The beauty is in the eye of the beholder

The Challenge

The Challenge depicts the DC Tower 1, currently the tallest building in Vienna / Austria. At the time this photograph was taken, I used to pass by the Vienna Donau city almost on a daily basis. However, I never looked up towards the sky as I had to pay attention to the traffic around. One day, when I had a few hours of free time and was waiting to pick someone up from Schwechat, I made a stop here. I just could not believe my eyes – how was it possible not to see a 220 meters high DC Tower 1 building, circled by a crowd of black ravens while I was gazing at its top for the very first time?

So the very next weekend I returned with my camera, hoping, I’ll be able to shoot some nice picture. Nevertheless, the ravens were gone and having seen the pictures afterwards my return, I was a bit disappointed, they seemed to me a kind of boring. I let them ripen on my disk for a couple of days. Everytime I returned back to them, I didn’t like them at all. There still was this strange feeling – it is said, the hope dies last. I gave it the last chance, I played a little bit with the B/W conversion and voila! Suddenly, with bated breath I looked at what I got! A futuristic image from a forgotten scene from the Metropolis movie! So I quickly put one raven back to the scene as seen before and in the last moment I registered the photograph for the AMFO – Slovak national photography competition. Finally, it won the honorable mention price.

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The Challenge

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