And Sony announces a new mirrorless camera and the price yesterday, the Sony A7 II ($1,698 body only)... will we be seeing a new A7R II in the near future? I hope sometime Cannon and Nikon makes some advances in the mirrorless field...
Today photo is of the Stiftsbibliothek Admont (Admont Abbey Library)
in Styria, Austria, founded in 1074: this is a benedictine monastery in Admont city, at the Enns River. The monastery prospered during the Middle Ages, survived the war against Turks and the Reformation (with a decline at that era) but regained it importance during the Counter-Reformation, with a pinnacle in the 17-18th centuries.
In 1865 the monastery caugth fire, but the library survived intact - in the 1930s the abbey sold many of it treasures in the economical crisis, and worst, in the nazis years the monastery was dissolved, but restaured on 1946.
The library itself was built on a Baroque style in 1776, being the largest monastery library in the world, with 70.000 volumes of monastery holdings, 200.000 volumes and 1400 manuscripts.
I've took this photo with my Nikon D610 with a Tamron 24-70mm @ 26mm, ISO 200, f/3.5 and 1/60sec - the post-production was in Adobe Lightroom for basic adjustments, then in Photomatix HDR Pro (yes, I am a color addicted person) with minor final touches in Adobe Photoshop (sharpening and denoise).
The visitation is open, and photographies are allowed (with a small tax of 5€), but without tripod and you must sign a agreement that the photos will not be used for comercial purpouses. I wish I could have more time in it, but we arrived there just 30 min before the library closing time at 17:00h - next time I will get there in early morning, trying to get no visitors in the photo.