Monthly Archives: July 2009

By the stream in Jesenik

By the stream in Jesenik

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Close to 3 years ago I did my first experiments with streams and the motion of water. I had mixed results, mostly blow out and frustration so I put it aside. Not that this is a shot worthy of being …

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The Owl Scowl

The Owl Scowl

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The Zoo entrance fee is relatively cheap around here. Something on the order of 7$ CDN which is a steal & well worth it to shoot, err, photograph a bird or two! The 70-200mm was supported on the monopod and …

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At the Station

At the Station

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Last night I took a look around the main train station. I’ve been looking to shoot it in the early morning hours and had hoped to figure out my spot. Headed back this morning but that shot was a bust …

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Sarah

Sarah

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Her name is Sarah, but her younger sister likes to call her “duda”. Which, as I have been told by Sarah, means worm in Egyptian. Not very flattering.

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Emma okay!

Emma okay!

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Emma, need I say more?

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Men at Work

Do you come from a land down under?

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Men at work on the Prague Castle. It was a lucky catch as the windows were fully installed in the lower left side of the picture moments later.

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Back to the bridge towers

Back to the bridge towers

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So I completed the panorama assembly shot a few days back and mentioned in this entry. I think I am content with this shot as far as position on the bridge is concerned and general conditions. I would really enjoy …

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Detail of the fountain at Uhelny trh square

Detail of the fountain at Uhelny trh square

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Today was just one of THOSE days. You know, when nothing goes right from the get go. I shot this a few days back and figured it was time for a change from just buildings.

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Fisherman on the Vltava

Fisherman on the Vltava

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I wanted to re-shoot the bridge towers at Mala Strana for a panorama this morning. I’m still working on the post composite but I took the time to observe the early morning fisherman already out and casting their lines. Considering …

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Courtyard off of Michalská

Courtyard off of Michalská

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It rained yesterday, and by rained I mean the old down pour and you ain’t going nowhere type of rain. I had started contemplating arks and collecting local animals by twos. What is also meant was that the photo walk …

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Thunder & lightning over Prague

Thunder & lightning over Prague

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Rains rolled in last night and it’s still miserable out there right now. The good in all this however, was the fact that the rains were preceded by an interesting light show. I am learning the simple fact that capturing …

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Light refraction U Prašné brány

Light refraction U Prašné brány

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Bright morning sun rose over Prague this morning making for an interesting shooting experience. Working on some HDR (high definition resolution) images from the morning so this is a quick post. I found the refraction of the sunlight around the …

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Looking east along Mostecka

Looking east along Mostecka

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Looking east and up from just past the towers over Charles Bridge. This stretch of Mostecka is rarely free of foot traffic, be that tourists or locals. It took an early morning with rains to keep the roads clear for …

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Looking east along Míšeňská

Looking east along Míšeňská

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Today was “shoot with only your 50mm challenge day”, so a decision was made to wander around Mala Strana, one of the more historic regions of Prague this morning. The rains settled in soon after this image was shoot. Glad …

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Bridge tower on Malá Strana

Bridge tower on Malá Strana

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I am learning that the only way to shoot Prague and probably any major European city at the height of tourist season is really early in the morning. I am talking getting up at 4:30 am with gear packed early …

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Looking up Thunovská

Looking up Thunovská, Prague

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From an early morning strike at the city this is one of a few shots. This is looking up Thunovská, a quiet side street right under the Prague Castle. The area is a mix of consulates, apartments and small shops …

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An old door at St Martin’s Rotunda, Vyšehrad

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Took the red line (line C) down to Vyšehrad to explore some future shoot opportunities. Wandered around, made note of a few places to return to before heading back into the city for dinner. Conditions were ok but for some …

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prague-museum

Prague Museum

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The Prague Museum as shot from Wenceslas Square. I headed down for a quick shoot last night before crashing. Stopped by the kebab place and then worked on this experiment. That’s all it was intended to be, an experiment, to …

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east-bank-detsky-ostrov

The East Bank from Dětský Ostrov

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Watching the sky change its mind was something. I ended up shooting the sequence for the panorama twice. As I put away the tripod to keep heading along the Vltava the sun broke through the clouds and illuminated the east …

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prague-castle-night-panorama

Prague Castle Night Panorama

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Headed up to Prague Castle late the night before to try some shots for a panorama idea. Overall I should have made a better lens selection. Due to the 12-24′s ability to optically distort lines I ended up doing a …

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prague-castle-across-the-river

Prague Castle Across the River

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My ongoing experiment with panoramas around the city. I think if I had hit the location a littler earlier, say 30 min or so, I would have had better results on this. I have some HDR ideas floating around on …

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east-bank-of-vltava

East bank of the Vltava in Prague

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Shot from the east bank of the island called “Střelecký ostrov”, this is the first panorama work of the trip. Conditions were fantastic so this wasn’t exactly a challenge to accomplish.

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