Power lines #1

Power lines #1

Do the power lines (for the electric buses) enhance or detract? I guess it’s a matter of opinion. I like them. The mixture of order and chaos appeals. These lines frame the Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Holy Trinity Church) in Salzburg.

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The church looks fascinating from the outside, but I didn’t explore it properly. Maybe another time. (But that’s a long list now!)

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St. Sebastianskirche

St. Sebastianskirche

I’m confident that we passed this church, at least once, every day that we were in Salzburg. I noticed its spire several times, but only photographed it once – on our last evening as we walked back to our hotel.

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I was attracted by the colour of the sky. Only when I looked at the image afterwards did I realise that the floodlights had created a shadow of the shop sign on the wall of the church. I like that!

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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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Inside the cathedral

Inside the cathedral

The real beauty of Salzburg cathedral lies on the inside. The decoration is stunning. And the atmosphere is awesome.

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I didn’t want to use my tripod in a place of worship – and it was being used by worshippers – so all my shots were hand held. Given the low light, I had to use my 25mm prime lens to get a suitable aperture. This shot was taken at 1/60; f = 2.5, ISO = 320.

I’m pretty happy with it. But, frankly, I don’t think any photograph (or photographer) could do justice to the beauty of this place. Some things need to be experienced in person and in the moment.

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Framing the cathedral

Framing the cathedral

In yesterday’s entry, I mentioned that you could access Salzburg cathedral from several directions. Approaching from the university area, we came across this view with the archway providing a frame for the cathedral towers.

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Throughout our stay in Salzburg, tiered seating was being installed in front of the cathedral – presumably for an imminent event. The Domplatz was a construction site. So it wasn’t possible to get a photo of the full frontage. Nevertheless, I quite like this photo.

Maybe I’ll get the full shot next time we visit!

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