Photo shared by Huffington post

It always cool to see a photo of mine on home bigger page, and this time one was on the Huffington posts page. It was in an article called “Proof That Prague Is Europe’s Prettiest City”, so of course it was one of my Prague shots. For those who want to see the whole article, it can be find on their page :)

Huffington

5 more days

5 more days to join my photo contest, sponsored by Oloneo. If you haven’t done so yet, now is the time :) Go here for details.

The huge crossing

This is one huge crossing, and looks just so interesting form high up. And so busy :)

This is a HDR form 5 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.
The huge crossing

While taking photos of the Burj Al Arab was quite interesting. The light on top and on the nearby hotel changed quite often, and as many lights in Dubai, were very bright neon color. If you ever took a photo of something neon, you know how big a problem is to catch a nice color there. It just oversaturates everything a burns out any detail. But as I captured everything shining with a purple light in this photo, I decided to tone the whole photo in purple.

I was also thinking what to do with the very saturated top. In the end I only recovered it from one of the exposures, doing no desaturation on it. I think you can have one saturated color in a photo, as long as its not covering the whole photo. It creates a point that draws your eyes, but one also has to have less saturated part, for the eyes to rest. And I think it worked on this one (at least on my screen :) )

This is a HDR from 4 shots, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.
Neon lights on top

What a start

What a start indeed. Only yesterday I announced my photo editing contest and already there are over 50 entries. It’s so stunning to see what different people can create with the same photos. And for you all who still haven’t joined, you still have 9 more days to do so. All the rules in yesterdays post, and all the already submitted photos can be seen here.

Long exposure reflections

One thin one always sad to do before shooting long exposures, is to clean the ND filter. I always do so, but it does not really help with my Hoya ND400. The problem is that while I was in Paris last year, it got loose from my camera and fell onto some stones. So now there are small spots all over the filter, that can not be cleaned. But luckily, the filter is still usable, I just need to spend a little longer with cleaning up the photos :)

This is a HDR from 5 shots, created in Oloneo Photoengine (yes, the software you can win in my contest :)) and finished in Photoshop. Taken in the middle of the Dubai Marina.
Long exposures reflections

I got to the Burj Khalifa very late the day I was there. The problem was, that when I booked my ticket (around a week before my trip) all the good time were already completely sold out. Of course no chance for a sunset time, but luckily, I got one for my last day in Dubai, for the blue hour. Of course when I got up, it was already after the blue hour, but that just means that next time I’m booking my ticket a month before my visit :)

This is a HDR from 4 shots, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop. I took this one through the glass wall there, as I wanted more reflection from the building, and my tripod was not high enough to get enough over the wall.
The huge crossing from high up

I will really have to go back to Dubai one day. Still so many spots I wanted to visit. But on the other hand, I managed to visit so many great places in the week there. It was really worth the trip. Like this one. This is a view from a heliport of one of the skyscrapers in downtown Dubai.

This is a HDR from 3 exposures (I took 5 but had no use for the two brightest) created in Oloneo Photoengine and created in Photoshop.
Heliport view

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