Vienna, Austria – Maria Theresien Statue (HDR)


From the stunning city of Vienna, Austria…this is a statue located in the Maria Theresien Platz. Some info from the web: At the center stands a colossal monument honoring empress Maria Theresa, who reigned for forty years. The monument, created in 1888 by Kaspar Zumbusch, shows Maria Theresa seated on top of a large pedestal supported on all sides by Corinthian columns. She is holding a scroll with the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713, an edict issued by Emperor Charles VI that allowed women to ascend the throne.
The empress is surrounded by some of her closest advisors. Four of her generals (von Daun, von Khevenhüller, Traun and von Laudon) are shown on horseback. Von Kaunitz, the chancellor of state, Van Swieten, her physician, Liechtenstein, director of the artillery forces and count von Haugwitz, who reformed the economy and strengthened central authority are shown standing near the pedestal.

Talke Photography Settings:

Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 17.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 7 Exposures (+3 to -3)
Aperture: f/16
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

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