Fotoeins Fotografie

photography as worlds between words

Fotoeins Friday: Timeless (Bratislava)

This post is the third of four on Bratislava for the month of October.

From the riverbank, a relaxed stroll up the steps towards the castle lands me at the corner of Zámocké schody and Beblavého, and it’s all cobblestones. I’d like nothing more than to plop somewhere with a tall beer as I look longingly at restaurant placards tempting me with duck or venison. But I can’t, as I have to be back in Vienna this evening. But I leave with a hopeful nod, that these streets, these places seem eternal and timeless (Zeitlos).

I made the photo on 17 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/250-sec, f/11, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-caP.

Fotoeins Friday: Red wave (Bratislava)

This post is the second of four on Bratislava for the month of October.

Like all cities around the world, the streets have to contend with the daily (afternoon) rush of commuters in their cars and on public transport. The eye immediately picks up the brilliant red used by Dopravný podnik Bratislava (DPB) for their trams. The weather was pleasant and I decided to walk throughout the entire nine hours of my day-long visit to the Slovakian capital city.

I made the photo on 17 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/250-sec, f/11, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-caK.

Fotoeins Friday: Bratislava and the Danube

This post is the first of four on Bratislava for the month of October.

Overcast skies don’t diminish the impact of standing over this famous river in the capital city of Slovakia, a mere 70 kilometres east from Vienna, Austria’s capital.

I’m crossing Bratislava’s Old Bridge (Starý most) for this classic view of the UFO Bridge (Most SNP), the Danube river and the city’s castle (Bratislavský hrad). Interesting thing is that the present incarnation of the Old Bridge was a replacement completed in 2015 which included a new tram track between the Old Town on the north flank and Petržalka on the south flank.

I made the photo on 17 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/11, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-c8J.

Look up, waaaaay up (LAPC)

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. For LAPC no. 13 on 29 Sept 2018, this post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-cwH.


David Cerny, sculpture, contemporary art, Prague, Praha, Czech Republic, fotoeins.com

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

Mauna Kea, telescope, observatory, Kohala, volcano, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, fotoeins.com

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, fotoeins.com

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, fotoeins.com

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, fotoeins.com

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, fotoeins.com

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

WSDOT Ferries, ferry, Puget Sound, Bremerton, Seattle, Washington, USA, fotoeins.com

Flying partner, Washington State Ferries from Bremerton to Seattle: Puget Sound, WA, USA – 6 January 2015 (C6D).

Zugspitze, Tiroler Zugspitzbahn, Ehrwald, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

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, fotoeins.com

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


Fotoeins Friday: Innsbruck’s multi-coloured houses in Mariahilf

From Innsbruck’s Marktplatz, I face the Nordkette mountains across the Inn river with the Inn bridge on the right. This has the appearance of a “standard” panorama, but I’m compelled to frame a shot with a row of brightly coloured houses hugging the river bank and the “crown” of rock hovering in the background. The “bunte Häuser” are located in the Stadtteil (neighbourhood) of Mariahilf.

I made the photo on 10 May 2018 with a Canon EOS6D, 24-105 glass, and settings: 1/800-sec, f/11, ISO500, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bPa.

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