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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

2018-02-28   VERONA FROM ABOVE

By | 2018-02-26T21:45:47+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Italy|

Once we took a tour up to the hills in Verona, where we entered an area which looked like a sight seeing platform. But it was some kind of recreational territory from the Italian Army. It was no problem for anyone that we walked around and did some shots from the city. Last but not least, there was even an observation deck with a great view.

 

Post processed with: Lightroom, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 200

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

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