B/W series from Czech Republic

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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
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Pernštejn castle... in my mind it looks a bit "lord of the ringish", not from the movie but from the book
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Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc
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Detail of a window, Olomouc
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Reflection of Town Hall tower clock, Olomouc
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Sovinec Castle. Closed, it was monday
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Painted wall, Pardubice
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Town Hall, Pardubice
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Passage, Pardubice
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One of the weirdest places I have ever visited... Weird thing is Not that church is leaning...
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...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!
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More bones... Trombones...
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Church of sv. Barbora, Kutná Hora... breathtaking
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Vlašský dvůr, Kutná Hora
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Kamenný Dům, Kutná Hora
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Church of sv. Bartoloměje, Kolín
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Door (Church of sv. Bartoloměje), Kolín
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Astronomical clock, Praha
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Malostranské mostecké věže, Praha
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Karlův most, Praha
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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
 
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Great series Jukka. I also liked your conversions. Did you have time for any macro work?
 
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Wow, awesome photos. Makes me want to go back to the Czech Republic, it's been a while since I've been there.
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:

Excellent serires. Must've been a wonderful trip. As for the "bone church": man, it had to be creepy in there!!!
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...

Great series Jukka. I also liked your conversions. Did you have time for any macro work?
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:

Orginal
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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...

Jukka -

These are super!

Kiitos,

Eric
Kiitos itsellesi, Eric! :smile:

Nice work. Thanks for sharing these.
Thanks, Justin!
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
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!

Dekuji!
 

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