The tramway network in Budapest started in 1866 as a horse and cart service and provided electric cars from 1887. Just by the west side of the Danube River, where the Chain Bridge meets Buda, the tramline from Clark Ádám tér runs the “Batthyány tér M+H” line along the river. I did wait for this […]
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 […]
Technical (geek) Bit: I encountered quite a few issues taking this image. I had walked up and down Wenceslas Square during the day, sampling the sausages (yum!), and saw the roses standing up proud from the graphical swirls of the bushes underneath. I took a quick composition shot then and knew where to come back […]
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 […]
This building is very brightly lit and extremely difficult to expose in such a way to balance the light on the building and capture the traffic’s light trails. I could spend days trying to “remove” the tram power lines but I won’t. I like what it adds to the composition.
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 […]
The Charles Bridge watch tower on the eastern side is a great place to watch the sun set behind Petrin. The gangway is quite small and so tripods are not allowed although there are enough lookout windows to rest your camera on.
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 […]
Prague straddles the Vltava River and in its 1,100 year history its architecture benefited from the Gothic and Renaissance eras; as a capital it was also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and therefore a capital of the Holy Roman Empire and was a important city to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In recent decades, post […]