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Fall morning, Petrin Hill, Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Autumn morning on Prague’s Petrin hill

Orange light during the “golden hour” provides an exceptionally warm glow over fall foliage. Looking out from Prague’s Charles Bridge to the western flank of the Vltava river, Petřín hill seems to come alive with “fire”, dressed with the leaves’ changing colours. There aren’t many people around at this early morning hour, and aside from a few joggers and other visitors, the view belongs entirely to me. Kampa Museum on Kampa Island appears in the foreground to the lower left. The medieval defensive wall, the Hunger Wall, appears at top-centre in the background, running down diagonally to the lower-left.

I made the image above from the Charles Bridge on 7 October 2009 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi), EF 70-300 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/200s, f/11, ISO200, 70mm focal length (112mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-5Of.

Convex’ed in Praha

Glass Theatre, Rene Roubicek, Museum Kampa, Prague

“Glass Theatre”, by René Roubicek : Museum Kampa, Praha

In one of many visits to Prague, I visited the art museum on Kampa Island on the west flank of the Vltava river, tucked underneath the famous and well-trodded Charles Bridge. Museum Kampa contains a collection of contemporary art with temporary installations frequently on display and a focus on work by artists from central Europe and the Czech Republic. With the large reflective silvered-sphere sitting outdoors near the entrance, the photo became obvious as soon as I saw the fixture.

The setting, the relative calm of Kampa Island, what I like about contemporary art – these are some of the many reasons why Prague remains “love story number 1”.

I made the photo above on 20 October 2008. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-1j4.

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