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2019-03-13 COWS AND BULLS ON THE ALP

By |2019-03-13T21:25:09+01:00March 13th, 2019|Austria|

On the descent from the mountain Schafsberg, my wife Karin and I came from the rocky alpine landscape where only a few pines grew into the zone of the green Alps. Suddenly we were surrounded by dozens of cows, where we quickly realized that some bulls were among them. They were all eager to eat, so we could pass unobtrusively without causing a stir. In Austria we have recently had incidents with cows and hikers, so it is better not to provoke the cows, and especially the bulls.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: X-T1
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • Focal length: 70.1999969482mm
  • ISO: 200

2019-03-06 MOUNTAIN CHAIN NEAR SCHLADMING

By |2019-03-06T12:25:06+01:00March 6th, 2019|Austria|

From the Dachstein glacier, you get the view of the massive mountain chains of the Alps. I wonder if climbers were already on all the summits which I could see. The Dachstein Sky Walk was the platform for the photo, an observation deck for the people who are not afraid of heights.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200s
  • Focal length: 93mm
  • ISO: 100

2019-03-02 HIGH SNOW IN FILZMOOS

By |2019-03-01T20:25:24+01:00March 2nd, 2019|Austria|

Filzmoos is a small community in the UNESCO World Heritage Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape. My wife Karin and I had the opportunity to ride a horse-drawn carriage on an alpine pasture. There was lush snow, some houses were snowed in and only the roofs visible. During my photo session, I was stuck in the snow up to my knees.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s
  • Focal length: 31mm
  • ISO: 100

2019-02-28 THE RAILWAY ON THE MOUNTAIN SUMMIT

By |2019-02-27T20:05:10+01:00February 28th, 2019|Austria|

The cog railway pushes itself up to 1732 m until it reaches the summit of the Schafsberg in Salzburg. A technical masterpiece from the architecture of the uphill tracks between rocks, on serpentines and on viaducts where you would have a free fall of hundreds of meters on one side. For the passengers it is safe, and you get a broad panorama when driving. It has been built in 1893 and still in full operation for the joy of visitors and mountain lovers.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: X-T1
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • Focal length: 46.5999984741mm
  • ISO: 400

2019-02-11  BRIDGE ON THE GLACIER

By |2019-02-10T14:54:37+01:00February 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

2019-01-27   PUMPKIN FAIR

By |2019-01-26T18:29:09+01:00January 27th, 2019|Austria|

Once a year the city Retz gets famous for its pumpkin fair. Orange colors and garlands line the streets. The decoration of the houses and many food-booths are in the sign of the pumpkin. I tasted a Prague ham roasted over an open fire with charcoal. Then a glass of white wine, which is the second famous product of this area.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 64

2019-01-25   GÖTTWEIG ABBEY AERIAL

By |2019-01-25T19:39:18+01:00January 26th, 2019|Austria|

Parking on a lane between fields was the best place for starting my DJI drone. The location was fully compatible with my license, which forbids me to fly over a residential area. I wanted this shot of Göttweig Abbey, residing on a higher hill and its surroundings. It is home of Benedictine monks. After the drone session, we did get up to the abbey and visited the churches, the big wall, and the sightseeing platform.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: FC6310
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500s
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100

2019-01-18   THE COOK

By |2019-01-17T22:44:18+01:00January 18th, 2019|Austria|

“Vienna Coffee World” – an exhibition entirely dedicated to coffee roasters, coffee machines, and accessories. I got a speed kick; you get coffee for tasting at each corner. A pimped up with version, with Licor 47, espresso and ice was great. The cook on the photo served sweet snacks for the coffee lovers. I could shoot some discreet pictures with my Leica X Vario.

 

Post processed with: Color Efex Pro, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 43.5mm
  • ISO: 1600

2019-01-06   BUDDHA IN ZEN GARDEN

By |2019-01-05T20:36:34+01:00January 6th, 2019|Austria|

In Langenlois I visited with my wife a show garden, which is famous for its winter decoration. After we were almost done with the sightseeing, I saw near the exit yet this Buddha statue. With the size of about 2 meters and the green illumination, I positioned myself and shot some nightly photos.

 

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 12800

2019-01-04   ICE COLD ICE II

By |2018-12-29T19:30:30+01:00January 4th, 2019|Austria|

A few days ago I posted an ice sculpture from the ice-hole on the glacier Dachstein in Styria, Austria. Today I show a different angle from the ice sculptures. You can imagine, that the ground floor is slippery, mostly it’s pure ice. So be careful with the camera equipment.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 250

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