Monthly Archives: February 2019

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2019-02-21  TREE OF LIFE

By |2019-02-20T21:43:47+00:00February 21st, 2019|Vienna|

The size of this tree took a lifetime to grow. The castle park Laxenburg is a destination in the south of Vienna. Most suitable for a Sunday walk with wife and daughter. Small ponds, old bridges, and tall trees make for a beautiful nature experience. To shorten the way you can also jump on a tuk-tuk train.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 160

2019-02-20  GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II

By |2019-02-19T19:52:58+00:00February 20th, 2019|Milan|

The hot spot of Milano is beneath the Piazza del Duomo. At the entrance lies the Campari bar. That’s a good starting point, to drink a Campari Soda with ice and then take the tour. To avoid too many people I shot that “high-floor” photo with the middle layer of the building and above. One of the over-photographed buildings on the web, so it’s a good idea to search after new compositions.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019, Luminar

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100

2019-02-19  BAZAAR IN JERUSALEM

By |2019-02-18T20:08:00+00:00February 19th, 2019|Israel|

The big bazaar in Jerusalem is a unique world for itself. With a high diversity of booths from clothing to toys it’s a showcase and brings you some buying opportunities. I bought a strong coffee, with the coffee grounds on the bottom. After drinking I stayed awake half the night, but that was fitting, because I had a several hours drive in front of me.

 

Post processed with: Color Efex Pro, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: Pixel 3 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Focal length: 4.44mm
  • ISO: 106

2019-02-17  THE BEAUTIFUL GARDENS

By |2019-02-13T20:51:58+00:00February 17th, 2019|Italy|

Merano with its Trauttmannsdorf Castle and the beautiful gardens are the top attraction of the city. Since it’s a bit outside, best to get there is with an E-bike. My wife Karin and I have rented the bikes at the railway station. The good thing was that with the Bolzano-card the train between Merano and Bolzano is free. With air condition and wifi in the wagons, I can highest recommend Trenitalia.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 42mm
  • ISO: 100

2019-02-16  HONG KONG PIZZERIA

By |2019-02-12T22:03:49+00:00February 16th, 2019|Hong Kong|

Some pizza in Hong Kong? The diversity of food corresponds to the variety of little restaurants along the streets. I stayed with Asian food. Since I live relatively near to Italy, I can get pizza more often anyway. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 10mm
  • ISO: 3200

2019-02-15  QUTB MINAR

By |2019-02-12T20:56:36+00:00February 15th, 2019|India|

The tower from 1192. A one-of-a-kind building, built from thousands of individual bricks and stones. I would have liked to step up the 73 meters, but entry was not allowed. Each of its blocks has unique ornaments, the whole complex houses similar buildings, built from the same materials, but not this height. On the entry, there have been straying dogs, which were resting in brown puddles of water.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 100

2019-02-14  THE MEMORABLE MONUMENT

By |2019-02-14T07:46:43+00:00February 14th, 2019|Switzerland|

I was so impressed with the monument that I post the comment of Mark Twain, which says it all:

Around about are green trees and grass. The place is a sheltered, reposeful woodland nook, remote from noise and stir and confusion—and all this is fitting, for lions do die in such places, and not on granite pedestals in public squares fenced with fancy iron railings. The Lion of Lucerne would be impressive anywhere, but nowhere so impressive as where he is.

— Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad, 1880
 
 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500s
  • Focal length: 135mm
  • ISO: 100

2019-02-13  HONG KONG NIGHT TOUR

By |2019-02-11T21:24:03+00:00February 13th, 2019|Hong Kong|

The city of Hong Kong is a mixture of a high-tech extravaganza, modern infrastructure, and traditional Chinese shops and restaurants. Everyone can discover exciting places for themselves. I decided to take photos from different perspectives but wanted to preserve the Hong Kong touch.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 3200

2019-02-12  SHOP WINDOW IN VENICE

By |2019-02-11T21:14:37+00:00February 12th, 2019|Venice|

The great thing about Venice is the many details you see as you stroll through the streets. Window panes, house entrances or small bridges, photo-motives where the eye reaches. Here on the photo typical Venice style, masks, wrought iron, and colorful Italian glass.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: D-LUX 5
  • Aperture: ƒ/3
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 14.9mm
  • ISO: 400

2019-02-11  BRIDGE ON THE GLACIER

By |2019-02-10T14:54:37+00:00February 11th, 2019|Austria|

In the high mountains, the trend is towards spectacular viewing platforms and floating bridges. At the Dachstein, at 2995 meters there is the Suspension Bridge. It is perfectly safe to walk over, but people who are afraid of heights should not look down.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 400

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