What is you favourite time of day to shoot photo? Mine is probably the Blue hour, followed closely by the sunset :) The best thing about the blue hour is, that even when the weather is bad, or just boring, you usually get a nice shot.
Like this photo, taken in Zurich. The sky is completely blue with almost no clouds, but with the water having another beautiful shade of blue, it still makes for quite an nice photo. This is a HDR from 5 exposures, created in Oloneo photoengine, finished in Photoshop.
The list of photographers on Ello recently crossed it’s 500 entry, ant it still keeps on growing and growing. I think more and more photographers will be drawn there, as if you compare the quality of the photos there, no other social network competes at all. And you don’t even have to click on them to see them big :)
For the last few days I’ve been hearing about the new social network ello.co, so I thought I give it a try. My first impressions, are really very positive. Very clean UI, no visible compression on the images, nice responsive design. If you compare it to Facebook, it’s like comparing Google to Yahoo. One is clean and simple, the second is a huge pile of random stuff. Ello is currently invite only, but I hope they open it up soon.
So since I like the style, I will be posting to it for some time, you can say on a trial basis :). Let’s see where this network goes. You can find me there under https://ello.co/miroslavpetrasko and if you already have an account, feel free to follow me.
Blue hour in Zurich
Somehow, my photos from Zurinch are not that great. Somehow the light was just not the best. And since I was there only 2 days, I could not really wait for better one. But still, with a lot of tweaking, there will be few nice ones. There always are.
So for today, here is a blue hour shot taken in the center of Zurich, one, with a nice reflection to it. This is a HDR from 4 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.
While in Zurich, I was thinking about going out for the sunrise. As I was there only for 1 and a half day, I wanted to get the most of it. But you know how it is, if one needs to wake up very early. So I set up my alarm for 5:30 am. And in the end, I woke up at 4:30 :) It’s actually quite great to be so early in the city. Almost nobody there, nobody in your shots, nobody in the way :) And the photo today, is one taken at around 6:30 am, right before the sunrise.
In the shot, the Grosmunster cathedral. This is a HDR from 4 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.