Monthly Archives: July 2017

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2017-07-21  NIGHT LIFE IN MILAN

By | 2017-07-20T22:15:45+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Milan|

At the canals in Milan, the whole area is a pulsating flow of Nighthawks, the cafes and bars are full, Italian night life at its best. Combined with the atmosphere of the buildings and the cobblestone streets it’s a must see destination for a Milan visit.  🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 46mm
  • ISO: 6400

2017-07-20  PHOTOWALK AFTER PARTY

By | 2017-07-18T20:04:59+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Vienna|

Trey Ratcliff’s Photo Walk After Party took place at the Ritz Carlton Vienna. It was an enjoyable event, with some glasses of red wine, a presentation of Trey’s best shots and this marvelous Instagram artist, which paints a picture in 1 hour. You have to be very creative to paint like this. I took this high ISO handheld shot which shows how great the Sony A7R II handles ISO 16,000.  🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 16000

2017-07-19  HANDRAIL OF THE BRIDGE HELPED

By | 2017-07-18T19:20:15+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Italy|

At this nightly stroll, I didn’t had a tripod with me. The handrail of this bridge in Verona helped out, I could place my camera exactly in the desired position and was ready to shoot. My wife Karin was happy; she needn’t wait until the tripod would be prepared, adjusted, oriented and so on. Those little helpers could also be tables, park banks, sockets – all ready to be taken for shake free shots.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/1.3s
  • Focal length: 36mm
  • ISO: 250

2017-07-18  MORNING IN VIENNA

By | 2017-07-17T19:18:21+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Vienna|

Before the first guests come in, the ground of the sitting areas gets cleaned, the chairs and tables will get arranged soon, sun shades will get spanned, always many things to do in a restaurant which the guests won’t recognize directly, but belong to the feelgood factor.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-07-17  SUN IS BREAKING THROUGH THE TREES IN CANADA

By | 2017-07-16T20:31:44+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Canada|

The sheer size of these unbelievable big lakes south of Algonquin Park, Ontario, reminded you more of the open sea instead of lakes. We took an afternoon tour with a rented motor boat, near the evening we started going back to the rental station, where we had some difficulties finding the right waterway back between the lakes, because from our distance all looked nearly the same. 🙂 There I took some photos with the sinking sun breaking through the trees and shimmering on the water.

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 34mm
  • ISO: 160

2017-07-16  TWIN PEAKS

By | 2017-07-16T16:25:32+00:00 July 16th, 2017|USA|

What are Twin Peaks? The series from David Lynch which got a new season for 2017? Yes, correct, or an other possible answer is hills in San Francisco from where you can get a spectacular view of the city and the Bay Area. Our guide brought us there with the Volkswagen hippie bus. The weather was great so that I could take some nice shots. Helpful that I had my Sony Zeiss 24-70 F4 with me, to get the flexibility to shoot with the appropriate angles.  🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
  • Focal length: 54mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-07-15  REST IN CASTLE GRAFENEGG

By | 2017-07-15T15:27:02+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Austria|

I think this man was happy, that the baby in the red buggy was finally sleeping and he could take a rest with a newspaper in hand. Castle Grafenegg is in excellent preservation and got through a restoration which lasted some years. The history reaches back to 1294; then it got more phases of reconstructions during the centuries. One of the highlights of Austrian castles.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-07-14  FIELDS FROM THE QUADCOPTER

By | 2017-07-12T19:47:08+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Austria|

I have the admission from Austro Control, to fly with my quadcopter on uninhabited and unsettled areas, this means the nature, hills, mountains, and fields are flying territory for me. Even there some people get angry and think I am flying illegally. Then I have some short discussions, and sooner or later they give up and go their way. For me, the photos stay, and that’s my joy. 🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: FC6310
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-07-13  SEGWAY BETWEEN THE BIKES

By | 2017-07-11T19:56:04+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Stockholm|

Stockholm is a great city for bikers; there are some bicycle-lanes where you can see hundreds of bikers driving. And no restrictions for Segways, they cruise around in the whole town. Stockholm has all means of transportation, bikes, Segways, Uber, Taxis, subways, trains, ships, rickshaws and your feet for the last mile. 🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 56mm
  • ISO: 500

2017-07-12  MURAL PAINTINGS IN KARLSKIRCHE

By | 2017-07-11T19:15:13+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Vienna|

The Karlskirche in Vienna has an elevator which brings you up near the cupola. Then you have to take a wooden “Stairway to Heaven” ( :-)) to reach the top, but there the windows are barred with thick iron grids, no good condition for taking photos. So I went two levels down and concentrated on the phenomenal frescos of the vaulted walls. Those painters get too less attention for their art, though it is tough work to paint on these big walls and hold all in perspective, bring the right colors and arrange a set of motives which often tell a story.

Post processed with: Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 11mm
  • ISO: 1250

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