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.