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The Plague Column

By xwang
First, thank Pamela for her encouragement and kind teaching in the past years... I put another 'boring' one on..I started by taking holiday photos to record my journey, and still doing the same... I know, Holiday snaps can bore people to death..Grin, that's also why I'm here to learn. So, all your comments and criticisms are welcome. Thanks.
The photo was taken in Modling 14Km south of vienna.

Tags: Architecture Column Landscape and travel

Voters: Len1950, jdinne, LynneJoyce and 9 more

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6 Jun 2012 10:58AM
The monument stands out very well against the lovely blue sky.


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jdinne 14 16 England
6 Jun 2012 12:37PM
Wonderful colour, detail and contrast. Nicely presented. Well done.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 1:03PM
Fascinating memorial. I would have gone for a shallower depth of field, or knowing my penchant for getting all the settings wrong, I would have masked out the memorial and blurred the background.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
6 Jun 2012 4:36PM
The memorial looks good, Jasmine. I would be tempted to have done a few close ups of the details as well.

6 Jun 2012 4:45PM
Fantastic colours Jasmine. I like the monument as it stands out against the blue sky. As Dave says, some close ups of this would also have worked
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 5:09PM
wonderful detail and colours jasmine super light and tones love that blue sky a cracker nice one Wink
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 5:16PM
Good exposure control on a white subject. Difficult in bright light but you've achieved it. Good clarity too. It's always hard taking a statue in the middle of a town cos of the distracting surroundings.
xwang 9 56 8
6 Jun 2012 6:10PM
Thank you Lynne, a very good idea, but a huge task.. my PS skill is rubbish..Grin
Thank you, Dave. Actually, I have never seen them before until further east.. Austria and Hungary direction. It seemed they are very common there, but not elsewhere. I did some in Sopron,.. I'll have a look when I get round...Grin
Thank you, Paul. Yes, it is difficult to advoid everything. Before I knew photo software, two things I tried to advoid, one is wire in the sky, another is people&cars on the ground... Not anti-socialGrin, just they don't quite fit in the Architecture shots... I tried to darken the car a bit.. i don't think that I have the clone skill to get rid of it, I would make a terrible mess, so I left it...
Thank you all for your kind comments and support.
6 Jun 2012 9:34PM
Beautiful architecture Jasmine you did well with all that white, looks good against the blue sky and it's a splendid shot.
6 Jun 2012 9:59PM
Very nice image Jasmine , yep I go on Holidays in September to Hawii and Las Vegas can't wait to take some photos over their. well captured Jasmine have FUN and enjoy your Holiday.
Cheers Allen, SmileWink
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 1:25AM
You underestimate your editing skills, Jasmine.
The buildings around the Baroque column are quite close and probably impossible to avoid, but you did well.
There are definitely some parts of this that deserve some detailed closeups.

I have been googling and didn't realise there were so many Plague Columns around.
"After the second wave of the Black Death swept through Europe in the 17th century, the survivors burned the bodies, thanked god, and built monumental tributes to their deliverance".
"On a smaller scale other cities erected plague columns, public statues that served as calls to faith, indirect memorials to the thousands lost, and a symbol of hope for the future".
"The Vienna Pestsaule (Plague Column) influenced the style and structure of plague columns to follow - one part religious supplication to the heavens for deliverance from the plague of 1679, one part Hapsburg Imperial propaganda piece. It served as a model that inspired similar sculptures across Europe".

I also discovered someone called Tigerlily on TrekEarth!!!!!
xwang 9 56 8
7 Jun 2012 9:55AM
Ha,ha.. Thank you, Pamela.Wink
Thank you very much for the addtional information. Yes, they are nearly in every single town of that area.. I took quite a few..
"...underestimate.."?, No, you know where I'm from... I can 'lie' to somebody else, but never to you. I can only say that I've learned a lot from your teaching..Without your kind help and teaching, I can never do what I do today..
Thank you all for your kind comments and support.

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