Blue hour over Bratislava

I was in Bratislava, Slovakia last week, which you may know if you happen to follow me on Facebook.  It was a business trip of course, but I was able to find a little time to get out and shoot this beautiful city.  In particular, I was very happy to be able to meet up with my friend Miroslav Petrasko, who runs the HDR photo blog called HDR Shooter and is a fabulous HDR photographer.  Locals always know the best spots, and he was kind enough to hang out for a while and take me up to the highest spot around, where we got this amazing view of the Bratislava Castle, the Old Town, and St. Martin's Cathedral.

Here's a quick snap of the structure we were shooting from...it's a restaurant called UFO and sits atop the New Bridge.  It's a bit of a strange sight, considering Bratislava is very historic-looking, but you can't beat the views! The river you see is the Danube - one of the historic and famous European rivers.  

Bratislava is a beautiful town.  It's not big enough to be overwhelming (like say, London - which is a great city, but it's HUGE and you can never see it all) but it is big enough to give you plenty of interesting things to shoot over a few days.  I took about 1500 photos there - so there is a lot to shoot.  It has a lively culture, beautiful architecture, and lots of interesting back streets that are fun to explore with a camera.  Lots more to come!

One last shot - a close-up of UFO.  You can see the rooftop deck - that's where we stood, aiming our lenses out through the wires, firing brackets into the night!  It was awesome!!  Thanks Miroslav!

Posted on May 15, 2012 and filed under Bratislava, Europe, HDR, Slovakia, Travel.