You Shall Not Pass – Budapest, Hungary

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 […]

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dCartier - August 10, 2013 - 8:53 pm

Hi Ramesh – quite enjoying your tour of some of Europe’s most distinctive cities. Through the summer, though, I have often found myself asking: “why doesn’t he do more B&W”? Well … this was worth waiting for. Bravo!

Ram - August 12, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Thanks David. I like B&W treatments on low contrasty day images as the tonality looks smoother, which I like.

It’s actually nice to receive a comment, instead of those bot spams, so thank you for taking the time to write.

Old Town Square – Prague, Czech Republic

Located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge, Prague’s Old Town Square features various architectural styles including the gothic Týn Church and baroque St. Nicholas Church. This view is looking out towards the Týn Church as the sun sets over the castle, behind me, lighting the clouds a subtle pink hue. There was enough space […]

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Old Town Buildings – Prague, Czech Republic

From on top of the Old Town Hall tower, I was hoping for a clear view around Prague before the sun set and hopefully coloured the sky. The south side of Prague’s Old Town Square is composed of a series of beautiful buildings with colourful Renaissance and Baroque façades. I like the complimentary colours from […]

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Old Town Hall Lift – Prague, Czech Republic

The Old Town Hall Tower offers a panoramic view over the Old Town Square and Prague. Luckily, to get to the top of the tower, you don’t have to climb all the steps to the top. You can take a futuristic tube like lift to the top. Reminds me of Futurama. I was lucky on […]

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Touch for good luck – Prague, Czech Republic

The statue of John of Nepomuk on the Charles Bridge has two bronze plaques at its base. One of which is considered good luck if you touch it. It is said that if you rub the one depicting John being thrown from the bridge, you will one day return to Prague. John of Nepomuk is […]

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Kate - April 11, 2014 - 10:48 am

Hi there,
I am doing an extensive art project about the sculptures that “should bring luck”. As I am from the Czech Republic, I know the Nepomuk sculpture well but could you please let me know who is it and where is the second sculpture?
Thanks so much. Feel free to send me an e-mail.
Kate

Ram - April 12, 2014 - 6:49 am

Kate, I did not get a chance to record who this statue is of. It is a statue of a boy on the eastern side of the Prague Castle area.

Charles Bridge Tower at Sunrise – Prague, Czech Republic

The Old Town Bridge Tower was built in the 14th century in a Gothic style. There are a set of narrow steps which you can take to the top which will present a view across Prague. On this morning, I wanted a view of the sunrise behind the tower. As I had been up till […]

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View across the Vltava at night – Prague, Czech Republic

This is considered one of the iconic views across the Vltava River, looking west towards the Prague Castle and St Vitus church at night. Boring, safe and not unique photography, but you should get the iconic views in your travel photography as well as looking for something new. This was my first day/night in Prague. […]

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Blue hour across the Vltava – Prague, Czech Republic

The use of leading lines in your composition helps to draw the viewers eye to a point of interest. Here the breakers lead you in and away from the point of interest I was intending, which is the castle and church on the hill – Fail! So how about contrast through colour. Blue and yellow/orange […]

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Back from Prague and Budapest Travel Photography

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 […]

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Grand Canal Sunset – Venice, Italy

As my trip to Italy was coming to an end, I stopped off at the Rialto Bridge which overlooks the middle of the Grand Canal, and I watched the sun set over Venice. A beautiful end to a wonderful journey. I really enjoyed my time in Rome and Venice. With all the ancient and beautiful […]

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