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2018-10-12   ART MUSEUM VIENNA IN THE NIGHT

By |2018-10-11T18:25:50+00:00October 11th, 2018|Austria|

Once a year there is an event called “Long night of the museums” in Vienna. All museums are open from Saturday 6 pm to Sunday at 1 am. A neat idea compared to the early closing times, museums usually have. And the whole experience with one entry card for about € 12. I took my camera equipment and visited four different museums. I grabbed a wide angle lens and my Sigma 35mm Art lens with the low f-number 1.4 for the shots in the gloomy light. The first visit was at the Vienna Museum for Applied Art (MAK) which you can see on the photo. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 160

2018-10-07   SUNSET AT THE LAKE

By |2018-10-06T09:19:53+00:00October 6th, 2018|Austria|

With only 3,5 hours driving time to Carinthia from my hometown Vienna, I get many photo opportunities at the region of the Wörther See. Lovely villages and smooth hills surround the lake. You can catch moody photos with the unique atmosphere of lake, hills, and sunset with some people left on the beach drinking their last glass of Prosecco. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 46mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-10-02   WARM SUNLIGHT OVER THE MOUNTAINS

By |2018-10-01T19:12:02+00:00October 1st, 2018|Austria|

The Pyramidenkogel is an observation tower in Carinthia with views over mountains, lakes, and sight to Slovenia. The typical landscape has mixed forests on hills which surrounds lakes; embedded are neat villages with bathing jetties. In the broader horizon higher mountain chains are visible, the begin of the Alps. At sunset, you get warm light from the sinking sun behind the mountains.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-09-29   THE WINE TERRACES OF THE WACHAU

By |2018-09-27T19:47:52+00:00September 28th, 2018|Austria|

The Wachau, an area in Lower Austria, has an exceptional landscape. The river Danube, some fields for corn and wheat and wine terraces where fine white wine is ripening. Some smooth hills surround villages and give an opportunity for hiking tours where you can visit old ruins and castles. Wine taverns offer bread with liver paste, sheep-cheese and first class wine like Riesling Smaragd (Emerald). I tried and can wholeheartedly recommend it. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: FC6310
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600s
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-09-24   TRAUNSTEIN FROM THE LAKE

By |2018-09-09T20:26:38+00:00September 23rd, 2018|Austria|

My wife Karin and I were driving on the West Autobahn in the direction of Vienna. On the height of Upper Austria, we were near the Salzkammergut, a famous area for its lakes and beautiful villages like Hallstatt. We decided to make a stop a lake named Traunsee. The water was crystal clear, we took a rest of about 3 hours with some bathing and then ate a Wiener Schnitzel in the neighboring village Traunstein.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/11765s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 88

2018-09-09   THE CHURCH OF WEISSENKRICHEN

By |2018-09-08T20:45:58+00:00September 8th, 2018|Austria|

On the photo is the fortified church of Weissenkirchen in Lower Austria. It’s a church with a castle wall and defensive positions, built in the medieval times, a mixture of church and ancient castle. The location is on a knoll, one of the higher points in the city, which underlines the position for defense against horse attacks and knight troops. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-09-03   WACHAU – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

By |2018-09-02T10:50:28+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Austria|

I took all the way up, to the higher levels of the wine gardens to get the magnificent view over the hills, the river Danube and the village called Spitz. The area is named Wachau and got its Unesco World Heritage status in 2000. When visiting, don’t forget to taste the excellent wines, like Riesling, Chardonnay, Weißburgunder or Grüner Veltliner. For the photo, I took handheld panorama shots, where I overlapped at about 30% to give Photoshop enough room tho photo merge. With this process, I always got good results, and Photoshop stacked the panos nicely.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 31mm
  • ISO: 160

2018-08-25   THE LANDSCAPE OF LOWER AUSTRIA

By |2018-08-24T19:14:09+00:00August 24th, 2018|Austria|

I started my DJI Phantom 4 Pro from the peak of the Manhartsberg. This mountain has a height of 500 meters, the highest pike in Lower Austria. I flew over wine-terraces and then entered that broad landscape of agriculture, fields, and woods. I caught the panorama with the built-in 20 MP camera of the drone. I had to be careful that I didn’t “touch” any villages; otherwise I could lose my flying-permission. I have to stay away from any residential complex for 150 meters. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: FC6310
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-08-23   CRYSTAL WORLDS IN WATTENS OUTSIDE

By |2018-08-22T20:53:37+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Austria|

If you are in Tyrol, Austria I would recommend visiting the Swarovski Crystal Worlds. The exhibition area has an outside complex and interior viewing rooms. Andre Heller is the designer of the art installations and homogenous connected exhibits, galleries, and sculptures. You should plan a half day to get an overview and sufficient impressions of that art spectacle. To gain insight, I added a photo, more from the abstract side.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-08-17   STEEP SCARP OVER THE LAKES

By |2018-08-15T20:55:27+00:00August 16th, 2018|Austria|

You reach the peak of the Schafberg (“sheep mountain”  🙂 ) via a cog railway. On the summit, you get a 360-degree view of mountains, valleys, and lakes of Salzburg. I took a trail between mountain peaks to get some photos of the steep scarps. You have to be careful, the unprotected paths have on one side an abyss of hundreds of meters and on the other side steep rocks and alpine meadows. So I positioned with regard when taking the photos.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: X-T1
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • Focal length: 26.6mm
  • ISO: 200

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