The Calendar Files … 2020 … Südtirol — South Tyrol

Well, just to recap … we’ve reached 2020 and this is the cur­rent cal­ender — show­ing our trip to the South Tyr­ol region around Brix­en and the Plose. The full image series is still to come … soon.   Detail in the Fran­zens­feste Fort­ress, built between 1833 and 1838 by the Aus­tri­an Emper­or Ferdin­and I…… Con­tin­ue read­ing The Cal­en­dar Files … 2020 … Südtir­ol — South Tyrol

The Calendar Files … 2019 … Ireland

Well, just to recap … we’re in 2019 and we are vis­it­ing Ire­land this time dur­ing a trip around the its South-West. Enjoy! The full series can be found here. Streets of Dub­lin   Kilkenny   The Bur­ren   Near Gal­larus Oratory, Kil­malke­dar, Ire­land   Around Muck­ross House and the Muck­ross Lake, Ire­land   Trin­ity…… Con­tin­ue read­ing The Cal­en­dar Files … 2019 … Ireland

Irelands Southwest and West (Part 5)

Part 5 of our 2017 trip through Irleands South­w­est and West. Com­ing to the final (ana­log) part of our tour which leads us from Con­nemara back to Dub­lin. Leav­ing won­der­ful Con­nemara and the County Gal­way … … and enter­ing Dub­lin — what a con­trast. Hav­ing some nice food … … and walk­ing over the Ha’­Penny…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Ire­lands South­w­est and West (Part 5)

Irelands Southwest and West (Part 4)

Part 4 of our 2017 trip through Irleands South­w­est and West. Leav­ing The Bur­ren and Doolin (and the Cliffs of Moher, but that’s anoth­er … more digit­al … story) behind us, we headed north to touch Gal­way, the beau­ti­ful old town lay­ing on our way to Con­nemara County. Gal­way … with some typ­ic­al Irish pub…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Ire­lands South­w­est and West (Part 4)

A Nikon F‑301 travelling Ireland

Over­ture Mid 2017 we made a two week trip through Ire­land. Motiv­ated by Jim Grey from Down the Road who made sev­er­al won­der­ful posts about his jour­ney in 2016, I tried to get hands on an old ana­log Nikon F‑301 cam­era with a 35mm lens attached. I packed five rolls of Agfa Vista 400 to…… Con­tin­ue read­ing A Nikon F‑301 trav­el­ling Ireland

Hiking the Haselstein and the Center of Central Europe

On this hike I car­ried with me three cam­er­as — maybe I should stay at one per hike only, as weight is always an issue. The film one was a Con­tax G2 with its Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm attached. I loaded a Kodak Ultramax 400. After the second image the cam­era stopped work­ing due to…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Hik­ing the Hasel­stein and the Cen­ter of Cent­ral Europe

Hiking the Waldnaabtal

On this hike I used two cam­er­as. The film one was a Con­tax G2 with its Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm attached. I loaded a Kodak Ultramax 400. The digit­al one was a Sony A7R2 with a M39 Voigtländer Col­or-Heli­ar 2.5/75mm attached. I loaded … a pretty cool sensor ;) The full album can be seen…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Hik­ing the Waldnaabtal

Perseids Meteor Shower

Anoth­er astro­nomy high­light was the Per­seids Met­eor Shower occur­ring in August and this year we were lucky, as it was new moon and so it was quite dark out­side, here in that rur­al region. The max­im­um hit rate was announced for Monday morn­ing around 4:30 GMT, I knew that I’d not wait that long. Start­ing…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Per­seids Met­eor Shower

Once in a mankind — Lunar Eclipse with Mars

My first thought was … argh … there will be mil­lions of beau­ti­ful, sharp and frame filling pic­tures on the inter­net already nano­seconds after this event has star­ted. Then I thought … let’s have a look … and I saw the dark brown moon rising over the south­east­ern hori­zon. Hm, … I fetched my bin­ocu­lar…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Once in a man­kind — Lun­ar Eclipse with Mars

Inspiration is the motor for improvement

Did I ever tell the story, … why I love a spe­cial kind of city sky­line images? It was some time ago, when I was look­ing for some­thing wide, some­thing quite wide, some­thing quite large and some­thing … quite old. I found a Zeiss Ikon Ercona, a 6x9 tech­nic­al won­der from the early fifties -…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Inspir­a­tion is the motor for improvement