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Daily photo blog posts

Daily photo blog posts/

2017-06-28  AMUSEMENT PARK “PRATER” FROM A FERRIS WHEEL

I was the godfather for my nice’s confirmation, after the church ceremony and lunch, the classical confirmation trip brought us to the amusement park “Prater” in Vienna. I decided to attend a smooth ride, and soon I was on “Koidl’s Ferris Wheel” from where I had a great view of the park from above.

SONY ILCE-7RM2 (35mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO100)

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

By | June 28th, 2017|Vienna|0 Comments

2017-06-27  NATURE FROM DJI

I was shooting this picture during my photo tour with Samyang FE 14mm 2.8 AF lens and DJI Phantom 4 Pro at the golf club. I was underway with the electrical golf caddy, which was fun to drive and stopped for photos and drone flying. Since I am untalented for golfing, this was an excellent alternative spending the day. 🙂  This golf course at Adamstal, near Vienna, is embedded between hills and mountains, it’s a great nature experience with fresh air and sun for your skin.

DJI FC6310 (8.8mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO100)

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

By | June 27th, 2017|Austria|0 Comments

2017-06-26  STOCKHOLM METRO STATION IN RED

It looks like a volcano is shortly before the eruption, lava permeates through the stone, it gets hotter and hotter. 😐 If I shut down my fantasy, it’s (only) one of the great metro stations of Stockholm. It was on our last day, where I said to my wife “We haven’t seen the subway station art yet, let’s go and have a look.” I googled where the stations are and here are the photos. 🙂

SONY ILCE-7S (24mm, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO1000)

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

By | June 26th, 2017|Stockholm|0 Comments

2017-06-25  AT THE CHICAGO PIER

After wondering about the high prices for parking at the Chicago piers, soon my wife, my kids and I were walking near the Lake Michigan. Armed with my Sony A6000 I took some photos of the “blue hour”. This one with the impression of harmony and silence was the favorite of my wife Karin.

SONY ILCE-6000 (55mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO400)

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

By | June 25th, 2017|USA|0 Comments

2017-06-24  BUILDING GETS COLOR FROM THE SINKING SUN

After I was visiting my brother in the hospital, I got hungry and wanted to go to a “Make my Burger” – McDonald’s. I like the idea, to make the burger yourself, you can choose a bun made of spelt, and choose the ingredients in a way, that the burger doesn’t get too fat. From the parking lot, I spied that building, tinted lightly in orange and yellow from the sinking sun, a perfect evening shot for the iPhone. 🙂

Apple iPhone 6 Plus (4.15mm, f/2.2, 1/172 sec, ISO32)

Post processed with: Photoshop

By | June 24th, 2017|Vienna|0 Comments

2017-06-23  PALMS IN A LOUNGE

A typical scene from the Caribbean? Growing palms in a lounge, with the hot sunny weather? In Stockholm you have lounges, but no real palms. 🙂  I had to go very near to verify if they are real, but then recognized the fakes. This bar was near the Vasa Museum, a place I can recommend if you need rest from some longer walking and sightseeing sessions.

SONY ILCE-7S (25mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec, ISO160)

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

By | June 23rd, 2017|Stockholm|0 Comments

2017-06-22  MANHATTAN IN THE NIGHT

I wanted to make the classical New York shot a bit different. I used darker/black colors, increased the glowing lights, turned the sky grayer. This style gives the pulsating city a look like Gotham City in Batman. 🙂  I did that shot on the Rockefeller observation deck “Top of the Rock,” best place to get the Empire State on a photo.

SONY SLT-A35 (16mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO640)

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

By | June 22nd, 2017|New York|0 Comments

2017-06-21  VILLAGES FROM THE AIR

Flying with a quadcopter can be adventurous like happened here, shortly after I took that photo. Suddenly the DJI app on my iPhone got black, with the red message “Connection Lost.” What to do? Tipping on the screen, didn’t help. Sweat was pouring on my forehead, had I lost my drone? About 2 minutes later, the screen was back, and I could maneuver the copter again. Maybe stronger wind or so could skip the connection?  In the forefront, you can see the Mauerbach Charterhouse, founded in 1314 and rebuilt in 17th and 18th centuries.

DJI FC6310 (8.8mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO100)

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

By | June 21st, 2017|Austria|0 Comments

2017-06-20  ZUCCHERO CONCERT ON THE MOUNTAINS

The Tyrolese ski resort Ischgl brought Italian superstar Zucchero (=sugar) for this year’s ski season closing concert. The show occurred on the Idalp, a mountain plateau at 2307m (2522 yds). Year by year about 20,000 people find their way up to this concert arena, which only can be reached by ski lifts. For me, it was one of the relatively rare occasions where I could use my Tele lenses. The event starts about 1 pm and lasts for about 3 hours, where party atmosphere takes place.  🙂 You got a cool Italian Prosecco/Aperol spritz drink.

The arena:

SONY ILCE-6000 (71mm, f/10, 1/1600 sec, ISO800)

 

Closer to Zucchero, here I used my Sony FE 70-200 F/4 lens:

SONY ILCE-6000 (200mm, f/4, 1/2500 sec, ISO320)

Post processed with: Photoshop

By | June 20th, 2017|Tyrol|0 Comments

2017-06-19  TOKYO AT NIGHT FROM ABOVE

I did that shot handheld from the parachute attraction in the amusement park near Tokyo Dome. On the wobbly platform during the night, high iso was a must. This shot represents what I love about Tokyo, the streets, the endless sea of buildings and houses and the lights. For some shots, I think you have to do them, regardless if the conditions are perfect for doing photos. I gladly accept some grain if the angle and outcome look cool.

SONY ILCE-6000 (17mm, f/4, 1/25 sec, ISO3200)

Post processed with: Photomatix, Photoshop

By | June 19th, 2017|Japan|0 Comments