Monthly Archives: June 2016

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2016-06-30 ITALIAN BORDER IN SWITZERLAND

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:27+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Switzerland|

The landscape of the Swiss-Italian border is a real eye catcher. Not a bad view, isn’ it? It combines both, best of Switzerland and best of Italy. It’s easy to cross the border, Switzerland is no EU member, but there are no real border controls.

Italian border_HDR_edit size

  • Camera: D-LUX 5
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 7.5mm
  • ISO: 100

2016-06-29 STREET SCENE IN HONG KONG

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:27+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Hong Kong|

There is so much life in the streets of Hong Kong, often it seems that everyone is in a hurry. But that’s common for all of the big cities of the world, the cities which never sleep. Cool to participate and immerse in the city.

hongkong street II size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 59mm
  • ISO: 3200

2016-06-28 ALBERGO IN ASCONA

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

A very neat hotel at the main street in Ascona. This is the Italian part of Switzerland you can see this at the name “Albergo” which stands for hotel. The nice thing is, that most of the people speak Italian, French, German and of course English. So you don’t get under stress if you want to communicate  🙂

Ascona albergo_HDR_edit

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 65mm
  • ISO: 125

2016-06-27 WATER LILY IN ST. GALLEN

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:27+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Switzerland|

The botanical garden of St. Gallen has thousands of photo motives. I couldn’t stop to take photos, my wife got little impatient…, but in the end I went home with hundreds of pictures. Please go there if you are in this city, you will be a friend of botanical gardens after this visit. The arrangements and presentation of the flowers and plants is first class.

water rose size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 64mm
  • ISO: 200

2016-06-26 GLADIATOR FOR REAL

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:27+00:00 June 26th, 2016|Rome|

If you are in the imposing Colosseum in Rome you can imagine how the battles between gladiators, slaves and wild animals happened in this arena. From its size, it is bigger than many football stadiums and this was built nearly 2000 years ago. One tip for entrance, buy an online ticket in advance to avoid the queues of visitors, I have never seen so many before any sight I have visited.

colosseum gladiator size

  • Camera: SLT-A77V
  • Aperture: ƒ/14
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 50

2016-06-25 EVENING IN THE STREETS OF TOKYO

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:27+00:00 June 25th, 2016|Japan|

The time where the first streetlights are turned on, drivers turn on headlights on their cars, the shopwindows begin to glow, then it’s time to take the camera. This is the time which I like most in the cities.

Street in Tokyo size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 1600

2016-06-24 PARK IN NEW DELHI

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:27+00:00 June 24th, 2016|India|

One of the most fascinating cities of the world is New Delhi. Modern city areas, really astonishing sights, extreme traffic, stray dogs, apes and beautiful parks. This photo was taken near the Lotus Temple.

Park new delhi size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2016-06-23 VENICE FROM ST MARK’S CAMPANILE

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

If you have the chance take it, even if the lane is a bit longer, it’s really worth to go up and have this wonderful 360° view of the city. You can see most of the sights and will never forget these exciting impressions. On the top there are huge bells, for security reasons there is also a grid but the clearances between the wire have exactly the size, that you can place a lens through it and take photos.

Venice from above_HDR size

  • Camera: SLT-A58
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 1600

2016-06-22 HOUSES ON THE HILLS

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:28+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Switzerland|

The residents of those houses are rewarded with an unobstructed view on Lake Maggiore. But a Vespa or car are required to reach your front door, if you try to walk up those serpentines you need a good condition and get wet from sweat very fast in hot summer.

Lago-Maggiore-size-768x517

  • Camera: NEX-5N
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 160

2016-06-21 MANY BOOKS IN THE SHELVES

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:28+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Austria|

The Austrian National Library gives you many motives for photos. Wooden interiors, marble statues, ornamented pillars, ceiling frescos and shelves with tens of thousands of books. I wonder if those books have been read by anyone, but one thing is sure, they have been written (mostly by hand I think).

Nationalbibliothek size

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Shutter speed: 3.2s
  • Focal length: 8mm
  • ISO: 250

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