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2018-08-31   VIEW BETWEEN SKYSCRAPERS IN CHICAGO

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

2018-08-18   ON THE WAY TO THE HOTEL

By | 2018-08-17T16:24:25+00:00 August 17th, 2018|USA|

It was later in the evening when I walked back to the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco. I had only the Google Pixel 2 XL with me and soon got into street shooting mood. Often I get an extra motivation to shoot with a smartphone because it’s so easy, fast and flexible. And with the quality of this Google device, you get pretty good photos and colors.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

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

2018-07-27   STREET WITH TRACKS OF THE CABLE CAR

By | 2018-07-27T21:49:23+00:00 July 27th, 2018|USA|

My colleagues and I took the cable car from Fisherman’s Wharf all the way to the Market Street. We got a place on the outside at the reeling, standing on entry-slat, with one hand holding on the buttress with the other side taking photos. It was an exciting tour with some shots of the high streets of San Francisco. I would recommend this tour, great fun and an experience to retell.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: iPhone 6 Plus
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/942s
  • Focal length: 4.15mm
  • ISO: 32

2018-07-13   TREES IN SAN FRANCISO

By | 2018-07-13T19:43:01+00:00 July 13th, 2018|USA|

This walking path is near the coast, west of the Golden Gate Bridge. I liked the trees with the jagged treetops; they gave a wild-romantic flair. We walked for about an hour on that pathway, where we got some spectacular views of the sea and the hills and landscape in the direction of Sausalito.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 640

2018-06-07   CHINATOWN IN THE MORNING

By | 2018-06-07T17:04:16+00:00 June 7th, 2018|USA|

I used the opportunity to visit Chinatown in San Francisco in the morning. The departure to the airport was two hours away, so I could use the spare time to explore and shoot photos. Since my photo equipment was already packed, I used my Google Pixel 2 XL for shooting and Snapseed for post-processing, an option I can recommend for lightweight walking and taking photos on the fly.

 

Post processed with: Snapseed

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/3344s
  • Focal length: 4.5mm
  • ISO: 54

2018-05-20   ONE WEEK BREAK FOR SAN FRANCISCO

By | 2018-05-17T19:45:50+00:00 May 20th, 2018|USA|

Since I am on the way to San Francisco, I post a photo of my last year’s visit. I will give this photo blog a one week break, because of my busy schedule. In the meantime, I will continue to post on Instagram; please search after heyyou_photo 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 500

2018-02-23   SAN FRANCISCO FROM THE TWIN PEAKS

By | 2018-02-23T19:28:24+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|USA|

Here I was standing on the Twin Peaks observation deck above San Francisco. The name Twin Peaks has nothing to do with the TV series of David Lynch, those are two hills with height at about 275 m (925 ft) which gives a great view of the city and the surrounding areas like the harbor and the sea. I was lucky, no fog, clear and blue sky, I used that perfect weather conditions for some nice city view shots.  🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 60mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-02-11   SERENADING IN SAN FRANCISCO

By | 2018-02-11T11:36:20+00:00 February 11th, 2018|USA|

Walking along the pier in San Francisco I saw that little band bringing a melody to the spectators. It was some modern soul and blues with that quintet of singing ladies.

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 40mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-01-13   RAINFOREST IN SAN FRANCISCO

By | 2018-01-13T23:36:03+00:00 January 13th, 2018|USA|

In the California Institute of Science, they have rebuilt a rain forest in a big glass dome. You get the humility, the temperature, the vegetation and even the butterflies. There are four levels to explore, a great attraction and an educational tour also. I was there with my friend and colleague Herbert, which was a medium for the butterflies, which took place on his back and head.  🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 500

2018-01-11   BREAKFAST IN AMERICA

By | 2018-01-10T20:29:33+00:00 January 11th, 2018|USA|

The photo reminds me of that great song “Breakfast in America” from Supertramp. I shot this in a deli in San Francisco. Bar, tables, chairs and the menu – a typical breakfast bar. The waitress comes with iced water which gets poured into a glass with ice cubes. 80% of all dishes are made with eggs. 🙂  And a digital jukebox on some tables.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/10s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 320

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