St. Anton, Austria

And a day trip to Innsbruck.

This is another album where I moved photos, preserving comments and plusses, but the original posts got deleted when the old album was deleted. This visit was in February 2008.

The following paragraph was also in my last post:
Google hasn't given us a way to rearrange photos from one album to another while preserving the original posts. At least comments and plusses can be preserved. There also needs to be a way to replace existing photos with updated (i.e., new size, re-processed, etc.) photos without losing comments and plusses. I am aware that it can be done via the Picassa desktop application and syncing albums, but that process is so convoluted that it's simply not worth the trouble. +Vincent Mo, +Brian Rose?

         

In Album Austria Ski Holiday 2008

Prague

What you have to do when you move photos to a new album and delete the old one. D'Oh!

While this album contains a bunch of photos from my all-too-brief (three day) visit to Prague in February 2008, what I wanted to feature were recent additions of #bridges that I posted last week for the #UbanSnap theme of the week. However, you'll have to browse through the album to find them! Or is this just a sneaky way of getting everyone to view my older photos? Muahahah!

The original posts for most (if not all) of these photos were deleted when I deleted the old album. However, at least the comments and plusses were preserved. In fact, I can't even delete old comments now that the original album has been deleted!

Google hasn't given us a way to rearrange photos from one album to another while preserving the original posts. At least comments and plusses can be preserved. There also needs to be a way to replace existing photos with updated (i.e., new size, re-processed, etc.) photos without losing comments and plusses. I am aware that it can be done via the Picassa desktop application and syncing albums, but that process is so convoluted that it's simply not worth the trouble.+Vincent Mo, +Brian Rose?

             

In Album Prague 2008

Looking Sharp There!

It's really big.

This is one of two flag poles at the entrance to the Prague Castle complex that includes working government buildings, St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle itself. A visit to the complex will take most of a day, but don't go on Sunday if you want to go inside the cathedral.

This was three hand held horizontal shots stitched using Photoshop CS6 "photomerge" then cropped to this aspect ratio.

 

A Queen's Castle Is Her Home

I bet it's hard to heat the place up in the winter!

Windsor CastleApril 2006. The Royal Family does not actually reside in this part of the castle. That's up the slope somewhat.

The tone processing consisted of basic adjustments in Lightroom 4 followed by application of custom b/w settings in DxO FilmPack 3, which included a deep orange filter to darken the sky to bring out the moon and castle tower itself, as well as a "large format" grain setting. I also did a bit of cloning and content-aware fill to get rid of some antennas, cables and other distractions.

#Travel #England #WindsorCastle #Castles #BlackAndWhitePhotography #BlackAndWhite #DxO

#FFA

 

The Petřín Lookout Tower

It must be quite a view from up there!

Although it is much shorter than the one in Paris, this homage to the Eiffel Tower is impressive because sits atop Petřín Hill overlooking Prague. This shot is from February 2008.

From Wikpedia: In 1889, members of The Club of Czech Tourists visited the world exposition in Paris and were inspired by the Eiffel Tower. Later, they collected a sufficient amount of money and in March, 1891 the building of the tower started for the General Land Centennial Exhibition (1891). It was finished in only 4 months. http://goo.gl/kp0lA

#Prague #CzechRepublic #EiffelTower #Travel

#FFA