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Signpost at dusk, Czech Republic

Signpost at dusk, Czech Republic

Full moon, Czech Republic

Full moon, Czech Republic

These images were taken half hour apart from each other…

Taken in winter during a cycle touring trip. When I took the first, sunset image, I was desperately looking for a place to camp for the night. I was somewhere between Brno and Prague, and – especially during short winter days – I just keep cycling until dusk arrives and then I look for a placeto rest my weary head!

So, in the first, the signpost is on a narrow side road along which I found two fields separated by woodland. And in the second image, this is the first thing that I did after setting up my tent. I had no idea about the position of the moon, so this was a pleasant surprise.

From a processing point of view, the dusk/sunset image is just a tweak of the contrast/brightness slider, and the moon picture has been processed via Nik softwares HDR software, which helped to bring out some of that detail in the treeline that is set against the dark blue sky

I entered this for this weeks Photofriday challenge (link in footer) under the topic of ‘obsession’. Maybe that is a tenuous link, as I wouldn’t say that I am obsessive about anything….but I do love cycletouring….which is what I am doing here….without which, I’d have no photographs!

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

I couldn’t resist that smooth sky and those smoke stacks. It’s the scale that I like. I rarely come across industrial architecture like this, but would love to photograph it up close. This, however was a spontaneous moment and had no idea that these giant chimneys would creep into view.

Frozen pond in Czech Republic

Frozen pond in Czech Republic

Frozen pond in Czech Republic

Frozen pond in Czech Republic

A frozen pond somewhere in central Czech Republic in between Brno and Prague. It’s a fairly nondescript scene in real life, but I love the starkness of winter and this angular tree against the frozen surface of the pond epitomizes a cold blustery winter. These two image seemed to go together so well, so rather than picking one, I put two up.