Cold, Wet and Magical - Prague in December

Below are a few photos taken in Prague during the Christmas Market this past week.  It is a magical city that really turns on its charm during the Christmas season (maybe except for the time the local school kids danced to Gangnam style on the large stage :) ).  All photos taken with the Fuji X Pro-1 with 18mm or 35mm lens.  Photos processed in Lightroom.  Feedback most welcome!

Walking down a narrow alley to the Old Town Square to see the Christmas tree and drink some Gluhwein!

1.5 sec at f/5.0, ISO 200 35mm

The Christmas tree in the Old Town Square, Prague.

1/3 sec at f/2.8, ISO 200 18mm

 

Taken 1 minute before the lights on Tyn Church were turned off for the night.

0.5 sec at f/2.8, ISO 200, 18mm

A rainy midnight on the Charles Bridge, Prague

0.5 sec at f/2.2, ISO 200 35mm

 

Wintery mix coming down heavily on the Charles Bridge, Prague

1/30 sec at f/1.4, ISO 800 35mm

 

 

The Crucifix and Calvary on Charles Bridge, Prague

1/60 sec at f/2.2,  ISO 200 35mm with cropping

St. John of Nepomuk on Charles Bridge, Prague

1/60 sec f/1.4, ISO 5000, 35mm, light film grain added in LR.

Early morning wintery view of the Charles Bridge, Prague.  These geese aren't as shy as they look in this photo!

 

1/4 sec at f/2.0, ISO 3200, 18mm.

 

Early morning view of the Charles Bridge, Prague.

75 sec at f/16, ISO 200, 18mm

 

A street scene aoutside the Rudolfinum in Prague just shortly after a music concert let out.

1/30 sec at f/1.4, ISO 1250, 35mm

Midnight at the Old Town Square, Prague next to the astronomical clock.  The area was fairly empty until this unusual crowd of people converged in front of me.

1/4 sec at f/2.0, ISO 200, 18mm

St Norbert, Venceslas, and Sigmund watched over me for a few late nights and early mornings on the Charles Bridge.

1/60sec at f/1.4, ISO 6400, 35mm