Evening panorama from Vienna

It’s always funny, that closer a place is, the harder it is to visit. Vienna is less than one hour drive away form Bratislava, and yet I have only few photos from there. Being so close, it makes it much easier to just say, I can go there anytime, and go somewhere else. Really have to fix that this year, and finally also put together a Top photography spots list for Vienna. Should have been done a long time ago.

Here is a panorama I took in Vienna already few years ago, but I never edited it. It’s a three shot panorama, each shot blended from two exposures. Combined, blended and finished in Photoshop.

Evening panorama from Vienna

And here are few details:

Evening panorama from Vienna

The stars over Vienna – plotagraph

I really like these subtle plotagraphs. When you look at them, it take a moment to realize that they move. It like a small surprise every time :)

For this one, I used a photo I took two years ago in Vienna, at the Karls kirche (Charles church). It was a blend of 200+ photos for the stars, that I now animated in Plotagraph Pro.

You can check out my Plotagraph Pro review here, and a guide how to create them here.

(if you use an older web browser, you may only see a static image, if you are on a mobile, please hit the play button to see the Plotagraph in motion)

Night view of Vienna

This is probably my favorite view of Vienna. While the old city center is beautiful, it does not provide many spots for a nice cityscape. Viena, as many more cities, is just too flat to get a nice view in the center. One has to get more further from it, and this is the one you get, the view from Leopoldsberg.

I stopped there again last Sunday, and while the sunset was quite boring, the clear sky allowed for a very long line of sight. And you can see it here, where you can even see the airport in the distance behind the city.

And since this is such a big photo, you can go here, to see a 9 times bigger version than is here. This is a 3 shot panorama, combined and edited in Lightroom, Few finishing touches done in Photoshop.

Night view of Vienna

RAWs from Canon 5D mark IV

As today I’m sharing with you a photo from the 5D mark IV for the first time, I thought that you might find it interesting to have a look at the RAW files. So from here you can download the two RAW files I used to crate this panorama.

Feel free to check them out, but as always, please don’t use them for anything else without my permission.

The bridge in Vienna

As I mentioned yesterday, I already wanted to try out the 5D mark IV. But since the weather is still quite bad and everything looks quite gray, I needed a spot where this would not be such a problem. I decided for the hill Leopoldsberg above Vienna. Since I would be taking photos of a city from far away, I will not be able to see how the trees have no leaves and similar. Just the colors of the city.

And as the weather played along, this is what I got. The shot came out a bit less colorful that I hoped, but I let it be. This is close to what it actually looked like. This is a two shot panorama, combined in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop.

The night bridges in Vienna, Austria, panorama

This is probably my most favorite photo spot in Vienna. The calm pond is just so great for reflection. That is if the water is there, and there is no stage in the middle :) This is of course the St. Charles’s Church (Karlskirche).

Most of this photo is from single exposure, but I had to use a second exposure to darken the tower (the lights there are crazy bright) and another exposure to brighten few shadows.

Classic and modern

Technique: Photoshop edit, Number of exposures: 2, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones Adapter ver. IV, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 9, Middle exposure time: 6s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.19907, 16.37126
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