Fotoeins Fotografie

faces of home & place-story

Fotoeins Friday: Coast Salish place names, one

Civilization, before colonization

Over what is presently called First Narrows is this view southeast towards the green peninsula called Stanley Park, adjacent to Vancouver’s West End and the city centre. On display are various locations in the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh languages for the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. The waters of Burrard Inlet are known as səl̓ilw̓ət (“inlet”), from which Tsleil-Waututh is derived and whose name means “People of the inlet.”

I assembled place-names from Musqueam Place Names Map and Squamish Atlas; and from printed sources by Carson et al., Macdonald, Matthews, Suttles, and Waite.

I’m grateful to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples on whose lands I was born as guest. I made the photo above on 10 July 2021 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime with the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/10, ISO1000, 14mm (21mm) focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-leR.

Fall colours in 8 German federal states

Above/featured: Misty autumn morning on Lake Constance (Bodensee): Konstanz, BW – 23 Sep 2017.

Sometimes on travel, I’m focused on achieving learning goals that I forget simply to stop and take in the surroundings. It’s a frequent error I’ve made in the past, and I’ll continue making that mistake. Fortunately, there’ve been a number of occasions where I stopped myself in time to soak in the scene and drink in the colours.

During the northern autumns of 2015, 2016, and 2017, I travelled through various parts of the German federal states of Baden-Württemburg (BW), Bavaria (BY), Brandenburg (BB), Hesse (HE), Lower Saxony (NI), Rheinland-Palatinate (RP), Saxony (SN), and Saxony-Anhalt (ST). You might ask about Berlin where I’ve visited countless times and accumulated months in total. I’ve dedicated a separate post to Berlin’s autumn colours with images from 2006 to 2017.

As for the rest, I hope you enjoy the following moments of autumn colour.

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Fotoeins Friday in Austrian Tyrol: over the state capital

Innsbruck’s north perimeter is bounded by the rock wall that is the Northern Chain mountains or Nordkette. Fortunately, a combination of funicular and cable car is easily accessible in the city to all who wish to reach the Hafelekar summit on the Nordkette. At an elevation of about 2300 metres (7546 feet) above sea level, there’s a sweeping south view over Innsbruck city, Inn river valley, Bergiselschanze (Bergisel ski jump), Europabrücke (Europe bridge), and the mountains beyond.

I made the photo above on 10 May 2018 with a Canon EOS6D mark1 with the following settings: 1/800-sec, f/16, ISO500, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-leL.

Artificial light

Above/featured: Shantung St. at Portland St., in Mong Kok, Kowloon: Hong Kong – 12 Jun 2012 (450D).

Like many, my preference in photography is for as much natural light as possible. However, there are always exceptions, and a big one is the introduction and/or necessity of artificial light within a scene or picture. Over the course of my photographic journey, I’ve come across some wonderful examples of artificial lighting. I hope you enjoy the examples I’ve provided below, including (my love of) neon signage.

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Fotoeins Friday in Austrian Tyrol: Jägerwirt in Wilder Kaiser

Located about 1 km north of the town of Scheffau, the Jägerwirt vacation guesthouse and accompanying restaurant sit at the western foot of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range. The image shows a north-facing view of the lodge framed by a big stone vertical wall with peaks Kopfkraxen (2180 m), Sonneck (2260 m), Treffauer (2306 m), and Tuxeck (2226 m). The motto here is “Genuss mit Weitblick” (enjoyment with vision), and the soothing view from altitude goes well with cold beer and a massive Schnitzel to end a good visit and day-trip to the Wilder Kaiser region.

I made the photo above on 13 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime with the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 18.5mm (28mm) focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-leA.

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