislava. And right now, if I tried this shot again, the sun would be setting right in the middle of these two. To bad I have to leave, but I really have to try and get the shot when I get back :)

This is a blend of three exposures, done in Photoshop.

The landmarks across Danube in Bratislava

Trey Ratcliff’s European Photo Walk

Today Trey Ratcliff, from announced his plans to host multiple photo walks across Europe. And as one of them is really close, in Vienna, I will probably attend. It of course depends if I’m at home at that time, but right now it looks that I will. Could be fun to meet up with other photographers from all over. So if any of you are joining, you may see me there :)

Hidden rock under the SNP bridge

I feel like I have not posted a photo from Bratislava in a while, so here is one :) This is a view from under the SNP bridge. You can get here quite easily, as there are stairs going down close by. But it’s only possible when the level of Danube is quite low. And also this rock in the middle, is only visible when the water is really low.

This is a blend of three exposures, done in Adobe Photoshop.

Hidden rock under the SNP bridge

About this site

Here and there I get questions what I used to make this blog, and what plug-ins I use, so here is a list for those curious :)

And thats almost all I use, there are few smaller one time things here and there, but nothing of much interest :)

Danube at the Apollo bridge

I prefer a more subtle animation in my plotagraphs. Not everything has to move. So also for this shot, I only animated the water, giving a bit of scattering to the reflection. And for those unfamiliar, this is the Apollo bridge in Bratislava, during a very nice soft sunset.

(if you are on a mobile or use and old web browser, you may only see a static image)

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