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2018-05-30   VENICE VIEW FROM PIAZZA SAN MARCO TO THE SEA

By | 2018-05-29T20:47:00+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Venice|

I took an hour off from our family evening-walking tour in Venice. Since my wife Karin, my brother-in-law and my sister-in-law are not interested in photography, they find it boring standing beneath a tripod and waiting for compositions. They also don’t find the excitement I get with night-time shots and picture effects like here, where the ship is completely abstracted from the foreground and find itself with light-strips on the photo.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 5s
  • Focal length: 110mm
  • ISO: 200

2018-05-01   PIAZZA SAN MARCO IN THE NIGHT

By | 2018-05-01T16:37:09+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Venice|

I read the news today, Venice is overcrowded, they made turnstiles to keep the flood of tourists in check. I can recommend going there on 2nd January. The weather is a bit colder but ok, and tourists are manageable. The only disadvantage for a photographer, the sky is mostly grey. For my photo-session I was out at about 11 pm, most cafes close at that time. It gave a unique feel and look of Piazza San Marco.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/2.5s
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 250

2018-04-15   VENICE NIGHTS

By | 2018-04-14T12:26:35+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Venice|

The advantages of exploring Venice in the nights; fewer tourists, not so hot, high lights and the unique atmosphere. Some alleyways remind you of scenes as you were in a medieval movie. From corner to corner you can see if a wine bar is still open, where you get Italian prosciutto and red wine from the Tuscany. An experience I can recommend.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 6400

2018-02-13   VENICE FROM CANALE GRANDE

By | 2018-02-12T21:12:56+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Venice|

Standing on the reeling of a water bus gives you great views when driving on the Canale Grande and looking at the buildings of Venice. I had my Sony A7S with me to capture the high-iso scenes with my best effort to keep the photos relatively clean, without too much noise or blurriness.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Noiseless CK

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 5000

2017-12-24   CHRISTMAS IMPRESSIONS FROM EUROPE

By | 2017-12-24T11:14:02+00:00 December 24th, 2017|Malta, Venice, Vienna|

Different styles of Christmas impressions in European cities. What they all have in common is the beautiful lighting of the night. The first photo in Venice was handheld. I did this from a water taxi, where I waited for calm water, and at the same time, I was holding my breath to reduce camera shake. 🙂  For the second I used my tripod on the staircase to the Museum of Natural history. And the third happened after going out of a Christmas party in Malta. Here I shot also handheld and fast before the street was filled with people again.

VENICE  

 

VIENNA  

 

RABAT IN MALTA

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 1000

2017-10-28  THE LIGHTS OF VENICE

By | 2017-10-26T17:30:57+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Venice|

Tourists, hobby and pro photographers fight for the best place to shoot photos from the bridges. Placing a tripod is often impossible because it would be knocked over with your camera, not a good idea. I decided to do handheld shots, where I set my elbows on the handrail, stopped breathing and concentrated on shooting the photos without shaking.  🙂

Post processed with: Photomatix, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 3200

2017-05-21  MASKS IN VENICE

By | 2017-05-16T20:40:33+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Venice|

Besides the unique architecture, the canals, the water buses, for what things does Venice stand for: the gondolas, the Murano glass and the masks of the Carnival. I entered a costume shop, and it was overwhelming, thousands of masks in all sizes, colors, and characteristics. Some look a little bit scary, some anonymous, some cover the half face, and others got surrounded by feathers. I have never been there at the Carnival, but once I should be. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: SLT-A58
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-04-29  VENICE CANAL

By | 2017-04-25T20:04:29+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Venice|

It was about two miles west of the Piazza San Marco where I spied that canal embedded between those red and yellow houses. I was standing on an arched bridge and was concentrating on holding the camera steady. I like the outcome, looks a bit painterly, not typical for Venice, but typical for Italy. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

I was standing on the balcony of the Basilica San Marco where I could film the St Mark’s Clocktower with the two men, hammering the clock.

 

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 29.8mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-04-10  BREAKFAST ROOM IN VENICE

By | 2017-04-10T18:59:35+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Venice|

This breakfast room was so stylish that I wanted to take a photo in the evening when nobody was in there anymore, and I had time to place my tripod. The rays of these handblown lamps gave an interesting effect of light combined with the interior, the mirrors, and the greenish walls.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/14
  • Shutter speed: 3.2s
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-03-26  THE OLD ANITQUES SHOPS

By | 2017-03-25T08:56:20+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Venice|

This photo looks like it was found in in old antique shop, between parchment books and drawings. In reality, Silver Efex Pro 2 did the work, which image content would fit better, than Venice?

Post processed with: Silver Efex Pro 2, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100

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