Daily photo blog posts

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2019-01-03   HOUSE IN MALTA

The photo shows the view from my balcony of the Victoria Hotel in Malta. My time was short, due to a Christmas party, but my Google Pixel 2 did a great job with the night-sight feature. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 1144
By |2019-01-04T18:21:59+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Malta|0 Comments

2019-01-01   DARK CLOUDS OVER MORDOR

Here the Dolomites would give an appropriate scenery for the “Lord of the Rings” representing Mordor, with the cliff and the dark clouds hanging deep. For the actual movie, the filming location was the Tongariro National Park in New Zealand. Thanks to my DJI Phantom 4 Pro, I got that great photo of the Dolomites near Cortina d’Ampezzo.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

By |2019-01-04T18:26:15+00:00January 1st, 2019|Generic|0 Comments

2018-12-31   PANORAMA ELEVATORS IN DUBAI

The Jumeirah Emirates Towers bring you with four panorama lifts to your rooms. It’s a stainless steel and chrome construction with high-speed cabins where you can look at the Sheikh Zayed Road and skyscrapers during the ride. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 18.700000763mm
  • ISO: 400
By |2018-12-29T10:58:50+00:00December 31st, 2018|Dubai|0 Comments

2018-12-29   ON THE ROOF OF MILAN CATHEDRAL

I took the visitors package for Milan Cathedral with the roof exploration and entry in the church via a circular staircase. Walking on the roof is spectacular, so near to the cathedral combined with a great city view. This is the best way to recognize the architectural masterpiece. You can see hundreds of details that can not be seen from the street.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100
By |2018-12-29T10:38:21+00:00December 29th, 2018|Milan|0 Comments

2018-12-28   STEAM LOCOMOTIVE

Slow and steady upwards, croaking and fuming, the steam locomotive on the Schafsberg has to go up until 1.783 meters. I had a very narrow stance and had to step back fast after shooting the photo. The train driver stayed cool; I think he saw many photographers already, however, he let the bugle sound, as a general warning.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

By |2018-12-27T20:59:58+00:00December 28th, 2018|Austria|0 Comments

2018-12-27   BORSA IN GENOA

Genoa was only a 1-hour train journey from Cinque Terre. My wife Karin and I took the opportunity to drive with Trenitalia. Genoa was in my mind as on old industry-city, but the opposite was exact. Magnificent buildings, full pedestrian streets and excellent food made for a fun afternoon. I could attend the Modigliani- and the Elliot Erwitt exhibition. A great painter and a great photographer on one day. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

By |2018-12-26T12:38:46+00:00December 27th, 2018|Italy|0 Comments

2018-12-26   FOR HORSE LOVERS

I was surprised, being in Edinburgh and never heard about “The Kelpies” before. My wife and I have seen it in a brochure on the breakfast table. Immediately the program for the day was clear. I stuffed all my photo-equipment in my backpack, and after an hour we arrived at the sculptures. The rain has stopped, only a few tourists, so I could fully explore and shoot these 30-meter-high horse-heads constructed from stainless steel. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 125
By |2018-12-26T10:55:57+00:00December 26th, 2018|Scotland|0 Comments

2018-12-25   CHRISTMAS IN VIENNA

On the way home from the Software developers “We are developers – AI” conference I passed the Burgtheater an the “Wiener Christkindlmarkt”, Viennese Christmas-market. It was gloomy already. A good opportunity to try Google Pixels Night Sight feature. You have to activate it in the camera view. You’ll see a button “more” in the right corner. Photos with Night Sight require, that you have to hold your smartphone steady for some seconds and you can see a progress-wheel which shoots and calculates your picture. I think even many DSLRs have a hard time, to bring similar results hand-held.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 68
By |2018-12-24T10:51:04+00:00December 25th, 2018|Vienna|0 Comments

2018-12-24   CHRISTMAS IN EDINBURGH

My wife, my kids and I had to wait in a long line. We needed tickets for an event in Edinburgh. I asked if it would be OK to walk around and take some photos during the waiting time. Soon I saw that Christmas-tree behind an iron fence. I had to set ISO higher, no chance to see a podium or parapet to place my camera since I didn’t have a tripod with me. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 12800
By |2018-12-23T23:09:20+00:00December 24th, 2018|Scotland|0 Comments

2018-12-23   FOUNTAIN IN CENTRAL PARK

I looked at many of the attractions in Central Park. Many of them I knew from the movies. First I visited the John Lennon Memorial, then I arrived at the Bethesda Terrace with the view to the Angel of the Waters fountain. I decided to make a black and white photo in post-processing, to make a difference to the hundred of Internet-photos which already exist of this attraction. I think it would be an exciting photo-competition: Bring new life to over-photographed sights!

 

Post processed with: Silver Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: SLT-A35
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100
By |2018-12-22T19:44:54+00:00December 23rd, 2018|New York|0 Comments

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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.