Blue Danube

The Danube River meanders from central Europe down through Budapest, finally to end in a Black Sea delta in southeastern Romania. The photo below shows the Danube at blue-hour-into-night looking towards the Chain Bridge and Hungarian Houses of Parliament as the river curves through central Budapest, Hungary.

Blue Danube © Harold Davis

The next photo shows the Elizabeth Bridge, also across the Danube in central Budapest, as dusk has deepened. The solid lines are boats on the Danube. I was helped to find locations by ace night photographer and guide to Budapest Miklos Mayer, who also helped me get into location on the following evening for the fireworks display for Hungarian National Day. If you visit Budapest with your camera, and want to make some special images, Miklos is highly recommended.

Elizabeth Bridge, Budapest © Harold Davis

Finally, the photo below is a three-exposure monochromatic HDR blend of the central part of the parliament building from right across the Danube River.

Houses of Parliament © Harold Davis

This entry was posted in Digital Night, Photography.


  1. Ira Serkes September 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

    Harold – these are simply stunning … and the B+W is off the charts superb

    I … and just about anyone else .. would have framed the Parliament in landscape mode – this is astonishing and looks like an etching.



  2. Miklos Mayer September 12, 2017 at 12:54 am #

    Harold, thank you very much for mentioning and recommending me. It was my pleasure to meet you.
    The last, BW shot of the Parliament is excellent! That’s really a lot better in BW, and the composition is better too (than the “normal” horizontal” shot).

  3. Fotohabitate September 13, 2017 at 10:31 pm #

    Stunning longtime exposures! Especially the second one is superb!

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