Yearly Archives: 2017

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2017-12-31   HAGIA SOFIA

By | 2017-12-29T20:12:23+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Istanbul|

Hagia Sofia – a multi-religious building, was an orthodox church, later an imperial mosque. Inside, the sheer dimensions are overwhelming. You walk around, overwhelmed by the thinking about the great minds who planned and constructed that building. I took the photos with awe, and have been pleased that there were no restrictions for shooting pictures.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 25600

2017-12-30   BERLIN ARCHITECTURE III

By | 2017-12-30T20:53:59+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Germany|

The building on the photo was near the Spree, a river which flows through the city. I was on a hop-on-hop-off boat, where I could get out at the exciting locations. The area with those modern architecture buildings was a must for me. With the Spree river-trip, I had my Leica X2 and Leica D-Lux 5 with me, from time to time I like it, to restrict myself to a specific camera-brand or shooting style.  🙂

Post processed with: Color Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: LEICA X2
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-12-29   HEROES’ SQUARE VIENNA

By | 2017-12-27T19:21:25+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Vienna|

My youngest son serves military service for six months. He had the inauguration on the Heldenplatz (Heroes’ Square) in Vienna. I used the celebration to take some photos of that historical place. It was incredibly crowded, so I had to wait for the decisive moment for taking the shots I wanted. Patience is an essential factor in the photography world.  🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 640

2017-12-28   MUSICIANS IN ST. GALLEN

By | 2017-12-27T16:08:21+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Switzerland|

Walking through the alleys, from building to building, from sight to sight, we came to the enjoyment to watch and hear an improvised concert from two musicians after entering a church in St. Gallen. I think those were students who practiced for an exam or was it the pure joy of music? Anyway, we took place and listened. Since the concert was free of charge, we added an extra to the general donation when we were going out of the church.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 62mm
  • ISO: 3200

2017-12-27   TOKYO SHOPPING MILE

By | 2017-12-30T20:55:07+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Japan|

The modern, green architecture, trees and plants integrated into roof-gardens and decks, as seen on a shopping mile in Tokyo. Looks cool if roofs of this kind get illuminated in the night. One of the many photo opportunities you get, when walking through Tokyo.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 29mm
  • ISO: 2000

2017-12-26   THE WILD LANDSCAPE OF PINNACLE NATIONAL PARK

By | 2017-12-30T20:12:23+00:00 December 26th, 2017|USA|

After a two-hour walk uphill under 40° C (100 F), we arrived at the peak of the Pinnacle National Park. The path was full of stones and debris, I had new Timberland shoes on, which were wholly grey and dusty after a short time. But I can recommend the high quality of these boots, after cleaning they looked like new, despite these conditions.
At the peak, I took that pano-shot with four pictures. I tried to hold the camera steady and recalculated the overlapping areas. In post-processing, I merged the photos to a pano in photoshop, worked very well. The landscape appears rough and wild and reminds me of Western movies with Clint Eastwood.  🙂

Post processed with: HDR Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-12-25   ART-HOTEL IN BAD BLUMAU

By | 2017-12-30T20:13:08+00:00 December 25th, 2017|Austria|

The spa and bath “Bad Blumau” was designed by the painter and artist “Friedensreich Hundertwasser.” On the photo you see one of the hotel buildings. A unique experience to sleep in such a hotel, no wall or floor is straight. The interior is colorful; all slabs on the walls and floors are broken and re-composited to a harmonious pattern.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: LEICA X2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/10s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 6400

2017-12-24   CHRISTMAS IMPRESSIONS FROM EUROPE

By | 2017-12-24T11:14:02+00:00 December 24th, 2017|Malta, Venice, Vienna|

Different styles of Christmas impressions in European cities. What they all have in common is the beautiful lighting of the night. The first photo in Venice was handheld. I did this from a water taxi, where I waited for calm water, and at the same time, I was holding my breath to reduce camera shake. 🙂  For the second I used my tripod on the staircase to the Museum of Natural history. And the third happened after going out of a Christmas party in Malta. Here I shot also handheld and fast before the street was filled with people again.

VENICE  

 

VIENNA  

 

RABAT IN MALTA

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 1000

2017-12-23   TRAFFIC IN HONG KONG

By | 2017-12-23T18:17:31+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Hong Kong|

Footbridges are a good idea, I have seen them in many Asian cities. They keep the traffic flowing and reduce the traffic lights for the cars. Standing on a footbridge, I shot this photo with the traffic in Hong Kong. Handheld, because my son didn’t want to wait before placing the tripod. 🙂

Post processed with: Lightroom, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/13s
  • Focal length: 38mm
  • ISO: 640

2017-12-22   SNOWY SLOPE WITH TREES

By | 2017-12-20T20:33:35+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Austria|

Who has planted all that trees on this slope? Maybe it has been done to protect against avalanches or landslides. However, I shot this photo in the Dachstein-Tauern region. An area of the alps with mountains reaching 3000 m (9800 ft). Visiting the house on the picture requires a four-wheel drive at least or by feet endurance and snow boots. 🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 100

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