Castle at sunset #1

Castle at sunset #1

There’s a wee theme to the next few entries. The photos were all taken on the same evening – our final evening in Salzburg. 

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There was a lovely sunset and the light was gorgeous. It’s that simple. This one was taken from the Kapitelplatz. To the left of this shot, people were sitting watching an open air cinema.

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Room with a view #2 

Room with a view #2

This is a simple conversion of yesterday’s image.

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I definitely prefer this one. It seems a bit crisper to me. Strangely, I didn’t notice the crane (just above the roof in the foreground) until I’d converted the photo to black and white. Maybe I should pay more attention to detail.

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Room with a view #1

Room with a view #1

While wandering through the castle, I stumbled on this view. I loved looking across the valley, to the mountains.

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It’s not the best photo I’ve taken. In addition to my inadequacy, the window was quite dirty on the outside. I removed some of the spots when processing, but the streaks were beyond me.

Still, it captures the essence, which is what photography should do (in my opinion). And it gave me an image to play with.

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Up!

Up!

This photo is taken near the entrance to the funicular railway (Festungbahn) that wheechs you up to the castle.

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I was trying to capture the steepness. As an added bonus you can see the sign above the entrance. These are very common for shops in Salzburg. So it’s fitting that it’s been added to the Festungbahn.

I also like the clouds, although they did bring some heavy rain when we were at the highest point of the castle!

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Dominating

Dominating

My eyes (and my feet) were regularly drawn to the Hohensalzburg Festung in Salzburg.  But, while it dominates the skyline, life continues in the marketplace. I’m sure there’s an analogy to be developed here. But this is a photoblog, so I’ll resist the temptation.

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I frequently find that converting an image to black and white adds to the impact of an image. I feel that this is the case with this shot. The coloured version can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.

Ready-ish, aim a bit, fire

Ready-ish, aim a bit, fire

The title of this entry popped into my head when I spotted this cannon in the Hohensalzburg Festung (castle). It’s a phrase that I’ve heard Michael Bungay Stanier use (in a completely different context). To my untrained eye, it looked like the cannon was aimed straight at the cathedral. Perhaps, a bit more care was needed here!

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Photography doesn’t have to be serious all of the time. Leave room for some whimsy.

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Candlelight #2

Candlelight #2

Once again, I’m deviating from my normal weekend routine. This isn’t an alternative treatment of yesterday’s image. It’s an alternative shot of the same subject.

 

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When I was taking these photos, I couldn’t decide which focal point I preferred. So, I took several shots of both. I think I prefer this one because of the bokeh effect behind the focused foreground. But there’s not much in it for me.

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Candlelight #1

Candlelight #1

Continuing the theme of candles, this shot was taken in Salzburg cathedral.

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The rows of flickering light captivated me. As I stared at the candles for a few seconds wondering how to capture the image, I only realised that the red was quite dominant. So, I decided to frame the shot as tightly as I could – to exclude the background and concentrate on the limit colour range and subject matter.

For this one, I allowed the camera to determine the focal point. With the limited depth of field, most of the image is out of focus. And I like that.

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