Monthly Archives: October 2017

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2017-10-31  CEILING FRESCO

By | 2017-10-30T22:35:56+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Austria|

The invitation to a classical-music concert brought me to castle Eckartsau. At the stairway, to the music hall, I saw that ceiling fresco. I took that shot with my Sony A7R II and Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens. It’s always a good idea, to have some parts of your photo equipment with you. 🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop CC 2018

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 400

2017-10-30  SHOPPING IN TOKYO

By | 2017-10-28T17:42:48+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Japan|

Going into the little shops and kiosks is one of my habits when exploring cities. Tokyo is suitable for this. I liked it to see the different snacks, drinks, and accessories; often I couldn’t resist buying and trying. 🙂  Daifuku is one of my favorite sweets, soft, consisting of a small round mochi stuffed with sweet filling, most commonly Anko, sweetened red bean paste made from azuki beans.

Post processed with: Lightroom, Photoshop CC 2018

 

BACK TO MAC, AFTER ONE WEEK WITH WINDOWS  

Suddenly my iMac didn’t start anymore, no way to reactivate it. So I had to switch to my notebook and work with Windows 10. For me, that’s the OS I have grown up with, and I have broad experience. I have all Adobe products on the laptop, but no MacPhun software which led me to use Photomatix HDR. The Windows Explorer is a dream to work with, compared to the MacOS Finder. Maybe I will get more often back to Windows in the future, especially since the MacPhun software is also available for Windows now.  🙂  In the meantime, my Mac got a repair, and is in good shape again; it was a memory problem. The cause was possibly power fluctuations; I will buy a power plug which prevents voltage peaks.

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 250

2017-10-29  ENTRY TO SOMETHING BIG

By | 2017-10-26T17:40:03+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Seattle|

What is looking a bit plain form the distance, is the entry to an unforgettable experience. You will see one of the biggest halls in the world, a Boeing factory building. Taking photos inside is forbidden. I can tell you seeing one dozen of airplanes like Boeing 747 or Boeing 787 Dreamliner built in one hall shows you a new dimension of industrial work.  😎

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: E5400
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.7
  • Shutter speed: 1/170s
  • Focal length: 18.8mm
  • ISO: 50

2017-10-28  THE LIGHTS OF VENICE

By | 2017-10-26T17:30:57+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Venice|

Tourists, hobby and pro photographers fight for the best place to shoot photos from the bridges. Placing a tripod is often impossible because it would be knocked over with your camera, not a good idea. I decided to do handheld shots, where I set my elbows on the handrail, stopped breathing and concentrated on shooting the photos without shaking.  🙂

Post processed with: Photomatix, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 3200

2017-10-27  NATURE AT ITS BEST

By | 2017-10-25T22:50:44+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Austria|

Breathing fresh, clean air between trees on a mountain and looking at the horizon with blue sky and white clouds. All ingredients for a day which refreshes mind and body and shows you the beauty of nature. Living in a city, I should do this more often, to come back to earth.

Post processed with: Photomatix, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-10-26  LONG STAIRS IN STOCKHOLM

By | 2017-10-25T18:19:51+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Stockholm|

The ideal stairs for Runtastic-users, bringing your fitness level on a higher plateau with stair climbing. 😎   I am more the guy for weight training, but often take my Nordic-Walking sticks for weekend tours with my wife. In Stockholm, I hadn’t my sticks with me. So I left the stairs for photo shooting only. 🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 61mm
  • ISO: 320

2017-10-25  HUNTING LODGE WITH STORK’S NEST

By | 2017-10-23T19:31:48+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Austria|

Castle Eckartsau is an old hunting lodge which dates back to 1175. Once it was a residence of Emperor Karl I. Nowadays, the use is for classical concerts and theater. It’s a lovely “walking-around” area and the home of many storks, which make their nests on the chimneys of the castle.

Post processed with: Photomatix, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 400

2017-10-24  BUDDHA TEMPLE IN SINGAPORE

By | 2017-10-24T08:39:16+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Singapore|

On the first day as I visited the Buddha Temple I was too late, at about 7 pm the temple was already closed. The next morning I came before noon and got rewarded by this magnificent view. One of my Singapur highlights, a great and silent place, a temple you will never forget.

Post processed with: Photomatix, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s
  • Focal length: 30mm
  • ISO: 400

2017-10-23  WINE RESTAURANT IN VIENNA “HEURIGER”

By | 2017-10-20T19:58:11+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Vienna|

The “Heuriger” is a wine restaurant mostly with local wines and a self-service buffet with home cooked food. Sometimes you can hear live music with accordions and violins. The interior is furnished in country style and looks quaintly. A hot spot for tourists and everyone who wants to share a glass of wine in a good temper.  🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop CC 2018

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 6400

2017-10-22  CIRQUE DU SOLEIL FAREWELL

By | 2017-10-20T19:45:24+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Canada|

Acrobatic performances, great music, and singing, choreographic masterpieces, all come to an end. The team builds a circle and congratulates to the audience. The people cheer and acclaim for this complete synthesis of art. Cirque du Soleil presents itself again as the top performing circus show in the world.

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 640

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