Monthly Archives: August 2017

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2017-08-31  COOL KIDS IN STOCKHOLM

By | 2017-08-30T22:44:10+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Stockholm|

You can use the Stockholm Pass also for a boat tour, (one of the many attractions included) so I did. There I saw those cool kids with sunglasses and headphones, listening and shaking to the rhythm of the music.  🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 200

2017-08-30  THE METAL CONSTRUCTION WALK IN VIENNA

By | 2017-08-28T20:44:11+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Vienna|

Between the shipping pier for the Bratislava hovercraft and the stylish restaurant “Motto at the River” you have to walk on that metal construction way. That’s one of the newer buildings at the Danube canal in Vienna. From time to time I go there and have a cocktail at the bar. A great view of the water channel and the Schwedenplatz-bridge awaits you, which connects second with the first district of Vienna.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

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

2017-08-29  STONES IN THE PINNACLE NATIONAL PARK

By | 2017-08-28T20:20:18+00:00 August 29th, 2017|USA|

The hot walk in the Pinnacle National Park reminded me of older episodes of the Star Trek series, with William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk. The landscape in the park looked similar as some planets where the crew of the Enterprise got beamed. The stones looked surreal, as the card box stones which made the movie sets. A walking adventure at 40 C / 105 F on dusty, stony paths in that “Star Trek adventure land.” 🙂

Post processed with: Color Efex Pro, Analog Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-08-28  LIGHTENING IN VELDEN

By | 2017-08-22T22:03:27+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Generic|

Carinthia with the lovely Wörther See and the little town Velden, the perfect summer location for spending some days and relax. The mild weather in the evening combined with the soft lightening of the buildings as here in the photo the Gamonaplatz, bring you sweet vacations. The beaches of the Wörther See (Wörther Lake) consist of smooth, green grass; the water has drinking water quality. Fish and ducks are swimming there, and for some fun, you can rent a motor boat with tires, with which you get towed high speed over the water. You have to fight to stay within the tire and need all your hand grip power. If it happens that you get thrown into the water, it can burn a bit, like a belly-flop.  🙂

Post processed with: Color Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 6s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-08-27  SHOOTING RANGE AT THE PRATER

By | 2017-08-22T20:44:12+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Vienna|

Going through amusement park The Prater in the night gives you all these fancy colors of the attractions, like that shooting gallery shown in the photo. Though you can only shoot with air rifles, onto targets like paper flowers or balloons, it’s great fun. If you can increase your strikes, you get rewarded with teddies or plushies. Many younger guys use this, to shoot a presence for their girlfriends.

As an alternative, you could choose the safest of all shooters, can knock down. You shoot with soft balls, made of old socks and stockings. It’s the same procedure; the more cans you can strike, the bigger the teddy you will get.

The third variation is shooting with darts on balloons; again a teddy is waiting.  🙂

Post processed with: Photomatix, Color Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 640

2017-08-26  BALCONIES OF LUCCA

By | 2017-08-22T19:56:35+00:00 August 26th, 2017|Italy|

I was sitting in a street cafe and explored the surroundings with my camera. I had the Sony Zeiss 24-70 F4 with me, so I was a bit limited with the telephoto. For this shot, I had to use my full 70 mm focal length. I like the old balconies with the gray louvered blinds, combined with the color of the house. In Italy often the simple things get interesting. After the shooting session, I took a double espresso with whipped cream and a cold San Bernardino mineral water with a lemon slice.

I was lucky that my wife and I rented a bike, with this we could speed up exploring the city and taking even more photos. 🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 320

2017-08-25  AQUARIUM

By | 2017-08-25T20:40:55+00:00 August 25th, 2017|USA|

More and more cities have it, the Aquarium. Often I think there is a competition which one is the most spectacular, that’s marketing. 🙂 This one in San Francisco is top, modern, fresh interiors and impressive aquariums in different variations like tunnels and big walls, some so big that I saw divers inside repairing the venting and feeding sharks. Photos handheld only with higher ISOs, it’s pretty dark in most places inside. You get a full ocean discovery tour and extensive description and documentation of under sea flora and fauna. Also a great place for kids, there were some school classes with dozens of pupils running and shouting.  🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 10000

2017-08-24  THE BOOK KIOSK IN LUCCA

By | 2017-08-22T19:07:16+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Italy|

Italy is one of the countries left, where book kiosks still exist. You get all kind of books, old and new, some second-hand, they offer maps in different sizes and notebooks with artfully decorated binders and pictures. Some also have a broad portfolio of magazines and journals. They have their smell of the different papers. Those stores with the architecture around lets you think, you be in a world hundred years ago.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s
  • Focal length: 51mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-08-23  THOUGH THE STARS ARE OUT, NOT ONE OF US KNOWS THE WAY

By | 2017-08-22T19:08:29+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Austria|

“Though the stars are out, not one of us knows the way,” IMBECILE song text by Mike Batt. The “Hohe Wand” / high wall, a mountain near Vienna was the place for star photography last Friday. Our group of 7 photographers started at about 9 pm, and we did shooting until 11:30 pm. I had a head lamp with me; it was dark. And it’s also live saving  🙂 because near the sky walk; there are slopes which are straight as a pole with 100 meters / 330 ft height and no fence or sign ➡  which warns you. In the night, you have to be careful there. 😐

I placed my A7S with the Samyang 14mm F2.8 on my Sony VCT-300 tripod and prepared for shooting. Higher ISO about 2500 to 3600 are a must, shutter speed at about 12 to 15 seconds and manual focusing, which works fine even with the stars if you use Sony focus peaking. So I got beautiful shots of the milky way. 🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Color Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 20s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2500

2017-08-22  HONG KONG FROM VICTORIA PEAK

By | 2017-08-20T19:10:10+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Hong Kong|

There are two classical Hong Kong motives; one is the skyline shot from the Ferry Haven, often with a red junk on the sea, the other the skyline from Victoria Peak, both in the day- and night shot variations. What to do? Indeed, I shot them too, the classical skyline photos.The light was OK, some smog in the background, I used HDR to make it more pop.  🙂  However, Hong Kong is a metropolis and joy for every photographer.

Post processed with: Photomatix, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

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