Highlights from Poland

I've been away for the past three weeks: 10 days in Poland, and 10 days in Portugal (including a 1-day side trip to Seville, Spain). Photos from Portugal and Spain are posted below (here: /blog/2011/9/12/highlights-from-portugal-and-spain.html). Here are the photos from Poland:

Taking Flight

Kościół Mariacki



To view all of the images from my trip, visit the complete Flickr set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cialowicz/sets/72157627487916493/


What’s this blog going to be? I’m not exactly sure yet, but I suspect that it’ll mainly be a place for me to showcase my latest photos, and reflect on my travels. I also plan discuss topics like photographic technique, gear selection, and travel stories.


Sukiennice and St. Mary's

Ulica Grodzka

As for the photos above: they were all taken in the main market squre in Cracow (Krakow), Poland. In September 2010, after returning back to Poland from a motorcycle trip to Montengro, the weather was typically dreary for Southern Poland in autumn (rainy). However, on my second-to-last day there, I was finally rewarded with perfectly clear skies. With my tripod and camera in-hand, I got to the main market square just as the blue hour was setting-in. Working quickly, I was able to capture the diversely-lit scenes you see here as the twilight quickly faded to night. The lighting on each of them is drastically different, and yet, they're all taken within 30 minutes of each other. That dramatic and quickly-changing light is what makes the blue hour such a fantastic time to take photos.