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2018-06-02   VIEW FROM RUIN FALKENSTEIN

By | 2018-06-01T19:42:58+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Austria|

The view from ruin Falkenstein, a rural area of Lower Austria. Near the town Laa, where my brother with his girlfriend lives. Since it was late afternoon, we used the car up to the ruin, instead of walking for 1 hour.  🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/2924s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 50

2018-05-19   OLD WINE HOUSES IN LOWER AUSTRIA

By | 2018-05-17T19:31:08+00:00 May 19th, 2018|Austria|

I visited my brother and his girlfriend in a town called Falkenstein. It lies in an area with many wineries and a hill with a ruin on top. A unique visiting hotspot is the wine routes with little wine houses. Each of these has a cellar where you can find hogsheads, mostly built from wood.

 

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 3200

2018-04-28   CHURCH IN SPRING

By | 2018-04-28T10:01:43+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Austria|

At a walking tour in Weissenkirchen, a little village in Lower Austria, I did that shot of the church which dates back to the 13th century. Since I had lower back pain, which resulted from some exercises in the fitness center, my camera of the day was Leica X Vario, which is easy to carry with an exceptional photo quality.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-04-17   THE LAKE WITH THE PLEASANT SURROUNDINGS

By | 2018-04-14T16:41:21+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Austria|

The Wörther See is my favorite lake in Austria. The surroundings are pleasant, mostly mixed forest, one part with more conifers on the Northern side, the Southern side with more broadleaf forest and some rocks. I took a lake circumnavigation with a two-person electro scooter from Renault, named TWIZY. It was great fun, although the vehicle stopped at 70 km/ (45 mph), because the maximum speed was reached.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Analog Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 135mm
  • ISO: 500

2018-04-12   THE DANUBE FROM ABOVE

By | 2018-04-10T19:53:33+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Austria|

Although it was windy, I took out my DJI Phantom 4 Pro. I parked at the roadside and went into the greenery to find a starting space. I found a very flat area near an irrigation path. It was a relatively short flying session, because of the wind but enough to take some shots of the Danube in the Wachau in Austria. This region reminds me of the Tuscany, with its terraces and viticulture, its trees and plants.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: FC6310
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-04-02   SAILING ON A STEPPE-LAKE

By | 2018-04-03T19:33:44+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Austria|

Lake Neusiedl has a size of about 315 km2 (122 sq mi), and the lake is no more than 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) deep. It’s very popular with sailers and kite-surfers. At the shores you can find lake-restaurants, cafes and beaches to chill out and look at the flat surface of the lake.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 46mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-04-01   HEATHER END OF WINTER

By | 2018-03-31T21:57:34+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Austria|

The last remnants of the winter, snow on the scrawny grass, fog and cold wind gusts over a heather west of Vienna. You can feel that these are the last breathers of the winter before the spring season starts. I took that panorama-photo with my small Nikon Coolpix A (the pocket DSLR) and stitched the original three photos in Photoshop. Initially, it was planned to fly with my DJI drone. But a light drizzle prevented my intend, so I stayed with the standard hand-held shots.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: COOLPIX A
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 18.5mm
  • ISO: 250

2018-03-29   MODERN HOTELS

By | 2018-03-28T19:42:43+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Austria|

This construction reminds me of album covers from electronic music bands, like from the French band “Air” with the album “10,000 Hz Legend”. On the photo is the modern building addition to the hotel Schloss Velden. The original building looks like a renovated castle. Th hotel stands at the beautiful lake “Wörther See” which is renowned for its clean water which has drinking water quality.

 

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: LEICA X2
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 3200

2018-03-27   ENTRY HALL OF SPA STEGERSBACH

By | 2018-03-26T19:35:21+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Austria|

Austria has a vast amount of spas with thermal water and hot springs which you can visit in winter and summer months. Most guests take a 3-4 days package with half board. You will find indoor pools and different kinds of saunas, like aroma sauna, bio sauna, and steam baths. Modern styling and high-quality rooms add to this healthy and relaxing experience. I took that photo a the entry hall of Stegersbach Spa which lies in the federal state Styria.

 

Post processed with: Color Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: SLT-A77V
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 800

2018-03-06   HUNTING CHATEAU ECKARTSAU INSIDE

By | 2018-02-27T21:06:29+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Austria|

After the music concert in hunting chateau Eckartsau in Lower Austria, my wife Karin was already in the courtyard to eat snacks and try a glass of Prosecco. I stayed some minutes on the first floor to take photos of the interior. Older castles with their generous rooms and ornaments are always good for photos.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 400

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