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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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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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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Castle view #2

Castle view #2

My solution to yesterday’s difficulties = convert it to black and white. This seems to work most of the time.

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I like how the clouds have come alive. And while the garden is less vibrant, it is still very elegant – in my eyes. I certainly prefer it to yesterday’s version. What do you think?

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Castle view #1

Castle view #1

I feel that it’s time to show a more traditional view of the Salzburg Castle from the Mirabell Gardens.

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The design lines of the garden lead your eye directly to the castle. So this image is almost impossible to miss. It is a stunning sight. But, the light was very harsh when I was here. The high, bright (and very hot) sun created lots of difficulties. I’m not really happy with this one.

I did try to wrestle with it in Photoshop, but it’s still a bit flat. Any suggestions?

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An alternative castle view

An alternative castle view

Salzburg Castle (Festung Hohensalzburg) dominates the views from many parts of the city. The Mirabell gardens offer a direct line of sight to the castle. Unsurprisingly, it’s a popular location for photographers.

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I guess that every angle has been captured, but I was still keen to use my feet as well as my eyes to find non-traditional perspectives. The high hedges and the statutes at one of the entrances to the gardens provided a handy frame for part of the castle (and part of the cathedral). I think it works best in black and white – but you can find the colour version on my Flickr site if you’d like to compare and contrast.

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