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And today, here is a photo I took earlier last year at the Kuchajda lake. The sunset that day was a bit boring, but for a moment, a cloud right opposite of the sunset caught this wonderful color. So with a bit of running around the lake, I managed top get a photo of it :)

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

The pink cloud
Technique: Photoshop edit, Number of exposures: 2, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Matabones Mark III. adapter, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 7.1, Middle exposure time: 0.8s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.170457, 17.141461

This is one strange winter. There is so much moisture in the air in Bratislava, that it’s covered in fog almost all the time. And it was again the same today, so I thought I get a look from higher up. I went to the top of the SNP bridge and this is what I got. Not that I was there that long, it was crazy cold and windy, and the moisture started condensing on my camera ant tripod right away.

Interestingly, I don’t remember the light in the middle being there before, and with it, they actually made taking photos from there much worse as it shines directly towards the viewing platform. Good that I already have so many photos from there, bad that everyone who tries to take photos from there from now on, will have to deal with it.

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

Hiding city

Technique: Photoshop Edit, Number of exposures: 1, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones MkIII Adapter, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 34mm, Aperture: 11, Middle exposure time: 8s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.136692, 17.105281

I’m not sure if its due to the horrible weather, but I just feel sleepy the whole day today. So instead of the next instance of the Photography basics series, which I planed for today (but didn’t finish), here is one more shot from yesterday, taken a bit earlier, while there was still a bit of blue in the sky.

It’s crazy how these foggy shots look noisy. And I can’t even remove the noise, due to horrible color banding appearing immediately. But I don’t even think it’s really noise. I think it’s a result of the huge amount of moisture in the air, as I did use a low ISO.

Light glow

Technique: Photoshop Blend, Number of exposures: 1, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones MkIII Adapter, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 16, Middle exposure time: 25s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.139544, 17.103889

The fog has returned to Bratislava after very few fog less days. Today I thought I go up to the top of the SNP bridge, but in the end, the fog was just too thick to be worth it. I would just not see anything. Actually I like to check out web-cams before I go to the city, to get an idea how the conditions are. For Bratislava I like the ones one can find here. They really can help :)

This is a single exposure edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

More fog

Technique: Photoshop Blend, Number of exposures: 1, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones MkIII Adapter, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 16, Middle exposure time: 30s, ISO: 160, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.139544, 17.103889

This was the closest I could get under the new Old bridge while taking photos of it on Sunday. I got right at the fence, and thankfully, my tripod was high enough to have the camera over it :)

This is a three shot HDR, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop. I actually used two different ISO settings here. As I set the middle exposure to 30s, as I wanted a smaller aperture for the DOF, I had to bump the ISO to 400 for the +1EV.

Under construction
Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 3, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones MkIII Adapter, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 21mm, Aperture: 7.1, Middle exposure time: 30s, ISO: 200 & 400, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.139597, 17.117554
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