Project 365: #1 - Glücksbringer on New Year's Day
Project 365: #1 - Glücksbringer on New Year's Day

In Austria, friends exchange these little good luck charms, often in the form of a pig or a mushroom, on New Year's Eve. This is a small plastic pig that I received from a friend that had a wonderful optical effect when you looked through it.

Project 365: #2 - Straßenbahnremise Brigittenau
Project 365: #2 - Straßenbahnremise Brigittenau

This is a depot that acts as the main base for many of the trams that operate in Vienna's 20th district and other neighboring districts.

Project 365: #3 - Looking Up
Project 365: #3 - Looking Up
Project 365: #4 - Present Meets the Past
Project 365: #4 - Present Meets the Past

This Nikon FE was a gift to me by a very close friend. Mounted on the camera is the Nikkor 135mm F2.8 Ai-S lens. I took the lens into the hallway of my building and proceeded to shoot a number of photos from many angles before settling on one what I liked.

Project 365: #5 - The Bare Essentials
Project 365: #5 - The Bare Essentials
Project 365: #6 - Empty Ubahn
Project 365: #6 - Empty Ubahn
Project 365: #7 - Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Project 365: #7 - Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Project 365: #8 - Random
Project 365: #8 - Random

While walking around the city today, I came across a pair of photographers following a couple dressed as a bride and groom standing at a sausage stand here in Vienna. I think they were models, because they had very thick coats over the dress and tuxedo (it is winter, after all), but it doesn't matter. Everyone around them was stopping and staring, some snickering but this one woman was absolutely beaming with happiness. I watched the crowd for a number of minutes and only after looking up did I find a smile. I so wish I had had a longer lens, though...

Project 365: #9 - The Daily Grind
Project 365: #9 - The Daily Grind

I made this photo in the middle of the lunch rush at a McDonald's here in Vienna. These folks were slammed. I used to work in fast food and I know what a dinner or lunch rush can be like - it's a rough job with little pay but these folks were great. I don't think I'd ever seen any McDonald's work through that many orders as fast as they were. This particular woman was especially on the ball.

Project 365: #10 - Glue
Project 365: #10 - Glue
Project 365: #11 - In Good Hands
Project 365: #11 - In Good Hands

If you like looking at, or better yet spraying, graffiti, you'll love Vienna. The entier stretch of the canal that runs through the center of the city is covered with murals and other pieces and they're completely legal. Plenty of space and there are truly some beautiful, colorful pieces to admire. Always a great way to mix some culture into a romp down the canal.

Project 365: #12 - Kleeblattgasse by Night
Project 365: #12 - Kleeblattgasse by Night

This is my favorite street in Vienna. Not because my favorite restaurant/brewery is on it, but there is no other street in Vienna like it that I know of; it's completely empty sans a few small shops or bars. Very low key and otherwise unknown.

Project 365: #13 - A Night Out
Project 365: #13 - A Night Out
Project 365: #14 - Rana
Project 365: #14 - Rana

Close to my apartment there is a wonderful shop that sells ingredients for South Asian food. The people that work there are extremely nice and always helpful - it's one of my favorite stores in all of Vienna to visit, a real contrast to the otherwise gruff nature of your average supermarket worker in Vienna.

Project 365: #15 - Walking into the Light
Project 365: #15 - Walking into the Light
Project 365: #16 - Dirt
Project 365: #16 - Dirt
Project 365: #17 - Bella Italia
Project 365: #17 - Bella Italia
Project 365: #18 - Green
Project 365: #18 - Green
Project 365: #19 - Winter Rose
Project 365: #19 - Winter Rose

My mother-in-law has a small rose bush in her garden in Steiermark. Due to the unseasonably warm weather all of the plants and animals are a bit thrown off and today we noticed that her roses were actually blooming in January. Quite bizarre.

Project 365: #20 - Happiness
Project 365: #20 - Happiness

I met this adorable little girl in the train on the way home today and her attentive father. I can't wait until I have kids one day - I'm already jealous of anyone that has children of their own.

Project 365: #21 - Smart
Project 365: #21 - Smart
Project 365: #22 - Konica
Project 365: #22 - Konica

I never realized this until I actually photographed my camera, but apparently while the build quality is amazing, the lines of the camera aren't terribly straight. That's not my composition or the lens but actually the camera. I've never seen something like this in a camera before...

Project 365: #23 - Rising Above the Rest
Project 365: #23 - Rising Above the Rest

Cacti are the perfect plants for guys - water them whenever you remember and they'll grow just fine. Mine is doing very well in the apartment and has one part that is just growing so much faster than the rest.

Project 365: #24 - Home
Project 365: #24 - Home

I went to the top floor of my building and this time decided to bring my camera with me.

Project 365: #25 - Hannovermarkt
Project 365: #25 - Hannovermarkt

Taken at an open air market in my neighborhood.

Project 365: #26 - Afternoon Snack
Project 365: #26 - Afternoon Snack
Project 365: #27 - Pray
Project 365: #27 - Pray
Project 365: #28 - Prayer
Project 365: #28 - Prayer
Project 365: #29 - Karlsplatz
Project 365: #29 - Karlsplatz
Project 365: #30 - Vespa
Project 365: #30 - Vespa

I'm not sure why but I have a fascination with Vespas. They're one of the most iconic designs that for decades has hardly ever changed. While other brands try to reconnect with their past and capitalize on "vintage", the Vespa has always been the Vespa. Sure there have been updates over the years but you can always tell a Vespa from other scooters just by looking at it.

Project 365: #31 - Going Down
Project 365: #31 - Going Down

I made a similar picture with one of my older analog cameras but this time I wanted to give it a try in digital and see what I could do with the scene, especially in post.

Project 365: #1 - Glücksbringer on New Year's Day
Project 365: #2 - Straßenbahnremise Brigittenau
Project 365: #3 - Looking Up
Project 365: #4 - Present Meets the Past
Project 365: #5 - The Bare Essentials
Project 365: #6 - Empty Ubahn
Project 365: #7 - Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Project 365: #8 - Random
Project 365: #9 - The Daily Grind
Project 365: #10 - Glue
Project 365: #11 - In Good Hands
Project 365: #12 - Kleeblattgasse by Night
Project 365: #13 - A Night Out
Project 365: #14 - Rana
Project 365: #15 - Walking into the Light
Project 365: #16 - Dirt
Project 365: #17 - Bella Italia
Project 365: #18 - Green
Project 365: #19 - Winter Rose
Project 365: #20 - Happiness
Project 365: #21 - Smart
Project 365: #22 - Konica
Project 365: #23 - Rising Above the Rest
Project 365: #24 - Home
Project 365: #25 - Hannovermarkt
Project 365: #26 - Afternoon Snack
Project 365: #27 - Pray
Project 365: #28 - Prayer
Project 365: #29 - Karlsplatz
Project 365: #30 - Vespa
Project 365: #31 - Going Down
Project 365: #1 - Glücksbringer on New Year's Day

In Austria, friends exchange these little good luck charms, often in the form of a pig or a mushroom, on New Year's Eve. This is a small plastic pig that I received from a friend that had a wonderful optical effect when you looked through it.

Project 365: #2 - Straßenbahnremise Brigittenau

This is a depot that acts as the main base for many of the trams that operate in Vienna's 20th district and other neighboring districts.

Project 365: #3 - Looking Up
Project 365: #4 - Present Meets the Past

This Nikon FE was a gift to me by a very close friend. Mounted on the camera is the Nikkor 135mm F2.8 Ai-S lens. I took the lens into the hallway of my building and proceeded to shoot a number of photos from many angles before settling on one what I liked.

Project 365: #5 - The Bare Essentials
Project 365: #6 - Empty Ubahn
Project 365: #7 - Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Project 365: #8 - Random

While walking around the city today, I came across a pair of photographers following a couple dressed as a bride and groom standing at a sausage stand here in Vienna. I think they were models, because they had very thick coats over the dress and tuxedo (it is winter, after all), but it doesn't matter. Everyone around them was stopping and staring, some snickering but this one woman was absolutely beaming with happiness. I watched the crowd for a number of minutes and only after looking up did I find a smile. I so wish I had had a longer lens, though...

Project 365: #9 - The Daily Grind

I made this photo in the middle of the lunch rush at a McDonald's here in Vienna. These folks were slammed. I used to work in fast food and I know what a dinner or lunch rush can be like - it's a rough job with little pay but these folks were great. I don't think I'd ever seen any McDonald's work through that many orders as fast as they were. This particular woman was especially on the ball.

Project 365: #10 - Glue
Project 365: #11 - In Good Hands

If you like looking at, or better yet spraying, graffiti, you'll love Vienna. The entier stretch of the canal that runs through the center of the city is covered with murals and other pieces and they're completely legal. Plenty of space and there are truly some beautiful, colorful pieces to admire. Always a great way to mix some culture into a romp down the canal.

Project 365: #12 - Kleeblattgasse by Night

This is my favorite street in Vienna. Not because my favorite restaurant/brewery is on it, but there is no other street in Vienna like it that I know of; it's completely empty sans a few small shops or bars. Very low key and otherwise unknown.

Project 365: #13 - A Night Out
Project 365: #14 - Rana

Close to my apartment there is a wonderful shop that sells ingredients for South Asian food. The people that work there are extremely nice and always helpful - it's one of my favorite stores in all of Vienna to visit, a real contrast to the otherwise gruff nature of your average supermarket worker in Vienna.

Project 365: #15 - Walking into the Light
Project 365: #16 - Dirt
Project 365: #17 - Bella Italia
Project 365: #18 - Green
Project 365: #19 - Winter Rose

My mother-in-law has a small rose bush in her garden in Steiermark. Due to the unseasonably warm weather all of the plants and animals are a bit thrown off and today we noticed that her roses were actually blooming in January. Quite bizarre.

Project 365: #20 - Happiness

I met this adorable little girl in the train on the way home today and her attentive father. I can't wait until I have kids one day - I'm already jealous of anyone that has children of their own.

Project 365: #21 - Smart
Project 365: #22 - Konica

I never realized this until I actually photographed my camera, but apparently while the build quality is amazing, the lines of the camera aren't terribly straight. That's not my composition or the lens but actually the camera. I've never seen something like this in a camera before...

Project 365: #23 - Rising Above the Rest

Cacti are the perfect plants for guys - water them whenever you remember and they'll grow just fine. Mine is doing very well in the apartment and has one part that is just growing so much faster than the rest.

Project 365: #24 - Home

I went to the top floor of my building and this time decided to bring my camera with me.

Project 365: #25 - Hannovermarkt

Taken at an open air market in my neighborhood.

Project 365: #26 - Afternoon Snack
Project 365: #27 - Pray
Project 365: #28 - Prayer
Project 365: #29 - Karlsplatz
Project 365: #30 - Vespa

I'm not sure why but I have a fascination with Vespas. They're one of the most iconic designs that for decades has hardly ever changed. While other brands try to reconnect with their past and capitalize on "vintage", the Vespa has always been the Vespa. Sure there have been updates over the years but you can always tell a Vespa from other scooters just by looking at it.

Project 365: #31 - Going Down

I made a similar picture with one of my older analog cameras but this time I wanted to give it a try in digital and see what I could do with the scene, especially in post.

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