Vienna is a wonderful city, but this is nothing intrinsic to Vienna, every city is wonderful. Every place where people live is. It’s really fantastic. You stroll through these cities and there is one image after the other, an endless stream of possibilities. I mean, it’s no big deal to live in the city and make good images at times. The opportunities come from all by themselves. You simply have to be attentive and patient.
The problem begins when you have a daily photoblog and the opportunities sometimes decide to not come. Just like today. I had some images, but nothing convincing. At such times it has been found to be a good strategy to move your ass. Today was Ass Moving Day.
Weather had been dull all day, but I really had the feeling that it could probably clear up in the evening or, better, there could be clouds but not too many, just the right ones for a spectacular sundown. Therefore I was prepared when at 8:20 I saw the sun come out. I took my slingshot and the tripod and headed for the Underground. I was really lucky. It took me less than 20 minutes on two trains to reach Donauinsel and begin shooting.
I used the Sigma 10-20, mostly at 10mm, together with an 0.9 and an 0.6 ND gradient filter, shot for about half an hour, and this was it.
This is my favorite image from that set. I have post-processed it in Capture NX. Nothing fancy, only some minor adjustments.