Did you ever try to take a night shot without a tripod? First thing you try is to put the camera on something stable to keep it steady. In this case, unfortunately there was nothing stable around. So best thing I could do is to put the cam on the ground and keep it steady with my hand. Obviously that took me a lot of shots to be somewhat pleased with the result. Luckily things changed now that I have my tripod.
On the photo you see the main building of the University of Wroclaw (Uniwersytet Wrocławski). Established in 1702 the University of Wroclaw is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Central Europe.
You have one night in Venice to spend, a camera with you but no tripod. So what do you do? Well, I chose to take a lot of photos from bridge railings or the ground like here. Not only does that give me opportunity to take HDR shots at night, it also gives me this perfect vantage point. And Venice is just great for that as the water is so calm in the night that it gives you perfect reflections.
Getting up at five in the morning when you’re travelling is hard, but has its advantages. Often you find locations where you only can get a good sunrise instead of a sunset. And, usually, you find a pretty quite environment. This photo I could take when we took a train early in the morning from Desenzano del Garda to Verona. We had to wait an hour for the train, so we tried to make the best of it.
A photo from the beginning of my HDR adventure. As you can guess, I ran a little bit out of time over the holidays, so I have to go a bit through my archive and show photos from the time when I was making my first little HDR steps. It’s nice to look back on them and see how much I learned in the last months. Wonder what new stuff I’ll learn in 2013.
A new photo of the Japanese Garden in Wroclaw, as I really like the place. You find it in Wroclaw close to the Centennial Hall and I highly recommend you to visit it. I think the entrance costed only something like an euro and it was definitely worth it.