Budapest, a city trip with the X100T Part II

If you have not taken a look at Part I of this going to be three part blog post then just head over via the link.

In this post I´ll talk about day two and day three in Budapest as well as the main part, showing the photographs I took there. All shots are Jpeg´s OOC using either the black and white or classic chrome film simulation.

On the second day my wife and I went to the DTM race at the Hungaroring. I didn´t take many shots there.

After the race we headed back to the city and caught the next hop on hop off bus to take us around town. It was time to see which sightseeing point was of interest. At around about seven pm it got quite cold on the upper deck of the double decker bus so we decided to get an evening meal and a glass of wine. That is just what we did. After that my wife and I walked back to the hotel for a good night’s rest.

The next morning started really early. The weather forecast was good and we wanted to be at the chain bridge by sunrise to catch the golden light hitting the bridge and castle hill. At around about 6:30 we arrived at the chain bridge and waited a few minutes for the perfect light. Yes it was early but it was well worth getting up at the crack of dawn. Shortly after getting the shot of the chain bridge it was time to walk up to castle hill for the wonderful sunrise shots of Budapest. The light was absolutely gorgeous.  And again well worth getting up so fff….. early.

I can tell you, getting up early without breakfast let alone a cup of coffee can make you really hungry. It was time for some breakfast. Time to get back to the hotel and get just that! It was a pretty stupid idea to get a taxi from castle hill to the main train station at 7:30 on a Monday morning. The time the taxi needed would have been enough time to walk back again. Lesson learned.

At around midday, after another short nap it was time for the second part of the Monday sightseeing tour. Time to visit the Synagogue in the Jewish part of Budapest! Inside the area of the synagogue there is a stainless steel mourning willow. This is a somewhat depressing sculpture as every leaf carries on victim´s name of the holocaust. A very dark part of our modern worlds history which must not be forgotten. And just to get a slight bit political it does seem that too many people are forgetting what happened at that time. Be that in Great Britain, Germany, Poland, Austria and, and, and. Racism is becoming stronger again. At least I think so and I don´t like it. Every person is the same!!!

Enough politics! After visiting the synagogue it was time to visit our last sightseeing point for this times visit to Budapest and to get some nice shots of the market hall with my Fuji X100T. Unfortunately I did not get the photograph´s I wanted but that is another matter.

By the time we had finished in the market hall it was time to get back to the hotel, grab our luggage and then take the train and bus to the airport. Three days of visiting the beautiful city of Budapest had passed far too quickly with not enough time to visit everything we had wished to see. We left with the wish to come again soon to see the rest.

Now it is definitely time to show some more pictures which I took with nothing but the X100T. The first is showing you what gear I had with me. Of course I had another spare battery and the battery charger with me.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back for part III where I will show you what I do to the raw files coming out of the Fujifilm X100T. As I always shoot raw+jpeg I am able to show you some jpegs sooc and in the third part I will show you the shots which I have processed in Lightroom 6. So be sure to come back again.

Until then have a great time

Your Stockografie

The gear I use

The gear I use

Mercedes DTM

Mercedes DTM

C63

C63

Change the wheel

Change the wheel

Lets go

Lets go

Train station shadows

Train station shadows

Architecture

Architecture

The house of terror

The house of terror

Building in black and white

Building in black and white

Synagogue

Synagogue

Restaurant

Restaurant

Chain Bridge at sunrise

Chain Bridge at sunrise

Morning sun

Morning sun

Get the tram

Get the tram

Into the sun

Into the sun

Budabest castle

Budabest castle

Sunrise over Budapest

Sunrise over Budapest

Getting the shot

Getting the shot

View

View

A view of the Chain bridge

A view of the Chain bridge

Silhouette

Silhouette

Name

Name

Mourning willow

Mourning willow

Market hall

Market hall

Paprika

Paprika

Our last train

Our last train

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