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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Photo: St. Vitus Cathedral - Prague

Lifting our hearts to the heavens- at least that's what cathedral design is trying to teach us.

On a cold, clear morning in February 2008 our tour bus dropped us off near an entrance to the Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral complex. The cathedral was closed to tourists, it being Sunday-- and it is a place of worship. We had to satisfy our immediate desires by viewing the magnificent edifice from the outside only. A return visit the next day was required to go within, as well as to tour the castle next door. 

This is a two frame vertorama, an almost accidental one. I took a bunch of handheld frames with a panorama in mind, but there is not enough room to step back from the cathedral to accomplish the goal. But, as I was reviewing the Prague collection, I thought a certain pair might work out for something. After a couple of tries, I got this-- certainly not perfect, but satisfying nevertheless.
Photo: St. Vitus East End
-from a 2008 visit.

This is a panorama of the east end of St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague. It is made from 7 hand-held shots. I made a similar pano back in 2008, but the tools in Photoshop are much better now, so I took another run at it.

The original frames were each straightened in #Lightroom5  before being sent over to be merged in  #PhotoshopCC . Next came #TopazDenoise3  followed by #TopazDetail5.   #SilverEfexPro2  was applied to convert to B/W.

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Photo: St. Vitus Cathedral Window - February 2008
Photo: Looking through the gate in the tower at the west end of Charles Bridge, Prague, CZ
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St. Vitus East End
-from a 2008 visit.

This is a panorama of the east end of St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague. It is made from 7 hand-held shots. I made a similar pano back in 2008, but the tools in Photoshop are much better now, so I took another run at it.

The original frames were each straightened in #Lightroom5  before being sent over to be merged in  #PhotoshopCC . Next came #TopazDenoise3  followed by #TopazDetail5.   #SilverEfexPro2  was applied to convert to B/W.

#Travel   #CzechRepublic   #Prague   #StVitusCathedral   #CathedralPhotography

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