10 Jan 18 Having looked at one of the 30 statues on the Charles Bridge yesterday, today we'll take a look at the entire bridge. It is said that you should never apologize for your work, but I need to sorta do so today. Had we had more time in Praha I might have found the right solution for shooting the entire bridge in either one shot or a series perpendicular to it, but as I wasn't able to so do I had to take my shot(s) from an angle on the sidewalk paralleling the river. I needed a total 8 frames to get it all but unfortunately doing it hand held I introduced a little distortion that will be obvious in a few places in this 8 shot composite. You won't see it until you enlarge the image to 50% or greater, and I do highly recommend you look at it at 50% magnification as there is much to see. If you look closely you can see tourists taking photos looking down river. The bridge has 8 arches and a tower at either end named the Lesser Town Tower (on the left) and the Old Town Tower (on the right). The image of the citrus fruit in the urinal was from a restaurant in the ground floor in the building at the far right hand side of the bridge. Look under the first two arches at the right hand side and you'll see some of the swans that live there year round. For those of you who want to know significantly more about the bridge, named after their most beloved King - Charles IV, you can start here and then jump to where you want to go. The bridge has an interesting history so reading some about it may be worth your while, especially if you think you might one day visit Praha.
This is a composite of 8 images. I've added a tiny bit of micro contrast enhancement, straightened the left had edge, and cropped it minimally. Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 400; 1/400 sec @ f / 9.