#011: Streets of Prague and Vienna

A short trip to Prague and Vienna as the first two stops on a quick three-city tour of Europe in July with the family. I didn’t take as many shots as I wanted to as we were mostly wandering the streets from one eating place to another. I wouldn't say these photos are a definitive showcase of what these two cities are, or what they can offer, but more just a reflection of my time in them.  I didn't set out to capture anything in particular during this trip, just capturing whatever was in front of me. Sometimes street photography is just that, capturing the moments that are just in front of you. The third city I visited, Budapest, I will post as a separate blog entry, as that was specific to one theme. 

Flew into Prague and spent 3 nights there and then a short train ride over to Vienna and spent another 2 nights there. I got more shots that I liked out of Prague than I did in Vienna hence why I decided to put them both into this one post, rather than just putting only a few shots of Vienna as something separate. Between the two cities, I prefer Prague more. Maybe because we spent one day more there, or maybe just because it felt fresh and new to me. Something different to see there. Not that there was anything negative about Vienna at all. But Prague had a more lasting memory, noticeable when I went back to edit the photos I took. The weather was also great then and there was some amazing light in both locations.

We did a free walking tour of each city when we got there. It’s a great way to get to know the city in the shortest amount of time. The guides are usually pretty funny, and you pay them what you want in the end. 

Once again, I used a specific Lightroom preset to edit the photos I took in Prague. Not sure if I like it 100%, I was just testing it out. The photos from Vienna, I go back to my regular editing style in terms of contrast, colour tone and basic adjustments. I should really develop my own set of presets for Lightroom... something for me to do in the near future.

All shots were taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12–40mm 1:2.8 PRO lens.