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Bridges Over The Vltava | by Philipp Klinger Photography
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Bridges Over The Vltava

View On Black - Highly recommended! :)




The Vltava (German: Moldau) is the longest river in the Czech Republic, running north from its source in Šumava through Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, and Prague (Praha), merging with the Elbe (Labe) at Mělník. It is 430 km long and drains about 28,090 km2; at their confluence the Vltava actually has more water than the Elbe, but joins the Elbe at a right angle to its flow so that it appears a mere tributary. The river is crossed by 18 bridges and runs through Prague over 31 km. Several dams were built on it in the 1950s, the biggest being Lipno Dam in Šumava.


In August 2002 a flood of the Vltava killed several people and caused massive damage and disruption along its length.


The best-known of the classical Czech composer Bedřich Smetana's set of six symphonic poems Má vlast ("My Fatherland") is called Vltava (or The Moldau), and is a musical depiction of the river's course through Bohemia.




Surprise! Seems i got the right timing here - the exposure of the sky, the river and the lights was already like this in my -0,3EV shot, so no DRI or HDR needed this time. Just slightly more contrast, using an S-Curve.


For a change, I used a Tele Lens here (yup, my Sigma 12-24mm is NOT glued to my Cam!!!), the Nikon 70-300mm VR

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Taken on April 3, 2010