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2019-01-17   LONG STREET IN GENOA

By |2019-01-16T20:53:28+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 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

2018-12-27   BORSA IN GENOA

By |2018-12-26T12:38:46+00:00December 27th, 2018|Italy|

Genoa was only a 1-hour train journey from Cinque Terre. My wife Karin and I took the opportunity to drive with Trenitalia. Genoa was in my mind as on old industry-city, but the opposite was exact. Magnificent buildings, full pedestrian streets and excellent food made for a fun afternoon. I could attend the Modigliani- and the Elliot Erwitt exhibition. A great painter and a great photographer on one day. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

2018-12-18   ITALIAN LIFE ON THE PIAZZA BRA

By |2018-12-17T21:26:07+00:00December 18th, 2018|Italy|

The Piazza Bra is the central plaza in Verona, with a fountain, pillars, marble floor and dozens of cafes and restaurants at the sideline. The typical Italian life, with tourists, people of all ages, surrounded by unique Italian architecture. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 41mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-12-03   THE HOUSE FRONTS IN COMO

By |2018-12-02T21:40:15+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Italy|

Multistorey house fronts surround the old town of Como. On the wide alleys are snack stands and magazine kiosks. I sat down on one of the plastic chairs, ordered a diet coke with ice and was waiting for my wife. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: DMC-FX150
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 6mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-11-30   ALLEY OF PALM TREES IN SICILY

By |2018-11-29T20:05:10+00:00November 30th, 2018|Italy|

Since I was only one day in Sicily and we visited about five different villages via a touring bus, I can’t remember where I shot that photo of the palm tree-alley. I arrived in Sicily with a ferry from Malta, starting at 3 am and left with a ship to Malta at 8 pm. A day stuffed with impressions of this most southern island in Italy. A must see, partially a rough landscape, streets with serpentines, old stone buildings, and beautiful churches.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: COOLPIX A
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
  • Focal length: 18.5mm
  • ISO: 320

2018-11-22   TOWER IN COMO

By |2018-11-21T21:05:55+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Italy|

Before entering the old town you cross the Como Gate Tower or Porta Torre. I was fascinated by the building, pure raw stone built to a tower with arcs and no roof, a landmark of the city. I was parking outside the old town, so I crossed the tower every time when I went to the car. It is 40 meters high and was built in 1192. Very solid, it stood against all the odds over time.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/1949s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 53

2018-10-29   WAY BACK FROM THE THREE MERLONS

By |2018-10-28T12:14:07+00:00October 29th, 2018|Italy|

For all mountain adventurers, mountain lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, I recommend visiting the “Three Merlons” or Tre Cime di Lavaredo, in the Sexten Dolomites of northeastern Italy. The landscape on the mountain peak reminded me of episodes of the Star Trek original series. With the foggy and rainy day, I was barely alone with my wife on the Dolomites. My Fuji X-T1 could resist the rain, photo-shooting was no problem at all.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: X-T1
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/180s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 320

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