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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

2019-10-04 GLASS FACADE MIRRORS IN CHICAGO

Chicago is the city where the aunt of my wife Karin lived. The family relocated to Baton Rouge and Cleveland then. Karin and I took the boat tour on the Chicago River, where I positioned myself to catch the best photos of the skyline. Don’t forget to set the high shutter speed, crucial when driving on a shaky boat. The tour guide was very entertaining, a joy to look at him when telling his stories. A tour to recommend, enjoyable, and great for shooting pictures.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 31mm
  • ISO: 100
By |2019-10-03T19:25:10+01:00October 4th, 2019|USA|0 Comments

2019-07-06 BAR IN SAN FRANCISCO

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
By |2019-07-05T19:49:23+01:00July 6th, 2019|USA|0 Comments

2019-04-16 CROSSWALK IN SAN FRANCISCO

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
By |2019-04-15T18:43:32+01:00April 16th, 2019|USA|0 Comments

2019-04-10 MARKET IN HAIGHT ASHBURY

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
By |2019-04-10T18:14:38+01:00April 10th, 2019|USA|0 Comments

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