Walking In Sovata

After a nice trip with the Sovata narrow gauge steam train we have decided to explore the small spa town of Sovata. After we parked the car on the other side of the town, we started to walk towards the Bear lake and on our way there, as soon as I saw something interesting I started to photograph it. In the first photo you can see the magistrates training center which is large and quite impressive building. Close to the magistrates training center you can find a nice wooden church which was opened for the public when we were there, unfortunately I’ve didn’t capture any interior shots of the church. And in my last two photos, you can see two amazing villas/hotels with amazing and unique architecture.

magistrates training center in Sovata

Wooden church in Sovata

Villas near the main road which leads to Bear lake

Another hotel with weird exterior architecture

Mixing HDR With Black & White

The title of this post sounds a little bit weird because you are actually watching a black and white photo, but try to believe me that the calf from the photo was also black and white. This HDR photo was captured a couple years ago, when one day, I saw some cows not far from the place where I’m living and I’ve decided to go near them and photograph them. As I started to get closer to them, the cows started slowly to walk away from me but a calf stood almost in the same position so I started to go towards the calf first. Before I started to photograph them, I decided increased my camera’s shutter speed to capture a nice sharp image of that black and white calf.

Why black and white?

The main reason why I’ve turned this photo into black and white was when I shoot this photo, outside the light was really harsh because the image was shot midday and unfortunately the colored version of the photo looked really awful. So in order to fix this problem, I came up with the following solution, first I’ve turned the original image into HDR and after that, I’ve made it black and white and to be honest, I really like the final result of this photo.