Here is something we can learn from Cathunter about the techniques and story behind this awarded photo.

"I am a passionate amateur photographer.

Motto: "Photography is a frozen moment and by the time it turns into a condensate of memories."

"Photography, a philosopher's lens capturing the fleeting moments of existence. Through the aperture, we freeze time, extracting fragments of reality that, once preserved, become artifacts of contemplation. Each frame, a silent dialogue between the observer and the observed, weaving a visual philosophy that transcends the boundaries of words, revealing the profound beauty found in the ordinary, the transient, and the ephemeral.".

Where did you take this photo?

The basic photo was a simple shot in winter time in a street of Vienna.

What time of day?

It was early in the evening time

Anything worth sharing about lighting?

Overall, the photoshoot would aim to evoke a sense of wonder and enchantment, capturing the magic of a winter evening in the city through the lens.



What equipment did you use?

My new Sony AS7 III, 100mm Lens FE, Manfrotto Tripod,

What inspired you to take this photo?

I imagined me a scene bathed in the soft, ethereal glow of early evening in a winter cityscape. The city, shrouded in a blanket of snow, glistens under the golden hues of streetlights and the occasional neon sign. The wet streets reflect the shimmering lights, creating a mesmerizing interplay of colors and shadows.

Did you do any post-processing? If yes, tell us about it!

AI Enhancements in Photoshop, Color Grading and Enhancement, using special effects etc. By combining the power of Photoshop's AI tools with the creative possibilities of a specialized 3D program I gave the finishing touches

What equipment do you normally have in your bag?

I repeat on my last description: It depends from what I want to do. Mostly I like to shot landscapes and for this I have all my equipment with me. That means more than 3 cameras (Sony and Nikon) with all the lenses and filters. Tripods, remote controller and so on.

Any advice for others trying to capture something similar?

Simple to let the imagination flow and the creativity will come from alone. Thanks to you all.

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