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2019-01-23   CHICAGO RIVER

By |2019-01-22T21:50:18+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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

2018-10-28   IT’S NOT ONLY THE CABLE CAR

By |2018-10-27T16:05:05+00:00October 28th, 2018|USA|

It’s fun and exciting to watch the different types of trams in San Francisco, besides the Cable Car. They have different wagons and styles, colors like green, red, grey and blue and roll through the city, from station to station and give every photographer one more reason to come and visit. This night shot is an example for one advantage of smartphones for photo shooting. Suddenly I heard the tone of the tram, and it was approaching the station, and I shot the scene with my Google Pixel II XL immediately. With my Sony A7R II in the photo bag, the shot would have gone lost.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 400

2018-10-21   NIKKO HOTEL SAN FRANCISCO

By |2018-10-20T09:32:36+00:00October 21st, 2018|USA|

Check-in and two hours, this was the time of our first hotel-stay in San Francisco. With outdated and derelict rooms, a noisy radiator, even it was inoperative, the washing-dish in the sleeping room… We made the fast decision to relocate to a different hotel and were delighted that we found a stay in the Nikko hotel, which I can fully recommend. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
  • Focal length: 10mm
  • ISO: 320

2018-10-14   AQUARIUM SAN FRANCISCO

By |2018-10-13T15:57:08+00:00October 13th, 2018|USA|

Looking like the aisles in a futuristic starship, the styling of the San Francisco Aquarium is one of a kind. A cool location for visiting, best with your kids or friends to get an experience of education, surprise and excitement. And don’t forget your wide angle lens.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 25600

2018-08-31   VIEW BETWEEN SKYSCRAPERS IN CHICAGO

By |2018-08-30T19:22:47+00:00August 30th, 2018|USA|

After visiting the Willis Tower, I took some nachos and a cold diet coke from food trucks, which were on the opposite street side. After that refreshment, I was ready to continue with my photo tour. I saw that niche between the skyscrapers on a place between the Chicago River and the Willis Tower. Never forget wide angle lenses in cities, a requirement for street photography.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • ISO: 100

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