Monthly Archives: February 2017

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2017-02-28 VENICE FROM THE WATER BUS

By | 2017-02-28T20:08:54+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Venice|

Although the cruise with the water bus lasted about 45 minutes, I spent the whole time on the deck outdoors. It was very cold and windy, I had my wool gloves on from which I capped the fingertips that I could hold my camera better. It was the Sony A7S, “King of low light”, which I needed for that shots, because to place a tripod was not possible on the water bus. 🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 12800

2017-02-27 AUSTRIAN TUSCANY

By | 2017-02-24T22:34:07+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Generic|

There are many similarities between the Wachau and the Tuscany. One concise resemblance are the terraces for the vines which are built from natural stone, often by hand, which is very hard work, because it’s impossible to place construction machines there. Beside the wine, the Wachau is also renown for apricots.

Post Processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: D-LUX 5
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 10.7mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-02-26 DIM LIGHT IN HONG KONG

By | 2017-02-24T22:09:54+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Hong Kong|

If you hear Hong Kong, many think about the world famous skyline, the old junk boats and the ferry. For me there are also those little Chinese shops in dim light which make this city. They offer excellent food or spices, health products, dried fruits and cool drinks.

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 10mm
  • ISO: 3200

2017-02-25 DUTCH PIRATE SHIP

By | 2017-02-24T21:57:01+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Amsterdam|

In Amsterdam you should try to get a bike very soon. This city is built for cycling, and for exploring the streets, canals, sights – there is no better way. And suddenly you will get some unexpected impressions, like here,  looking at a pirate ship  🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • Focal length: 62mm
  • ISO: 50

2017-02-24 INSIDE THE EXHIBITION GARDEN OF GLASS IN SEATTLE

By | 2017-02-24T22:10:53+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Seattle|

It was about running the gauntlet with entering this exhibition. The camera in the hotel, iPhone with only 20% battery left, 4 hours before flight departure and the airline ticket on the iPhone in passbook. So I tried to reconcile all things starting with shooting the exhibition but save enough battery for my airline ticket.  🙂 then taking my luggage form the hotel, meeting my colleagues and taking Uber to the airport…

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: iPhone 6 Plus
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/1319s
  • Focal length: 4.15mm
  • ISO: 32

2017-02-23 DANUBE CITY IN THE NIGHT

By | 2017-02-22T19:56:16+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Vienna|

Sometimes you have to go higher to get the shot you want, as here with the Danube City in the night. I was on the Leopoldsberg a mountain with an older castle which is not open to the public, because it’s a bit too derelict. But there is a great observation deck where you get a view over Vienna and enough place for a tripod  🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: SLT-A77V
  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Shutter speed: 30s
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 800

2017-02-22 TRAIN BRIDGE ON THE SEMMERING

By | 2017-02-21T20:17:57+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Austria|

This is a bridge of the famous Ghega mountain railway over the Semmering, which was the first of its kind in the world. Planned by Carl von Ghega and built in 1854 it even exists today and is in full operation. A real highlight between the mountains and the snowy woods.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/5000s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-02-21 GUINNESS BAR IN VENICE

By | 2017-02-19T20:01:51+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Venice|

I was a bit surprised to see that beer bar in Venice, they offered Irish Guinness, Belgian Leffe, Dutch Heineken… all draft  🙂  And the best thing, it was near our hotel, so before going back to the room, we turned into this bar for card games and some rounds of beer.

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: D-LUX 5
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
  • Focal length: 5.1mm
  • ISO: 400

2017-02-20 BACKSTREETS OF SEATTLE

By | 2017-02-18T12:00:25+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Seattle|

Sometimes I take photos of less attractive buildings, like here of the backstreets in Seattle. For me, industry buildings, loading docks, iron fire ladders and delivery vehicles have a unique flare. And for many workers, it’s daily routine to get there and start the day …

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 26mm
  • ISO: 640

2017-02-19 THE BIG SWISS VALLEY

By | 2017-02-19T18:33:23+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Switzerland|

Near the top of the Gotthard Pass there is an observation deck offering a view to a mountain pass and a big valley. I used the break to shoot some photos before the tour through Switzerland continued where we visited Chur, Ascona, Lucerne, Schaffhausen, St. Gallen

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 50

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.