Thursday 8 April 2010

Viennese Escapes:
Into The Sunset

Golden Sunset
Lake Traunsee
150 miles
Southwest of Vienna
Upper Austria

7 April 2010
© by Merisi


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  1. Lovely lovely captures. Like something I would see on travel brochures.

  2. That last image made me gasp... stunning. The color, the composition.. the crazy gateway to nowhere.

    Bellissime tutte ma l'ultima è spettacolare.

  3. The blues are very blue in Vienna right now!

  4. Marvelous captures, Merisi! Looks like the perfect getaway! Love your composition! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  5. The colors -- the intense blues and golds --make me think of Howard Pyle. Gorgeous, Merisi!

  6. Well Merisi, I look at these pictures and just wonder if I am seeing colors that truly do exist in nature. Well, of course they do!

    I met a beautiful lady in the shop today who also had a marvelous sense of color. She lives in Vienna! She visits Demel's and highly praises its hot chocolate.

    Somehow, my very tired mind connects your impossibly beautiful photo colors with the verification of the wonderful joys of Demel's.

    And the result ... I can't wait to see what you will be posting next time. xo

  7. They're all good but there's something special about the last one.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

  8. Golden Sunset on Blue Waters! What a Combination!

    Pixellicious Photos

  9. Wow gorgeous scenes.
    Beautiful skies and captures Merisi.

    Enjoy the weekend.

  10. amazing blues. this place is a dream.

  11. The blue and gold are so stunning! Wishing for Scotty to beam me up ... or over, rather. Gorgeous.

  12. Thank you all for your kind comments! :-)

    I have stopped at this place numerous times, on my way from Vienna to Bad Ischl. It is about 2 hours and 10 minutes away from Vienna, and when I left Tuesday shortly before 5pm I hoped I had a chance to pass there before the sun went down. I arrived just in the nick of time, and it helped knowing where to park and where to run to get this images. ;-)

    If you click the label "Traunsee" and then scroll down to the bottom, you find a post with images from the same spot, only those were taken shortly after sunrise on a September morning.

    Clicking on the label "Salzkammergut" will give you an assortment of images of places around that beautiful region of Austria.

    A wonderful day to all of you,

  13. The blues and golds are so lovely! Happy SWF and have a great weekend!

  14. Your golden sunset is full of warm tones that bring the sea and sky together in one easy form, so easy to view~

  15. Wow... were these pictures photo-shopped, or is that the actual, beautifully blue-intensity of the scenery? Absolutely gorgeous.

  16. Eileen,
    I am still not able to use Photoshop!

    The sky was that blue, it was such a bright morning, and the blue skies were with me all the way back to Vienna.

    The light in the Salzkammergut Region is gorgeous on sunny days, as it is in Vienna. Generally so, in Austria, as far as I have experienced it so far.

  17. i remember this spot...and it's absolutely gorgeous, as is most of Austria. beautiful photos.


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