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2018-02-25   VILLA NEAR LAKE GARDA

By | 2018-02-24T11:16:25+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Italy|

My wife and I were driving about 40 minutes with a motor scooter from Verona to Lake Garda. Some streets were narrow when a bigger truck overtook us 😮 ; we felt the gust, and the motorcycles were under a light fluctuation. However, we arrived safely and could walk around in the villages surrounding the lake. We saw some beautiful Italian villas, from which I was eager to take some photos.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Color Efex Pro, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 200

2018-01-17   PORTO VENERE

By | 2018-01-17T19:19:02+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Italy|

Cinque Terre with Porto Venere, one of the thousand great compositions and photos you can get there. I was already leaving Cinque Terre as I saw a parking lot on the curvy street with space for only one car. I took the risky parking maneuver and soon was at a steep slope with 100 yards down to the sea. I was leaning forward to align the composition to get the last photo of that trip.  🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 80

2018-01-15   PATIO IN VERONA

By | 2018-01-14T21:06:30+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Italy|

Some buildings and patios in Verona remind me of the video game ‘Assassin’s Creed.’ When looking on the veneers, I imagine Desmond Miles climbing up the walls, jumping and hiding from enemies. This city must have been the template for parts of the series. A balancing act between fiction and reality.

Post processed with: Photoshop, Aurora

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 800

2018-01-12   RIVER ADIGE IN VERONA

By | 2018-01-11T22:09:09+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Italy|

The photo of the Adige shooted from the Castelvecchio Bridge. The segmental arch bridge is entirely brick-built. I saw that bridge by accident, was driving with a rented motor-scooter. I wanted to fell real Italian. At a bus station where I had to wait I looked at the left and saw the accompanying buildings and the bridge after that. There were mostly Asian tourists, but not too crowded. So I had time for some photos.  🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/20
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-12-13   VERONA CENTRAL PLAZA

By | 2017-12-13T16:57:48+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Italy|

As my wife suddenly disappeared (I think she got lost in a shoe store):-), I had time for shooting photos. I took my Sony A7R II waist-deep to get a new composition. The flip screen helped a lot. I could look from above down to the camera and could experiment with different angles. Especially the people even don’t check, that you are shooting photos. It’s the most unobtrusive photographing position I know.

Post processed with: Aurora, Analog Efex Pro 2, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 160

2017-12-10  NARROW ALLEY IN MONTEROSSO

By | 2017-12-09T20:58:43+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Italy|

Monterosso is one of the five villages of Cinque Terre. The Cinque Terre walk from Corniglia to Monterosso lasts about 2 hours on stony and dusty sidewalks with great views of the sea. After arrival in Monterosso, we looked for a cold Aqua Minerale with lemon. Although I was very thirsty, I couldn’t resist taking photos of the Italian alleys and streets.  🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 80

2017-11-27  CASTLE MIRAMARE NEAR TRIESTE

By | 2017-11-26T18:35:01+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Italy|

This castle is only a few miles away from Trieste. You can plan a half day for the visit. Exploring the garden area, the exhibition in the castle and the great sea view from the balconies and viewing plateaus. Shooting photos, drinking coffee and have a good time between Mediterranean flora and fauna.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-11-17  BURANO IN THE NIGHT

By | 2017-11-17T19:33:18+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Italy|

Who in Burano did have the idea to paint all the houses in different colors? Maybe a few residents started, then others attended. Or it was a decree from the local council? However, this little town is a photographer’s dream. I had only two hours for exploring. I did my best and shot a series of photos. Swiftly I walked through most parts of the city. My wife was with me all the time. I took photos and she looked at the streets, houses and churches.  🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

2017-09-25  LUSTER IN GENOVA

By | 2017-09-24T18:14:27+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Italy|

Walking along Le Strade Nuove let me going into every second building. I was shooting the great galleries and balconies of these unique buildings, where many are a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. I saw that great festive hall which changed colors every 10 seconds on the first floor since the entry was forbidden and secured with a barrier, I was fast with the shooting to capture that great ceiling with those big chandeliers.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 1600

2017-09-21  THE SUN WARMING THE BIG WALL OF LUCCA

By | 2017-09-06T16:54:32+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Italy|

Lucca is one of the rare cities which have a full city wall around the old town. It’s about 500 years old and 2.5 miles / 4 km long. I have read stories, where the people in the town feel safer because of the wall. Who knows? Being in Lucca made me think about that, and I got something out about this story.

All in all it’s just another brick in the wall
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall  ➡ song text “Another brick in the wall” by Pink Floyd

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
  • Focal length: 33mm
  • ISO: 100

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