Monthly Archives: August 2017

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2017-08-21  CORRIDOR AFTER CRYSTAL WORLDS EXIT

By |2017-08-20T18:51:15+01:00August 21st, 2017|Tyrol|

By leaving the exit door of the Swarovski Crystal Worlds exhibition, you go through that corridor which shows glass and crystal exhibits like full frame woman clothing,  animal sculptures like bulls or parrots, art antiques – all made of crystal. They are in boxes, lined with red velvet and lighted with LED lamps. The price tag is a bit from the higher side, so we stayed with a brio which had a crystal on its end, which we bought at the exhibition store.  🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 6400

2017-08-20  HARBOR OF LA SPEZIA

By |2017-08-20T10:07:12+01:00August 20th, 2017|Italy|

La Spezia is the entry door to Cinque Terre, in the city, there are brown direction signs which navigate you to the curvy, uphill street to Riomaggiore. Driving up the serpentines, I got great views of the harbor of La Spezia. I searched for a parking place, which I found at a private property on the opposite side of the street. After going out of my car, there was a dog which was barking like crazy; luckily it was behind a fence. 🙂  I crossed the street and was near a steep slope, where I had only 1 m / 3 ft for standing while shooting my photos.

Post processed with: Aurora, Analog Efex Pro, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 48mm
  • ISO: 800

2017-08-19  SUMMER OF LOVE WAS HERE AGAIN

By |2017-08-19T10:45:36+01:00August 19th, 2017|USA|

Where else, if not in San Francisco? Haight street is the synonym for the Hippie-times, and this was the stage for the Summer of Love 50th Anniversary. Hundreds of market stalls and kiosks lined the street where you got (bio)food, colored clothes and hats, weed utensils and hippie souvenirs. Musicians were playing on the streets and balconies, a high street fest. It must have been great times back then. 🙂

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 53mm
  • ISO: 320

2017-08-18  LAKE NEUSIEDL IN THE EVENING

By |2017-08-17T19:30:44+01:00August 18th, 2017|Austria|

Lake Neusiedl lies between SW Hungary and south-east Austria. This steppe lake is only 1.5 meters / 5 ft deep, has gray and muddy water. If you are standing in the water, your feet sink into the mud until half of your calves get covered. On the borders, the reed is growing. It’s a great area for kite-surfers because it’s flat with no waves usually. If a bigger storm is brewing, it’s better to get out of the water fast, if the wind kicks in, you will soon have huge waves which act like an undertow in conjunction with the shallow water.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-08-17  CANOLA FIELDS ON A SUNNY AFTERNOON

By |2017-08-14T19:32:57+01:00August 17th, 2017|Austria|

In this part of Lower Austria, I saw many, many canola fields. Maybe the biofuel of the future? I prepared my DJI Phantom 4 Pro for the flight, with some tests on the beginning. Because sadly I recognized from time to time that the movie touch on the DJI App didn’t get activated, although I thought it did, which led to some flying sessions, where I didn’t record a movie. Therefore it’s essential for me to check this carefully.

 

2017-08-16  PURPLE CHURCH IN NICE

By |2017-08-10T20:22:26+01:00August 16th, 2017|Nice|

It’s surprising how nice Nice is, the old town brings you photo motives at every corner, like that church with a purple steeple. And I had more time for photo shooting as I thought because my wife made a side trips for Pain Au Chocolat or Macarons. I also had a favorite sweet; it is called a Flan, made of creme caramel. 🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: SLT-A77V
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-08-15  ALEHOUSE SCHWEIZERHAUS

By |2017-08-10T20:07:22+01:00August 15th, 2017|Vienna|

“Let’s have a beer, a cold Budweiser, a Paulaner wheat beer, a darker one? ” There is no better place in Vienna than the Schweizerhaus in the Prater. The orders come so fast that up to 10 people draw beer all the time. There are grills with hundreds of knuckles of pork, ready to be served. Every day there is a mood like a fair. Since the cold beer tastes special on hot days, you will see people with an unsteady gait in the later hours.  🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 800

2017-08-14  ENDLESS TOKYO

By |2017-08-10T19:47:51+01:00August 14th, 2017|Japan|

This photo from the Skytree was a bit tricky to take. You have to shoot through glass with reflections of the interior lights and crowd at all windows. Most of the newer towers and high buildings are without open air observation decks. 😥 But for a view and photos at 450 m (1,480 ft), you have to take some hurdles. 🙂

The endless sea of buildings and houses in Tokyo is mind blowing. It remembers me of the song of the German electronic band Kraftwerk “Neonlicht, Und wenn die Nacht anbricht, ist diese Stadt aus Licht”, “Neon Lights, And as night falls, this city is made of light.”

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 59mm
  • ISO: 5000

2017-08-13  FOG AT THE FALLS

By |2017-08-10T19:10:21+01:00August 13th, 2017|Canada|

One of the many spectacles at the Niagara Falls. The origin of this water fog is the sheer power and size of the falling water masses. Before my visit I underestimated the falls a bit, thinking they may be a bit overhyped, as I have seen this with some sights already. But the opposite is true, great and gorgeous. There are two kinds of falls, a big water valley and a great view from the Canadian side. And you will get wet, sometimes. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-08-12  SMART CITY MALTA III

By |2017-08-10T18:53:43+01:00August 12th, 2017|Malta|

Smart City Malta has grown to the top tech hub of the island. I was visiting BMIT, a colocation, and housing provider, talking about new data centers and synergies. It was interesting to hear that the design of their data center is copyright by Amazon Italia. I got a private visitors tour, where they showed me the roof deck with the diesel generators, the USV and battery rooms, the cooling and air circulation and the rack spaces for servers, routers, and switches. The setup is very professional with redundancy internet connectivity redundancy of first class providers like Level 3 and Thelia 2. Outside of the building, there are some chilling bars and restaurants where my colleague Massimo and I had a big Diet Coke with ice on that hot summer day.  🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: COOLPIX A
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 18.5mm
  • ISO: 200

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