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Sydney Opera House, Opera House, Jørn Utzon, UNESCO, World Heritage, Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW, Australia,

Look up, waaaaay up

Above/featured: Men at work: Sydney Opera House, Australia – 12 April 2013 (450D).

I see a tower or a mountain, and like most, I’ll want to go up for a panoramic view of the landscape below. Even at street- or ground-level, it’s sufficiently important to listen to that “inner voice,” when it gives a gentle nudge and says: “Hey. You might wanna look up, right now.” I’m certain someone will have a perfectly good explanation why this works, how all my senses work together to form a complete picture, and how my subconscious will alert me to something specific if I’m not paying full attention.

All photos below between 2009 and 2018 were with the following: 450D for Canon 450D, C6D for Canon 6D, and X70 for Fujifilm X70; alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

David Cerny, sculpture, contemporary art, Prague, Praha, Czech Republic,

Miminka (babies) on the television tower: Prague, Czech Republic – 14 March 2009 (450D).

Mauna Kea, telescope, observatory, Kohala, volcano, Big Island, Hawaii, USA,

Telescope domes on Mauna Kea, over mid-level clouds, over grazing cattle: Kohala Mountain Road, Big Island of Hawaii, USA – 7 December 2009 (450D).

Orion constellation, Sirius, Gemini Observatory, Gemini South, Cerro Pachon, Andes, Region de Coquimbo, Atacama Desert, Desierto de Atacama, Chile,

Telescope dome for Gemini Observatory South (left), facing north-northeast to Orion (centre) and Canis Major (right). Región de Coquimbo, Chile – 24 October 2010 (450D, 30 seconds handheld).

King's Road, Westlands Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, myRTW,

The urban jungle: King’s Road, Quarry Bay. Hong Kong – 8 June 2012 (450D).

Franz Josef Glacier, Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere, Waiho river, Te Wāhipounamu, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, South Island, Te Waipounamu, New Zealand, Aotearoa,

Franz Josef Glacier (Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere), accessible from temperate rainforest. For scale, two white ovals mark the presence of other visitors. Westland Tai Poutini National Park, South Island, New Zealand – 20 July 2012 (450D).

Lufthansa, Airbus, A321-231, A322, D-AIDO, Tegel airport, TXL, Berlin, Germany,

Lufthansa D-AIDO Airbus 321-200(231), on final approach to TXL airport runway 26R (8L): Berlin, Germany – 7 December 2014 (C6D).

Zugspitze, Tiroler Zugspitzbahn, Ehrwald, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Oesterreich,

West rock face of Zugspitze in afternoon light: Ehrwald, Austria – 25 February 2017 (C6D).

Marina Abramovic, Spirit of Mozart, Walk of Modern Art, street art, Staatsbrücke, Salzburg, Austria, Oesterreich,

A suspended seat in the sky: “Spirit of Mozart”, by Marina Abramovic. Salzburg, Austria – 21 May 2018 (X70).

8 Responses to “Look up, waaaaay up”

    • fotoeins

      Thank you, Tina. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to know that many of these shots came about very fortunately, because I happened to look first without the camera. 🙂


    • fotoeins

      Hi there, and thanks! Even though the image is clearly not in focus, I still got what I wanted: one can clearly see the outline of Orion, the three “belt” stars, Betelgeuse, and Rigel, as well as Sirirus in Canis Major. Fortunately, there was a big solid wall behind me near the telescope’s entrance, where I tried a few 30-second exposures. Thanks for stopping by and your comment!


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