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2020-03-17  SAN FRANCISCO FROM VW BUS

I was quite excited when we made the San Francisco tour with a Volkswagen Bus, named “Bullie.” It was from the seventies, fully restored. When sitting in the front row, I used the opportunity to shoot some photos directly through the window.

 

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Post processed with: Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s
  • Focal length: 39mm
  • ISO: 320
By |2020-03-16T19:55:27+01:00March 17th, 2020|USA|0 Comments

2020-03-09  MUSEUM IN SAN FRANCISCO

In museums, I prefer to shoot the premises more than exponents. They have their unique style, which you only see in public areas. If some exhibited animals complete the picture, all the better. Mostly I use wide-angle lenses; they bring the dimensions better to show off.

 

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Post processed with: Aurora, Analog Efex Pro, Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 1000
By |2020-03-08T18:10:05+01:00March 9th, 2020|USA|0 Comments

2020-03-05  THE MULTIFACETED SKYLINE OF CHICAGO

I can recommend taking the boat tour on the Chicago River. Then use shutter priority with 1/800 and upwards to avoid blur from the shaking boat and handheld shots. You will end with decent shots of this spectacular skyline. With some luck, you will get a woodpecker on the photo. 🙂 

 

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Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 160
By |2020-03-04T21:54:05+01:00March 4th, 2020|USA|0 Comments

2020-02-17  UNDER THE BAT BRIDGE

We were waiting and waiting, but this day they didn’t come out. Even two tourist boats illuminated the bows with red headlights. Only very few of the tired bats were flying, short of the millions, which was mentioned on some websites. However, I could use the waiting time with a photo session of the surrounding.

 

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Post processed with: Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/1500s
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 640
By |2020-02-17T07:07:24+01:00February 17th, 2020|USA|0 Comments

2020-01-15  PHOTOS FROM THE STRIP

Some time to take pictures was always a nice end to the day in Las Vegas. I liked being on the pedestrian bridges where I could get a good overview of what was happening on the strip. I also caught the time of sunset, which made the pictures more atmospheric.

 

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Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 320
By |2020-01-15T19:53:13+01:00January 15th, 2020|USA|0 Comments

2019-11-30  FLAMINGO HILTON LAS VEGAS

I used my spare time between the business meetings for short photo tours. Beneath the Linq hotel, where I had my room, lies the Flamingo Hilton. The pink reflective facade with the palm trees gives a typical Las Vegas feeling. In the leisure area, they had a wedding chapel and at a little pond some real flamingos.

 

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Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 125
By |2019-11-30T06:03:05+01:00November 30th, 2019|USA|0 Comments

2019-11-27  THE STREETS OF CHICAGO

We found the 5-start recommended breakfast restaurant in a South-Western part of Chicago. After one hour drive, we were quite disappointed. The breakfast was far away from outstanding, as written in the recommendations. I am mostly satisfied with an omelet if the size is right (big 🙂 ), but with my wife Karin, it is more complicated 🙂 . I used the area for walking around and taking some photos of the streets.

 

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Post processed with: Lightroom, Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 160
By |2019-11-26T22:27:02+01:00November 26th, 2019|USA|0 Comments

2019-11-15 CHICAGO BUILDINGS

From the Chicago River, you get one of the best sightseeing tours in Chicago. When entering the excursion boat, try to choose a place where no elbows and heads hinder you with photo shooting. Soon you will experience skylines on both sides of the river. Be sure to have spare batteries with you for the many motifs you will experience.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 100
By |2019-11-14T21:06:09+01:00November 15th, 2019|USA|0 Comments

2019-10-30 WAITING FOR THE BATS IN AUSTIN

It was already after 7:30 pm, the predicted time for the bats to start flying. I waited half an hour long and used the time to take sunset photos under the bridge. I saw only a handful of bats; however, very nice to watch. But the invasion with the launch of hundreds of thousands of bats has failed this day.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/1500s
  • Focal length: 46mm
  • ISO: 640
By |2019-10-29T21:00:49+01:00October 30th, 2019|USA|0 Comments

2019-10-29 THE COLORS OF LAS VEGAS

The excitement of Las Vegas really turns out in the night. Lights and colors shine and the city gets its beautiful glow. I was standing on one of the bridges which span the two lanes of the strip. 

 

Post processed with: Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)
  • Shutter speed: 1/8s
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 250
By |2019-10-29T07:49:00+01:00October 29th, 2019|USA|0 Comments

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