Monthly Archives: January 2018

//January

2018-01-31   THE NEW VENICE IN MACAU

By | 2018-01-28T16:17:08+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Hong Kong|

A Venice where no flood disturbs the sightseeing, no empty canals give a wrong view, no rain hinders you from walking around. Gondoliers ship you on smooth water, which is always blue, no corrosion on the buildings. This little Venice exists inside a prominent hotel in Macau. They have done great work to replicate the bridges, houses, and canals.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 10mm
  • ISO: 1250

2018-01-30   HOUSE IN ST GALLEN

By | 2018-01-27T15:53:15+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Generic|

Beneath the Swiss cheese and Swiss chocolate, I found many of the houses and buildings in Switzerland have a unique style. Clean lines, unobtrusive adornments, a timeless overall architectural impression.

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • Focal length: 59mm
  • ISO: 125

2018-01-29   ASIAN GIRLS WAITING AT THE HONG KONG FERRY

By | 2018-01-27T15:20:21+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Hong Kong|

I used the waiting time at the Star Ferry Pier to shoot some photos. These two little girls were interested in my photo habits, at least they looked at me during photographing. I captured that image with the glass front of the ferry building and the two girls behind.

Post processed with: Lightroom, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 44mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-01-28   VENICE FROM ST MARK’S CAMPANILE

By | 2018-01-28T18:27:55+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Generic|

It’s a good idea to visit Venice in January. The weather is ok for sightseeing, and the best, the long lines at the entrances of the famous sights are much shorter. For going up to St. Mark’s Campanile I had to wait only about 15 minutes. On the top, you have a great view of Venice in all four cardinal directions. The weather was not sunny at all, slightly grey and rainy, but it didn’t stop me from taking photos of the roofs and buildings of this great city.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: SLT-A58
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 125

2018-01-27   VIENNA KOHLMARKT

By | 2018-01-27T12:11:40+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Vienna|

Kohlmarkt, one of the more expensive shopping streets in Vienna. It connects the “Graben” and the “Hofburg.” All streets in this circle are a pedestrian area, so it’s always good for a short walk to look at historic buildings and drink an espresso at the “Julius Meinl” (on the photo left). And don’t forget your camera, some beautiful shots are not far away. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 640

2018-01-26   LOCH LOMOND AFTER THE RAIN

By | 2018-01-25T22:46:09+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Scotland|

It took us a two-hour ride from Edinburgh to get to Loch Lomond. The weather god was not merciful to us, it didn’t stop raining, although accuweather.com said the opposite. After entering The Trossachs National Park, I saw a Loch-Lomond-East and a Loch-Lomond-West sign, what to take? I took west; it was a narrow street with moss on the roadside and plants that looked like from another planet. I was lucky that the raining was interrupted for a short time, which I used to take some foggy panorama shots.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 125

2018-01-25   HONG KONG STREETS

By | 2018-01-24T20:19:06+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Hong Kong|

Exploring the streets and watching the hectic was my “hobby” in Hong Kong. I like the colorful billboards with the Chinese scripts and the hundreds of shops from ginseng roots to electronic equipments. For relaxing a had dim-sum and a cool aloe-vera drink.

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 59mm
  • ISO: 6400

2018-01-24   CHAMPAGNE CELLAR

By | 2018-01-22T22:01:02+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Vienna|

I live only about one mile away but never visited the Schlumberger champagne cellars before. I can only recommend it; it’s a great photographer’s location. Asking at the reception if taking photos is permitted, it came back: “Sure, no problem at all.” My visiting time was before noon, with only few visitors, so I had time and room for placing the tripod and composing the shots I wanted.

Post processed with: Aurora, Color Efex Pro, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 2.5s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 64

2018-01-23   ENTRANCE OF THE MARINA BAY SANDS

By | 2018-01-22T21:09:55+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Singapore|

Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, one of the most famous hotels in the world. After its opening in 2010, the photos and story spread via the news gazettes and media channels over the whole world. Mostly they show the building from outside. On the picture above you can see the impressive entrance where taxis and shuttle buses bring the new guests.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 5000

2018-01-22   FIACRE IN VIENNA

By | 2018-01-21T19:59:55+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Vienna|

The fiacre, a stout means of transport in the inner city of Vienna. It brings you in the right mood for exploring the historical buildings and getting a feel for the Imperial Era. The season is around-the-year, in the winter months you get a cabin deck and a blanket, in the warmer months, it’s classical open-air.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 640

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