Mervyn Hurwitz  

Melk Benedictine Abbey by Mervyn Hurwitz

September 2020 - Melk Benedictine Abbey

About the Image(s)

Taken on my recent Danube river cruise, the Abbey stands on a high point overlooking the river and the town of Melk, Austria. We weren't allowed to photograph inside the Abbey, but I particularly enjoyed this view with the reflection.
Sony A7 28mm. ISO 100, f11, 1/50 secs

6 comments posted

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
A standard postcard picture went to a much higher level thanks to the reflection. You got a perfectly symmetric picture. Interesting how the reflection is quite crisp, notwithstanding the flowing river. My only recommendation would be to open up the reflection a little more, so there is not so much contrast between the top and the bottom halves. You can also eliminate some of the branches in the water (bottom left).   Posted: 09/07/2020 19:20:02
Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Thank you for your suggestions. I agree that this looks better. Do you think it is an improvement?   Posted: 09/10/2020 09:44:38
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Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
It is!   Posted: 09/13/2020 16:13:54

Tony Au Yeong   Tony Au Yeong
In my opinion you have made a nice image of the Abbey with a lovely reflection from the water. I agree that brightening the reflection may improve the photo. Additonally, I would consider increasing the vibrance of the Abbey because it is the subject of interest.   Posted: 09/10/2020 05:58:23

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
I was recently reading about this place! You have a perfect mirror image, and your corrected version opens up things. The light on the abbey is much nicer. There are tiny things I'd remove: in water, stick in foreground; and, the tiniest spot in the reflection on right at frame's edge.   Posted: 09/12/2020 14:13:44

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Well done Merv. I really like the improvement   Posted: 09/16/2020 11:18:24


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