Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Visiting Budapest [Part 3/6]: A Night in Budapest

Part three of our stay includes images from a night out in the city. We visited the Fisherman's Bastion and Castle Hill, from part one again, because we were told that it's quite a sight to see Budapest at night from those places. All of these images have been taken with my new Canon 6D.

This Series includes:
Part One: Visiting Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion
Part Two: Visiting Heroes Square, City Park and the Zoo
Part Three: A Night in Budapest (1)
Part Four: A Night in Budapest (2) 
Part Five: Visiting Great Market Hall and roaming the city
Part Six: Visiting the Hungarian Parliament

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In the first shot you can see the Budapest Chain Bridge, with the funicular tracks lit up on the left side in the background.
 

Buda Castle lit up at night. Since these were the first night images I was taking with the new camera I didn't get the exposure quite right and over blew part of the main dome. But I managed to correct it in post.


The bridge in this next shot, was opened in 1849, and thus became the first permanent bridge in the Hungarian capital. The bridge's cast iron structure was updated and strengthened in 1914. In World War II, the bridge was severely damaged during Siege of Budapest, and was rebuilt and reopened 1949. It's very beautiful at night, so we stayed a bit longer on it, to take some images.









On top of the Castle hill, we immediately went to the balconies of the Fisherman's Bastion. Next to it is the Matthias Church.



As you can see in the backgrounds of these shots the city is truly magnificent. The warm glow of the lights, really sets you in a calm mood, while the view on the Danube is breathtaking. You won't see much action in the shots that follow, because we were simply hanging out and enjoying the sights.







I don't know what sort of event or manifestation was being held in the city that night, but blue laser-like rays have been circling above Budapest the whole night, giving quite a nice touch to these nightly shots.



The next images shows the Matthias Church located right next to the balconies where we stood. Officially named as the Church of Our Lady, it has been popularly named after King Matthias, who ordered the transformation of its original southern tower. According to church tradition, it was originally built in Romanesque style in 1015.






I hope you forgive so many shots cramed in one post, but with the new camera we went a little overboard and made lots and lots of images, from which I selected around 60 to be spread out in two posts. So we will continue or night in Budapest in the next post. We will move to new locations though.

44 comments:

  1. my favorites are number 1, 20 and 21. the water looks wet, the light is amazing. and ALL of the people pics are awesome. you and your new camera can't be beat in the night time shots... i can't believe the details you can get in low light.

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    1. Thanks Sandra. Blogger has managed to reduce the quality somehow during upload. They look so much better on my pc, and I don't know how to fix the upload quality.

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    2. blogger does change the quality.
      i like both the songs you sent me, but really like The End and half way through The end all the way to the end I love that part.

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    3. I really like that song.

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  2. beautiful night scenes and gorgeous warm light.

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  3. Mersad, this is outstanding night photography! I love the pictures in colors and also black and white colors. I have to try some day night photography. You did such a great photo work!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Kaya. The black and white ones came out nicely.

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  4. Hi Mersad I amso glad you went back at night becasue these photographs are stunning. the light is wpnderful adn it shows up the fantastic architecture brilliant;y.

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    1. We were also stunned when we returned, it was like a different city.

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  5. Superb captures as always, Mersad!! I do love the night shots and the incredible warmth and light! You do capture great detail as well!! Hope your week is going well!
    Sylvia

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    1. Thank you for visiting Sylvia.

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  6. Congrats on the new camera and your night shots are lovely!
    You achieved some wonderful bubble bokeh in some of these.
    Thanks for your visit to my blog and for following. You have a lovely blog and I'm following back. :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting back. Love your blog!

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  7. Noch nie in Budapest gewesen habe ich nun einen tollen Eindruck mit sehr interessanten Informationen bekommen. Ganz großes Kino deine Fotos, ins richtige Licht gesetzt.

    Werde mich dann bei dir auch mal einklinken und sende herzliche Grüssle von Tenerife

    Nova

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    1. Danke Dir fürs zurückfolgen!

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  8. Wow, these are amazing night scenes. The lights and the buildings look beautiful. Well done! Have a happy week!

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  9. wonderfyl picters Mersad! your night photography and the portraits are TOP!
    greetings

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  10. Fabulous night scenes - as is your photography!

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  11. A great series of night photos, Mersad. You figured out this new camera very quickly.

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    1. Thanks Jack. Still working my way through.

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  12. Gorgeous photos! I've read the 6D is impressive in low light and these prove the point. I had issues with photos looking degraded after uploading them to Blogger. After some research, I found out there's an "auto enhance" feature used by Google which owns Blogger. It took a while, but I finally found out where to access the feature and I turned it off. After that I had no more issues.

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    1. You mentioned this on a previous post of mine, and I wen't looking and couldn't find it. Could it be that you can only get to this if you have google+ profile for the blog, and not a blogger profile?

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  13. I did enlarge the pictures and glad I did. They are exceptional and it was great seeing them without the distraction of the sidebar. 16 and 21 are my favourites.

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    1. My friend Selma loves nr. 16!

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  14. There certainly seems to be a lot of sights to enjoy as well. How beautiful. The city looks like a Christmas tree in the background. I especially like that first bridge image. Gorgeous.

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    1. There does seem to be a lot of glitter at night, almost like Christmas!

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  15. Fabulous night shots! I know all those places... :-)

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    1. If you have photos on your blog, I'll look them up! :D

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  16. not sure if you will see the reply so am pasting here
    blogger does change the quality.
    i like both the songs you sent me, but really like The End and half way through The end all the way to the end I love that part

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    1. That's a good part of the song!

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  17. Wonderful night shots, Mersad. Your new camera does a great job at capturing life...
    but it's you, behind that camera, who truly does the great job.
    Your work is superb!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments Laura!

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  18. All nice shot, but great the B/W
    Ciao
    Stefano

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  19. Beautiful photos. You certainly have two wonderful models who travel with you.

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    1. Thank you Sharon. We love to travel together as a group, because we get along great with each other.
      Glad you enjoyed the photos.

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