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Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by Harry S., Apr 23, 2007.

  1. A few pics from the area where I grew up. Although I live in Vienna now, I still go to the country-side each weekend. The landscape is not very spectacular but it grows on you when you spend some time there. Characteristic are the rolling hills interspersed with patches of forest, the vineyards and hedges.

    I recently found out that over the years I have not given that lovely area the (photographic) attention it deserves but that will change from now on.
    I hope you enjoy this little pictorial excursion.

    NIKON D200    ---    98mm    f/5.6    1/350s    ISO 100

    NIKON D200    ---    98mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 100

    #3 (I guess I posted this one before)
    NIKON D1X    ---    125mm    f/5.6    1/250s   

    NIKON D200    ---    105mm    f/5.6    1/640s    ISO 100

    NIKON D1X    ---    200mm    f/8.0    1/400s   

    NIKON D1X    ---    12mm    f/13.0    1/180s   

    #7 (where there's wine, there's cellars to store it)
    NIKON D200    ---    190mm    f/5.6    1/800s    ISO 100

    NIKON D1X    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/640s   

    #9 (my home town - hidden in the valley)
    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 100

  2. Thank you for the great journey to Austria. I lived in Switzerland for a brief period of 1994-1996. I was very appreciative of beauty of Swiss Alps. Some folks used to say that Austria is more beautiful and pristine. Never had a chance to visit. May be someday will make a trip.

    Keep posting great landscapes like this.
  3. GastheerG

    GastheerG Guest

    3, 5 and 8 are great! Very fine job!
  4. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Nice shots. I like the strong graphic design of 3 and 5, and 7 has a timeless feel to it.
  5. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Great capture of various kinds of landscape 'lines' - well done.
  6. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Beautiful shots all of them. The composition, the light and the lines in the shots are very artisticly seen. I wish I had your eye for that.
  7. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Great landscape area
    Those grapes look delightful
  8. fabulous series Harry! I need to get back there for a visit.
  9. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    Beautiful series, Harry. I'd love to visit someday. Many years ago, my parents went to Austria (among other places) and the photos they took were nice, but nothing like yours! Looks like it would be a lovely place to raise a family.
  10. biggstr6


    Apr 26, 2005
    Very nice shots.

    I really thought Austria was beautiful when I was there .
  11. Aiii, wonderful landscape - beautiful perspective, very well done!


    Apr 30, 2005
    A fantastic series of images as you well know :) 


  13. Thanks Sam!

    Well, the Swiss Alps are definitely more spectacular (markedly higher elevations), but the Austrian Alps are more pristine as you have correctly heard. The reason is that the valley floors in Switzerland are densely populated while those in Austria are mostly unpopulated except for the major streams.

  14. Thanks all for the nice comments!

    Tojor, I'm very happy you say that because I was afraid that I lost my eye for composition, etc. In the beginning I mostly let intuition do the job, but later when my technical knowledge on photography grew I was more concerned with getting the shot right technically, which distracted me so much that creativity suffered heavily. This became particularly worse when I switched to digital.

  15. Thanks Leigh!

    You and your family would be most welcome, of course.

    It is a good place to grow up, or should I say it "was". Most of people's life is getting increasingly regulated by the legislative, parents are over-scared, etc.

    When I was a small boy, I had a rather "wild" childhood. There was hardly a day without bruises, I even had to get stitched altogether 4 times, etc.
    Hm, I have to ask my mother and grandmother how much they cared about what will happen next :smile:

  16. Harry , how nice to see this series, I can just picture you running across the fields or sitting on the tractor.:eek: 

    Not sure what Bob's comments will be if he picks up thread.:Ouch: :Ouch: :Ouch:

    Love Pam
  17. These are all wonderful. Love them all. Great job!
  18. I like all of these a lot Harry, but my strong favorite is # 3. Think of all the work planting, pruning, and tying the vines just so you can get a great picture. :wink:

    I don't think you need to be concerned about a degradation of your compositional skills. Like Torben, I wish I had your eye.
  19. Thanks for the trip Harry!
    I really like rolling hills in landscape pictures, you got them quite well. I'm curious what you come with when it's all green.
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