Vienna, Austria – Statue (HDR)


From one of the most beautiful small cities in the world…Vienna, Austria. You can see tons of history as you walk around taking pics. There are many statues in Vienna…the most famous is Mozart! Now this one above…I am not sure what is going on or who is involved. It def caught my eye. Is the one guy Poseidon? A statue shot is typically boring….so I added some textures and gave the woman (Athena?) the power of light from her hand! …just for a cool effect!

To create light rays in Photoshop:
1) Make a new layer
2) White paint brush, opacity 40%…you can always lower the layer opacity to you liking afterwards
3) Unfortunately, using a tablet is key…for straight lines
4) Brush details…I use the third option from top…it is tapered
5) Shift-Click from start location
6) Click at end position

That is it! Sometimes it may take a few tries to get the desired size and pressure. But it is easy! =)

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One comment on “Vienna, Austria – Statue (HDR)

  1. reaganr3nee says:

    this statue is by Rudolf Weyr and titled ‘Power at Sea’ or ‘Macht zur See’, created in 1895 to celebrate Austria’s (or the Habsburg Empire’s to be correct) Royal Navy. the female is probably a personified Austria (much like the Britannia of the UK) standing over the powerful Poseidon and a couple of sea creatures – possibly Ketea’s?

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