A view of one of several fountains with accompanying statues that are located in the famous Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, This photograph was taken on another day to the two previously posted in this series. As you can see the weather was a bit kinder :-)
Some information about the gardens from the Visit-Salzburg web site (http://www.visit-salzburg.net/sights/mirabellgarden.htm):
“The world-famous Mirabell gardens were built along a north-south axis and oriented towards the Hohensalzburg Fortress and the Salzburger Dom cathedral. The original gardens were re-modelled according to plans by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach under the reign of Prince Archbishop Johann Ernst Thun in 1689.
Only some decades later, Franz Anton Danreiter altered them again in 1730, shaping what is now considered to be one of the most beautiful Baroque gardens of Europe. In the 19th century, the Mirabell Gardens were changed once again, several parts were destructed, such as the original Zwergerlgarten (dwarf garden), some arcades facing Mirabell square and the so-called Sala terena in the Northwest of the Mirabell Castle.
The “Grand Parterre” is the oldest part of the Mirabell Gardens that is still preserved. If you enter the parterre from the Markartplatz (where Mozart’s living house and the Doppler birthplace are), you will encounter an inner and outer balustrade that is flanked by copies of the two Borghesian fencer couples from the late 17th century. The inner couple was made by A. Götzinger, the outer one by M. B. Mandl.”
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trekks (14348) 2008-02-22 23:47
Fantastic colors of this foundation, especially the blue water spray at top. Very well balanced color tone and good composition.
I think you have done very well in this shot. Simple yet elegant view.
meltemi (0) 2008-02-23 0:26
I like very much the saturated colors and the light of the image. The water from the fountain makes of this a very lively photo.
The composition is also very good and the moment perfectly captured look wonderful. Bravo.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-02-23 1:05
Fascinating atmosphere with impressive vertical composition, colours and lights are very nice. Picturesqeue environment, Great! Have a nice weekend
besnard (56030) 2008-02-23 1:20
Joli cliché où les statues nous donnent l'impression d'avoir envie de prendre un bain. Le jet d'eau est saisi au bon moment.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
jurek1951 (42196) 2008-02-23 1:30
a good view of the beautiful Salzburg, with amazing colours and a wonderufl image of the fountain.
robertosalguero (284) 2008-02-23 2:04
The water fountain is a work of art. The details and design are very interesting. I like the way the water is frozen by the lens and the good light of the day for this image. The vertical format also allow us to see the full height of the structure. Good work.
Gustaw (21670) 2008-02-23 3:24
Hi, my friend!
It is very nice view. I like your oryginal composition. I like your colours and light. Interesting fountain and beautiful art. Well done.
Fis2 (95521) 2008-02-23 3:39
Very curious effect! Good frame and compoasition. I like the colors. Nice place.
amaryllis (36705) 2008-02-23 4:51
beau rendu avec cette eau de cette fontaine , bien vu avec la statue derrière , le coin arboré et un beau ciel
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-02-23 6:22
Tu as bien encadré la statue, dans une eau qui suggère bien le mouvement. Très belles couleurs estivales. Un bon travail et de belles couleurs modérées.
horatiuTT (4570) 2008-02-23 6:52
Another wonderful view of this incredible garden.Amazing
mixture of colors and great sharp water.Have a great W-end.
Nicou (139126) 2008-02-23 7:23
Génial cette fontaîne, quel effet ce et qui jaillit et retombe, très bien vu, avec la statue à l'arrière, mangigique.
Bravo et amitiés
UnTrained (0) 2008-02-23 9:16
wonderful captured drops from the fountain. And the effect of only the left part has drop sis pretty well for an non-centered view. The statue behind in the fountain gives the final point.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
ChrisJ (111674) 2008-02-23 18:28
Good catch of the neoclassical scupltures & fountain. Well composed using the rule of thirds. I like the framing with the curved water plume. Tfs!
batalay (38553) 2008-02-23 19:17
A first rate note, as usual, accompanies a very good photograph. It has been 19 years since I was there (giving lectures in Vienna, I took an excursion to Salzburg), and after seeing this photograph, I am ready to return).
jonathan_hart (21276) 2008-02-24 3:28
good exposure, interesting composition, sharpness is excellent
serp2000 (43594) 2014-11-08 2:48
I have never been in Salzburg, but this view reminds me Peterhof near St. Petersburg. Or Versailles ;)
I think, it's better to go to Austria in the summertime. So I've visited this country in January and I don't like to repeat this experience.
Have a great weekend!