… And this photo demonstrates it. We were on a hunt for some great pictures with Miroslav on st. Mikulas’s church. Trying to find some different angle, a better photo we have to do stuff like this … And we do it a lot to be honest.

But after some time you’ll get used to it and take it as a fact. Anyway, here is one HDR shot from the top of the church.

Locks

Posted: August 27, 2012 in Blog
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The second day with Miroslav went really well from start to end. After we met our path went to John Lennon’s Wall in Prague. I made a portrait shoot there but that is for a different post. Near it I took one of my all time favorite shots and several others. One of them is this one with locks. It’s a very popular place so if you’ll be in Prague, check it out.

X-Cup

Posted: August 19, 2012 in Blog
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Yesterday I was covering a #X-Cup challenge in Stráž pod Ralskem, Czech republic, for #Canon. Great event, superb people and really awesome tricks. I don’t get it how they can do it …

I was shooting with 1D Mark IV and 70-200 f/2.8 most of the time to get some nice and close shots. Had some keepers, people loved those and everybody enjoyed challenge and shots from it (we were printing them out on location). After a while I wanted to get something different and put on 17-40 f/4.

This lens allowed me to get physically closer to the action and take some shots from almost bellow riders. I almost got hit by bikes 3 or 4 times but nothing happened so I’m cool. After few hundreds of shots I decided to do a slow shutter shoot and blend images together using #Photoshop . Here is the final result, hope you like it.

Technical Stuff
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Shutter Speed: 1/30s
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
WB: Cloudy
Processing: Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Nik Color Efex 4

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It looks like Prague is becoming the meeting center for a lot of #photographers around the world. Last weekend it was visited by +Elia Locardi and +Miroslav Petrasko (which I had shoot with).

This photo was taken from Zizkovsky broadcast tower. Took a lot of patience and luck as it is with all landscapes photographers. The tower itself is in reconstruction and it’s observatory was so dirty. Dust everywhere, two pieces of thick, dirty and scratched glass you have to shoot through. Do you know what is the worst part? Light was just happening! The sunset was so awesome, beautiful clouds beautiful view but not good conditions to shoot in.

Anyway we found out some ways how to get good photos out of it and it worked in some situations. I’ll post more photos from this walk soon.

Prague Castle

Miroslav Petrasko is great HDR photographer from Slovakia, you can check his work right here, and was visiting Prague. We managed to do a photowalk together and captured some really nice images. We started out at Railroad bridge but unfortunately I got card error and all my images from the beginning of walk are gone 😦 I was upset because one of the finest photos were there …

Anyway, we were shooting sunset above Prague from Žižkovsky transmitter. Too bad there was a reconstruction and everything was dirty including glass we were shooting through. Here is one of the better images I took.

Sunset above Prague

KI: Michael Levin from Brad Kremer on Vimeo.

A lot of people get longer lenses just because they can get closer to their subject. I don’t argue with them but they don’t realize with zooming in the perspective changes also. If you don’t know what I’m talking about just check this video.