Monthly Archives: May 2016

2016-05-31 THE GOLDEN DOOR

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:28+00:00 May 31st, 2016|California|

This door reminds me of a secret door in a role playing game, where you have to search for a key or code to open it and get the entrance to the next level. You can find it at the Hearst Castle in California.

Tür Hearst Castle size

  • Camera: COOLPIX S210
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/96s
  • Focal length: 12.3mm
  • ISO: 64

2016-05-30 UNIQUE WOOD MADE FROM STEEL

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:28+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Tyrol|

Can you imagine a wood where the trunks made from stainless steel, the branches and leaves made from steel wool and the blossoms made from crystals. It can be found in Wattens, Tyrol at the Swarovsky crystal world in the outdoor section. The whole exhibition is fascinating, a must see.

Swarovsky crystal world trees size

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2016-05-29 TYPICAL VENETIAN MASK

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:28+00:00 May 29th, 2016|Venice|

If you would have to tell the top 5 characteristic features from Venice the masks would be within this list. You see them all around the town, in shops, kiosks, exhibitions and in the little alleys and they get their real fulfillment at the carnival. On this photo is no real person, but it’s real Venice.

Figur mit Maske_size

2016-05-28 CONEY ISLAND BOARDWALK

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:28+00:00 May 28th, 2016|New York|

I have been fascinated by Coney Island since I heard from it first-time. It was in the Walter Hill-movie “The Warriors” where the gang had to escape from the Bronx through whole New York to Coney Island. Or David Bowie with his song “Slip away” and the lyrics “sailing over Coney Island ….”

Coney Island board walk size

  • Camera: D-LUX 5
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s
  • Focal length: 5.1mm
  • ISO: 80

2016-05-27 THE BALLROOM BLITZ

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:28+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Vienna|

Since I am not that great dancer I rely more on photography in the ballroom 🙂 . This event was for the high school diploma year of my daughter. With no tripod allowed, I took the Sony A7S and Sigma 35 1.4 to shoot handheld.

Ball room size

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 6400

2016-05-25 I LOVE THOSE HOTEL ROOMS

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:28+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Florida|

I love hotel rooms where I get a cool view in all directions. I did an online booking for this room in West Palm Beach and in the comments section, I wrote that I want to get a very high story, and it worked. I tried a very old camera, the Nikon E5400. But for a 5 Megapixel camera not too bad.

Florida West palm beach size

  • Camera: E5400
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/263s
  • Focal length: 11.8mm
  • ISO: 50

2016-05-24 JUMPING HORSE

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:28+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Vienna|

At the Vienna Masters horse tournament I could use my Sony Alpha 6000 with burst mode. This was really exciting how good it worked and I had a huge amount of very sharp photos. Especially if you think about the price tag of this camera. It was interesting that the daughter of Bruce Springsteen participated and was the winner of a contest.

Horse jumping size

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 1000

2016-05-23 BRIDGES IN BERLIN

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:28+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Berlin|

Bridges in Berlin are very contrasty to bridges in Venice, architecture is more often on the modern side. I think both of them are cool and are valuable to take photos and many of them will be keepers.

Berlin Brücke size

  • Camera: LEICA X2
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2016-05-22 AGRITURISMO SICILY

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:29+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|Italy|

What’s this, Agriturismo?  Often farmhouses embedded in beautiful landscapes, with original food, wine, cheese and local specialities. Wining is done very professionally with state of the art distilleries. They offer wine and olive oil tastings, really good, but be careful if this starts forenoon, because of the wine …  🙂

Siciliy Agriculture size

  • Camera: COOLPIX A
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 18.5mm
  • ISO: 180

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