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Evening over Astana

Back to Astana in Kazakhstan with another photo from there. This one was taken from a roof of one of the skyscrapers in the city. It was a great view, even if it was right after a thunderstorm, which makes things a bit worse. You may have noticed that sometime, you can focus as much as you want and the shots just are not sharp as you want them to be. This is sometime caused by the weather. If there is too much moisture in the air, you will just get soft photo. And you can’t do anything about it.

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

Evening Astana, Kazakhstan

New keyboard and mouse

For many years now I have been using an ergonomic keyboard from Microsoft. I used every model they released in the last 10-15 years. But recently I had been having issues, as all the new ones are wireless and just caused strange problem. So in the end, I decided to change the brand of what I use for the first time in years. So now I got the Xiaomi Gaming keyboard and also mouse. They look quite nice, but it is quite a change from what I had before.

Even I’m curious to see if I get used to them or I switch back soon. The last time I tried a different mouse (Logitech MX I think) I had to switch back within a week, as my hand hurt like if somebody broke it. I just could not use it. Hopefully this will not happen this time.

Midnight reflection

I took this image on the 31st of December of last year, few minutes before the New Year. I was actually on the way to take photos of the fireworks, but I as was walking to my destination, I noticed this puddle with this cool reflection. So even though I had only short time left I had to stop and take few shots here.

This is a two shot vertorama, taken at the new Old Bridge in Bratislava. Mostly edited in Lightroom, with only few tweaks in Photoshop.

Midnight reflection, Bratislava, Slovakia

Mobile Wallpapers

For a longer time I wanted to add a new category to the wallpapers section, that being mobile wallpapers. But here the choice for resolution is a bit harder, as not every phone has the same resolution or even the same aspect ration. And to avoid having every photo in many resolutions, I decided to go with the most average one. So for now, all wallpapers here are 2:1 aspect ration with a resolution of 1080×2160. This will fit most screens quite well, even if on some a bit from the edges gets cut off.

As always you are welcome to share these further, just please mention me as the author and link back here. Thank you.

New wallpapers

And here are all the ones I added today :) All can be downloaded from the Mobile wallpapers page here.

Sunny and stormy

I wanted a completely different photo here. What I wanted is to catch the sun right on top of the Bayterek tower, as it looks like a torch anyway. But as I was waling around, trying to find a good spot to take the photo from, the clouds came, and made it a bit impossible. The weather was at the same time really sunny, and a bit stormy :)

Still, I took many photo, including this one from by the nearby fountains. This is a two shot blend, created in Photoshop.

Sunny and stormy, Astana, Kazakhstan

Moments before sunset

I really like to include the sun in my photos. It makes for a bit harder editing, but that a price I’m willing to pay for a nice photo. It is a bit easier when it’s already close to the sunset, as the light from the sun is no longer so bright (mostly). This photo was taken two weeks ago at the Lighthouse at Neusidelrsee in Austria.

This is a single long exposure, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop. I used a 10stop VFfoto filter here.

Moments before sunset, Podersdorf, Austria
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