Another Saxon Switzerland sunrise

I’ve just came back from a trip to Saxon Switzerland and have realized that I forgot to show these photos from last year.

The most epic sunset of 2016

Bohemian Switzerland is the same thing as Saxon Switzerland but on the other side of the German-Czech border.

It was a rainy evening and we were far from a place we’ve chosen for a sunset. The Sun was close to the horizon and we were desperately trying to find at least something to shoot. When we were coming back to the best stop we could find, a viewing point, from which this photo was made, we saw that the Sun was shining through a tiny crack in the clouds and the whole valley was filled with a thick golden light. We ran like the Fellowship of the Ring, jumping over tree roots and steps of a staircase to the viewing point. The whole shoot took not more that several minutes: unpack a camera, set up a tripod, choose and change a lens, compose a frame, focus and shoot. I had enough time to only take four frames with different exposures until the Sun had gone.

It’s my most popular photo at Unsplash so far. And here’s my friend’s version of this scene.

October 2016, Bohemian Switzerland, Czech Republic.

Clouds diptych

I’ve made these two photos on the same weekend but similar backgrounds was unplanned surprise that I’ve noticed only at editing time.

Berlin, Germany, July 2017.

Morning in Grunewald

One November Sunday morning I went to a park and was surprised to see almost monochrome trees in strong backlight. It was a bit tricky to shoot though: it’s a fenced pond in a public park so I had to shoot with a telephoto lens over the fence and the highest position of my tripod wasn’t enough — I had to retouch a few grass leaves at the bottom of the frame later.

Sunrise at Saxon Switzerland

A few photos from a weekend trip.

Berlin Cityscapes: Behind the Camera

I often shoot with my Canon 6D and my iPhone at the same time: sometimes the same compositions, sometimes different, sometimes just a back of my Canon. I often use these pictures, processed in VSCO Cam or Darkroom, as a color inspiration when I process Canon photos. Or, for example, I shoot at long exposure and after looking at iPhone photo I realise that short exposure works better.

Berlin Cityscapes

Finally after a year and a half of photography hibernation I’m shooting regularly again. I’ve made most of these photos in the last two months.

My First Photos

I bought my first camera in 2004, a film Canon EOS 300V with a kit lens. Then I added a Sigma 70-300, a cheap telephoto lens, that was occasionally able to make a sharp photo.

At that time I was shooting everything without thinking much. But I’ve made a few photos that I’m not ashamed of to this day.

Another Morning in Amsterdam Three Years Ago

In 2013 I went to Amsterdam for a job interview (I failed it) and had another Sunday morning for walk and shoot.

It’s interesting to compare these photos with newer photos in the previous post.

One April Morning in Amsterdam

In April I went to Amsterdam to a conference and had a free Sunday morning with very nice (for Amsterdam at least) weather to walk and shoot.

(If you’re interested in React.js, check out my conference notes.)