Roland Fountain - Bratislava

Town squares are awesome, especially in Europe!

I love fountains and waterfalls, and town squares - they're just awesome!  I found this fountain (quite easily, I might add) in the Old Town Square in Bratislava, Slovakia.  It's hard to miss and is the key focal point of the square.  It seems every town square in Europe has a fountain, and they are always surrounded by such great architecture.  For me, that's part of the charm of European cities.

Curiosity killed the cat...but helped the photographer!

I'm actually lucky to have been able to get shots that night.  I had massive travel delays - and didn't sleep a wink on the plane - so I got into Bratislava around 7pm instead of earlier that day at 1pm.  I almost went to bed, but my curiosity won out so I hit the town for a quick round of shooting (and some dinner!).  It's impossible to pass up an opportunity to shoot in a new place!

Technicals: 7 exposure HDR, f/22, 14-24mm wide angle lens (at 14mm)

Software: HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Aperture

HDR Before & After: how the photo was brought to life!

I have been sharing these "before & after" shots, and get some good feedback on them so I thought I would keep that going.  It's amazing to me what HDR can do - it really does bring a photo to life!