Happy new year 2014

First of all happy new year everyone, hope you having a great time. I, same as every year, went out to get some photos of the midnight fireworks. I got quite a good spot this year, but the weather was a little bad. The fog with the smoke from the fireworks actually covered the castle completely, that in the middle of the fireworks I moved to a different spot, as my planed composition with the castle was not possible at all. You just could not see it. But this is one from the start, so it’s still there.

This is a single exposure edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.
First one in 2014

I’m ending the year the same way as I started it, with a photo of fireworks. Of course these are the ones form last year, as I have no new ones yet. Maybe tomorrow, if the weather gets better (it’s raining right now ). Hope you all have a great day today, and to a better 2014 :)

This is a single photo edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Last one for 2013

TK Actions

One of the best resources to help you with luminosity masking is the page by Tony Kuyper. He offers a lot of tutorials and descriptions for how to create them and use them. He also offers his own Photoshop panel, designed to help you use Luminosity masking in a very simple way. For all interested in the subject, I suggest you visit his tutorial page. for more information.

Autumn Sun

A little simpler photo than my usual ones, but I liked the how the sunset looked so much, that I’m posting it. I haven’t had much chances to take photos of nature this year, so at least like this I can balance the content of my blog. Of course it’s another thing I have to correct the next one. I actually started making a list of what everything I want to add tho this blog, reviews, guides and other contest, and the list is quite big already. Let’s see if the year is long enough :)

This photo is a manual blend from two shots, one for the sky, one for the trees. Edited fully in Photoshop.
Autumn Sun

Going home

As it is Christmas tomorrow, I will be visiting my parents for the next few days. That just means that if you send me a message and I don’t reply, don’t be surprised :) I will get to all of it once I’m back. And don’t worry, the blog will have a new post everyday, as usually.

The Green pod – review

The Green pod is a small addition to any photographers gear, that can help you get stable shots in areas where you can’t use a tripod. It helped me many times. Check out my full review of the Green pod here.

Lost in a reflection

It’s quite hard to make a week worth of posts in two days. But somehow I never get to have a big enough photo reserve, so I can leave for a week without having to do a lot of preparation before hand. Maybe if I traveled more. Will have to try it next year. More travels and more photos, that is my current goal :)

But for now, here is another photo taken at the Kuchajda lake in Bratislava. This is a HDR created from 5 shots in Oloneo Photoengine (you can see my review of it here) and finished in Photoshop.
Lost in a reflection


Giving credit

It really great to see that so many people liked my photo. But it’s sad that the people who posted it haven’t given a proper credit to me. It’s even more sad that they posted such a low quality version of the photo. Too bad admins of this page (and other like this) never respond to messages. They probably know that what they are doing it not completely correct. Facebook should really do a cleanup one day.

To see all the rules of sharing my photos, please check out the Licensing page.

Manfrotto Clamp Review

This was one of this years additions to my gear, after I seen my friends in Paris using it all the time. So check out my review of the Manfrotto Super clamp 035 with the 155RC head review to find out more about it.

You can also head over to my Reviews page for all my reviews on this blog.

Secret place

This is one of my favorite places to shoot in Bratislava. And I never seen anyone else there. Of course you can’t get there all the time, as the Danube is to high sometimes and also the stairs are not so visible. But once you get down here you get a great view, and you can have it for yourself. One just has to be careful, so one does not break a leg on the stones :).

This is a HDR created from 7 exposures in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.
Secret place

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