Category Archives: Vienna

Posts including photos taken in Vienna, Austria

3rd
June

Last hours to preorder the Radian 2

I mentioned some time ago the Kickstarter campaign for the Radian 2 time lapse motion device. And right now is the last time you can get it from there, as it will probably not be available for some time, until all the Kicstarter orders are filled. For those who don’t know what Radian 2 is, you can check my review of the Radian 1 and also the Kicstarter page.

Second vertorama from Vienna

How about another vertorama from Vienna. It’s actually taken from the other side of the same bridge :) I did a vertorama here, as with a single image, without having any distortion, I could not get the tops of all the building in the shot. And with the cut off, it just looked strange.

Second vertorama from Vienna

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 2*4, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones Adapter ver. IV, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 11, Middle exposure time: 8.0s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.21168, 16.38269
2nd
June

And they are really crazy bright. Especially on the middle, main tower. Took quite a few layers, but I somehow managed to tone it down back into something more normal :) You can see quite a difference compared with the night photo, where the light are off (which I posted few days ago here)

This is a HDR from 5 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine, which I blended into one of the original exposures (mostly just the church).

Bright lights of the St. Charles Church

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 5, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones Adapter ver. IV, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 11, Middle exposure time: 8s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.19907, 16.37126
31st
May

Let’s continue with another photo from Vienna. This one is a 2 tile vertorama from under one of the bridges in the city center :) I haven’t used a panoramic head here, but since it’s only two tiles, I managed to combine them nicely using PTgui.

Yellow bridge lights

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 2*4, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones Adapter ver. IV, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 11, Middle exposure time: 8.0s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.21168, 16.38269
30th
May

And I’m back from my short stay in Vienna. I took quite a lot of photos, and I hope at leas some of them are good :) But for today, I will show you one of the more crazier shots. This is the St. Charles Church in Vienna. This is a great photo spot, as the pond in front of it, is usually quite calm, and so creates a very nice reflection.

The church is usually lit by very strong lights in the evening, but right around midnight they are turned off. So this photo was taken from midnight until around 2:30 in the morning. Overall I took 200 photos for the star trails (I used 190 in the end, as few were side-lit by the moon) plus additional 2 shots with shorter exposure from which I darkened few spots on the buildings. I used a fisheye lens for this, as I wanted more of the sky in the shot, while still keeping the reflection. With the 16mm lens, I could get the whole reflection, but nothing more. I corrected the fisheye distortion partially in Lightroom and partially in Photoshop.

Vienna nights

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 190+2, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones Adapter ver. IV, Lens: Canon 8-15mm F4, Focal length: 13mm, Aperture: 6.3, Middle exposure time: 30s, ISO: 250, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.19907, 16.37126
3rd
April

A quick edit of another shot of the Empire bridge in Vienna. I think I will have to do more photography in Vienna this year. I usually just go there during the day, and that’s just not enough. Especially when the sunset is so late in the day.

The dark tower
Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 5, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 28mm, Aperture: 11, Middle exposure time: 10s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.228242,16.411141