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old town of Salzburg....

old town of Salzburg....
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2003-08
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Minolta X700, zoom 28-85 mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-30 15:34
Viewed: 2735
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
....as viewed from one of the Monchsberg hills pathway viewpoints on the south side of the Salzach river .
Salzburg stands in a breathtaking setting and is rich with magnificient architectural treasures .The baroque church spires of the old town with the fortress rising in back of them are an unforgettable sight .The views from the fortress on the hill at the back of the old town are equally wonderful i reckon.
In the 18th century the town descended into poverty and that was a sort of blessing in disguise as it ensured that the historic buildings that are currently attracting high-spending tourists were repaired rather than replaced . Another major and fortuitous factor in Salzburg's tourist fame is that it was the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeous Mozart ( 1756 ). Ironically the city that gave the famous composer scant encouragement during his lifetime now can't get enough of him . Mozart's influence is everywhere , there is Mozart square with its Mozart statue , the Mozarteum music academy , Mozart's birthplace and Mozart's residence .His music dominates festivals. Chocolate confections and liqueurs are named after him .
Salzburg has a population of 150,000 and is the fourth largest city of Austria .
Thank you for looking,
Scanned from a print , played with curves , converted to B&W , corrected the horizon , sharpened and framed ,

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To tnahari: correction !CAROL50 3 05-01 11:55
To lisapw1: Thanks Lisa !CAROL50 1 05-01 10:02
To mushtaqhussain: Thanks MushtaqCAROL50 1 05-01 08:33
To Beger: Bonsoir !CAROL50 1 04-30 19:31
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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-04-30 16:43]
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Bonsoir Carol,
Magnifique plongée sur Salzbourg. J'aime cette perspective suggérée par l'angle du bâtiment au centre et qui amène le regard vers la forteresse qui surplombe la cité.
La conversion en noir et blanc est fort judicieuse et bien réalisée. Elle accentue son caractère intemporel. La netteté n'a rien perdu avec le scan. Pour être un brin pointilleuse, j'aurais coupé le coin gauche de la photo pour éliminer la zone sombre qui s'y trouve.
Bravo et bon weekend! Annie

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-05-01 0:53]

Hi Carol,
A fine panorama of the Austrian City of Saltzbourg in B&W.
Nice contrasts all over while maintaining the grey tones.
Very good V-shaped composition of the architecture with the great building on top of the hill on the right top which is an asset to the composition.
Very neat work.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

bom dia Carol
I like so much this angle of view you give us...great tonalities in b/w that allows us to see wonderful details and architecture.Fine sharp and good panorama of the city.You have made a great note about the place as usual...
have agreat WE
Um abraço

Hi Carol
good pov for catching a wide panorama, breathtaking view of the old city with its roofs and towers.
the castle on the hill dominates the historic buildings.
posting in B&W was a good choice for an old photo effect.

PS the title is misspelled

Hi Carol ,
for me friend its a well chosen POV with superb DOF and nice details of the Architecture,the B&W mood works well which gives a sense of history to your composition,the framing is well balanced one as you covered everything from road to building to mountain and little of sky plus the trees,nice details and a little dark tones on trees rest are well shown here,well done my friend.
Best Wishes

Hi Carol, I have visited this beautiful city and enjoyed all that it has to offer. Although I am a big fan of black and white photography, I think that I would prefer this photo in color. It's such a colorful city with the greens of the mountains, and the colors of the buildings and rooftops.

Nonetheless, it's a nice photo showing the terrific view from up high! Lisa

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