Hungary is full of beautiful architecture from intricate building details you can easily spot oh the street, to the impressive river vistas that stand out from across some of its famous bridges.
Black and white and sepia are a great effect to apply to ornate architectural shots. By removing color from a photo, the focus shifts toward the shapes, shadows, and gradients of a scene. With architecture, there is so much to appreciate in the details, and a lower saturation helps enhance these nuances.
Tip: You can easily shoot in black and white on the NX300 by using the Classic mode under the Picture Wizard option. Or if you prefer a sepia tone, you can set your camera to Calm mode and later adjust the saturation levels directly on your camera.
One of my favorite sights from Budapest was seeing the bridges lit up at night over the water. Both romantic and enchanting, it was a perfect spot to just sit and watch the boats go by while also enjoying the twinkling city life on the other side of the Danube.
Tip: To capture the image below, I used the Night mode on my NX300, which creates brighter, clearer pictures in low light–without flash. It’s important to either shoot with a tripod or use a level banister or ledge to hold your camera steady and avoid any blurriness.