What a colorful reflection the Mailbox gives (Mailbox is a shopping center in Birmingham, UK). Usually you don’t get so much different colors in landscape and architectures shots. But as the Mailbox is red, I had a nice blue hour and the surrounding light were yellow and green, I got everything :)
As usually each spring, tomorrow I’m leaving for a few days trip to Prague. Prague is so beautiful and gives so many photo opportunities, that I like to return there quite often. So from next week, you can expect again new Prague photos on the blog :)
St Martin’s Church
There is a very nice balcony (I will call it balcony, as I don’t know how to call it :)), right next to this church. It a great place from where to take a photo of the church, it’s just to close to the church. And as the church is quite high, it wont fit into one photo, even if taken at 16mm. So in the end I created a vertorama. And due to how close I was, it created quite a lot of distortions, but due to way it was taken, you can’t really remove it. You would just destroy the photo.
Having a river, lake or a canal in a city gives so many great opportunities for nice composition, all of them including reflections. And as Birmingham is the city with most water canals, it’s great for photos like this one :)
I wanted to take a photo like this for a longer time, but haven’t been to a place that would be fitting. But the canals in Birmingham had a lot of places with bridges crossing the canal, so it was great for it. I actually wanted to take the shot by a second bridge (close to Hyatt hotel) but due to the walkway being very narrow and constant foot traffic in the area, I just could not setup my tripod there. But the next day and a little further away I succeed :)
This is a manual blend from 5 shots, taken by the canals in Birmingham, UK
Rainbow over Hyatt
Today I browsed into some of my much older photos :) This one is from my visit to Birmingham two years ago. So no tripod used, only 3 brackets and a worse camera :) Could have used improvements in all of these. You never know how much you will miss the extra brackets, once you need them. But as the Canon 450D only takes 3 on AEB, I had no other choice. I think it’s quite obvious what I was taking photo of here :). I don’t know why there was a rainbow, as it wasn’t raining that day..