18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
The beautiful grounds outside Troja Palace

The outside of Troja Palace in Prague is just as amazing as it is inside. The surrounding buildings and grounds were designed in the 16th century by a French architect. I was waiting to get inside the palace when I took this shot. I loved the display of symmetry of the fountain, staircase and vineyard on the hill beyond. The fountain was still at the time. In post-processing, I added some motion to the water to add to the surreal way the scene appeared to me.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Troja, Czechia
Camera: DMC-LX100
Copyright: © Bob Gottlieb