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B/W series from Czech Republic

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by j.ankanpaa, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. Hello all! ... Or due to the title should I say, Ahoj!

    I spend one week in CR. My fifth time in the country, so I guess I could say I like the country a lot. During the week I visited in Olomouc and its surroundings, Pardubice and Kutná Hora. In Praha I spend only hour and a half just before my flight got back home... Here´s some of the places and things I saw there:

    Bouzov castle
    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/7.1    1/200s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/6.3    1/160s    ISO 200

    Pernštejn castle... in my mind it looks a bit "lord of the ringish", not from the movie but from the book
    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/7.1    1/80s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/5.6    1/80s    ISO 200

    Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc
    NIKON D200    ---    35mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 320

    Detail of a window, Olomouc
    NIKON D200    ---    50mm    f/5.6    1/100s    ISO 320

    Reflection of Town Hall tower clock, Olomouc
    NIKON D200    ---    45mm    f/5.6    1/125s    ISO 320

    Sovinec Castle. Closed, it was monday
    NIKON D200    ---    48mm    f/5.6    1/250s    ISO 200

    Painted wall, Pardubice
    NIKON D200    ---    19mm    f/5.6    1/80s    ISO 200

    Town Hall, Pardubice
    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/5.6    1/320s    ISO 100

    Passage, Pardubice
    NIKON D200    ---    50mm    f/5.6    1/80s    ISO 200

    One of the weirdest places I have ever visited... Weird thing is Not that church is leaning...
    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 200

    ...but all the decorations inside are made of human bones... It´s said there´s all the bones found in a human body in this chandelier... I didn´t know I had that many skulls...Honest!
    NIKON D200    ---    50mm    f/8.0    1s    ISO 200

    More bones... Trombones...
    NIKON D200    ---    50mm    f/8.0    1/1s    ISO 200

    Church of sv. Barbora, Kutná Hora... breathtaking
    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    20mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/8.0    1/350s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    26mm    f/8.0    1/320s    ISO 200

    Vlašský dvůr, Kutná Hora
    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/6.3    1/750s    ISO 200

    Kamenný Dům, Kutná Hora
    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/8.0    1/90s    ISO 200

    Church of sv. Bartoloměje, Kolín
    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/7.1    1/80s    ISO 200

    Door (Church of sv. Bartoloměje), Kolín
    NIKON D200    ---    26mm    f/4.5    1/100s    ISO 400

    Astronomical clock, Praha
    NIKON D200    ---    24mm    f/8.0    1/180s    ISO 200

    Malostranské mostecké věže, Praha
    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/8.0    1/640s    ISO 200

    Karlův most, Praha
    NIKON D200    ---    22mm    f/8.0    1/320s    ISO 200

    So many pics... Sorry, I got carried away! :smile: But I sure had great time in there...

    Here´s the whole gallery: http://picasaweb.google.com/jankanpaa/TshekkiCzechRepublic2007
  2. Wow, awesome photos. Makes me want to go back to the Czech Republic, it's been a while since I've been there.
  3. Excellent serires. Must've been a wonderful trip. As for the "bone church": man, it had to be creepy in there!!!
  4. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Great series Jukka. I also liked your conversions. Did you have time for any macro work?
  5. Jukka -

    These are super!


  6. Nice work. Thanks for sharing these.
  7. Thanks, Phillip!

    I know what you mean... It´s a week I got back home and I already want to be back there so badly :smile:

    Thanks, Frank!

    Yep, it´s wonderful in there! Actually, I found the bone church to be very peaceful place. It´s small, humple and the decorations (in a bit creepy way, yes) extremely beautiful, not stuffed full of golden items, so I find it very calm & peaceful...

    Tak, Torben!

    About the conversions, I use very prefessional (free) :smile: PS plug-in you can find here: http://www.optikvervelabs.com/

    It´s very easy and fast to use and I like the results. Here´s some samples what you can get. Church of sv. Barbora, Kutná Hora:

    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/8.0    1/350s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/8.0    1/350s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/8.0    1/350s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    17mm    f/8.0    1/350s    ISO 200

    No, I didn´t do any macro shooting in there. Spring in there is probably atleast a month ahead of ours, so there were lot of insects out there already,
    plenty of butterflies for example... didn´t see any odonata though...

    Kiitos itsellesi, Eric! :smile:

    Thanks, Justin!
  8. I love that country. Makes me want to go back. I only visited Prague and surroundings in my one trip there. Looks like Kutná Hora is a must.

    Great photos Jukka. (I do have optikVerve and been using it for a long while).

    [Update]: Just re-did a couple of mine from Prague with optikVerve). Thanks for the idea.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 15, 2017
  9. Outstanding series of what had to be a great trip. Good work Jukka
  10. Great set, Jukka. Some very dramatic effects.
  11. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Thanks for the link Jukka. I will try that plug-in out.
  12. Nice series there Jukka,

    Nazdar Jukka,

    My Grandparents were from Czechoslovakia. I would like to go and visit someday. They came over on a ship and met here in the states and were married.

    Again, nice photos.

    Dobry vecer, George Kostelnik.
  13. Nazdar George,

    It´s a very beautiful country, wonderful old towns, castles etc. I have some czech friends there too, great people!

    I hope you´re able to visit there soon!

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