Gloriette by Delfino

Vienna, Austria, 21 may 2011.
This Belvedere of Schloss Schönbrunn was intended as the crowning touch to the baroque ensemble of Schönbrunn and was built in the style of early classicistic. It is crowned with a mighty imperial eagle surrounded by trophies.
The original structure and form goes back to renaissance style features like the flat building, symmetrie in windows, ornaments, steps and even in the pond in front of the lake which mirrors the gloriette and also itself is mirrored by a second pond on the back of the gloriette.
It is part of park and garden of Schloß Schönbrunn palace.

-Canon Eos 5d mkII and Canon 24-70mm at 24mm, f/ 11.0, iso 50 three bracketed images at 8/ 30 / and 2 sec. manual exposure achieved with Fader MkII ND Filter.
-Merged to HDR with Photomatix and saved as tiff.
-Contrastcorrection and enhancement in Ps CS5 with different layers for the sky, building and woods.
-Nik Filter Tonal Contrast for the building and trees.
-Soft Vignette with Nik Filter darken lighten center.
-Luminance sharpening with unsharpen mask.
-Saved as PSD and jpeg.

I am a Hobby Photographer from Austria who likes to shoot a mixed bag of subjects ranging from car racing to airshows, architecture, landscape and nature and have not specialized on a specific topic.
I also like to look at all the beautiful artwork here to find some inspiration.
Thank’s to all of you for looking and commenting on my work.

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture

  • Hi kathy, thank you very much!

    – Delfino

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shot and treatment!!!

  • Hi Sharon, i am glad you like it!

    – Delfino

  • Rémi Bridot
    Rémi Bridotalmost 4 years ago

    Great art !!!

  • Merci beaucoup Rémi!

    – Delfino

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 4 years ago

    Lovel capture. Well done.

    22nd May 2011

  • Thank you very much Clive for the feature, very much appreciated!

    – Delfino

  • henuly1
    henuly1almost 4 years ago

    just GREAT!!!

  • Thank you very much for your kind remark!

    – Delfino

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonalmost 4 years ago

    I love Vienna, thanks for the memories :) Awesome capture.

  • You are welcome! I am glad you like my version of the Gloriette!

    – Delfino

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezalmost 4 years ago

    magnificent my friend!

  • Thank you mate, cheers!

    – Delfino

  • julie08
    julie08almost 4 years ago

    Stunning work :)

  • Thank you Julie, i am glad you like it!

    – Delfino

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you Lee! This was my Vienna weekend i told you about, and it was really great!

    – Delfino

  • Bilgolaj
    Bilgolajalmost 4 years ago

    Oh wow….wonderful

  • Thank you very much !

    – Delfino

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