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Daily photo blog posts

Daily photo blog posts/

2018-01-20   SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE AT DUSK

I would line up that mosque under the Wonders of the World. Such an impressive, spacious building with its surroundings is a must see in Abu Dhabi. After leaving your shoes a the entrance, you are free to walk around and explore the pillars, roofs, and domes. If you are there before dusk, you can watch the illumination of an impressive, complete artwork.

SONY ILCE-7RM2 (53mm, f/6.3, 1/100 sec, ISO200)

Post processed with: Aurora, Color Efex Pro, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 53mm
  • ISO: 200
By | January 20th, 2018|Dubai|0 Comments

2018-01-19   BARISTAS AT WORK

It was the second time that I visited “Coffee World Vienna,” an exhibition of coffee brewers, sellers and all kind of espresso machines. There’s always a pleasant smell in the air, no wonder with the steady coffee brewing. You get many coffee samples free of charge; better to hold the consumption under control. Otherwise, you get a sleepless night with that caffeine overdose.  🙂

SONY ILCE-7S (135mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec, ISO12800)

SONY ILCE-7S (135mm, f/4, 1/200 sec, ISO1600)

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 135mm
  • ISO: 1600
By | January 19th, 2018|Vienna|0 Comments

2018-01-18   BUDDHA TEMPLE IN SINGAPORE

On the first day, I arrived at the Buddha temple too late. I was standing in front of closed doors. So I decided to take a night shot. I positioned myself to get the doors with the statues, as guards of the temple, and parts of the roof onto the photo. After this picture, I was sure to visit the temple on the next day again, to take photos from the inside.

On the left street after the temple, there is an open-air food area, which I can wholeheartedly recommend. Very good Singapore-food !  🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: COOLPIX A
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s
  • Focal length: 18.5mm
  • ISO: 1600
By | January 18th, 2018|Singapore|0 Comments

2018-01-17   PORTO VENERE

Cinque Terre with Porto Venere, one of the thousand great compositions and photos you can get there. I was already leaving Cinque Terre as I saw a parking lot on the curvy street with space for only one car. I took the risky parking maneuver and soon was at a steep slope with 100 yards down to the sea. I was leaning forward to align the composition to get the last photo of that trip.  🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 80
By | January 17th, 2018|Italy|0 Comments

2018-01-16   SKYLINE EDINBURGH

All went well during that handheld pano-shooting in a light drizzle.  I was a bit afraid of my camera and lens, but since both have splash-water protection, it was okay with the weather. Here on the observation deck of Edinburgh Castle, you have a great view all over the city. This photo initially consisted of three photos. From these I created three HDR pictures with Aurora. After export, I merged them in Photoshop to one pano.

SONY ILCE-7RM2 (55mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO64)

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 64
By | January 16th, 2018|Scotland|0 Comments

2018-01-15   PATIO IN VERONA

Some buildings and patios in Verona remind me of the video game ‘Assassin’s Creed.’ When looking on the veneers, I imagine Desmond Miles climbing up the walls, jumping and hiding from enemies. This city must have been the template for parts of the series. A balancing act between fiction and reality.

SONY ILCE-7S (14mm, f/2.8, 1/40 sec, ISO800)

Post processed with: Photoshop, Aurora

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 800
By | January 15th, 2018|Italy|0 Comments

2018-01-14   COMING UP FROM SWITZERLAND

With this chairlift, you are coming up from Switzerland, and at the exit, you stand at the “virtual” border between Switzerland and Austria at the Paznaun area mountains peak. Lunch in Switzerland and afternoon tea in Austria, a magnificent panorama and thin fresh air on a height about 3,000 meters (10,000 ft).

SONY ILCE-7RM2 (93mm, f/4, 1/5000 sec, ISO100)

Post processed with: Aurora, Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/5000s
  • Focal length: 93mm
  • ISO: 100
By | January 14th, 2018|Austria|0 Comments

2018-01-13   RAINFOREST IN SAN FRANCISCO

In the California Institute of Science, they have rebuilt a rain forest in a big glass dome. You get the humility, the temperature, the vegetation and even the butterflies. There are four levels to explore, a great attraction and an educational tour also. I was there with my friend and colleague Herbert, which was a medium for the butterflies, which took place on his back and head.  🙂

SONY ILCE-7S (14mm, f/4.5, 1/640 sec, ISO500)

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 500
By | January 13th, 2018|USA|0 Comments

2018-01-12   RIVER ADIGE IN VERONA

The photo of the Adige shooted from the Castelvecchio Bridge. The segmental arch bridge is entirely brick-built. I saw that bridge by accident, was driving with a rented motor-scooter. I wanted to fell real Italian. At a bus station where I had to wait I looked at the left and saw the accompanying buildings and the bridge after that. There were mostly Asian tourists, but not too crowded. So I had time for some photos.  🙂

SONY ILCE-7S (14mm, f/20, 1/50 sec, ISO100)

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/20
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
By | January 12th, 2018|Italy|0 Comments

2018-01-11   BREAKFAST IN AMERICA

The photo reminds me of that great song “Breakfast in America” from Supertramp. I shot this in a deli in San Francisco. Bar, tables, chairs and the menu – a typical breakfast bar. The waitress comes with iced water which gets poured into a glass with ice cubes. 80% of all dishes are made with eggs. 🙂  And a digital jukebox on some tables.

SONY ILCE-7S (14mm, f/4, 1/10 sec, ISO320)

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/10s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 320
By | January 11th, 2018|USA|0 Comments