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The Landmark of Graz overlooking the city from Schloßberg Hill is the Clocktower. The origins go back to the 13th century, since 1560 he is like you see it on the picture. Originally, he had only one hand to show the hours. Later, they added the minuteshand. They had to make it smaller to be different from the hour hand. Hence the big hand shows the hours, the small the minutes. The watch shows actually 05:15 pm, the time the image was taken.
During the Napoleon wars, Napoleon wanted to tear down the Fortress on Schloßberg Hill including this tower. The citzizens of Graz payed a high ransom to keep their old Clocktower, which was preserved then.

Canon 5dMkII and Canon 24-70mm at 59mm, M f/ 5.0 2 sec iso 50, Hoya CPL, Lee 0.9 ND soft as is.

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watch, tower, clocktower, landmark, graz, austria, delfino, canon 5dmkii, blue hour, nightshot, available light, sights, architecture, long exposure, lee filter, hoya, cpl, napoleon

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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Comments

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 1 year ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 1 year ago

    What a beautiful capture ..great info too – Love it xx

  • Thank you very much, gail!

    – Delfino

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 1 year ago

  • Thank you kathy!

    – Delfino

  • fotopro
    fotoproover 1 year ago

    Ein schoenes bild Bernhard, klasse arbeit.

  • Thank you very much, dankeschön for your kind comment on my clocktower!

    – Delfino

  • hans p olsen
    hans p olsenover 1 year ago

    Great composition!

  • Thank you very much hans peter!

    – Delfino

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 1 year ago

    Superb light and composition mate. Terrific capture!

  • Thank you mate, very much appreciated!

    – Delfino

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 1 year ago

    OUTSTANDING Capture so beautiful Delfino well done love it lee

  • Thank you very much Lee for your kind remark!

    – Delfino

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    very nice picture!

  • Thank ou mate for this feature, very much appreciated!

    – Delfino

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 1 year ago

    01/28/2013 -

  • Thank you for the feature!

    – Delfino

  • Chris Monks
    Chris Monksover 1 year ago

    Great Capture and Composition

  • Thank you so much Chris!

    – Delfino

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