Something with a little different color today. A very colorful bar in a hotel in Prague. Almost all the light here was from the bar, where the lights were inside of it. And before you comment that this is a over-saturated photo, please think for a moment what is this photo off :)
First part of the Luminance tutorial
I started working on my Luminance masking tutorial and here is already the fist part – Photoshop masks. This one is more for the Photoshop beginners, as I try to explain here what are Photoshop layer masks and how they work. My plan is to extend this with two more parts in the following weeks, one about how to create luminance masks and one about how to use them. Hope some of you will find this useful, and feel free to ask any questions
Nice sunset spot
I’ve been here at the wrong time of the year. I have to arrange my next stop in Prague, when the sun sets right behind the castle and then this view could be much better :)
For today I went back through my older photos and chosen this one from Prague. It was taken in early 2012, during one very foggy day. Actually last time I was there, this spot was fenced off, so you can’t get there anymore. Too bad, as it was one of the best views of the Charles bridge.
It’s nice to see, when they change a building into something else, they still keep a part of the old one. Same with this hotel. It used to be a bank before that, and they left the vault as a part of the cafe :) Interesting place to have a break :)
I posted already few photos from the Prague metro, and this is another one. As to make this post a little more interesting, here are also photos from three other metro stations I posted before. You notice the same composition and that is on purpose. I also have different ones, but the symmetrical ones look the best here. The symmetry combined with the repetition of the architecture works just perfectly.
I really hate it when there is a parking space right in front of a beautiful landmark. I think the areas around those should be walk-only zones and parks, not a parking space. The cities in Czech republic are quite bad in this. You often have parking spaces right by the historical buildings and quite often in the middle of walk-only zones. It makes the whole area feel worse.
Same here by the Vysehrad church. Horrible place for a parking area. And why? Just because there is a restaurant? Really bad decision on the planers part. Placing a parking area in the middle of a beautiful park (look at the map).
I wanted a photo from the front of the church for a longer time, but can never find the space empty. Same the last time I was there. But as there were some nice cars there, I decided to use them in the photo. There was this Porsche and a Bentley. Actually while I was taking this photo the owner came to pick up something from the car, and due to a very long exposure, you cant even see them. I did’t get to the Bentley, as another car parked right next to it as I finished this photo.
While in Prague, I searched for a location I haven’t visited yet during sunrise. And the one that came to my mind were the castle stair. I just forgot how many stairs there were, which I got reminded of very quickly at 5 in the morning. But it didn’t stopped me and I got to the top of them to get a photo :)