Wednesday, 27 January 2010

A Little Night Music


Waiting
for the sun to rise
7:36:44 am

7:40:49 am

27 January 2010
7:54:59 am

Mönchhof
Burgenland
45 miles southeast
of Vienna


Images
© 2010 by Merisi

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Each of the above images will reveal
a Mozart aria sung by Lucia Popp
after being clicked upon.

Enjoy, after all it is
Mozart's Birthday today!
Happy Birthday,
Wolfgang Amadeus!


Happy Birthday
also to that very special
person who was born on the same day,
one cold and snowy January night
many many years after Wolfgang!

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34 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Mozart!

    What gorgeous, gorgeous pastels.

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  2. Extra special photos!!!!

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  3. Pure poetry, those photos!

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  4. Loved these, and good for you to get up so early so that we may enjoy the sunrise with you !

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  5. Vos photos sont magnifiques ! I come back....

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  6. bare branches and trees are so wonderfully photogenic....

    sara x

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  7. Happy Birthday, Wolferl!

    Happy Birthday, Cathi!

    Congrats merisi!

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  8. wow
    i do not know how you link
    these photos to the music
    but you
    are stellar
    at photo shooting
    AND
    at finding
    the best listening treasures!

    :-)

    my fav ---->"Der Hölle Rache"

    happy B~day Wolfgang!

    we wish you were still here
    and had your own band....

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  9. Happy birthday, Monsieur M.
    I love these peaceful photos, the light is exquisite

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  10. Ah, so very beautiful as the light grows. Must have been a deal of pollution n the cold air to give that bouncing ball effect to the sun.

    Many happt returns to all concerned!

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  11. Stunning photos, Merisi! And, Mozart ... one of my favorites!!!

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  12. I don't know who your special birthday person is, but my husband shares a birthday with Mozart!

    Glorious winter sunrise, Merisi.

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  13. Sara,
    thank you!
    Getting up at 5 am and being out there in those freezing temperatures was all worth it for those pictures! ;-)

    Willow and Vicky,
    thank you both! :-)

    The Retired One,
    glad you appreciate my sacrifice! *giggles*

    Enitram,
    welcome and thank you! :-)

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  14. Anonymous,
    thank you!!! :-)

    excite,
    thanks! :-)


    Somepinkflowers,
    thank you!

    Lucia Popp is my favorite Queen of the Night! :-)

    Mélanie,
    merci beaucoup! :-)

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  15. Anonymous,
    thank you!!! :-)

    excite,
    thanks! :-)


    Somepinkflowers,
    thank you!

    Lucia Popp is my favorite Queen of the Night! :-)

    Mélanie,
    merci beaucoup! :-)

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  16. Sara (FFF),
    I agree, trees are magical! ;-)

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  17. Arija,
    the sun rises out of the mist above the Danube river.

    The air yesterday was so brilliant, I don't think that haze from pollution was the culprit. I have observed from Schönbrunn's Gloriette how in the course of the morning thick grey fog or mist rises from the river, then drifts over the city, obscuring the the sky until the sun burns through again (or not, as often happens during winter).

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  18. Arija,
    I also wanted to mention that it was so bitterly cold, -15°Celcius, that just after I captured those images, my lens froze completely and I had to put the camera under my coat, to warm it up again. That may have contributed to the reduced quality of the light (the sun was clear orange when looked at by the naked eye).

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  19. Kelly,
    thank you,
    we all are grateful for Wolferl, aren't we? ;-)


    Bee,
    it is my firstborn's birthday.
    Belated birthday wishes to your husband! :-)

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  20. Wonderful post - your photos are just beautiful not mention music and Happy Birthdat to Mozart!
    Lovely weekend to you:)
    Greetings from Poland

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  21. Wow.. the colours are amazing!

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  22. Beautiful photos and for such a special occasion... love the pastels and the timing.

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  23. Beautiful pictures, the light is perfect and the silhouettes make the shots. I'd forgotten about Mozart's birthday, I happen to be listening to a Haydn symphony right now. And happy birthday to your firstborn!

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  24. beautiful, i love the pastel hues...very different than my mornings.

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  25. Soft winter scene. Such a delightful moon.
    Thanks for sharing Merisi.
    Happy weekend.

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  26. I adore all these shots! So clear but so soft too.

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  27. these are all gorgeous, but i think i like the first best. thanks for sharing-

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  28. Bare tree limbs tend to look rather sad and lonely. However, they do make for great shots for Sky Watch.

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  29. First image is like a painting. Nice job!
    Joyce, IL, USA

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  30. Absolutely breathtaking captures, Merisi! Love the dark trees silhouetted against the pastel skies, so fragile looking! I do hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  31. The first two photos look like paintings -gorgeous!
    Uum, Amadeus it is -today!

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  32. These are simply gorgeous, Merisi--each like a little painting and wonderfully quiet and peaceful. Thanks for catching and sharing.

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  33. That's such a lovely place you were in... absolutely stunning and beautiful photos of the sunrise... great shots!

    Pixellicious Photos

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