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Daily photo blog posts

Daily photo blog posts/

2017-08-19  SUMMER OF LOVE WAS HERE AGAIN

Where else, if not in San Francisco? Haight street is the synonym for the Hippie-times, and this was the stage for the Summer of Love 50th Anniversary. Hundreds of market stalls and kiosks lined the street where you got (bio)food, colored clothes and hats, weed utensils and hippie souvenirs. Musicians were playing on the streets and balconies, a high street fest. It must have been great times back then. 🙂

SONY ILCE-7RM2 (70mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec, ISO320)

 

SONY ILCE-7RM2 (53mm, f/4.5, 1/1000 sec, ISO320)

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By | August 19th, 2017|USA|0 Comments

2017-08-18  LAKE NEUSIEDL IN THE EVENING

Lake Neusiedl lies between SW Hungary and south-east Austria. This steppe lake is only 1.5 meters / 5 ft deep, has gray and muddy water. If you are standing in the water, your feet sink into the mud until half of your calves get covered. On the borders, the reed is growing. It’s a great area for kite-surfers because it’s flat with no waves usually. If a bigger storm is brewing, it’s better to get out of the water fast, if the wind kicks in, you will soon have huge waves which act like an undertow in conjunction with the shallow water.

SONY ILCE-7RM2 (55mm, f/5, 1/2000 sec, ISO100)

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By | August 18th, 2017|Austria|0 Comments

2017-08-17  CANOLA FIELDS ON A SUNNY AFTERNOON

In this part of Lower Austria, I saw many, many canola fields. Maybe the biofuel of the future? I prepared my DJI Phantom 4 Pro for the flight, with some tests on the beginning. Because sadly I recognized from time to time that the movie touch on the DJI App didn’t get activated, although I thought it did, which led to some flying sessions, where I didn’t record a movie. Therefore it’s essential for me to check this carefully.

 

By | August 17th, 2017|Austria|0 Comments

2017-08-16  PURPLE CHURCH IN NICE

It’s surprising how nice Nice is, the old town brings you photo motives at every corner, like that church with a purple steeple. And I had more time for photo shooting as I thought because my wife made a side trips for Pain Au Chocolat or Macarons. I also had a favorite sweet; it is called a Flan, made of creme caramel. 🙂

SONY SLT-A77V (24mm, f/8, 1/400 sec, ISO100)

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

By | August 16th, 2017|Nice|0 Comments

2017-08-15  ALEHOUSE SCHWEIZERHAUS

“Let’s have a beer, a cold Budweiser, a Paulaner wheat beer, a darker one? ” There is no better place in Vienna than the Schweizerhaus in the Prater. The orders come so fast that up to 10 people draw beer all the time. There are grills with hundreds of knuckles of pork, ready to be served. Every day there is a mood like a fair. Since the cold beer tastes special on hot days, you will see people with an unsteady gait in the later hours.  🙂

SONY ILCE-7RM2 (35mm, f/3.5, 1/80 sec, ISO800)

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By | August 15th, 2017|Vienna|0 Comments

2017-08-14  ENDLESS TOKYO

This photo from the Skytree was a bit tricky to take. You have to shoot through glass with reflections of the interior lights and crowd at all windows. Most of the newer towers and high buildings are without open air observation decks. 😥 But for a view and photos at 450 m (1,480 ft), you have to take some hurdles. 🙂

The endless sea of buildings and houses in Tokyo is mind blowing. It remembers me of the song of the German electronic band Kraftwerk “Neonlicht, Und wenn die Nacht anbricht, ist diese Stadt aus Licht”, “Neon Lights, And as night falls, this city is made of light.”

SONY ILCE-7R (59mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO5000)

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By | August 14th, 2017|Japan|0 Comments

2017-08-13  FOG AT THE FALLS

One of the many spectacles at the Niagara Falls. The origin of this water fog is the sheer power and size of the falling water masses. Before my visit I underestimated the falls a bit, thinking they may be a bit overhyped, as I have seen this with some sights already. But the opposite is true, great and gorgeous. There are two kinds of falls, a big water valley and a great view from the Canadian side. And you will get wet, sometimes. 🙂

SONY ILCE-7S (24mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec, ISO100)

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By | August 13th, 2017|Canada|0 Comments

2017-08-12  SMART CITY MALTA III

Smart City Malta has grown to the top tech hub of the island. I was visiting BMIT, a colocation, and housing provider, talking about new data centers and synergies. It was interesting to hear that the design of their data center is copyright by Amazon Italia. I got a private visitors tour, where they showed me the roof deck with the diesel generators, the USV and battery rooms, the cooling and air circulation and the rack spaces for servers, routers, and switches. The setup is very professional with redundancy internet connectivity redundancy of first class providers like Level 3 and Thelia 2. Outside of the building, there are some chilling bars and restaurants where my colleague Massimo and I had a big Diet Coke with ice on that hot summer day.  🙂

NIKON COOLPIX A (18.5mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec, ISO200)

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By | August 12th, 2017|Malta|0 Comments

2017-08-11  MOUNTAIN PEAKS IN BLACK AND WHITE

Mountains and sports are the occasions where I use my telephoto lenses the most. There I also take my photo backpack with me, which I stuff with more lenses and cameras I normally need. 🙂  But this invites to more experimenting with F-stops and exposures, a different approach to taking photos and more HDR-testing. At this mountain peak on the Dachstein, there it’s a bit colder, even during sunny hours, so I have my photo gloves with me, which are made from wool but without fingertips, to preserve the feel of my skin.

SONY ILCE-7R (18mm, f/7.1, 1/1250 sec, ISO100)

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By | August 11th, 2017|Austria|0 Comments

2017-08-10  NIGHTLY LIGHTS IN ITALY

Manarola is one of the five villages which make Cinque Terre. I waited until night for the lights of the houses, street lamps and streets to appear. With the warm summer climate and the pleasing salt-breeze, it was a joy. I had plenty of time to place my tripod, to try different lenses and look at the other photographers which were anxious to get their best shots. They were Asians, Africans, spoke different languages, Cinque Terre is a magnet for tourists from the whole world.

SONY ILCE-7S (14mm, f/7.1, 13 sec, ISO100)

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By | August 10th, 2017|Italy|0 Comments