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2018-05-04   JAPANESE GARDEN IN SAN FRANCISCO II

By | 2018-05-03T21:17:09+00:00 May 4th, 2018|California|

I in each city which I visit I look for Japanese gardens. I love the sculptures of plants and trees, the red houses placed between them, and the little koi ponds with the colorful carps. In San Francisco, you can find the garden near the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

2017-12-17   GLOWING SUN IN CALIFORNIA

By | 2017-12-17T19:45:37+00:00 December 17th, 2017|California|

I could name this photo “Power of the sun.” The horizon tinted in a red and yellow glow, the sun was breaking through all cloud layers. A nature spectacle. 😎

I was so happy, that we made enough brakes on the California State Route 1 to San Francisco. Though I hadn’t the time to place a tripod, I did my best with handheld shots. The other teammates were no photographers, “only” smartphone shooters, which is way faster, then a composition and iso-aperture settings photographer. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 320

2017-07-11  NORTHERN COAST OF CALIFORNIA

By | 2017-07-10T20:13:15+00:00 July 11th, 2017|California|

After we had left that cool Californian restaurant where we ate a lobster sandwich and experienced a beautiful sea view we continued our way to San Francisco. The more often I glanced out of the window, the more I knew we had to stop soon and take some shots of the sinking sun and the sea. I urged our driver to stop; then we saw a greater parking lot, we jumped out and started to shoot. I was the only “real” photographer, all other colleagues had only their phones with them, though you can also make great photos with smartphones. 🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600s
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-07-02  THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO

By | 2017-07-01T12:48:45+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|California|

When I was a kid, I used to watch the TV-Series “The Streets of San Francisco” with Karl Malden and Michael Douglas. Walking through San Francisco 2 weeks ago was a bit of a reminder of that series. Taking shots with my Samyang 14mm wide angle lens was fun, and I think it’s great to use it in cities because you can catch such broad sceneries on the photos.

Post processed with: Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 125

2016-07-31 THE GRACES OF HEARST CASTLE

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:26+00:00 July 31st, 2016|California|

The only way to go to Hearst Castle is by a visitors bus which brings you via serpentines to that amazing castle. From arrival time until leave it’s a never ending photo journey. Statues, in door and out door pools with impressing mosaic tiles, pillars, ornamented windows, a botanical garden …

Hearst Castle Graces size

  • Camera: COOLPIX S210
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/454s
  • Focal length: 6.3mm
  • ISO: 64

2016-05-31 THE GOLDEN DOOR

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:28+00:00 May 31st, 2016|California|

This door reminds me of a secret door in a role playing game, where you have to search for a key or code to open it and get the entrance to the next level. You can find it at the Hearst Castle in California.

Tür Hearst Castle size

  • Camera: COOLPIX S210
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/96s
  • Focal length: 12.3mm
  • ISO: 64

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