If you have ever been to Prague, you have probably been to the Charles Bridge; if you’ve ever been to the Charles Bridge, you’ve probably seen the countless vendors selling images (purporting to be hand made) of the bridge itself. Most depict lonesome figures in the fog or snow with the gas lamps burning. They’re really quite stunning, but there was no way I was going to buy one of those.
Instead, I decided to wake up at 6am to go down to the bridge, hoping it would be free of tourists and foggy. It was foggy and relatively free of tourists. The only folks down there in the predawn light were – you guessed it – other photographers. I had to clone a couple out in this shot and had to leave a couple as well. Mostly, I got what I wanted.