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Kingdom

2020

‘Kingdom’ was probably my most planned image throughout my trip to Prague. Your eye focuses on the Charles Bridge leading its way into the Old Town, as the sun begins to set and the city lights slowly turn on. There is a sense of tranquillity as the multiple shades of artificial lights blend perfectly with the calm waters and natural hues of the fading sun. I knew that I needed to get to the top of The Old Town Bridge Tower (Staroměstská mostecká věž) to achieve my perfect shot. Unfortunately, to bag the prime location of the one-metre-long, narrow window in a hard-to-pass-by, one-way system, I needed to set up an hour prior to sunset. It is never easy to take an image when you need to balance your camera on an unsteady mini professional-grade tripod and change filters and lenses. Especially be constantly bumped by strangers leaning over you, trying to take the same picture with their mobile phones. Every photographer has that sheer panic of dropping their camera, especially when there is 45 metres below and an unstable setup. Was it a risky shoot? Of course, however, it seems the riskiest photoshoots have the highest outcome and reward.

Image Details

Shutter Speed

30 sec

Country

Czech Republic

Aperture

f/16

Season

Winter

ISO

100

Year

2020