Visions of sachertorte
and people saying grussgott
the barok and roccocco
of the mind
Yes, all that is true. But with plenty of world class art on show, fine hotels and some great traditional coffee houses, Vienna makes a great destination for a city trip. It is a peculiar place, because - let's face it - the city is just way too big for that small leftover country in the Alps. Vienna is a place where you feel the weight of history gone berserk.
A most interesting place to visit over the new year period.
This picture is a rather classical postcard view from the gardens of the Belvedere Palace towards the Stefansdom church.
Happy new year to everyone at TE.
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rigoletto (34279) 2014-01-03 4:21
hi benny. so did i have a new year's eve in vienna, but in 2010 :) having already seen its springtime, i was expecting some snow, i only had chilling cold, though. visiting belvedere, you must have enjoyed klimt and schiele. you found a nice vantage point to take stephansdom as your anchor point. i like the soft glow to it, grüss got, wien looks like a sparkling magic city. all he best in 2014!
jemaflor (101241) 2014-01-03 5:10
A good pov and an interesting photogenic result with the focus on the statue, nice soft light, well managed.
Sergiom (85929) 2014-01-03 5:19
J'aime beaucoup cette perspective sur la belle ville de Vienne. La ville s'étale derrière cette statue dans un petit flou agréable à l'oeil.
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2014-01-03 5:46
Hello Benny, very nice image here. I like the close-up on the statue but the background is very interesting also. I guess it was taken during evening by the color of the sky. A difficult time of the day but you managed well. Good take.
dkmurphys (62761) 2014-01-03 6:55
Very beautiful composition to illustrate that wonderful cultural city. I like your work a lot.
Enjoy a great new year!
carlo62 (53186) 2014-01-03 9:44
era molto tempo che non vedevo una tua foto e questa ripaga il tempo perduto.
Molto bella e nitida la statua in primo piano, bello e caratteristico lo sfondo, la luce è piacevole e dolce.
dta (81032) 2014-01-03 9:55
Bonjour Benny ,
Excellente prise de vue qui met en valeur cette superbe statue , par un jeu de profondeur de champ bien choisi , et qui permet tout de même une bonne vue de la ville en arrière plan .
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-03 9:55
this is great idea to place the sculpture against the cityscape. The background is really interesting and definietely adds to the whole image. The light has been managed very well. I like that the picture has propoer depth and nice classic composition.
Disabled_A (0) 2014-01-03 10:15
this is a very beautiful 'postcard' - excellent natural soft colours, DOF and vertical composition :)
this brings very nice memories of Vienna to me.. I should visit it again!
wishing you a Happy New Year!
greetings from Stockholm,
lousat (95800) 2014-01-03 13:13
Hi Benny,very nice capture from Vienna,with the DOF on the staute for its best details and a very rich blurred background too,impressive exposure of the different light levels too,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
kato (11630) 2014-01-06 18:49
You're capturing well this attactive city by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see buildings with settled atmosphere, the tall church with the spire and statue in symbiotic relationship with animal. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination.
Hanssie (10886) 2014-02-16 2:08
Een geweldig mooie foto !
Dit standbeeld, erg sterk, wat een kop en pose met een uitzicht over Wenen en de Stephansdom, erg mooi !
jmdias (67145) 2014-02-16 14:33
nice view of this sculpture with a so interesting theme. I liked the use of the vertical format catching the cathedral and other details of this marvelous town.
this place bring me memories, I broke my head here. haha.
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-04 10:59
What a beautiful and original capture this! The sculpture looks quite special due to the amazing old architecture which built a fantastic background. Well seen, framed and composed. TFS!