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Hradčany Sunset | by Philipp Klinger Photography
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Hradčany Sunset

Sunset over the Hradčany in Prague.




Prague Castle (Czech: Pražský hrad) is a castle in Prague where the Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices. The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept here. Prague Castle is one of the biggest castles in the world (according to Guinness Book of Records the biggest ancient castle) at about 570 meters in length and an average of about 130 meters wide.




I shot this one, using the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens. At first i shot a normal photo, but i realized it didn't look good, because of the troubled waters of the Vltava.


But then i remembered that i miraculously did not forget to pack my B+W ND110 ND filter, so i screwed it onto the lens and by that, could use an exposure of 15 seconds, which created the silky water you can see here. Oh, and i also had to carry my tripod around the whole day, but hey, 2kgs more or less don't matter ;)


Moreover, the cloud moved during those 15 seconds and thus it seems to encircle the sun.


Only one shot, no HDR

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Taken on April 2, 2010