Graz, Austria is a beautiful city. One of the sights is Graz is the Schloßberg. It is a hill with an old fortress on it. From above you have a beautiful view of the city and can learn about the city’s history. The gardens are also beautiful. Here, this bench caught my eye. I guess it isn’t the bench in particular, but the landscaping around it. I feel it makes for an imposing picture, with the bench jumping out at you. I wonder who sat here last? Who sat here hundred of years ago? Was there even a bench?
I think this picture works well because of texture and lines. The bench forms strong horizontals and the railing a diagonal. The stone wall, shrubs, and the stone floor all give different layers of texture, almost following the rule of thirds. I think these elements are what make the picture so attractive to the eye.
Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S 15-85 at 21 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125