Monthly Archives: April 2017

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2017-04-30  WIDE AREA OF AGRICULTURE

By | 2017-04-26T19:30:28+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Austria|

In the foreground more wine, in the background corn and sugar beets, that’s the agriculture in Lower Austria. I recognize the accurate drawing of the dividing lines between the fields. Near the vineyards are little cellar houses connected with narrow streets.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

2017-04-29  VENICE CANAL

By | 2017-04-25T20:04:29+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Venice|

It was about two miles west of the Piazza San Marco where I spied that canal embedded between those red and yellow houses. I was standing on an arched bridge and was concentrating on holding the camera steady. I like the outcome, looks a bit painterly, not typical for Venice, but typical for Italy. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

I was standing on the balcony of the Basilica San Marco where I could film the St Mark’s Clocktower with the two men, hammering the clock.

 

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 29.8mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-04-28  BIRCHES IN THE SUN

By | 2017-04-25T19:36:36+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Tyrol|

It was near Wattens, Tyrol, where we stopped for a walk after a 6-hour drive. At every journey, trip or walk I have a camera with me, minimum my iPhone. That time it was my Sony A7S with the Sony Zeiss SAL 24 F2. And the opportunity arose, to shoot this photo of the beautiful birches at the wayside.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-04-27  ARCHES IN AGRA

By | 2017-04-25T19:11:48+00:00 April 27th, 2017|India|

I think it was near the Red Fort where I explored that building with those artfully built arches. Many Indians used it as a relaxing area, and so did I.  🙂 Since the temperature was sweltering with high humidity it was a need to sit down from time to time, watching people, gardens, and architecture. Especially when I had to carry two cameras, batteries, and four lenses. I was lucky that I only had the Sonys of the A7-series with me, which are lighter in weight. 🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-04-26  GREEN GRASS IN GOZO

By | 2017-04-25T18:55:18+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Malta|

The weather is a bit different in Gozo and Malta in the winter months; you can see green, lush grass, blooming flowers and bushes, warm weather, not too cold, pleasant. 🙂 Then if you can find such a lovely valley as here on the photo, you have good preconditions for landscape shots. Then if the friendly bus driver brings you to the next sight, you have a perfect day. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: COOLPIX A
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 18.5mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-04-25  10.000 LITERS OF WINE

By | 2017-04-24T20:23:14+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Austria|

During a weekend in southern Styria where my wife attended a health care workshop, I used the afternoon to explore the region. On a hill, I saw an older building. First I thought it was a knight’s castle, then it emphasized that it was a monastery. Although I didn’t see a monk, I visited that large wine cellar, with dozens of barrels full of wine. I think there ripened tens of thousands liters of red and white wine. I got the opportunity for some tastings 🙂 and couldn’t resist taking a photo of this cellar.

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: SLT-A35
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/13s
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 1250

2017-04-24  GRADO IN ITALY FROM THE ROOF

By | 2017-04-23T20:16:42+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Italy|

To get a photo like this, you only have a few options. Get on top of a hotel roof, climb an observation tower or start a drone and get an aerial photo. The drone is risky without permission; the observation tower was not existent, then I got with the hotel elevator on the top floor and placed my tripod between the deck chairs, prepared for the bathers of the hotel pool. A bit effort is required to get the shots you want 🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s
  • Focal length: 46mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-04-23  CAFE KARLSPLATZ

By | 2017-04-22T17:50:02+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Vienna|

That is one of the lesser famous Cafes of Vienna, actually a no-name, although it has a name.  🙂  There are hundreds of Cafes like this, old interior, gray curtains, neon letters at the entry, earning a living mostly with patrons and retirees, which are playing card games or poker, chatting, watching TV and discussing politics.

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 1250

2017-04-22  WINTER CAME BACK TO AUSTRIA

By | 2017-04-22T19:00:42+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Austria|

Suddenly temperature dropped, snow and sleet were back, and we have -3/26 C/F.  I had to grab my winter jacket again which I already stored in the “winter box.” But outside in nature, for example, the brows with conifers got a nice, snowy touch, worth to take a photo. 🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 160

2017-04-21  BUTTERFLY IN THE CIRCUS

By | 2017-04-19T19:42:52+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Canada|

In Toronto, I used the opportunity to watch Cirque Du Soleil in its hometown. They organized parking well; we had to walk about 10 minutes then came the circus area with the tent. The size was similar to other locations where I have seen the Cirque, but the performance Luzia was the most entertaining I have seen so far.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 38.1mm
  • ISO: 1600

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