Monthly Archives: August 2018

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2018-09-01   NEAR THE TOKYO DOME

By |2018-08-30T21:46:13+00:00August 31st, 2018|Japan|

Wandering near the Tokyo Dome brings you to a theme park, that water fountain place on the photo and to a roller coaster. Many restaurants and shops around, and a tower where you can sail down with a parachute. A big fun area which you should not miss on a Tokyo trip.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 1600

2018-08-31   VIEW BETWEEN SKYSCRAPERS IN CHICAGO

By |2018-08-30T19:22:47+00:00August 30th, 2018|USA|

After visiting the Willis Tower, I took some nachos and a cold diet coke from food trucks, which were on the opposite street side. After that refreshment, I was ready to continue with my photo tour. I saw that niche between the skyscrapers on a place between the Chicago River and the Willis Tower. Never forget wide angle lenses in cities, a requirement for street photography.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-08-30   BEACH BAR IN MALTA

By |2018-08-28T19:29:18+00:00August 29th, 2018|Malta|

Most of the Maltese beaches, you’ll find on the Northern side. I can’t remember the name, but that bar was typical, Aperol-Sprizz, Hugo, and Campari with ice. Lounge chairs outside, walls covered with reeds and white sun umbrellas for the heat. The mediterranean sea is very clear; you can see the water plants, fish, and starfish with the naked eye. A friend of mine told me, last time he even saw a ray near the beach.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: COOLPIX A
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 18.5mm
  • ISO: 500

2018-08-29   CRUISING ON THE DANUBE CANAL

By |2018-08-27T22:33:54+00:00August 28th, 2018|Vienna|

Beside the different well-known sights in Vienna, it’s a good idea to jump on one of the cruising ships on the Danube Canal and have a good time cruising between graffitis, historic buildings and modern architecture. Some bridges will have artful parapets; you will see bike lanes, Hundertwasser-garbage recycling plant and modern hotels like the Sofitel Vienna.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 22.1mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-08-28   WATERWAYS IN STOCKHOLM

By |2018-08-26T18:37:54+00:00August 27th, 2018|Stockholm|

It’s interesting how the waterways and canals integrate with Stockholm. In this city, you can feel the harmony between all kinds of traffic in the variety of cars, bikes, boats, buses, taxis, Uber and sometimes Segways. A broad Eldorado where you can choose from, which makes transport more fun. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1500s
  • Focal length: 39mm
  • ISO: 500

2018-08-27   PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

By |2018-08-25T18:04:05+00:00August 26th, 2018|London|

The Hayward Gallery in London presented an Andres Gursky exhibition this year. It was one of the most significant photo collections I have ever seen. The sizeable 4×6 meter photos were impressive, one of a kind. Even the most expensive picture of all time, “Rhein II” was there. I took some photos of the collection with my Sony RX1R, the pocketable full frame camera.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 400

2018-08-26   BARCELONA FROM PLACA DE LES CASCADES

By |2018-08-25T10:22:27+00:00August 25th, 2018|Barcelona|

The walking tour upstairs to the Placa de les Cascades was only about 20 minutes from my hotel. Since I was there in January, the waterfalls over the big stairs were off. They are open only during spring until fall. However, I got a great view over the city and started to shoot some photos with my tripod in all directions. Even in January, there are nice temperatures, and I extended my photo walk until late at night.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Shutter speed: 20s
  • Focal length: 41mm
  • ISO: 400

2018-08-25   THE LANDSCAPE OF LOWER AUSTRIA

By |2018-08-24T19:14:09+00:00August 24th, 2018|Austria|

I started my DJI Phantom 4 Pro from the peak of the Manhartsberg. This mountain has a height of 500 meters, the highest pike in Lower Austria. I flew over wine-terraces and then entered that broad landscape of agriculture, fields, and woods. I caught the panorama with the built-in 20 MP camera of the drone. I had to be careful that I didn’t “touch” any villages; otherwise I could lose my flying-permission. I have to stay away from any residential complex for 150 meters. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: FC6310
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-08-23   CRYSTAL WORLDS IN WATTENS OUTSIDE

By |2018-08-22T20:53:37+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Austria|

If you are in Tyrol, Austria I would recommend visiting the Swarovski Crystal Worlds. The exhibition area has an outside complex and interior viewing rooms. Andre Heller is the designer of the art installations and homogenous connected exhibits, galleries, and sculptures. You should plan a half day to get an overview and sufficient impressions of that art spectacle. To gain insight, I added a photo, more from the abstract side.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-08-22   CANALS OF MILAN

By |2018-08-21T20:24:04+00:00August 21st, 2018|Milan|

I had some roundtrips to find a parking lot at the Canals of Milan. It is very crowded during the nighttime, and everyone wants a good time at the water with a cool breeze. I could use the car-sharing platform Car2Go in Milan, though my registration city is Vienna. A good thing that you can use the car rentals in all European cities where Car2Go is active. Formerly they offered Smarts only; now you get Mercedes A-class too.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/10s
  • Focal length: 57mm
  • ISO: 6400

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