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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

2018-12-28   STEAM LOCOMOTIVE

By |2018-12-27T20:59:58+01:00December 28th, 2018|Austria|

Slow and steady upwards, croaking and fuming, the steam locomotive on the Schafsberg has to go up until 1.783 meters. I had a very narrow stance and had to step back fast after shooting the photo. The train driver stayed cool; I think he saw many photographers already, however, he let the bugle sound, as a general warning.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

2018-12-21   WINTERWONDERLAND

By |2018-12-20T20:45:28+01:00December 21st, 2018|Austria|

The unexpected events often provide the most lasting memories. That was the case when visiting the adventure gardens in Langenlois, Lower Austria. We had an appointment for supper at 18 o’clock. Since we had 3 hours left, my wife went to nearby attractions. The Kittenberger adventure gardens turned out to be a winter wonderland. Fountains shone in bright, colorful light, garlands and fairy lights adorning the trees and shrubs. My Sony A7S got hot, from the many photos.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 12800

2018-12-19   ICE COLD ICE

By |2018-12-18T21:07:34+01:00December 19th, 2018|Austria|

On the top of the glacier Dachstein, I visited an ice-tunnel exhibition. Some artists have made ice-sculptures with chainsaws, hammer, and chisel. The ice gets illuminated from different angles, with changing lights and intensity. Walking through this tunnel brings you into a dream world of ice and winter temperatures. For the sports enthusiasts, there are many ski lifts on the mountain.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-12-15   MOUNTAIN TOP SCHAFBERG

By |2018-12-14T20:27:09+01:00December 15th, 2018|Austria|

The Schafberg in Upper Austria, standing on a mountaintop with a 360-degree view of valleys, lakes and the Alps gives you the feeling of being free. For exploring the mountain chain, my wife and I walked through a mountain pine forest, with men-high plants and arrived at a steep slope of hundreds of meters height.  Looking down gives you the feel of tingle under the skin, better to hold a respectful distance. My position was perfect for taking a photo of the abstract rocks. As the background, the horizon of the deeper valleys appear.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: X-T1
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • Focal length: 30.8999996185mm
  • ISO: 200

2018-12-05   CHURCH IN VILLAGE FALKENSTEIN

By |2018-12-04T20:50:34+01:00December 5th, 2018|Austria|

During an evening walk between the corn fields, I stopped for taking photos of the landscape. My brother and his girlfriend were patient and polite, they always waited for me, so I had enough time for my photos. On the way home, we went into a wine bar for some food and let the evening end in a quiet atmosphere.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 800

2018-12-02   WINE TAVERN IN RETZ

By |2018-12-02T12:12:11+01:00December 2nd, 2018|Austria|

We were a group of four when visiting the pumpkin celebrity in the wine-village Retz in northern Lower Austria. The whole village is decorated, dozens of market stands are lined on the streets, and a music band is playing. The typical wine taverns invite for a short break; they are called “Heuriger” in Austria. You get simple food, mostly bread with cheese or salty ham, pickles, and horseradish. The wine is mainly from the surrounding area, often in biological quality.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/354s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 50

2018-11-28   SUNSET WITH FOGGY MOUNTAINS

By |2018-11-27T22:09:04+01:00November 28th, 2018|Austria|

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

2018-11-12   SCHAFBERG RACK RAILWAY

By |2018-11-12T06:55:31+01:00November 12th, 2018|Austria|

I decided with my wife Karin to walk down the Schafberg mountain near St. Wolfgang. From 1783 meters down to the valley, we chose a way directly on the railroad line. Soon we got into dangerous terrain, because the line got so small, that there was nearly no escape from up-and down-coming trains. As you can see in the photo, we hid between to rocks. The walk got more and more risky on the narrow tracks, then we took a turn left and walked down between cow pastures.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: X-T1
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Focal length: 27.8999996185mm
  • ISO: 200

2018-11-05   ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON

By |2018-11-04T21:10:59+01:00November 5th, 2018|Austria|

Some friends, my brother and his girlfriend, my wife Karin and I visited the Castle Grafenegg in Lower Austria. For most of them, it was a typical Sunday afternoon trip. For a photographer it’s a journey, to take photos, find the best compositions and try to catch some pictures, which you can add to your photo collection. Most of the time, you are a bit behind the group, they don’t have the patience for waiting until you have taken your shots. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000s
  • Focal length: 10mm
  • ISO: 200

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