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2019-04-24¬†THE TEMPLATE FOR ASSASSIN’S CREED

By |2019-04-24T19:28:48+01:00April 25th, 2019|Italy|

The first thought when I walked into this courtyard was that the developers of Assassin’s Creed went over here and got the ideas for the design of their buildings. My son Maro would have enjoyed it, he played all parts of Assassin’s Creed and is a big fan of the game. A good reason to visit Verona. ūüôā¬†

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 800

2019-04-23 THE BRIDGE WITH THOUSANDS OF BRICKS

By |2019-04-22T20:22:31+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Italy|

My wife Karin and I rented a motor-scooter in Verona, to get the Italian feel of driving through the city and stopping at interesting points and espresso cafes. The bridge of the photo we saw by accident, a small line was standing to get to the attraction. The Castelvecchio Bridge is nearly 700 years old, built in 1354-1356. With a length of 120 meters, the builders must have used hundred thousands of bricks to build the walls, the way, and the merlons.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/20
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 200

2019-04-09 CINQUE TERRE FROM THE SEASIDE

By |2019-04-08T21:55:34+01:00April 9th, 2019|Italy|

I was driving with a “tourist”-motor boat, where I had to navigate the motor with a hand-rod. My wife Karin was sitting at the front. Though it was an imbalance, with my weighty body in the back of the boat, however, after a 20 minutes drive, I was out on the sea and shoot some photos of Cinque Terre from the seaside. Then I placed the anchor, jumped into the water and did some rounds of snorkeling.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100

2019-03-23 WAITING FOR THE WATER BUS

By |2019-03-22T22:29:33+01:00March 23rd, 2019|Italy|

I shot the beautiful sunset while waiting for a water bus at the Lido di Venezia. Hence life never gets annoying as a photographer. Most of the people waiting were looking at their smartphones, again and again. I was walking around and shot photos from the sunset, the horizon with Venice city far away, the Laguna with the boats and water buses. I ended with about a hundred unexpected pictures in my collection, which I photographed around the water bus station.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 800

2019-02-17  THE BEAUTIFUL GARDENS

By |2019-02-13T20:51:58+01:00February 17th, 2019|Italy|

Merano with its Trauttmannsdorf Castle and the beautiful gardens are the top attraction of the city. Since it’s a bit outside, best to get there is with an E-bike. My wife Karin and I have rented the bikes at the railway station. The good thing was that with the Bolzano-card the train between Merano and Bolzano is free. With air condition and wifi in the wagons, I can highest recommend¬†Trenitalia.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 42mm
  • ISO: 100

2019-01-17   LONG STREET IN GENOA

By |2019-01-16T20:53:28+01:00January 17th, 2019|Italy|

After a more extended walking trip on the hard pavements, we decided to take a Red-Bus to make exploring the city more relaxing. I had the right place a the edge, positioning me for the exposures. This photo I converted to black and white with Silver Efex Pro two times.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019, Silver Efex Pro

2019-01-15   CYCLING IN BOLZANO

By |2019-01-13T19:30:48+01:00January 14th, 2019|Italy|

My first journey to South Tyrol brought me to Bolzano, Cortina d’Ampezzo and Merano. Although it belongs to Italy for more than 60 years now, most of the people speak fluent German. Many road signs are in Italian and German; I think the autonomous status exists since 1972.¬†

 

Post processed with: Lightroom CC, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 800

2019-01-08   TRAUTMANNSDORF CASTLE IN MERANO

By |2019-01-07T20:08:27+01:00January 8th, 2019|Italy|

My wife Karin and I rented two E-Bikes at the railway station in Merano. The bikes were nearly new and had a rack where I could store my photo bag. We took the uphill to the entry station of the Merano Gardens with Trautmannsdorf Castle easily. The energy of electricity helped, though I also used the power of my feet and energy of my body. After the ride we entered the botanical garden.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2019-01-07   JOGGING IN COMO

By |2019-01-07T19:52:57+01:00January 7th, 2019|Italy|

In the heart of the city is the gothic Como Cathedral. On the main square, there are bars and restaurants from where you can overlook this impressive building. After a pizza, I caught my camera and shot photos from my outside seating position in the restaurant. I never experienced such a comfortable photo session. But you never stop learning. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 800

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