Climbing the stairs was a chore when carrying a backpack full of gear and a tripod. As I got to the top I took a breather and looked back at what I had scaled. I’m glad I did climb those stairs to get to Fisherman’s Bastion.
Category Archives: Hungary
The Chain Bridge over the Danube is an iconic composition which I wanted to capture on this side of the river to include part of the Elizabeth Bridge, in the distance. The lights projecting onto the main supports are very bright, especially the ones at the top. It certainly allows the bridge to stand out […]
When I was photographing Charles Bridge at night, I noticed the effect of the street lamp lighting reflecting off the water from under Margaret Bridge. When I went to take the image the following evening, I forgot about the reflection and focused on setting up the leading line into the twist that happens with this […]
I was not lucky with the weather in Hungary. It was overcast the whole time I was there, which was a contrast to the previous weeks blue skies and hot sunny days in Prague. So I tried to hide the cloudy skies with a frame within a frame shot of the Hungarian Parliament building. This […]
Nagy Imre was nominated to become the new Prime Minister, during the uprising. When the Soviet troops invaded he was arrested and eventually executed. The USSR suffered heavy losses, economic and humanitarian, during the Second World War. Due to Germany’s admittance into NATO, and with it the fear of another war, the Soviet Union established […]
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is of great significance to Hungary for many reasons and to me it was probably the most important part of Budapest that I wanted to photograph. From the Buda side I was able to stand on a road island with my tripod and capture the subtle light streaks of the cars […]
The weather in eastern Europe has been quite varied over the last few weeks. From torrential rain, to flooding, to a heat wave! It was supposed to be pleasant in eastern Europe, perfect for walking about and taking photographs. I arrived in Prague and the weather was HOT! Over 30 Celsius and on some days […]