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2017-12-28   MUSICIANS IN ST. GALLEN

By | 2017-12-27T16:08:21+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Switzerland|

Walking through the alleys, from building to building, from sight to sight, we came to the enjoyment to watch and hear an improvised concert from two musicians after entering a church in St. Gallen. I think those were students who practiced for an exam or was it the pure joy of music? Anyway, we took place and listened. Since the concert was free of charge, we added an extra to the general donation when we were going out of the church.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 62mm
  • ISO: 3200

2017-11-24  TOP OF THE ALPS NEAR LUCERNE

By | 2017-11-23T20:02:16+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Switzerland|

After climbing up the Pilatus (or using the cable car  🙂 ), you have to overcome this last rock. Then you are at the peak. Overlooking a magnificent panorama and valley with Lake Lucerne. As looking down to a rock plateau, I saw two alphorn blowers. The deep sound fits perfectly into the massif. Great Switzerland!

Post processed with: Aurora, Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-08-07  SWISS ROCKS

By | 2017-08-06T09:37:37+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Switzerland|

“Hard as a rock” – this AC/DC song is a synonym for that photo. During a tour through Ticino, I saw that crystal clear river which flows in that couloir. I tried to find an opportunity to place my feet into that water for refreshment, but due to the steep, wet rocks, it was too dangerous. I stayed with shooting some photos from a little bridge, where I could place my tripod accordingly.

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: NEX-5N
  • Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
  • Focal length: 165mm
  • ISO: 640

2017-07-30  ASCONA AT LAKE MAGGIORE

By | 2017-07-30T12:13:18+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Switzerland|

Ascona lies at the Lake Maggiore in Ticino, the southmost canton of Switzerland. The vegetation is a mixture of alpine woods and bushes and Mediterranean plants. The southern part of the lake already belongs to Italy. The water is very clean, and in the middle of the lake, there is an island with a neat botanical garden.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 59mm
  • ISO: 125

2017-05-23  PLAYING MUSIC IN A CHURCH

By | 2017-05-22T22:27:45+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Switzerland|

When entering this church in St. Gallen I was surprised that it was empty and only two music students were at the altar, a woman playing a cello, a man playing the clarinet. My wife was sitting down in the front rows to listen, and I went back to take a photo of this scene. Another memory of Switzerland which I had in my pocket, beside chocolate and cheese. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 30mm
  • ISO: 3200

2017-05-13  RIVER IN TICINO WITH OVERSIZED GRAVEL

By | 2017-05-10T20:41:00+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Switzerland|

This River in Ticino, Switzerland, was a refreshing experience. The water was cold, there were even warning signs, that this cold water could harm your health if you have problems with your bloodstream. I waded through the river, water only until knee height, my lower feet got numb immediately. 🙂 The stones which were spread all over the river looked like oversized gravel stones. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 13mm
  • ISO: 125

2017-04-06  BRIDGE IN TICINO

By | 2017-04-02T08:25:08+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Switzerland|

Ticino is the southernmost canton of Switzerland. We stayed in Ascona at Lake Maggiore and occasionally took a ride in the interior of the country. At a trip to the Verzasca Dam, we spied that little bridge made of stone. The mountain brook below was so clear and crisp, that I tried the Kneipp water treading at a shallow bank. How brisk and freshening !!  🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 59mm
  • ISO: 125

2017-03-17 STREET MUSICIANS IN LOCARNO

By | 2017-03-14T21:08:25+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Switzerland|

Locarno is a city of festivals like the Film Festival, Jazz Festival, and many other exciting events. It is located in Ticino, very near to the Italian border. It has inherited the Italian (life)style mixed with Swiss influences. On the streets, you often see buskers and street musicians, a joy if you wander through the city in warm nights.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Focal length: 67mm
  • ISO: 10000

2017-02-19 THE BIG SWISS VALLEY

By | 2017-02-19T18:33:23+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Switzerland|

Near the top of the Gotthard Pass there is an observation deck offering a view to a mountain pass and a big valley. I used the break to shoot some photos before the tour through Switzerland continued where we visited Chur, Ascona, Lucerne, Schaffhausen, St. Gallen

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 50

2017-01-20 LANDSCAPE OF ANCIENT SWITZERLAND

By | 2017-01-20T18:48:35+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Switzerland|

This landscape has been shot in Uri, one of the three founding cantons of Switzerland ( Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden). My wife and me were on the way down from Gotthard Pass where I saw the crest of Uri. I searched after a parking lot to take my camera and soon I was in the valley shooting photos. The grass was so green, a paradise for every cow. 🙂

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 36mm
  • ISO: 50

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