You never know what sunset you will get. Sometime you can guess based on the weather, how it will look like, bu it’s mostly all just luck. It was the same the day I took this photo. The weather was ugly so I decided on a close by spot, the Charles bridge tower. I expected nothing, but got a very nice sunset instead. It just shows you that it is worth going out to take photos, even if the weather is bad :)
Those of you who follow me on my personal Facebook profile or on my YouTube account probably noticed I have been posting salsa photos and videos the whole day. And I still be the whole weekend. So I’m crazy busy (and tired) with shooting at a Salsa Congress in Bratislava. But of course as each day, here is a new photo for you. Good thing that I have few prepared, so I have one for days when I don’t have the time to edit.
This is a manually blended panorama from 3 shots, each one from 5 exposures. If you want to see how I combine the shots into a panorama, check out this tutorial. Photo taken from the top of the Petrin tower in Prague.
Petrin Lookout Tower
If you ever are in Prague, I suggest visiting the Petrin tower. It gives you a stunning view of the whole city. Even better is going there late in the evening, as there are less people, and the city looks even better at night.
Took me a long time to edit this one. The tower is very nicely lit up from inside, but that also makes the difference between the light levels on the tower and in the surroundings very big. I took 6 shots, from -3 to +2, but it still was not enough. But at a third attempt I managed to finish this photo (yes, I sometimes discard an edited photo and start from scratch the next day :)).
As usually when I’m in Prague, at least one day it has to be raining. But I tend to take my camera with me to the city, even if it raining. You never know. And it was same that evening. After about two hours of a quite heavy rain (which I spend in a pub with friends :)) I could go out and take some shots. The light is different after a rain. Some of the best sunsets can be seen right after it. This was a little later, so I got a more yellowish night shot, but I still like it.
My favorite photography spots in Prague
One of the most popular parts of this blog is the Top 5 photography spots in Prague page. So if you are planing to visit Prague and need some tips, check it out.
Blue hour by the Charles Bridge
Blue hour is definitively my favorite time to shoot. Sunset is nice, but the contrast between the warm and cold colors you can get during the blue hour is very hard to beat. And I really like that contrast.