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 :)
Panoramas give you such a unique view but they also loose a lot of what you see, when you just see them in a small resolution. And as my photos are a lot about details, anything above 30Mpix just can be nicely seen in a resolution destined for web. So for those photos, I include a zoomable version, were you can see much more of the photos. I have moved all of them onto one page, which you can find here or through the menu on the right.
I wanted to do a panorama from the Petrin tower for a longer time, but never got to it. The view is just stunning, as you can see the the whole city. But as always when I was there before, it was completely full of people, I was a little scared if I will be able to use a tripod. But here is where the ugly weather worked in my favor. As the day was quite ugly and only got better around sunrise, the tower was mostly empty and I could shoot as much as I wanted. It shakes a little and having the lens stable at 200mm was not so easy, but a lot of photos worked out. As this is also a big panorama, you can find a zoomable version under Panoramas or directly here. I suggest checking it out :)
What do you take photos of, when you are in Prague, it’s 5:30 in the morning and it’s raining. Of the metro of course :) And due to the very early hour, I had no need to retouch any people from this photo, as they were none. I actually visited three different stations that morning, taking a similar styled photo in each one. So if you see more of them, don’t be surprised :)
So I’m back from Prague and again my trip was full of bad weather, but also some nice photo opportunities. But until I have some new Prague photos ready for you, here is another one from my earlier UK trip, one taken by the Tower bridge.
I think I mentioned this with my other Forth rail bridge photo. While I was there I had to wait until really late until they turned on the light. At least the wind stopped after the sunset and the water level fell down, so I could get close to the bridge. Still to pass the time I took some photos and this is one of them.