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Miscellaneous Europe Pictures

I am so happy to be home and have Photoshop. I went through and re-edited all my pictures because after looking at the blogs at home I realized the little Netbook I had didn’t have a very accurate monitor so a lot of the photos are not at the quality I would like. But I can’t complain, as it got me through our travel!

But it’s sure nice to be able to use Photoshop again. I tried out its panoramic view feature, where you plug in a few photos and it pieces them together to make a large picture. It’s pretty cool… very accurate and even color balances all the photos! Unfortunately this blog limits the width of photos so they will look kind of tiny… but at full size, they do look cool!

6.20 – This is from the first day when we were traveling to Europe. As you can see, we pretty much took over the entire gate waiting area. Lots of blue shirts everywhere!

6.23 I didn’t have a wide angle lens with me, so it took two shots to piece together this picture of everyone sitting in the little theater listening to the tour guide.

6.24 After piecing together two pictures, we can see how incredibly tall this wall is at Czesky Krumlov.

6.25 The cathedral at the castle at Prague.

And another view…

6.25 The river in Prague. I think this was taken from the Charles Bridge but I don’t quite remember.

6.25 This was like 9 photos put together. I had to Photoshop a person out because only her upper half was there and then there was a blank spot. So don’t look too closely. Sure is a beautiful building and it’s nice to be able to see all if it in one shot, instead of 1/9th at a time! I was lucky in taking shots when people walked away… there were actually people milling about, but in this picture it practically looks deserted except for Ariana!

Here are miscellaneous people shots that I thought turned out nicely.

I like the juxtaposition of the two pictures below. One that’s lush and green and natural, the other one red, bright and manmade arrangements in a store.

I also like this picture because of all the sharp angles.

I think I forgot to post this picture. This was the dinner we had at Beethoven’s house, by far the best dinner we had. Chris called it an “oldy-worldy” place with Viennese food. Starting from left and going clockwise: spinach strudel, blood sausage (didn’t care for that), dumpling with meet stuffed inside it, pasta casserole, cabbage with caraway, green beans (a little sour — all their vegetables are kind of sour), pork or chicken nugget, sausage, and tartar sauce for the nugget. It was all delicious (except for the blood sausage)!

In all I have 1.42 GB of edited photos (post edited JPG versions) and 889 edited photos. I took over 1,227 original photos in RAW format, which took up about 8 GB of space. Now that I am getting more into photography, it is fun to experiment and learn and going to Europe is a perfect place to try out new things!

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  • Reply Glen Nielsen

    Wow … That panoramic view feature is crazy-good! The people shots and the architecture came out fantastic! Thanks for reworking them … it was totally worth it!

    July 2, 2010 at 9:28 am
  • Reply corriespondent

    GREAT pics!!! I haven’t tried using the panoramic feature of Photoshop yet … will have to try that out!

    July 2, 2010 at 2:48 pm
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