Monthly Archives: February 2018

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2018-02-28   VERONA FROM ABOVE

By | 2018-02-26T21:45:47+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Italy|

Once we took a tour up to the hills in Verona, where we entered an area which looked like a sight seeing platform. But it was some kind of recreational territory from the Italian Army. It was no problem for anyone that we walked around and did some shots from the city. Last but not least, there was even an observation deck with a great view.

 

Post processed with: Lightroom, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 200

2018-02-27   LIGHTS AT A BREWERY

By | 2018-02-24T22:37:37+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Vienna|

I was out using my Sony Zeiss 135mm 1.8 lens, which I don’t take with me very often, because of the weight of 1050 g (2.31 lb). I was near at one of Vienna’s oldest breweries, named Ottakringer. These three lamps with their homogenous light cones attracted my attention. Holding my breath and some hand-held night shots were on my camera.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 135mm
  • ISO: 2000

2018-02-26   SCOTTISH MAN IN BAR

By | 2018-02-24T22:23:08+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Scotland|

After ordering a Guinness beer, I sat down at a table and was looking a the TV screens with football games. Then I looked at the bar and saw that man with a tattoo and a Scottish flat cap sitting on a barstool. I liked the scene and took my camera and did a quick shot, although higher ISO it came out usable. The guy didn’t react to the photo very much but was not amused. However, I had the picture I wanted which represents a typical pub scene in Great Britain.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 12800

2018-02-25   VILLA NEAR LAKE GARDA

By | 2018-02-24T11:16:25+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Italy|

My wife and I were driving about 40 minutes with a motor scooter from Verona to Lake Garda. Some streets were narrow when a bigger truck overtook us 😮 ; we felt the gust, and the motorcycles were under a light fluctuation. However, we arrived safely and could walk around in the villages surrounding the lake. We saw some beautiful Italian villas, from which I was eager to take some photos.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Color Efex Pro, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 200

2018-02-24   THEME PARK IN EDINBURGH

By | 2018-02-23T22:28:14+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Scotland|

The theme park in Edinburgh presented itself as a colorful wonderland with dozens of attractions for the younger and older. A fun walk tour to watch and explore. I found a parapet to place my mini-tripod and take some long exposure shots to catch all the lights and colors. Making the pictures with lower iso was essential. Otherwise, the lights would look blown out in some cases. That’s the reason, why I am more and more a fan of mini-tripods. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Auroar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Shutter speed: 30s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 250

2018-02-23   SAN FRANCISCO FROM THE TWIN PEAKS

By | 2018-02-23T19:28:24+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|USA|

Here I was standing on the Twin Peaks observation deck above San Francisco. The name Twin Peaks has nothing to do with the TV series of David Lynch, those are two hills with height at about 275 m (925 ft) which gives a great view of the city and the surrounding areas like the harbor and the sea. I was lucky, no fog, clear and blue sky, I used that perfect weather conditions for some nice city view shots.  🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 60mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-02-22   MUSEUM IN EDINBURGH

By | 2018-02-21T08:15:48+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Scotland|

The entry into the Edinburgh National Museum was utterly free of charge; it presents a broad range of exhibits from science to biology to fashion. The balconies on the higher floors were perfect to place my camera to enable stabilized wide angle shots. Some rooms and halls reminded my of picture-books with a vast amount of exhibits to explore.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1.6s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 250

2018-02-21   EXHIBITION IN THE CELLARS

By | 2018-02-20T22:19:00+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Vienna|

The Schlumberger cellars show you the history and production of their renowned champagne. There must have been used millions of bricks to build those massive cellar-vaults. The different stations of the exhibition show barrels, bottles in particular positions for the vinification and some funny exhibits like this bottle on a pedestal, which you can see in the photo.

 

Post processed with: Lightroom, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 8s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 64

2018-02-20   SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE IN THE EVENING

By | 2018-02-17T19:51:18+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Dubai|

I think I stayed in this mosque from later afternoon until night. It is one of the buildings I will ever remember. With the beginning of the evening, I tried to capture the light, shining from the arches. The lightning is part of the architecture and harmonized with the colors and structure of the building. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 58mm
  • ISO: 320

2018-02-19   WALK THROUGH SAGRADA FAMILIA

By | 2018-02-17T19:51:40+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Barcelona|

Filming the impressive church Sagrada Familia – this was the plan. I placed my YI 4K Action cam on an appropriate bezel which I stuck on a Zhiyun gimbal. I started on the west entrance, walked through into the big hall and went a whole round. Although many tourists were inside, I got a good impression of this one-of-a-kind building. Inside was heavy construction work, the structure of this great church continues and will last until 2026.

 

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