Thursday, March 10, 2011

Photo-walk at Slavín, Bratislava

Hi all,

yesterday we managed to escape from all the busy-ness and go to a place where I haven't been before, although it is in my home city. This place is called Slavín and it is memorial to soviet soldiers who died while fighting to free Slovakia from German oppression in April 1945. It is basically a mass grave with 6845 bodies.

Direct link to the gallery:

Some notes about the shoot:

The setting sun gave us a nice warm look and shadows for some depth in pictures. I just added some more of that warmth in the post to make it even more evident. Also in some pictures, I desaturated the whole picture and then saturated some particular colors, to clean them up a bit (red railing, green trashcan).

Majority was shot with the Canon 100mm f2.8 macro and some wide angles. Surprisingly, the 4th picture was shot with the Canon 50mm f1.4, which sometimes nails the focus for me, but sometimes starts back-focusing and I need to micro-adjust on the spot. The wide shots are done with my favorite Tokina 11-16mm f2.8.

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