Vienna, Austria – Street Performer (Infrared)


From one of my favorite cities in the world…Vienna, Austria. I was lucky to have a free Saturday to enjoy the sights recently and was walking around grabbing HDR’s and Infrared pics. As I walked up to National History Museum I saw this street performer standing on a box signing some classical music. He was dressed Mozart-like and you cant tell by the pic…but had yellow face paint on. I was eager to grab this shot and gave him 1 Euro and he posed for me…feather pen in hand! He did well…he was posing for pics every few minutes. Nice gig!

Talke Photography Settings:
Camera: Nikon D70S (Converted to Infrared)
Infrared Conversion: D70S modified by LifePixel
Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 22.0mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/90 sec
Aperture: f/11
Gear: Hand Held
Post Process: Adobe CS5, onOne Software Photo Tools 2.6, Viveza

Vienna, Austria – City Hall

From one of my favorite little cities in the world…Vienna, Austria…here is a photo of the City Hall (Rathaus) from a distance.  I have not been here in years and I miss it much.  The Ringstrasse (city loop) is one great place to catch the local trains around the city.  So many great spots to see and enjoy!  At certain times of the year…right in front of the Rathaus you can find a market or shops!  Gotta love city life!

Some info from the web:  The Rathaus is a building in Vienna which serves as the seat both of the mayor and city council of the city of Vienna. The town hall also serves, in personal union, as Governor and Assembly (Landtag) of the State of Vienna, a state with the Austrian federal system. he Rathaus was designed by Friedrich von Schmidt in the Gothic style, and built between 1872 and 1883. On the top of the tower is the Rathausmann, one of the symbols of Vienna. Facing the Rathaus is a large park, the Rathauspark. The Rathaus also accommodates the historic ‘Wiener Rathauskeller’ restaurant. The traditional restaurant consists of several baroque halls, offering small traditional Viennese delicacies to grand gala buffets. Recently finished renovations (2000) include the re-opening of the neo-baroque Salon Ziehrer and the redesigned Lanner-Lehar Hall with wall and ceiling murals by GermanTrompe-l’œil artist Rainer Maria Latzke.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D70S
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture Mode
  • Focal Length: 170.0 mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Exposure:  1/1640
  • Aperture:  f/6.3
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, Color Efex Pro,  Photo Tools 2.6

Vienna, Austria – Pallas Athene Fountain

Vienna, Austria

NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR

Vienna (Wein) has a population of 1.6 million and covers an area of 160 square miles.   The River Danube flows through it and the Danube canal flows through the city center.  Vienna is the capital of Austria. It is located closely to  Czech Republic, Budapest, Salzburg and Munich.   I travel into Vienna every year for business and take a train into the middle of the Czech Republic.   I stay a few nights and travel back and forth daily to the different locations mentioned above and use Vienna as my home base.

I really love Vienna.  It is a small city and the major attractions are located around the Ringstrasse (4 km long)   If you stay at a hotel on the Ringstrasse, there are local trains that circle around non-stop.   To sight see all you need to do is hop on the train and get off any stop you like!  The food is great and the people are wonderful.  You can even walk around the entire Ringstrasse if you like.  I have come close!   My feet were hurting!   If you fly into Vienna, there is a train that takes you directly to the city center at the airport.   Takes only 15 minutes and costs roughly 12 Euro. 

Some wonderful places to see in Vienna are Hofburg, Karlskirche, Prater,Spanish Riding School, Opera House,  St. Stephen’s Cathedral and much more!   Near Hofburg there is a great closed street shopping area.  There you can find a shop called Mostly Mozart!  Vienna is where Mozart lived and composed many of his great opera’s!   If you visit, I am not sure you will hear the song… “Rock Me Amedeus”.