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2017-12-21   ENTRANCE OF THE ST. FRANCIS

I had an invitation on the 30th floor of the St. Francis in San Francisco. Some colleagues and I were on the way to the hotel. After entering the lobby, I took some shots. I like those big hotels with the massive pillars and the big, soft carpets. On the 30th floor, there was a bigger room, where you got a great view of the city. The windows reached from the floor to the roof.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 500
By |2017-12-19T21:41:06+01:00December 21st, 2017|USA|0 Comments

2017-12-20   LANDSCAPE OF THE WACHAU

The Wachau is a valley in Lower Austria with old cities, castles, and ruins. That is also the region of the Nibelungen Saga. Myths of lost times about knights, kings, and conspiracies. Sometimes I walk with my parents up the hill to a castle ruin. There you get this great view of the landscape with the Danube in the middle.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: D-LUX 5
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
  • Focal length: 5.1mm
  • ISO: 125
By |2017-12-19T20:34:24+01:00December 20th, 2017|Austria|0 Comments

2017-12-19   INSIDE THE ALPINE CHALET

After a horse-drawn carriage, which was guided by a Tyrolean-old hand guy, we arrived at an Alpine chalet in Filzmoos, Austria. We walked inside, wholly built from wood, with many carvings and knitted curtains and cushions. This furniture propagated real rustic mountain feeling. The food you get on wooden plates, drinks in big glasses with handle.  🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/5s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 1600
By |2017-12-19T20:23:37+01:00December 19th, 2017|Austria|0 Comments

2017-12-18   THE WALL OF MDINA

Mdina is an old(built in 8th century BC), historical town in Malta with a population of 3oo. Surrounded by that massive city wall, for which an extensive reservation was undertaken in the last years. Mdina got some prominence in the Game of Thrones community. Some episodes have been filmed there. The Mdina gate and the Pjazza, Mesquita were shooting spots.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/13s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 200
By |2017-12-17T09:50:27+01:00December 18th, 2017|Generic|0 Comments

2017-12-17   GLOWING SUN IN CALIFORNIA

I could name this photo “Power of the sun.” The horizon tinted in a red and yellow glow, the sun was breaking through all cloud layers. A nature spectacle. 😎

I was so happy, that we made enough brakes on the California State Route 1 to San Francisco. Though I hadn’t the time to place a tripod, I did my best with handheld shots. The other teammates were no photographers, “only” smartphone shooters, which is way faster, then a composition and iso-aperture settings photographer. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 320
By |2017-12-17T19:45:37+01:00December 17th, 2017|California|0 Comments

2017-12-16   IMPRESSIVE WINE CELLAR

Schlumberger is a champagne producer in Vienna. The cellar-vaults are open to the public. There must have been used millions of bricks to build these constructions. Before entering, I asked if it is allowed to take photos. I got the permission and soon was ready with my tripod. I used the prime wide angle Sony Zeiss Distagon 24mm F2 SSM lens, which I mounted via LA-EA3 adapter on my Sony A7R II. The cool thing is that you get full autofocus with this adapter despite the fact that the glass is A-mount.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 8s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 64
By |2017-12-16T17:09:33+01:00December 16th, 2017|Vienna|0 Comments

2017-12-15   LOBBY OF THE JUMEIRAH BEACH HOTEL IN DUBAI

Though we didn’t stay in that hotel, my wife Karin and I were allowed to use the beach. At 45° C (113 F) it was hot weather. 🙂  You were unable to walk on the sand without sandals. The sea water was like a warm bath. After two hours we left the beach and ran for cover at the pool bar. There was happy hour. We got a cold Stella beer for the half prize and a big bowl of wasabi nuts.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 800
By |2017-12-13T20:01:56+01:00December 15th, 2017|Dubai|0 Comments

2017-12-14   THE HILLS OF THE ALPINE UPLAND

The alpine upland is starting with hills and woods. Then it transitions to mountains of about 2000 meters, where the real Alps have arrived. The mountain chains lead to the Grossglockner, the highest peak of Austria with 3,798 m (12,461 ft).

Post processed with: Photoshop CC 2018

  • Camera: FC6310
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 110
By |2017-12-13T19:48:34+01:00December 14th, 2017|Generic|0 Comments

2017-12-13   VERONA CENTRAL PLAZA

As my wife suddenly disappeared (I think she got lost in a shoe store):-), I had time for shooting photos. I took my Sony A7R II waist-deep to get a new composition. The flip screen helped a lot. I could look from above down to the camera and could experiment with different angles. Especially the people even don’t check, that you are shooting photos. It’s the most unobtrusive photographing position I know.

Post processed with: Aurora, Analog Efex Pro 2, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 160
By |2017-12-13T16:57:48+01:00December 13th, 2017|Italy|0 Comments

2017-12-12  TOWER OF TOMB OF I’TIMÄD-UD-DAULAH

The photo shows “Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah” in Agra, which is often regarded as the little, draft Taj Mahal. I think in the western hemisphere it’s a bit complicated to spell it correctly. 🙂  It’s located in a prominent park area, with gardens and surrounding buildings built from red sandstone. You can get a combo ticket which adds the Red Fort and Taj Mahal. It’s worth to take it and visit all three!

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100
By |2017-12-12T19:26:52+01:00December 12th, 2017|India|0 Comments

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