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2019-07-06 BAR IN SAN FRANCISCO

By |2019-07-05T19:49:23+01:00July 6th, 2019|USA|

The rooftop bar at the Hilton in San Francisco is a top location. Full-size windows give you a view from the bottom of the floor to the roof where you can see the whole city in front of you. There you get the cosmopolitan feeling of megacities when looking at the sea of lights.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 6400

2019-04-16 CROSSWALK IN SAN FRANCISCO

By |2019-04-15T18:43:32+01:00April 16th, 2019|USA|

We were stopping at a crossroad in San Francisco. I used the waiting time for shooting a photo through the windshield. I was pleased from photographing out of the driving car windows and got some decent shots which surprised me with untypical compositions.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s
  • Focal length: 57mm
  • ISO: 320

2019-04-10 MARKET IN HAIGHT ASHBURY

By |2019-04-10T18:14:38+01:00April 10th, 2019|USA|

At the time of my visit to San Francisco, the Summer of Love Festival took place. Exactly where the hippie movement had its roots. Upper Haight Street turned into a freak show, dozens of street food and souvenir items filled the street sides. There was a smell of pot, live bands playing, people dancing on the street to “American Pie” by Don McLean. That was the year 1968 again.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 320

2019-02-25 WHILE WAITING FOR THE CABLE CAR

By |2019-02-24T16:14:02+01:00February 25th, 2019|USA|

After coming back from Sausalito, we decided to take the cable car for the drive to Market Street. Since there was a long line, I took the camera and did shots of the closer environment. This is one of the reasons, why a smartphone is not enough. If you cannot leave your place and are shooting photos, you have to use the zoom of your lens. For post-processing I added Orton Effect to get a dreamy look.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2019-01-23   CHICAGO RIVER

By |2019-01-22T21:50:18+01:00January 23rd, 2019|USA|

It was very hot, so I searched for a place in the shadow. The bridge was a safe place, covered by shadows from the skyscrapers. I could rest a bit and drink my ice-cold diet coke as the yellow boat approached, then I prepared my camera for shots from the Chicago River. I like the composition from the river which is meandering through the city.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • ISO: 100

2019-01-19   SHIPPING AT THE GOLDEN GATE

By |2019-01-18T21:19:11+01:00January 19th, 2019|USA|

How to differentiate from the thousands of Golden Gate Bridge – pictures? I had the luck and patience to see some shipping at the bridge. My friends had to wait a bit. I was eager for shooting the photo. Then we could continue with our goal, to cross the bridge with E-bikes and then drive to Sausalito.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

2018-12-12   HILTON BAR SAN FRANCISCO

By |2018-12-11T20:37:28+01:00December 12th, 2018|USA|

The Hilton bar in San Francisco brings you a great view in all four cardinal directions, with windows reaching from the top to the floor. There are no optimal conditions for taking photos, no tripods allowed, shooting through reflective windows. As a photographer you cannot resist the view, so you have to try your best and make steady handheld shots, higher ISO, lower F-Stop. After your photo session, it’s easy to look after the right place for a drink and relax.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 6400

2018-12-06   AFTER CROSSING WITH A BIKE

By |2018-12-05T22:42:21+01:00December 6th, 2018|USA|

We were a group of eight when crossing the Golden Gate Bridge with rental E-bikes. The bike lane is relatively narrow; you have to manage the driving while many bikes come from the opposite direction. Often you have to stop, let others ride, start again, pause, then stopping for sightseeing, get on the bikes and go further. It’s a great experience on that large bridge. After arriving on the viewing point, I had the great opportunity to take some photos, which have a bit of a different view of the bridge.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600s
  • Focal length: 48mm
  • ISO: 400

2018-11-26   APPLE STORE IN CUPERTINO

By |2018-11-25T20:21:31+01:00November 26th, 2018|USA|

The photo shows the Apple store directly in front of the new Apple headquarter. An architectural marvel, maybe a bit more designed and unique than the other stores. I hoped that we could also get a sightseeing tour of the new UFO-like building, but it’s closed for visitors. As a compensatory, there was an augmented reality iPad-tour in the store, through holding the iPads against a model of the new building you could look inside and saw the new virtual working world.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/3906s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 56

2018-11-01   JOGGING IN CHICAGO

By |2018-10-30T22:26:57+01:00November 1st, 2018|USA|

The lone jogger at Lake Michigan, with the skyline of Chicago in the background.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 100

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