Monthly Archives: July 2016

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2016-07-31 THE GRACES OF HEARST CASTLE

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:26+00:00 July 31st, 2016|California|

The only way to go to Hearst Castle is by a visitors bus which brings you via serpentines to that amazing castle. From arrival time until leave it’s a never ending photo journey. Statues, in door and out door pools with impressing mosaic tiles, pillars, ornamented windows, a botanical garden …

Hearst Castle Graces size

  • Camera: COOLPIX S210
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/454s
  • Focal length: 6.3mm
  • ISO: 64

2016-07-30 STREET SCENE HONG KONG CROSSWALK

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:26+00:00 July 30th, 2016|Hong Kong|

Hong Kong, one of the most fascinating cities of the world, offers you interesting expressions street for street. It’s a never ending flow of traffic, pedestrians, cars and shops.

Street Scene HongKong 3 size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 3200

2016-07-29 SHANGRI LA FROM LE MERIDIEN

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:26+00:00 July 29th, 2016|India|

From the pool at the Le Meridien you have a good view to the next near hotel, the Shangri La in New Delhi. It’s a pleasure swimming in this pool and looking around to the different hotels in this area, particularly in the night.

Shangri La bei Nacht_edit size

2016-07-28 HOUSE DESIGNED BY HUNDERTWASSER

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:26+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Austria|

In Austria there is a thermal spring with spa und hotel called Bad Blumau. The interesting thing is, that the whole area and accommodations have been designed by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, this is a real unique style and a real pleasure to have vacation there. No rooms or hallways are straight, all a bit wavy and skewed …  🙂

Bad Blumau size

  • Camera: SLT-A77V
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 85mm
  • ISO: 100

2016-07-27 LION KING MADE OF STONE

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

I am completely unaware if this has been made from a big brick or block of stone and crafted with hammer and chisel or a mason helped out and took a trowel and added concrete in an artfully way. However it looks good and represents the king of all animals.

Lion stone_HDR_edit_size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 125

2016-07-26 HEMINGWAY VISITED GALTÜR

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:26+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Tyrol|

I didn’t know anything about Ernest Hemingway’s visit to Galtür in the Paznauntal, Tyrol. As I was waiting for a bus near the tourist information on a sign I saw the quotation “Wonderful country. The Silvretta.” (Ernest Hemingway, 1925), there was also a short story about his visit with some poetic rhymes. Then I did some Google research and found that he has written his novel “An Alpine Idyll” in Galtür. Very interesting…  then I immediately took a short drive outside and took some photos of Galtür.

Galtür_HDR_edit size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2016-07-25 MALTA AND THE SHIPS

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:26+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Malta|

Some parts of Gzira, Malta have big sea parking lots for all kinds of ships and boats. Since the whole island is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea no wonder that the boat is the most desired vehicle beside a car. Add steady sunny weather and the time is always right for boat trips.

Sliema Ships_HDR_edit_size2

  • Camera: COOLPIX A
  • Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s
  • Focal length: 18.5mm
  • ISO: 320

2016-07-24 SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE FROM ACROSS THE STREET

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:26+00:00 July 24th, 2016|Vienna|

Schönbrunn is one of the most photographed sights in Vienna. So I tried to take a photo from a bit unusual place, across the street on my knees in squat position in twilight. I used my Sigma 35mm 1.4 with the LA-EA4 adapter on my Sony A7R.

Schönbrunn_HDR_edit size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100

2016-07-23 NIGHT IN VENICE

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:26+00:00 July 23rd, 2016|Venice|

I like the atmosphere in the night where cafes and restaurants are closing and the real dark night is breaking on. In the streets you see fewer people and even famous places like the Piazza San Marco gets less crowded. Then it’s time to trek through the strees and take photos.

Markusplatz nacht size

2016-07-22 CHURCHES IN SICILY

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:26+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Italy|

There are many similarities for the churches in Sicily, most are built on a higher plateau, have staircases to the entrance and are built from sandy stone and each church is a piece of art.

Churches in Sicily I_HDR_edit size

 

Churches in Sicily II_HDR_edit size

 

  • Camera: COOLPIX A
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
  • Focal length: 18.5mm
  • ISO: 320

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