Photo: Yet Another Process
Prague, February 2008.

The morning was cold and bright. The reflection off of the cobblestone plaza was very nearly blinding. And for so early in the day- on a Sunday, in February- there were still a lot of people around.
 
Although I liked the original photo, I have processed it a few different ways over the years. Occasionally I get lucky and strike some way of processing a photo that people seem to find pleasing. For the most part, though,  I'm not exactly a visual thinker. I'm more of a verbal guy. That often makes me the hardest of all to please, when it comes to my own pictures.
 
I have not played around much with duo-toning in Lightroom until recently. I just don't naturally think of that process when I look at a photo: "Gee, that would look nice if the highlights were this color and the shadows were that color." Nope. Not a natural occurrence.
 
All I was looking for was something to post on #Instagram  last week, and this is what I came up with. I think I nailed it this time! #ShamelessBrag   So, I guess the moral of the story is that I should never think of any particular photo as "done," but rather all of my photos continue to be works in progress.
 
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Photo: Hazy winter morning light over Prague - February 2008
Photo: Looking Sharp There- And 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.
Photo: St. Vitus Morning
Prague - February 2008
Photo: St. Vitus Cathedral - Prague
One of those "must visit" places!

In February 2008, I visited Prague for a couple of days after spending a week in Austria. I don't ski, but when offered a mostly free trip to the Alps in winter, one does not say, "Oh, no thanks," although the reason I was invited was because several people did say that! Anyway,  Prague happened to be a two day extension on the trip for those who paid the penalty fee.

The first morning in Prague we were taken on a guided tour. It was icy cold, even if sunny. There really was still some frost in the shadowed areas once we got off the tour bus at the cathedral and castle area. One definitely wanted to stay in the sun most of the time.

St. Vitus Cathedral is one of the major landmarks of Prague. It is a fairly enormous structure on a hill overlooking most of the Prague metro. One cannot overstate the impressive nature of the ornate details on the outside of the building, and once inside (which we had to wait for until day two because our first day was Sunday), the impression is stronger and deeper.

*The photo was processed in #PhotoshopCC  using #TopazDenoise3 , #TopazDetail5  and #TopazBW_Effects2 .

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Looking Sharp There- And 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.

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