Citron and menu,
handwritten in Italian
and leafy salad
filled with goat cheese risotto
Veal and rabbit
with roasted tomatoes
and desserts galore
Photographed at Restaurant Wetter
Images and Text © Merisi
Nikon D800, 50mm lens
-> Restaurant Wetter
Gemein! Jetzt hab ich Hunger UND Fernweh!ReplyDelete
Oh, I know that feeling! ;-)Delete
Whoa. You are making me drool we these fabulous images dear.ReplyDelete
Watch the keyboard! ;-)Delete
The aromas would be so intoxicating. If ever I am planning a visit to Vienna I will definitely consult your blog! You know all the best places!ReplyDelete
I am very picky, I only chose the best, you can trust me! ;-)Delete
You had me at "Italian."ReplyDelete
How lovely! I wish I could have lunch there - every single thing looks absolutely delicious.ReplyDelete
I have been there several times since they opened, and was never once disappointed.Delete
Omg! That 1st shot is like Spanish painter Zoranan (sp) still lifeReplyDelete
Francisco de Zurbarán!!!ReplyDelete
the famous lemon still life!
Oh, you are the sweetest! ;-)Delete
Thanks Merisi for your dedication and fantastic eye for beauty. I start my day every morning with you and have been doing so since the beginning of your recording the discovery of beautiful Vienna. You cover my favorite things...coffee, coffehouses, Vienna, great composers and their masterpieces that often with a click of the link a relaxing few moments listening.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kat, your words make me smile.Delete
I hope to share more of this multifaceted place!
Me likes me sum wabbit.ReplyDelete
Seriously, I don`t know anyone apart from you,who can make me so hungry, just by looking at some images of food and drinks.ReplyDelete
Time for lunch, -just NOW, here in Stavanger.
Hope you found something nice to sink your teeth into! ;-)Delete
You had me at goat cheese.ReplyDelete
Inevitably, stopping by to visit you makes me hungry, no matter that it is 4:32AM. Lovely pictures.ReplyDelete
Time for a snack! ;-)Delete
YUM!! I think people should be hiring you to photograph their cafés. Every time I see one of these post I want to hop a plane. I am sure they are lovely, and all, but I think your photos make everything look extra fabulous.ReplyDelete
That would be so wonderful, being allowed to "officially" take pictures, and letting my family off the hook, finally (I take this to thank my long-suffering family for still letting me shoot the one or other picture without confiscating my camera).Delete
The food I photograph IS FABULOUS, CV, otherwise I would not publish.
I think that I could easily live there and enjoy all of the fine cuisine and be on a diet the rest of my good life. My goodness, it all looks so wonderful. It gave me a couple of ideas to try myself~ReplyDelete
if you leave out dessert, the food at Wetter's restaurant is actually very healthy. Lot's of vegetables, good olive oil, etc. - I had dessert because I had DECIDED I would have a CHEAT DAY. *grin*
Hi Merisi, I love your blog! I've visited Vienna twice and it is my favourite city in the world so I appreciate your blog for letting me re-visit it regularly. Your beautiful photos have also been a great inspiration. I've been given a really good camera as a birthday gift so now I'm off playing and learning as much as I can. I love your photo of the lemon. Would you be so kind as to share how you took this photo to get this marvellous dark background and rich colours? Merci pour les petits plaisirs! MontrealGirl.ReplyDelete
Thank you, MontrealGirl!Delete
I receive so many mails asking me how I took this and that photograph, and I am really not good at explaining why and how. The thing is it took me years to arrive where I am now, with a somewhat good technical background and being able to "forget" about it and shoot sort of intuitively again.
The best I can tell you is to either program your camera so it does everything on "automatic" (today's camera are GREAT) or you go and really study your camera's handbooks to learn how to get exactly the picture YOU want and not what your camera decides.
In the case of the lemon picture, with a bright subject and a dark background, spot metering is the way to go:
* Wikipedia has a pretty good article about metering: ->Metering at Wikipedia
* Ken Rockwell's website is another source of learning about your photography and your camera -> Ken Rockwell
* Study your handbook (start with "metering") and then go and practice, practice, practice!
I could have photoshopped the lemon picture until it was a "perfect" one, the black background completely black, for example, tweaked the white in the lemon, etc., etc. - I don't do that. I could, I know how to do it, but this is a blog, the pictures are not fine-tuned to the tone of what I would present as a professional. That's the fun about my blogging, more after-processing would mean no more blogging. And no more fun for me. ;-)
Hi Merisi, Thanks for responding with such great pointers! I plan on following the non-automatic path and your advice of "practice, practice, practice". I personally like pictures that are less photoshopped as they come across more as photos rather than digital paintings. Cheers, Montreal GirlDelete
That's great, I was not sure whether my notes would reach you!Delete
I came to digital from doing black and white photography, doing my own developing and printing. It's in that spirit that I use Photoshop, working more or less in the digital darkroom the way I was able to do in the real one.
Good luck, and I hope to see your images somewhere, soon, I hope,
I republished this blog post because I thought I'd rather answer Montreal Girl's question here (and it gives me some breathing space for urgent matters I need to tend to this morning).ReplyDelete
Looking at it now, it sort of makes me wish I would do more post-editing of my images. I tend to be extremely critical of my own pictures, especially when looking at them a couple of months later. Yet, besides the fact that I cannot possibly dedicate that much time to blogging, seeing the raw mess I sometimes create makes me work harder to shoot better pictures. Or so I fervently hope ..... ;-)
Wishing you all a wonderful day and thank you for encouraging me through the years,
Looks amazing. I particularly love that chalkboard wall with what looks like wooded pallets customised. Everything looks delicious. Beautiful shots.ReplyDelete
It is a beautiful place, in every way.Delete
Oh wow, that top plate looks so deliciousReplyDelete
All of them were delicious!Delete
I was able to read a few lines of the menu, which is really in a perfect Italian, a rare thing to see abroad and quite often even in Italy.ReplyDelete
Wetter cooks some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten.Delete
This is a lunch I'd like to eat. :-)ReplyDelete
Me too, again, and again! ;-)Delete
Everything looks so yummy! It's the middle of the night and now I am hungry (but I won't find anything nearly so grand in our fridge!!!)
Thank you, as always, for the pictures to inspire dreams....
Thank you, Betty!Delete
I hope you had wonderful dreams! :-)
Seeing this article on citrus cologne made me thing of your great, memorable photo....http://boisdejasmin.com/2013/10/parfums-de-nicolai-leau-mixte-fragrance-review.html.ReplyDelete
Great link...lots to read here, and I say this as a man and cigar / pipe smoker very interested in scents and smelling fresh! ThanksDelete
It looks very tasty:-)ReplyDelete
It was! Have I mentioned that is the best Italian food in Vienna, in my humble opinion? ;-)Delete
It seems that, at 70, I spend my time between California and India. I would love to see Vienna, though. I can't resist my massages in India at $7 US/per hour of incredible bliss for my aching muscles and joints.ReplyDelete
Sometimes choices are really between a soft place and heaven, aren't they!Delete
Enjoy your India!
ooow...everything looks sooo yummy! I love your shots :)ReplyDelete
Thank you! :-)Delete
Oh lucky you, that all looks fabulous, lovely pictured I particularly like the first one with its combination of colours and that love light...ReplyDelete
Thank you! :-)Delete
I try to take pictures at family meals on the sly, and I always hope everyone understands that these are snapshots. And this is a blog, after all. Still, it makes me happy to share!
What a feast!ReplyDelete
Indeed, the advantage of having a large family, seeing a lot of different dishes at once. Perchance to taste ... ;-)Delete
I enjoyed looking at the handwriting, so beautiful. It is sad that many schools in the USA have stopped teaching cursive writing.ReplyDelete
Thanks also for explaining (in the earlier comments) about how you do photography.
I agree with you, I see handwriting as a cultural heritage that is not only a thing of beauty, but also a very useful tool in daily life. Pretending to be a typewriter simply does not cut it. In my book. ;-)
I always a bit apprehensive about explaining photography skills. Even though I have a photography degree, I feel the longer I work on my photography, the less I know and hence not someone qualified to teach others.
Merisi, just keep on doing what you're doing. We all love the blog.Delete
I am just a point and shoot type, a naive photographer who knows only the Automatic button on the camera. Blogging should be fun. Sharing your city by sharing photos.
I hope we can have some coffee together; I hope to be in Austria for the first time this summer!
oh now i am drooling and wishing i had something to eat .. such glorious food/photosReplyDelete
Wished I could take you to Wetter's right now!Delete
Fantastic shots! I'm a foodie and it all looks tasty to me. The shotReplyDelete
with the pepper and the expressive hands is outstanding. Aside from
your wonderful photography, Merisi, you sure do lived a charmed life.
ALHORA SEI MANGATO!ReplyDelete