Blue Hour

Sunset over Nusle

Posted by on Aug 3, 2013 in Blue Hour, Canon EOS 60D, HDR, Prague, Sunset | 0 comments

I haven’t posted a photo for quite some time. I’ve been busy with my school work (and I still am). I have few days now when I can get back to my photography.

Earlier today I updated my SmugMug page. SmugMug recently updated their website and now it’s really easy to customise your site there using their new interface. I’m really glad my portfolios are under SmugMug’s wings, they’re doing a great job.

New Photo

And there’s a new photo! Few days ago I walked on this ledge near Nuselsky bridge here in Prague when I realised this might be a great spot for car trails. So I went there and waited for the sun to go down. When the street lights went on, it was the perfect time and this is the result.

Sunset over Nusle

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Kampa Park

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Blue Hour, Canon EOS 60D, HDR, Prague, Sunset | 0 comments

Geotagging the photos

Maybe you noticed there is a small map after almost every photo I post here. When I started taking pictures I sometimes took so many I couldn’t remember where I took them. Some time ago I found a useful little app that helps me with that. It’s called GeotagPhotos and it’s available for iPhone or Android devices. They have a free version and also the paid one. The main advantage of the paid one is the ability to measure your location every minute (2, 5, 10 etc.) without you doing anything. The free version can’t do this and you have to manually press the button to save your position (which is kind of a hassle). I tried the free version first and then I decided to buy it. It’s only $3.99 so it won’t ruin anyone’s budget. To finish the tagging process: after you completed your photo trip you can upload the gpx file to their servers (and download it to your computer later) or you can set it up with your Dropbox and it will appear there. After that I take this file with the coordinates to the Lightroom and I let the program do its magic to tag all my photos with their locations. So if you have a similar problem, go check it out.

The Photo

I waited for more than an hour for the light to get just right. Sometimes it’s all about your patience, to wait just a little longer so the colours get to the point it can’t get any better:). Anyway, this is a small restaurant by the Charles Bridge from where you have a nice view of the river Vltava and the city itself.

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Charles Bridge

Posted by on Apr 27, 2013 in Blue Hour, Canon EOS 60D, HDR, Prague, Sunset | 0 comments

My latest walk to this bridge was just yesterday. The conditions were great (I didn’t freeze:)) and this photo is what I had in mind.

If you want to get the similar mood in your pictures, this kind of colours are in the first 30-40 minutes after the sunset. Photographers call this the blue hour. For me it’s probably the most favourite time to shoot landscape photographs.

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Cold Sunset in Prague

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Blue Hour, Canon EOS 60D, HDR, Prague, Sunset | 0 comments

It’s spring now officially however the weather does not think that:). It was quite nice last Sunday so I went for a walk. I came to this place from where you can see the river Vltava and the whole city around it. I stayed for almost an hour and waited for the right light to take this picture. I almost froze but it was worth it, wasn’t it?

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A Different Bruges

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Belgium, Blue Hour, Bruges, Canon EOS 60D, HDR, Sunset, Travel | 0 comments

The area around the canal had my attention for some hours when I visited this town. I wonder whether they use these canals during summer for small boats. I hope they do, it must be really nice:).

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The Library II

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in Blue Hour, Canon EOS 60D, HDR, Prague, Sunset, Winter | 0 comments

This is another angle from which I photographed the National Technical Library here in Prague.

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