Monthly Archives: November 2018

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2018-11-30   ALLEY OF PALM TREES IN SICILY

Since I was only one day in Sicily and we visited about five different villages via a touring bus, I can’t remember where I shot that photo of the palm tree-alley. I arrived in Sicily with a ferry from Malta, starting at 3 am and left with a ship to Malta at 8 pm. A day stuffed with impressions of this most southern island in Italy. A must see, partially a rough landscape, streets with serpentines, old stone buildings, and beautiful churches.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: COOLPIX A
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
  • Focal length: 18.5mm
  • ISO: 320
By |2018-11-29T20:05:10+01:00November 30th, 2018|Italy|0 Comments

2018-11-29   PHOTO SHOOTING FROM THE WATER BUS

I was standing on the entry platform of the water bus. It was shaky, cold and gloomy, but it didn’t stop me from taking photos of the Canale Grande while driving on it. It is fascinating looking at the traffic, instead of a street there are water canals, instead of cars, there are boats and water buses. They all have their rules; traffic runs smoothly without any traffic jams.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 53mm
  • ISO: 25600
By |2018-11-29T19:56:03+01:00November 29th, 2018|Venice|0 Comments

2018-11-28   SUNSET WITH FOGGY MOUNTAINS

One of my last photos I shot from the observation tower Pyramidenkogel in Carinthia. Fog patches were hovering between the mountains; the sun was glowing in the background, the latest signs before the blue hour was over.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 100
By |2018-11-27T22:09:04+01:00November 28th, 2018|Austria|0 Comments

2018-11-27   CHRISTMAS HAS STARTED IN VIENNA

I was wandering back to a tram to get back to my car which was parking outside the city center.  On the way, I tried the new Google-Pixel Nightsight photo feature. A remarkable achievement programmed by the Google developers makes shooting night scenes easy with first-class results. It came handy that the first Christmas decors were out on the streets, so it was easy to find a motive. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 64
By |2018-11-26T20:31:28+01:00November 27th, 2018|Vienna|0 Comments

2018-11-26   APPLE STORE IN CUPERTINO

The photo shows the Apple store directly in front of the new Apple headquarter. An architectural marvel, maybe a bit more designed and unique than the other stores. I hoped that we could also get a sightseeing tour of the new UFO-like building, but it’s closed for visitors. As a compensatory, there was an augmented reality iPad-tour in the store, through holding the iPads against a model of the new building you could look inside and saw the new virtual working world.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/3906s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 56
By |2018-11-25T20:21:31+01:00November 26th, 2018|USA|0 Comments

2018-11-25   PHILIPS BUILDING IN PRAGUE

After visiting the EVLS Fitness Expo in Prague, it was later in the evening when my son and I arrived at the hotel. I did my hotel-room routine, looking if the window can be opened and watching after possible photo compositions. Here I was lucky; the illuminated Philips-building was worth to take my Sony A7S out of the photo bag and take some night-shots before going to bed.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2s
  • Focal length: 27mm
  • ISO: 2000
By |2018-11-24T23:08:38+01:00November 25th, 2018|Prague|0 Comments

2018-11-24   MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE

It’s worth to look at and photograph the architecture of the Museum of Natural History in Vienna. Big colossal baroque style with many ornaments and paintings represent the museum. However the exhibits are already outdated; older stuffed animals stand in glass cabinets, not the newest styling which you expect from a modern museum. This was the reason, why my brother and his girlfriend were in the exhibition rooms, while I was walking around in the lobby with my cameras. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 2s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
By |2018-11-23T18:29:24+01:00November 24th, 2018|Vienna|0 Comments

2018-11-23   BAD WEATHER IN LOCH LOMOND

My dream was to come to Loch Lomond with crystal clear sky and full sunshine. But during the drive, the more I approached to the Loch, the more the air got cloudy, and I ended with rain when I was at the Loch. The photo shooting took place nevertheless. Dark sky or not, I wanted photos from Loch Lomond. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 400
By |2018-11-22T21:14:37+01:00November 23rd, 2018|Scotland|0 Comments

2018-11-22   TOWER IN COMO

Before entering the old town you cross the Como Gate Tower or Porta Torre. I was fascinated by the building, pure raw stone built to a tower with arcs and no roof, a landmark of the city. I was parking outside the old town, so I crossed the tower every time when I went to the car. It is 40 meters high and was built in 1192. Very solid, it stood against all the odds over time.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/1949s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 53
By |2018-11-21T21:05:55+01:00November 22nd, 2018|Italy|0 Comments

2018-11-21   PARK IN NANTES

My first photo in Nantes was in a park with those funny flowerpots, which are looking like bird-heads. There were also sculptures of dogs and turtles made from plants, but they were already withered, so no good photo motive. After going out, we were in a big construction zone; they were building a new railway station and rebuilding the surrounding streets.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: X-T1
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 38.9mm
  • ISO: 200
By |2018-11-20T19:00:26+01:00November 21st, 2018|France|0 Comments

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