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Title: Bratislava
Post by: cid on April 09, 2013, 01:50:49 PM
Some sample photos of my home town Bratislava, I hope you like them  ;)

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Bratislava,+Slovakia&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=39.047881,78.662109&oq=Bratislava&t=h&hnear=Bratislava,+Slovakia&z=10 (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Bratislava,+Slovakia&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=39.047881,78.662109&oq=Bratislava&t=h&hnear=Bratislava,+Slovakia&z=10)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8634406655_c406715c52_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8634406655/)
Man at work (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8634406655/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8396/8634403467_bf02fe8acb_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8634403467/)
Bratislava streets (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8634403467/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8406/8635511624_bb25a9c51e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8635511624/)
Bratislava streets (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8635511624/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8114/8624987488_67afe47316_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8624987488/)
Morovy stlp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8624987488/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5463/8411333163_77aeec832c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8411333163/)
old town (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8411333163/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8223/8265270748_fcf088eb08_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8265270748/)
Slovak National Uprising Bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8265270748/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr

of course I'm open to any critique or advices
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: alexanderferdinand on April 09, 2013, 02:13:50 PM
Nice. I will visit your town in May/June. And I will visit the castle too. Coming from Wr. Neustadt it will be a short, but interesting trip.
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: cid on April 09, 2013, 02:25:35 PM
Nice. I will visit your town in May/June. And I will visit the castle too. Coming from Wr. Neustadt it will be a short, but interesting trip.


Nice to hear that! It's small but old and nice town.
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: Stig on April 09, 2013, 03:21:00 PM
well, looks like the UFO is a popular subject  :)

so, lets play a game with it, spot a difference... a 19 story difference  :P

btw, really nice pictures cid  ;)
(the graffiti isn't though  :-\ )
 
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: cid on April 09, 2013, 04:13:07 PM
well, looks like the UFO is a popular subject  :)

so, lets play a game with it, spot a difference... a 19 story difference  :P

btw, really nice pictures cid  ;)
(the graffiti isn't though  :-\ )
 

thank you, yes UFO is very popular and very unique and funny thing is that I didn't remove the building, it's just bit different angle of view. I was drifting along Danube for a while to find it. Well I'm too lazy to remove it in post  :P
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: Click on April 09, 2013, 08:04:34 PM
Nice pictures cid. I love the subject of the first one.  :)
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: cid on April 10, 2013, 12:53:31 AM
Nice pictures cid. I love the subject of the first one.  :)

then I have one more detailed view for you  ;)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8263/8636046104_a4e920a3e3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8636046104/)
Man at work II (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8636046104/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: sanj on April 10, 2013, 01:15:06 AM
Is the first subject operating a computer mouse? :)
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: RGF on April 10, 2013, 01:37:57 AM
I like the darken street.  Very nice.  THanks
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: Pat on April 10, 2013, 02:44:51 AM
Just spent 20 months in Bratislava.  Very nice Old Town area. 
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: Pat on April 10, 2013, 02:50:35 AM
Here is one of the Bratislava Castle at night.  Many more shots of bratislava at www.patcallahanphotography.com (http://www.patcallahanphotography.com)
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: beetle on April 10, 2013, 03:06:20 AM
Thanks cid, nice to see some pics of my home town. Great photos.
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: cid on April 10, 2013, 03:48:30 AM
Thanks cid, nice to see some pics of my home town. Great photos.

Rado sa stalo  ;) Mozno este nejake neskor pridam
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: gwflauto on April 10, 2013, 05:54:01 AM
Nice pictures, cid! Bring back memories from a bicycle tour from Cologne to Bratislava :) . I like this friendly guy from the sewage system :) . I will visit Bratislava again, it's always worthwhile.
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: Pat on April 10, 2013, 01:29:05 PM
Here is one from last spring.  Cid you live in a cool place!
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: Click on April 10, 2013, 02:22:03 PM
Nice pictures cid. I love the subject of the first one.  :)

then I have one more detailed view for you  ;)


Thank you cid !  :)   It's really appreciated.
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: eLroberto on April 10, 2013, 04:24:54 PM

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8263/8636046104_a4e920a3e3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8636046104/)
Man at work II (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8636046104/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr

Hehe, I touched the head of this guy ones cause our guide tells us it brings you luck :). I live near Vienna and I love Bratislava, especially the old part of the city. It’s worth a visit!
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: cid on April 10, 2013, 05:08:27 PM
Nice pictures cid. I love the subject of the first one.  :)

then I have one more detailed view for you  ;)


Thank you cid !  :)   It's really appreciated.
you are welcome!  :)

Nice pictures, cid! Bring back memories from a bicycle tour from Cologne to Bratislava :) . I like this friendly guy from the sewage system :) . I will visit Bratislava again, it's always worthwhile.

Yes trip to Bratislava is always worthwhile  ;)

I have bought new glass last saturday (24-70 f/2.8 II  ::) ), so now I'm drifting trough the city and testing what we can do, so here is another one

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8254/8637719143_545ef7d196_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8637719143/)
Locked up (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8637719143/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: dr croubie on April 10, 2013, 06:16:32 PM
Noone's got any photos of the East Side of the river? :)
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: Stig on April 20, 2013, 06:15:14 PM
I see that the man at work statue had some success, so there are some more , this one sort of shares a passion with us  :)
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: cid on July 03, 2013, 02:22:20 PM
casual walk + nice sunset = some new photos
canon 60d + 24-70 II

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7418/9200425831_35e83cf1b4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/9200425831/)
old town (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/9200425831/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/9203203798_94e94dea1c_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/9203203798/)
warrior of times (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/9203203798/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: Click on July 03, 2013, 02:37:40 PM
I like your last one cid.  :)
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: AJ on July 03, 2013, 03:16:38 PM

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8396/8634403467_bf02fe8acb_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8634403467/)
Bratislava streets (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8634403467/#) by &lt;CiD&gt; (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr


This one is far better than any of the others.  I suggest cropping away the bright area above the atch.
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: Stig on July 03, 2013, 03:47:27 PM
casual walk + nice sunset = some new photos
canon 60d + 24-70 II

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7418/9200425831_35e83cf1b4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/9200425831/)
old town (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/9200425831/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/9203203798_94e94dea1c_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/9203203798/)
warrior of times (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/9203203798/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr

very nice ones  :)
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: alfredo on July 03, 2013, 03:57:03 PM
Ok guys, let me kindly ask for a (free!) photography lesson ;-)

The two UFO pictures are very nice, but Stig's one excels in water reflection (and light, in general). What's the trick to get that? I'd guess longer exposure, as some lights look brighter in Stig's picture (especially with a charming star of light around some of them) -- yet some shadows in the bridge are visible, which confuses me... Or different lenses? Or maybe it's just a Nikon camera? Lol! :-)

On cid's side, of course, there's the right perspective. So it's a tie, and maybe with your precious advice I'll be the "winner" that learns something new!
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: Stig on July 03, 2013, 04:32:57 PM
Ok guys, let me kindly ask for a (free!) photography lesson ;-)

The two UFO pictures are very nice, but Stig's one excels in water reflection (and light, in general). What's the trick to get that? I'd guess longer exposure, as some lights look brighter in Stig's picture (especially with a charming star of light around some of them) -- yet some shadows in the bridge are visible, which confuses me... Or different lenses? Or maybe it's just a Nikon camera? Lol! :-)

On cid's side, of course, there's the right perspective. So it's a tie, and maybe with your precious advice I'll be the "winner" that learns something new!

Hi and thanks...

Let me start with the easiest, it wasn’t a Nikon camera, it was the great 350D  :)  (and I think the nifty fifty) and yes, I believe the key to that photo was a long exposure (25s) which smoothes out the water which then, I think, helps the reflections as well. As for the stars, I believe you can influence that with the aperture (the smaller the aperture, the bigger the stars, this was f22), or there are special star filters for that (you can even chose different styles of stars, but it wasn’t used here).

That said, should you want to have a go at it yourself, cid’s trick with hiding the building in perspective is great and, should I try to redo this, I would go a bit earlier in the day, so there is a bit more color in the sky (ehm, blue hour ;) )

Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: alfredo on July 03, 2013, 04:53:43 PM
Thanks so much for sharing! Learning would be much harder without tips like this! Thank you.

I'd definitely like to give a try myself, which implies I need to organize a trip to Bratislava soon!

...and me too I found "warrior of times" breathtaking!
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: ScottyP on July 03, 2013, 05:39:48 PM
Couldn't resist.  The name makes me think of the movie Eurotrip.

Bratislava, Slovakia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reuRU5Qr2vQ#noexternalembed-ws)

Clearly the real place is a lot more beautiful than the clip.
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: Stig on July 03, 2013, 06:34:08 PM
Couldn't resist.  The name makes me think of the movie Eurotrip.

Bratislava, Slovakia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reuRU5Qr2vQ#noexternalembed-ws)

Clearly the real place is a lot more beautiful than the clip.

ye, ye, eurotrip, there we go again  ::)
I'm sure everybody around loved that part of the movie  ;)

however I can not resist either... you know, Scotty... to find it a bit amusing that "Scotty" is referencing this movie  ;)   :P  Scotty Doesn't Know (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py1Tdo7DQyg#)
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: Stig on July 03, 2013, 06:42:50 PM
Thanks so much for sharing! Learning would be much harder without tips like this! Thank you.

I'd definitely like to give a try myself, which implies I need to organize a trip to Bratislava soon!

...and me too I found "warrior of times" breathtaking!

 :) welcome
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: cid on July 04, 2013, 03:36:29 AM

That said, should you want to have a go at it yourself, cid’s trick with hiding the building in perspective is great and, should I try to redo this, I would go a bit earlier in the day, so there is a bit more color in the sky (ehm, blue hour ;) )



well, I used 100mm LIS macro exposure was about 20s as well
about blue hour -  it was shot in winter after work, so I missed it  :(

Couldn't resist.  The name makes me think of the movie Eurotrip.

Bratislava, Slovakia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reuRU5Qr2vQ#noexternalembed-ws)

Clearly the real place is a lot more beautiful than the clip.
funny thing about Bratislava in eurotrip is, that the filming of "Bratislava" in that movie took place in Czech Republik and even there they picked the worst looking place possible >:(
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: alexanderferdinand on July 05, 2013, 01:58:02 AM
In a few hours I will be there.
Very curious.
Title: Re: Bratislava
Post by: cid on July 17, 2013, 11:00:12 AM
Well at least cid's two pictures are good. Bratislava is quite small and the rest just look like the typical tourist snaps.
thanks, two is always better then none  :)
I'm interested which two you like?