Light deer

I went out today to check out if they have the same light deer at the Eurovea Shopping center in Bratislava this year. And yes, it was there. Though I think, when I compare it to my older photo of it, that it’s missing some light this year. Looked better before. Actually I was surprised just how many people were in the city. The time between Christmas and New Year is usually very calm in the city, as a lot of people are just not here. Not this time obviously.

It’s quite warm in Bratislava this week, so I already fear another foggy New Year. Last year one could barely see the fireworks, and hopefully that will not repeat again.

This is a HDR from 5 exposures created in Oloneo Photoengine, then blended with two of the original exposures in Photoshop.

Light deer, Bratislava, Slovakia

Fast moving clouds over Kuchajda

Kuchajda lake in Bratislava is really perfect for reflection. It’s almost always perfectly calm. That if if you are lucky and there are no ducks or swans swimming around in front of your camera. Still, you will probably get a reflection if you go there.

It’s even better if there are fast moving clouds moving across the sky combined with the sunset right in front of you. Usually makes for some nice colors.

This is a single exposure, double processed in Lightroom and then blended in Photoshop.

Fast moving clouds over Kuchajda, Bratislava, Slovakia

Autumn view from the park

Let’s do another Autumn view photo today. I took this one few weeks ago in the Janko Kráľ City Park here in Bratislava. I wanted to frame the castle under the branches of the trees, but I could not find a spot from which I got a nice frame. So instead, I tried it differently. Having the tree in the middle splits the photo into two parts, each one having a bright object in it, and ti creates a nice contrast. Hope you like it too :)

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

Autumn view from the park. Bratislava, Slovakia

Light projection on the Bratislava castle

So the photos from yesterday did not work out as much as I hoped to. I did not notice how much the flood lights created flares. I only saw them when I brightened the photos. Looks like will have to try the tower again, but will maybe wait for some snow first. But I did get a nice photo so that’s what I’m sharing today.

I wanted this as a panorama with the full fortification visible. But as right around the right bottom corner here is the flood light, that did not worked out that well. So I focused more on the castle, as there was this light projection on it. I had no idea they are doing this, but it was nice change for the photo :)

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

Light projection on the Bratislava castle, Bratislava, Slovakia

Fireworks over the city

Still three weeks until the end of the year, but it’s time to think from where I try to get a nice photo of the New Years fireworks. And I have to say, I have no idea yet. I don’t want to the same location as last or the year before, but not sure if I find something better. Let see what I find this time :)

This is a shot from 3 years ago. I got nothing last year due to very strong fog, and the year before I took photos form the Old bridge. This is a single exposure, edited in Photoshop.

Fireworks over the city, Bratislava, Slovakia
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