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2017-09-20  GRAND HOTEL STOCKHOLM

Tonight we sleep on silken sheets
We drink fine wine and eat rare meats
On Carousel and gambling stake
Our fortunes speed, and dissipate
It’s candlelight and chandelier
It’s silver plate and crystal clear
The nights we stay at Hotel Grand  ➡ song text “Grand Hotel” by Procol Harum

For me it was only a visit at the bar  :-),  I did the photos a bit undercover, photographing at that location is not welcomed. Grand Hotel Stockholm has it all, butlers and concierges in uniform, waiters and bar tenders with a suit, bow tie, and tidy haircuts.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 27mm
  • ISO: 1000
By |2017-09-06T16:24:27+01:00September 20th, 2017|Stockholm|0 Comments

2017-09-19  CHURCH IN CARINTHIA

A quad tour on the hills of Carinthia brought me through endless meadows and alpine pastures, I saw natural lakes like the “Forstsee” and farm houses. At a short rest for a bottle of natural water, I saw that rural church and was ready to shoot immediately. The roofing is with wooden tiles, the area around the church wooden fenced.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100
By |2017-09-04T21:47:14+01:00September 19th, 2017|Austria|0 Comments

2017-09-18  LOUD TIME SQUARE

The hot spot of New York, the neon signs bring you the newest trends of the world, masses of people in the district, a very special flare in the night, thousands of different faces and cultures every minute, big black SUVs on the streets, many shops and groceries open 24 hours, buskers and musicians on the street, red line buses gathering tourists, here and there a cop.  🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: SLT-A35
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 500
By |2017-09-04T21:48:44+01:00September 18th, 2017|USA|0 Comments

2017-09-17  MAN WITH SUN GLASSES

Often I am a bit precarious with photographing people, because I am not sure if they like it. This man was ready to pose for few seconds, which I used to take a fast shot. This happened at Haight Ashbury in San Francisco during a street fest. Though he wore sun glasses, I could make eye contact where he signaled I would be allowed to take photos.

Post processed with: Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 58mm
  • ISO: 320
By |2017-09-04T20:44:40+01:00September 17th, 2017|USA|0 Comments

2017-09-16  MODERN SHOPPING CENTERS IN ISTANBUL

The shopping centers in Istanbul can compete with every shopping center in the Western world, and will surpass most of them. New modern architecture and design, all kind of fashion labels and food courts, those centers are real entertainment palaces. In a city with a population of nearly 15 million, it has to serve many cultures and population strata. I can recommend visiting this city to everyone.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/5000s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 4000
By |2017-09-04T20:31:36+01:00September 16th, 2017|Generic|0 Comments

2017-09-15  PILLARS OF GENOVA

A high-speed train brought my wife and me from La Spezia to Genova. The travel time was about an hour, with fully air conditioned carriages. I took a cold Aloe Vera drink as provisions and soon could go out in Genova exploring the city. I can tell you, that is a must see. In my thinking, I had this as a gray harbor city, but the opposite is true. Cultural heritage, full of live and interesting streets and buildings. And a great exhibition of photographer Elliot Erwitt.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 43mm
  • ISO: 320
By |2017-09-04T19:51:48+01:00September 15th, 2017|Italy|0 Comments

2017-09-14  SLIEMA TO ST. JULIANS, MALTA

Beginning in Sliema, stretching to St. Julians the Malta boardwalk brings Maltese buildings, restaurants, churches, hotels and flats. A many miles walk/drive, where you can enjoy the Mediterranean climate and pleasant lightings. It surprises you with something new, around every corner. In many Maltese restaurants, they serve English beer, Guinness or John Smith, both I like.  🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

By |2017-09-15T23:47:12+01:00September 14th, 2017|Malta|0 Comments

2017-09-13  TYPICAL WINE STREET IN LOWER AUSTRIA

Along the wine streets, you see those houses with grape presses inside, often combined with wine cellars. The buildings are near the wine gardens, where the ways from the vintage to pressing stays short. In this area, you don’t have the big, industrial wine producers; there are many smaller vintners which try to produce the best wine from their grapes. Often vintage is done per hand, with wine scissors and tubs hanging on shoulders and back.

Post processed with: Color Efex Pro, Photoshop

By |2017-09-04T19:05:42+01:00September 13th, 2017|Austria|0 Comments

2017-09-12  JAPANESE GARDEN IN SAN FRANCISCO

I visit nearly every Japanese Garden I can reach. I love the plants, the atmosphere, the little bridges, the tea houses, the Koi carps and the tidiness. I was lucky, that San Francisco has one of the greatest Japanese gardens I have ever seen. You find every Japanese artifact you can imagine, the whole facility very neat. Though you have to pay a little entry fee, you can combine it with the California Institute of Science or the De Young Museum.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • Focal length: 30mm
  • ISO: 200
By |2017-09-13T03:28:59+01:00September 12th, 2017|USA|0 Comments

2017-09-11  HIP BAR IN STOCKHOLM

After a long walk, we entered that hip bar and restaurant in Stockholm. It was downright crowded, and we had no reservation, so we got only a less prominent seat at the window. Due to the large orders, the waiters were under stress, and we had already 2 Aperol Sprizz each until we got our meal, which was a finger food plate. After the food, we ordered Averna on the rocks with lemon slices, which is my favorite aperitif.

Post processed with: Analog Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/13s
  • Focal length: 31mm
  • ISO: 500
By |2017-09-02T19:28:51+01:00September 11th, 2017|Stockholm|0 Comments

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