Vienna, Austria – Denkmal der Roten Armee (HDR)

From Vienna, Austria this HDR is of the Denkmal der Roten Armee. There is a statue included, but I just focused on the circular part of the monument. I added an anlge and it kinda feels like a roller coaster! The fun of shooting with different angles!

Some info from the web: Denkmal der Roten Armee was built by the Russians to commemorate 18,000 soldiers who died during the liberation of Vienna from the Germans. At the end of WWII Vienna was divided into different districts governed by different allied forces, of which one was the Russians.

This monument has a 12m high bronze statue of a Soviet soldier (Rotgardisten) holding a Soviet flag set upon a 20m high marble base. The monument was unveiled on19 August 1945 with a ceremony involving representatives from all the Allied forces. The inscription states that the monument ‘honours the soldiers of the Soviet army, pleased for release of Austria from fascism’. Under the terms of the State Treaty of 1955, the Austrians continue to pay for the monument’s upkeep.

Talke Photography Settings:
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 14.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: 9 Exposure HDR (+4 to -4)
Aperture: f/14.0
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS5, Color Efex Pro, Photo Tools 2.6