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Fotoeins Friday in Berchtesgadener Land: Dokuzentrum

Outside of Berchtesgaden, the Documentation Centre Obersalzberg (Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg) stands at the location of the infamous Berghof and documents the annexation of the summer resort area of Obersalzberg for Hitler’s sole use in the valley and on the neighbouring mountain of Kehlstein. Seen in this image at upper centre are the Kehlstein mountain and the silhouette of the Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle’s Nest) near the mountain summit.

I made the photo above on 26 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/11, ISO 1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-hez.

Fotoeins Friday in Berchtesgadener Land: Ramsau

Deep in the southeast corner of Germany is the picturesque town of Ramsau, about 15 minutes west from Berchtesgaden. Completed in 1512, the town’s St. Sebastian Parish Church provides a human and transitory counterpoint to the much longer geologic timescale of the surrounding Northern Limestone Alps with an age of about 250 million years. It’s no surprise that the visual church-mountain combination is a popular photographic motif.

I made the photo above on 26 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/14, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-glI.

1-day in the US Southwest: Flagstaff to Vermilion Cliffs, US-89(A)

Above/featured: Vermilion Cliffs loom over the new and old Navajo Bridge at left and right, respectively.

The following takes place on the first half of day 9 (of 15) in our drive through the American Southwest. From Flagstaff, we’re heading north on highway US-89, past Cameron, through the northern limit of the Painted Desert, and next to the Echo Cliffs. At Bitter Springs, the highway splits, and we head northwest on US-89A to Marble Canyon, where Navajo Bridge crosses over the Colorado River. The highway continues west into the Arizona Strip, below Vermilion Cliffs, past Cliff Dwellers, and into House Rock Valley.


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1-day in the American Southwest: Santa Fe to Flagstaff, I-40

Above/featured: Continental Divide. Rising to the north are red Entrada sandstone cliffs (Iyanbito member) from the middle Jurassic period about 170 million years ago. The cliffs are part of a geologic formation extending from northwest New Mexico into northeast Arizona, southeast Utah, and west-central Colorado.

The following takes place entirely within day 8 (of 15) on our drive through the American Southwest. From Santa Fe, New Mexico to our destination Flagstaff, Arizona, the day-long drive began on the short leg I-25 south to Albuquerque. This stretch of I-25 is along a part of the colonial road El Camino Real and parallel to the pre-1937 alignment of the now-famous highway US route 66 (US-66). In Albuquerque, we turned right onto I-40, heading westbound for the New Mexico-Arizona state border and beyond. The total distance was a little over 650 kilometres (400+ miles).

•   Historic Route 66 (US DoT Federal Highway Administration)
•   New Mexico US-66 Association
•   Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona
•   Why Route 66 became America’s most famous road, Vox on YouTube, 16 Aug 2019.


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Hallstätter See, Lake Halstatt, Hallstatt, Salzkammergut, Upper Austria, Oberoesterreich, Austria, Oesterreich, UNESCO, World Heritage, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday in the Alps: Hallstatt

In north-central Austria, the town of Hallstatt is famous for its long-standing history of salt making, for which UNESCO recognized as World Heritage Site in 1997. The town is “squeezed” between Hallstatt Lake and the Dachstein mountains encircling the lake. Hallstatt can be reached by car and bus, but not directly by train. The tiny train station is on the opposite side of the lake, and a small shuttle boat transports passengers across the lake between train station and town. Aboard the gentle ferry ride at 740am, the vista shown here is framed by Zwölferkogel (1982 metres) and Vorderer Hirlatz (1934 metres) in the background, along with the town’s buildings including the Evangelische Pfarrkirche (Evangelical Parish Church) at right.

I made the photo above on 25 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/250-sec, f/11, ISO2000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-glS.

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