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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

2018-02-10   THE ALPS NEAR SCHLADMING

By | 2018-02-10T11:21:55+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Austria|

Armed with my DJI Phantom 4 Pro, I was walking about 4 miles uphill until I found a place, where it was safe to start the quadcopter. Trees and rocks were everywhere, I waited for a calm moment and launched a flight over the mountain chains. It was a bit troublesome; suddenly the DJI app showed me “Connection lost”:-o, the indicator bars were all red. My blood pressure raised. After 1-2 minutes the connection was regained, and I took a big breather, and my body temperature turned back to normal. 🙂 Finally, I got my shots.

Post processed with: Luminar, Color Efex Pro, Photoshop 

  • Camera: FC6310
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-01-21   STARS AT THE HIGH SLOPE

By | 2018-01-20T19:11:23+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Austria|

The “Hohe Wand” – High Slope is a nearly vertical rock-wall with height at about 1,135 m (3,700 ft). Geographically it’s at the tail of the Alps, about one hour driving time away from Vienna. On the top, you are standing on a big plateau with a view over a broad landscape. At about 11 pm is the best time for star photography. Wide-angle lens, wide open, ISO 800-2,500. I used my Sony A7S and the Rokinon (Samyang) 14mm 2.8 AF lens.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop, Raya Easy Panel

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 20s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2500

2018-01-14   COMING UP FROM SWITZERLAND

By | 2018-01-14T08:52:26+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Austria|

With this chairlift, you are coming up from Switzerland, and at the exit, you stand at the “virtual” border between Switzerland and Austria at the Paznaun area mountains peak. Lunch in Switzerland and afternoon tea in Austria, a magnificent panorama and thin fresh air on a height about 3,000 meters (10,000 ft).

Post processed with: Aurora, Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/5000s
  • Focal length: 93mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-01-10   THE ENDLESS FIELDS

By | 2018-01-09T21:24:22+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Austria|

The big agricultural area in lower Austria brings endless fields of corn, wheat, and sugar beets. To capture the whole area as far as the eye can reach, I started my DJI Phantom 4 Pro. If the weather is on your side and it’s not too windy, this quadcopter shoots perfect photos.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

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

2018-01-05   HUNTING CHATEAU

By | 2018-01-05T19:24:57+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Austria|

The Habsburg Monarchy has used castle Eckartsau as a hunting chateau. There are many castles like that in Austria. Nowadays most of them are renovated. You can listen to music concerts and watch historical spectacles like theaters or costume fests.

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 400

2018-01-03   PEAK OF A GLACIER

By | 2017-12-30T14:30:35+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Austria|

Only 5 meters missing from the 3,000 m (9,842 ft), with this height the “Hoher Dachstein” is the second largest mountain in the Northern Limestone Alps. Skiing is possible the whole year; this picture dates from March 2017. The valleys were green already, with the first signs of the coming spring. On the mountain, peak skiing was in full force, with meters of fresh snow.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100

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