A change of perspective

A change of perspective

Another image of Salzburg – but from a different vantage point. This photo was taken from a hill called Moenchsberg.

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The change of angle gives an overview of the Old Town in Salzburg. I like the way that the Sun’s rays emerge from the clouds.

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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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Bridge memorial

Bridge memorial

This was another ‘stumble on’ find in Salzburg. As we walked across the Staatsbrucke I stopped to take some photos of the castle. When we started to move again, I noticed the reflective block at the end of the bridge. Looking closer, I realised that it was a memorial to the prisoners of war who were forced to build the bridge during the Second World War.

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I like the elegance of the memorial design; the simplicity and depth of the words; and the way that life around reflects back at you as you look at it.

It was a hand-held shot at night, so I’m surprised that it worked at all.

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Castle at sunset #2

Castle at sunset #2

This photo was taken about 15 minutes after yesterday’s. The light had changed quite a bit, but it was still lovely.

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I liked the way that the ‘tram lines’ (for electric buses) are evident. It was a warm evening and there was a relaxed feeling in the city – as you can see from the faces of the (slightly blurry) couple at the bottom right.

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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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