I just finished shooting restaurant I had we had a dinner at, Au Pont Saint Martin, and were heading back to the hotel walking through this bridge. I didn’t bother to stop for a second knowing that I shot it already before the dinner. But then my wife said “honey, lights are on…”. Once she made me notice it, I had to shoot it cause the light was gorgeous. Oh, and by the way, if your wife says that to you, you know that you married the right woman 🙂

I just finished shooting restaurant I had we had a dinner at, Au Pont Saint Martin, and were heading back to the hotel walking through this bridge. I didn't bother to stop for a second knowing that I shot it already before the dinner. But then my wife said "honey, lights are on...". Once she made me notice it, I had to shoot it cause the light was gorgeous. Oh, and by the way, if your wife says that to you, you know that you married the right woman :-)More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

This photo was taken in Strasbourg. It was the golden hour when I got to this spot (which is a weir), hoping that I’ll be able to shoot a sunset as well as the blue hour. Unfortunatelly, and that’s something I didn’t know, they’re shutting this place down at 19:00 (including the roof). So, having an upset guard behind my back, I took a couple of exposures and left without the blue hour shots. But, at least I got some nice photos at the golden hour which I’m proud to share with you!

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This photo was taken in Strasbourg. It was the golden hour when I got to this spot (which is a weir), hoping that I'll be able to shoot a sunset as well as the blue hour. Unfortunatelly, and that's something I didn't know, they're shutting this place down at 19:00 (including the roof). So, having an upset guard behind my back, I took a couple of exposures and left without the blue hour shots. But, at least I got some nice photos at the golden hour which I'm proud to share with you!More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

This photo was taken at Cave Historique des Hospices during my visit to Strasbourg. I always wanted to photograph a wine cave with barrels, and that’s what I did, however, apart from that there was also this little corner with some very old tools. Obviously, this scenery was screaming for an HDR (which I don’t do very often). But this seemed to be a perfect opportunity.

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This photo was taken at Cave Historique des Hospices during my visit to Strasbourg. I always wanted to photograph a wine cave with barrels, and that's what I did, however, apart from that there was also this little corner with some very old tools. Obviously, this scenery was screaming for an HDR (which I don't do very often). But this seemed to be a perfect opportunity.More photos at http://photography.andrzejolchawa.com

I took this photo at Elbsee located south of Germany at the Austrian border. In fact, because of how the border is created, the quickest way to get there was through Austria. I was a sunrise casting this amazing light on the trees and burning the morning fog.

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I took this photo at Elbsee located south of Germany at the Austrian border. In fact, because of how the border is created, the quickest way to get there was through Austria. I was a sunrise casting this amazing light on the trees and burning the morning fog.

I took this picture while I was traveling around Dolomites. It was a couple of hours after the sunrise already and I was scouting for a good spot to shoot on the next day, when I found this spot. I wasn’t sure I’m gonna be back here on the next day, so I decided to take a couple of shots just in case. It turned that I didn’t come back there again, but after reviewing photos, it happen to be one of my favourite photos from that trip.

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I took this picture while I was traveling around Dolomites. It was a couple of hours after the sunrise already and I was scouting for a good spot to shoot on the next day, when I found this spot. I wasn't sure I'm gonna be back here on the next day, so I decided to take a couple of shots just in case. It turned that I didn't come back there again, but after reviewing photos, it happen to be one of my favourite photos from that trip.More photos at http://photography.andrzejolchawa.com

Supermoon over Frankfurt last night (2015-08-31). This is a huge panorama stitched from five 36PM photos. It was take from a spot on the north of Frankfurt. I was looking for a nice place from where I could take a shot of a moonrise along with the Frankfurt skyline.
This also gives you a different view of Frankfurt skyline, comparing to the most obvious ones that you can see from the city itself 🙂
Even though the moon was still low and had lots of texture, I had to underexpose it by a few stops to get it right. Of course this means that the city was completly dark. To overcome this problem, I took 5 shots to make the panorama with properly exposed city and then another shot with the properly exposed moon.
More photos at http://photography.andrzejolchawa.com

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Super Moon over Frankfurt last night (2015-08-31). This is a huge panorama stitched from five 36PM photos. It was take from a spot on the north of Frankfurt. I was looking for a nice place from where I could take a shot of a moonrise along with the Frankfurt skyline. This also gives you a different view of Frankfurt skyline, comparing to the most obvious ones that you can see from the city itself :-)Even though the moon was still low and had lots of texture, I had to underexpose it by a few stops to get it right. Of course this means that the city was completly dark. To overcome this problem, I took 5 shots to make the panorama with properly exposed city and then another shot with the properly exposed moon.More photos at http://photography.andrzejolchawa.com

I took this photo while I was travelling around Dolomites, Italy. It was a really stormy weather and we were actually the only people there. Well, I’m not really surprised, it didn’t look promising. However, I had a feeling that being patient enough will bring some nice light along. I wasn’t mistaken, not this time at least… 🙂

I took this photo while I was travelling around Dolomites, Italy. It was a really stormy weather and we were actually the only people there. Well, I'm not really surprised, it didn't look promising. However, I had a feeling that being patient enough will bring some nice light along. I wasn't mistaken, not this time at least... ;-)More photos at http://photography.andrzejolchawa.com

Took this photo in May 2015 when I was scouting for a location in Dolomites to photograph a sunset. I took many photos like that on that day, the are is just gorgeus. More photos at http://photography.andrzejolchawa.com

Took this photo in May 2015 when I was scouting for a location in Dolomites to photograph a sunset. I took many photos like that on that day, the are is just gorgeus. More photos at http://photography.andrzejolchawa.com

Dolomites are huge and this kind of vistas are absolutely everywhere. Mountains there are quite high (not the highest though), but they are also separated from each other giving you a chance to look at a mountain from a distance while you’re right on top of another one.

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Dolomites are is huge and this kind of vistas are absolutely everywhere. Mountains there are quite high (not the highest though), but they are also separated from each other giving you a chance to look at a mountain from a distance while you're right on top of another one.More photos at: http://photography.andrzejolchawa.com

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The latest N-Photo Magazine, issue 05/2015, has just been released. Also in this issue you’ll find one of my photos. One of the things I love about mountains is the weather. You can be there in the middle of a storm, but being patient usually brings a nice reward along. This photo was taken in Dolomites, while driving through Sella Pass, on the way up. Even that it was the middle of the day, the weather and clouds played their part very well in this light show. Seeing this amazing scenery I decided to pull over for a few minutes to explore the area and look for a photo opportunity. I’ve found this very small pond close to the road which gave a very nice reflection making photo much more interesting.

Here’s the photo itself.

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One of the things I love about mountains is the weather. You can be there in the middle of a storm, but being patient usually brings a nice reward along. This photo was taken in Dolomites, while driving through Sella Pass, on the way up. Even that it was the middle of the day, the weather and clouds played their part very well in this light show. Seeing this amazing scenery I decided to pull over for a few minutes to explore the area and look for a photo opportunity. I've found this very small pond close to the road which gave a very nice reflection making photo much more interesting.More photos at http://photography.andrzejolchawa.com