Writing with Light

Vienna

Vienna Flower Shop

As I was processing some of my images from Vienna this struck me as the perfect shot to do some digital painting. The flowers were so vibrant and really popped of the screen that I tried a few different versions before finding the one I really liked.

I used Topaz Impression to create this image, it’s one of my favourite Topaz plug-ins. Starting with the base image I sampled different pre-sets before settling on the one that closely matched my vision and then I started adjusting the brush strokes, amount of paint, blending mode, etc.

Click on the image to enlarge (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print.

Vienna, Austria, flower market, flowers, street photography, digital painting, travel photography

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Viennese Bicycle

A European city, a classic bicycle. Did you have any doubts that I would photograph it?

Vienna, Austria, architecture, bicycle, window, travel photography


Prague Bound

As I write this post I’m sitting on a train, traveling from Vienna to Prague, watching the Ausrian countryside whiz by my window. It’s not 7:30am yet and there’s a beautiful mist hovering just inches above the lush landscape and all I can think off is asking the engineer to please pull over so I can take a picture. Not gonna happen but we photographers can dream. 

I must say that train travel in Europe is a very civilized and comfortable way to travel. The airlines can learn a lesson. 

While I’ve been to Austria before this was my first time in Vienna and it truly is a beautiful city. I wish I’d had more time to explore but Vienna and Prague are a quick stop before we board a plane and fly to Tel Aviv.

I won’t be processing my images until I get home but I thought I’d share some iPhone images until then. I am posting regularly to  Facebook and Instagram so if you aren’t following me yet here’s your chance 😉 

Party Boat on the Danube

Schonbrunn Palace

Schonbrunn Palace from behind the Fountain

Vienna Opera House

Shooting the Danube at Sunset