I like it how a long lens allows me to cut a narrow strip out of reality. With wider lenses you often need to juxtapose unrelated thing to get a surreal effect. With a long lens you sometimes only have to frame.
I could have sworn that these two images had been taken in Carinthia – and I would have been wrong. They are in the same folder as yesterday’s, and I know for sure that that one has been taken in Vienna 🙂
Yeasterday’s has been taken in the morning, these two in the afternoon. I have no idea where exactly.
Vienna is normally two weeks ahead of Carinthia, vegetation-wise. Although Carinthia is slightly south of Vienna, 250 meters of altitude make a difference. Here we are in Croatia, further south and on sea level as well.
It’s always a joy driving down to the sea in early spring and seeing flowers aplenty.
I drove around randomly, worrying about the sun, and suddenly I found rows of trees with strangly red fruit, planted around one of Villach’s schools.
No leaves, only thousand of red berries. In size they almost approximated cherries, but they were densely clustered along the twigs. Some of them were already foulish brown, many were still in red splendor. Any idea what that is?
This image is a good example for the “tone mapping” technique that I described a few days ago. The image from the camera also had a well distributed histogram across the full range of values, because cameras tend to do that, but while the sky was overly bright, the trees were dull and brownish at best. No gold was to be seen, and gold was, what I had in my memories.