Monthly Archives: June 2018

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2018-06-21   WALKING ON THE BEACH IN LANGKAWI

By | 2018-06-20T21:06:32+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Langkawi|

The long beaches of Langkawi bring the classical motives for beaches with sunset. Waiting for the decisive moments was a joy, sea-breeze, beach-feeling and a camera in the hand to catch the scenes. Don’t forget the Diet-Coke with ice and lemon slices and an Amazon Kindle to read a good book.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 1600

2018-06-19   OLD WINE HOUSES IN FALKENSTEIN

By | 2018-06-18T21:13:25+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Austria|

I was walking with my brother on this historical street which is hemmed by old wine houses on both sides. Wine houses are a cultural tradition in Lower Austria’s Weinviertel, an area which lives from wine and tourists. Famous wine types are Green Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The barrels reside in the cellars of these wine houses and can ripen to perfection.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500

2018-06-16   STATUE IN VARENNA AT LAKE COMO

By | 2018-06-18T21:14:07+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Italy|

I recommend discovering the neat villages like Varenna or Bellagio at Lake Como with a ferry. You can buy a hop-on-hop-off ticket like with the red-line buses and can plan a flexible schedule. Since we knew before-hand that we wanted to go to Varenna first, we took a speedboat from the city of Como. It only takes half the time, so you have more time for sightseeing.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 39mm
  • ISO: 160

2018-06-13   CHINATOWN OF LONDON

By | 2018-06-15T22:26:02+00:00 June 15th, 2018|London|

I love to visit the Chinatown’s. I think most famous are San Francisco and New York, but I can also recommend London. My wife Karin and I were at a street-food market, and two streets on we discovered Chinatown. It’s a mixture of British establishment-houses with Chinese culture. And many shops and food stores. 

 

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/7813s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 72

2018-06-12   THE ROOFS OF PRAGUE

By | 2018-06-14T19:40:04+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Prague|

Prague is a coveted destination in the photo community. Correctly, you will find many enjoyable photo-spots. Try to get on an exhibition which ends on a roof or visit a tower where you can take shots of the rooftops and beautiful churches.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
  • Focal length: 51mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-06-11   WEISSENKIRCHEN AT THE DANUBE

By | 2018-06-11T20:39:28+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Austria|

I made a one-day-trip to the beautiful terrace-landscape of the Wachau, where three neat villages named Dürnstein, Weissenkirchen, and Spitz lie at the river Danube. The old town of Weissenkrichen brought some photo opportunities where I could capture the special houses which date back to the 17th century. Besides this, the photo is a good example of the nice Leica colors.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-06-10   SUNNY AFTERNOON IN LONDON

By | 2018-06-10T17:21:14+00:00 June 10th, 2018|London|

After visiting the Hayward Gallery in London I went outside and was standing on a bridge, where I could oversee that beautiful view of the themes, bridge, and boats. I took a pano from three photos to get the complete scenery on the photo. I stacked that pano from three handheld hdr-shots in Photoshop. When shooting panorama photos, it is important to get an overlap of about 30 percent from photo to photo. You will get better photo-merge results.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-06-08   BOTANICAL GARDEN IN VARENNA

By | 2018-06-08T15:41:24+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Italy|

Varenna is one of the amazing Italian villages which surround Lake Como. Best reachable via a ferry. You will see very neat botanical gardens, with many gardeners trimming the plants, watering the flowers and disposing the leaves and branches from the ways.

 

Post processed with: Luminar, Snapseed

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/11765s
  • Focal length: 4.5mm
  • ISO: 135

2018-06-07   CHINATOWN IN THE MORNING

By | 2018-06-07T17:04:16+00:00 June 7th, 2018|USA|

I used the opportunity to visit Chinatown in San Francisco in the morning. The departure to the airport was two hours away, so I could use the spare time to explore and shoot photos. Since my photo equipment was already packed, I used my Google Pixel 2 XL for shooting and Snapseed for post-processing, an option I can recommend for lightweight walking and taking photos on the fly.

 

Post processed with: Snapseed

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/3344s
  • Focal length: 4.5mm
  • ISO: 54

2018-06-06   COMO DOME EVENING HOURS

By | 2018-06-06T08:18:59+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Italy|

In Como there are is a restaurant where you have a great look at the dome, and can shoot photos while waiting for a pizza and drinking an Aperol Sprizz. Be sure to get a seat in the first row. 🙂 One of the photos where I did postprocessing with the mobile app Snapseed.

 

Post processed with: Snapseed

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/325s
  • Focal length: 4.5mm
  • ISO: 54

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