05 Mar 18 I think we'll dedicate this week to trip photos, and start with this one taken in downtown Vienna. One of my regrets of the trip was that I wasn't always able to get a snap of the title or name of my subject. My hope was that in such instances the travel books would back fill what I missed. Unfortunately for Vienna that didn't happen for the most part, and today's submission is one of many such instances. I do know it is the courtyard of a medium sized church but nowhere could I locate the name. The tour guides did fill us in but as I don't have very good short term memory in virtually every case I didn't store the info. Which is why I always look for an info sign to shoot. I do know that the central figure is some saint, but which one I have no idea. Although dry when we were visiting, I believe the white marble base would normally hold water but that it was emptied for the renovation. Our guide simply said things were being renovated and nothing more about this specific statue. Of interest to me was that the walkway sloped in one direction while this little alcove sloped in a different direction. Made for a fun challenge in trying to get a photo with parallel lines. Since the "fountain" was my main subject I elected to try and get it straight and let the church building list as it would. I've removed a few distractions but thought that trying to remove the red and green construction elements would not only be most challenging but would also remove some nice color. So I've left them as they were.
As mentioned I've removed some distractions from the original, straightened it some, and adjusted the contrast to allow all the figures to present in a balanced manner. Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture priority; ISO 800; 1/320 sec @ f / 9.