This post is to show some photos of the route to Prague Castle. This route goes by the long old stone stairs with a high brick wall. This looks magical! Especially at night and when there are no people. Starting to believe in magic, fairytales and mystic things.
Here is how it looks when you go up.
Stairs To Prague Castle
And this is the image from the half-way to the top. This one was made using my Helios 44M lens. I believe the sharpness of this lens is the best although it is the old lens.
This image was made on the Charles bridge at night after Christmas. The bridge was not so crowded and you could see something beyond the people :)
The image was made using a tripod and the old lens Helios 44M 58mm F2.0 @F5.6 @4sec @ISO100. The picture received is so clear that I almost didn’t do any correction! The only poor thing is the flares and some contrast decreasing (that was fixed in postprocessing).
After Warsaw my wife and I went to Prague. And the first thing we did after coming to Prague was investigating Hradcany. Despite I was in Prague before I was impressed with a night views. Prague looks very mystic at night. And my first picture from Prague trip is a view on Prague shot in Hradcany from the hill.
The image was shot using Helios 44M lens using a tripod.
The first post and photo from this trip is the panoramic view from the window of an apartment we rented for the first 3 days of being in Warsaw. The apartment was located on the 5th floor of a large monumental building (I will post about that later). The window was pointed to the Warsaw business centre that can be seen on the photo.
The photo was made merging 3 images shot using the old lens for the film camera – Helios 44M 58mm f2.0. This lens is really goo if you study how to use it. It produces very clear and sharp image but loses some image contrast when direct light is in a frame.