Monthly Archives: March 2018

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2018-03-31   CHARLES BRIDGE IN PRAGUE – THE PHOTO HOT SPOT

By | 2018-03-30T16:49:41+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Prague|

The most famous photo hot-spot in Prague is the Charles Bridge and its surroundings. You should try to get upstairs into one of the towers; there you can take the shots from above. Be careful with your time; they close at about 8 pm. I was lucky, that not too many tourists were on their way. I wouldn’t recommend a standard tripod because the place is limited on the towers. A mini-tripod is enough; you can place it between the embrasures and keep the camera better under control. The worst what could happen will be if a passenger brushes the tripod during a multi-exposure shot.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Shutter speed: 25s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 320

2018-03-30   MARKET IN ROME

By | 2018-03-29T19:24:43+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Italy|

I arrived in Rome at 7:30 am, my appointment at the authority AAMS was not before 11 am. I visited a stand-up cafe bar where I took an espresso and ate an Italian vanilla croissant, which had that typical harmonic taste. The rest of my spare time, I used to wander through an Italian market, where you got all, from vegetables to bags, from books to clothing. After some rounds, I was ready to attend my business meeting, doped up from all the coffee.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: D-LUX 5
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 5.1mm
  • ISO: 200

2018-03-29   MODERN HOTELS

By | 2018-03-28T19:42:43+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Austria|

This construction reminds me of album covers from electronic music bands, like from the French band “Air” with the album “10,000 Hz Legend”. On the photo is the modern building addition to the hotel Schloss Velden. The original building looks like a renovated castle. Th hotel stands at the beautiful lake “Wörther See” which is renowned for its clean water which has drinking water quality.

 

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: LEICA X2
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 3200

2018-03-28   CLIFFS NORTH OF DUNDEE

By | 2018-03-27T19:13:07+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Scotland|

During my stay in Scotland, I wanted to visit the location where the cliffs start. Since my hotel and main-stay were in Edinburgh, the nearest cliffs I could find with Google Maps were north of Dundee. I took the trip with a rented Volkswagen Passat, which had only 400 miles on the speedometer. At the parking lot, I took my DJI Phantom 4 Pro and went up the walkway to the cliffs. At a flat patch of grass, I started the quadcopter and could get some decent shots of the coast. Because of the strong winds over the sea, the flight was shorter than thought; I got the “connection lost” message on the DJI app and had to fly home by hand, because “return to home” function didn’t work. Lucky that I haven’t lost my drone.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: FC6310
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-03-27   ENTRY HALL OF SPA STEGERSBACH

By | 2018-03-26T19:35:21+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Austria|

Austria has a vast amount of spas with thermal water and hot springs which you can visit in winter and summer months. Most guests take a 3-4 days package with half board. You will find indoor pools and different kinds of saunas, like aroma sauna, bio sauna, and steam baths. Modern styling and high-quality rooms add to this healthy and relaxing experience. I took that photo a the entry hall of Stegersbach Spa which lies in the federal state Styria.

 

Post processed with: Color Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: SLT-A77V
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 800

2018-03-26   CORNIGLIA IN THE NIGHT

By | 2018-03-25T18:52:39+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Italy|

Corniglia is the highest of the five cities in Cinque Terre. You have to walk up about 500 steps from the railway station or take the shuttle bus, which has the last fare at about 9 pm. However, you have your daily fitness program in Cinque Terre, which is a good thing after the excellent Italian food. The walkway down to the sea is similar, many steps, but then you get the reward of a crystal clear sea water. I shot this high ISO hand-held shot at the only road to Corniglia from the hinterland of the Cinque Terre mountains. With the Sony A7S, you can handle ISO 16,000 accordingly.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/10s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 16000

2018-03-25   WINDMILLS NORTHERN NETHERLANDS

By | 2018-03-25T13:23:47+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Netherlands|

I saw that windmill park near Harderwijk at the Veluwermeer. The view with the dozens of windmills placed near the sea was an overwhelming impression. A surreal landscape photo.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-03-24   WARM SUNSET IN VIENNA

By | 2018-03-25T17:58:50+00:00 March 24th, 2018|Vienna|

Intense sunlight tinted the sky in a warm yellow color. The right time for grabbing the camera for a photo shoot. The location was near Schönbrunn Castle. I used the car-sharing service from DriveNow to drive around in Vienna. I got a Mini convertible which adds to the fun factor when exploring the city.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 125

2018-03-23   STOCKHOLM IN THE EVENING

By | 2018-03-22T21:57:37+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Stockholm|

On my way back to the hotel I saw that atmospheric scene of the illuminated buildings and the boats which were lying on the silent water. I took my camera out of the photo bag for one of my last shots of the day. Since it got a bit cold already, my wife forced me to speed up with the photo session.  🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 62mm
  • ISO: 1250

2018-03-22   GANDHI MEMORIAL NEW DELHI

By | 2018-03-20T21:10:02+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|India|

A big park area surrounds the Gandhi Memorial. Before entering you have to put off your shoes and then you are allowed to enter the signed ways to the memorial. It is one of the unforgettable experiences in life when you feel the aura of such great persons and leaders.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 29mm
  • ISO: 100

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