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2018-07-02   MARKET PLACE IN COMO

By | 2018-07-02T17:54:13+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Italy|

From time to time I want to shoot with older cameras. For this photo, I used the Panasonic FX-150 which has a Leica lens, 14.8 megapixel, a CCD sensor and costs about $ 40 at eBay. I placed it on a table in a bar and took some evening shots. It’s always interesting to see how this older technic works out. After shooting, I got an Averna with ice and lemon slice, my favorite aperitif.

 

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: DMC-FX150
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/13s
  • Focal length: 6mm
  • ISO: 800

2018-06-16   STATUE IN VARENNA AT LAKE COMO

By | 2018-06-18T21:14:07+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Italy|

I recommend discovering the neat villages like Varenna or Bellagio at Lake Como with a ferry. You can buy a hop-on-hop-off ticket like with the red-line buses and can plan a flexible schedule. Since we knew before-hand that we wanted to go to Varenna first, we took a speedboat from the city of Como. It only takes half the time, so you have more time for sightseeing.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 39mm
  • ISO: 160

2018-06-08   BOTANICAL GARDEN IN VARENNA

By | 2018-06-08T15:41:24+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Italy|

Varenna is one of the amazing Italian villages which surround Lake Como. Best reachable via a ferry. You will see very neat botanical gardens, with many gardeners trimming the plants, watering the flowers and disposing the leaves and branches from the ways.

 

Post processed with: Luminar, Snapseed

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/11765s
  • Focal length: 4.5mm
  • ISO: 135

2018-06-06   COMO DOME EVENING HOURS

By | 2018-06-06T08:18:59+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Italy|

In Como there are is a restaurant where you have a great look at the dome, and can shoot photos while waiting for a pizza and drinking an Aperol Sprizz. Be sure to get a seat in the first row. 🙂 One of the photos where I did postprocessing with the mobile app Snapseed.

 

Post processed with: Snapseed

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/325s
  • Focal length: 4.5mm
  • ISO: 54

2018-05-28   MAIN SQUARE IN VERONA

By | 2018-05-28T19:52:57+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Italy|

The classical Italian style of the cities, the main square with statues and cobbled ground, surrounded by cafes and shoe boutiques. A unique architecture which can only be found in Italy. Mostly one glimpse is enough and you know you this is an Italian city.

 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Color Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-05-18   TREES ON CINQUE TERRE WALK

By | 2018-05-17T19:21:26+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Italy|

t was a 4-hour walk at about 40° C in the plump midday sun from Corniglia to Monterosso. Uphill on stone steps, down on sandy and dusty ways, through trees and plants and great views to the mediterranean sea. After two-thirds of the ways we saw an old man, who was selling fresh orange juice and water, there was already a queue, waiting for the drinks. With the photo shooting, I had to be careful, because of my sweaty hands and the dust in the air.

 

Post processed with: Color Efex Pro, Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 160

2018-04-21   SUNSET IN BURANO

By | 2018-04-21T10:53:34+00:00 April 21st, 2018|Italy|

You have to take a boat to arrive Burano. My wife Karin and I took a three-island-tour from Venice where we came to Burano at later afternoon. We had one hour to explore the city and take photos. Since the village isn’t that large, I finished a photo-marathon where I had seen every little street and canal with these neat, colorful houses and could do a sunset shot from the church with the crooked tower.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 36mm
  • ISO: 500

2018-03-30   MARKET IN ROME

By | 2018-03-29T19:24:43+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Italy|

I arrived in Rome at 7:30 am, my appointment at the authority AAMS was not before 11 am. I visited a stand-up cafe bar where I took an espresso and ate an Italian vanilla croissant, which had that typical harmonic taste. The rest of my spare time, I used to wander through an Italian market, where you got all, from vegetables to bags, from books to clothing. After some rounds, I was ready to attend my business meeting, doped up from all the coffee.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: D-LUX 5
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 5.1mm
  • ISO: 200

2018-03-26   CORNIGLIA IN THE NIGHT

By | 2018-03-25T18:52:39+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Italy|

Corniglia is the highest of the five cities in Cinque Terre. You have to walk up about 500 steps from the railway station or take the shuttle bus, which has the last fare at about 9 pm. However, you have your daily fitness program in Cinque Terre, which is a good thing after the excellent Italian food. The walkway down to the sea is similar, many steps, but then you get the reward of a crystal clear sea water. I shot this high ISO hand-held shot at the only road to Corniglia from the hinterland of the Cinque Terre mountains. With the Sony A7S, you can handle ISO 16,000 accordingly.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/10s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 16000

2018-03-08   STREET WITH VIADUCT IN VERONA

By | 2018-03-06T21:09:28+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Italy|

The many details you can find in Italian streets, you walk around, and suddenly there is a viaduct between two houses. You are on an ongoing cultural trip, to stay fit and keep on going, a double espresso helps. Mostly the Italians make it perfect, short, with the right amount of coffee foam and excellent taste. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 800

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