Monthly Archives: August 2018

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2018-08-20   THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC

By | 2018-08-19T18:01:40+00:00 August 19th, 2018|Canada|

Thank you for the music and thank you for the show, magnificent and spectacular Cirque Du Soleil. Seen in the hometown, in the tent in Toronto. With my camera at the ready, I tried to catch the decisive moments. I had to balance the right mixture from ISO, shutter speed, and f-stops, because of the dim lights, the movements on the stage and my situation with the hand-held camera.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 1600

2018-08-19   HOTELS IN NEW DELHI

By | 2018-08-17T18:13:48+00:00 August 18th, 2018|India|

Standing on the swimming pool-terrace of the Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi I got this view of nearby hotel towers. It made the impression as if the towers would grow out of the greenery. The sky tinted in the light-smog of that big city. A bit surreal kind of photo showing hotels in India.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/2s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 2000

2018-08-18   ON THE WAY TO THE HOTEL

By | 2018-08-17T16:24:25+00:00 August 17th, 2018|USA|

It was later in the evening when I walked back to the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco. I had only the Google Pixel 2 XL with me and soon got into street shooting mood. Often I get an extra motivation to shoot with a smartphone because it’s so easy, fast and flexible. And with the quality of this Google device, you get pretty good photos and colors.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 400

2018-08-17   STEEP SCARP OVER THE LAKES

By | 2018-08-15T20:55:27+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Austria|

You reach the peak of the Schafberg (“sheep mountain”  🙂 ) via a cog railway. On the summit, you get a 360-degree view of mountains, valleys, and lakes of Salzburg. I took a trail between mountain peaks to get some photos of the steep scarps. You have to be careful, the unprotected paths have on one side an abyss of hundreds of meters and on the other side steep rocks and alpine meadows. So I positioned with regard when taking the photos.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: X-T1
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • Focal length: 26.6mm
  • ISO: 200

2018-08-16   CITY OF COMO

By | 2018-08-15T09:29:06+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Italy|

Como has a beautiful old town for walking around and chilling. Many restaurants and bars, shops with organic food, boutiques, and sunglass stores. At the lake, there is a promenade for exploring the view of the surrounding hills and harbored boats. In the middle of the city lies the magnificent Como Cathedral.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: D-LUX 5
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
  • Focal length: 5.1mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-08-15   VIEW FROM TELEVISION TOWER IN PRAGUE

By | 2018-08-14T20:37:26+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Prague|

The Zizkov Television Tower reminded me of the architecture in the Eastern European countries during the communist area. It was built between 1985 and 1992 and has a metal design with more levels as a viewing area. One of the highlights in Prague, it brings you great views in all cardinal directions, and you can see the city until the end of the horizon.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 250

2018-08-14   SNAPSHOT OF A CANAL IN VENICE

By | 2018-08-13T19:06:00+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Venice|

Avoiding dead shot sceneries was one of my intentions when shooting this photo. I tried to get different angles and perspectives on remote locations. This canal was near the Riva Ca di Dio, which is one of the roads directly at sea. So many photo opportunities in Venice.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 250

2018-08-13   CARS ON A WET STREET

By | 2018-08-12T08:04:28+00:00 August 12th, 2018|Austria|

The heavy rain caught my wife Karin and me. We flew into a historical building where we hid from the water masses. Inside we climbed a circular staircase until we reached the peak of the tower. There was a great view of the surroundings. I started to take some photos in the rain, no problem with a Fuji X-T1.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: X-T1
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 104.2mm
  • ISO: 400

2018-08-12   INTENSE STARS

By | 2018-08-11T16:20:42+00:00 August 11th, 2018|Austria|

My ingredients for star-photography: a tripod, shutter speed at 15-20 seconds, higher ISO 800-1600, wide-angle lens and low f-stop, here I used 2.8. The photo was shot on a mountain plateau near Vienna, called Hohe Wand (“High wall”) where you have an unlimited view of the sky and no light smog of surrounding cities. The best receipt to get shots from a clear night sky with a vast amount of stars.

 

Post processed with: Luminar, Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 20s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1600

2018-08-11   THE EVERLASTING CHURCH

By | 2018-08-10T18:38:55+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Barcelona|

After a building time for more than hundred years, and a prolonged end in the year 2026, the Sagrada Familia is one of the world wonders. With its unique architectural style from Antoni Gaudi, it impresses spectators from the whole world. I used a 3-hour spare time from a congress to visit the interiors. It wasn’t easy to decide, what to photograph first. So I started with my entry point and made a step by step tour, where I made panoramas, wide angle, low light, root top-photos from all kind of angels I could imagine.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 400

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