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Candid urbans (LAPC 67)

Above/featured: On EuroCity train EC89, Munich to Bologna: scheduled stop in Jenbach, Austria – 9 May 2018 (X70).

A candid photograph of a person is taken informally without the subject’s knowledge. Similar words for “candid” include: improvised, unposed, or spontaneous. The following extemporaneous images are from various stages of residence and travel from around the world.

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Eisleben, Germany
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Heidelberg, Germany
  • Konstanz, Germany
  • México City, México
  • Mỹ Tho, Vietnam
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Seattle, USA
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Vienna, Austria
  • West Vancouver, Canada

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Small towns in the Austrian countryside (LAPC)

Above/featured: Bovine goodness with Gasthof Hauserwirt in the background, in Einöden at the outskirts of Wörgl – 13 May 2018.

Österreichische Dörfer auf dem Land

Spending a few weeks exploring Austria in spring between peak winter and summer seasons got me to examine a variety of artistic and cultural aspects, including:

•   a search for Erwin Schrödinger’s grave,
•   a century of Vienna Modernism,
•   a day-trip from Vienna to Bratislava with a boat on the Danube, and
•   looking for modern Salzburg beyond Mozart and The Sound of Music,

Because I’m all about trains and buses in Europe, there were many towns encountered: some passed by, and others planned and visited. The following 12 examples of small towns in Austria includes a generous portion of mountains from the Austrian Alps.

  • Alpbach, population 2600
  • Ellmau, population 2700
  • Hainburg an der Donau, population 6200
  • Hallstatt, population 800
  • Kematen in Tirol, population 2800
  • Kreith, population 200
  • Mehrn, population 800
  • Neustift im Stubaital, 4700
  • Oberndorf bei Salzburg, population 5500
  • Sankt Jodok am Brenner, population 500
  • Scharnitz, population 1300
  • Telfes im Stubai, population 1500

I retrieved population estimates using an online search with the town’s name and the word “Einwohnerzahl”; I rounded numbers to the nearest hundred.

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Bumble Bee Ranch Adventures, Bumble Bee, ghost town, Sunset Point Rest Stop, Black Canyon City, AZ, USA, fotoeins.com

Small towns in the American Southwest (LAPC)

Above/featured: I-17 Sunset Point Rest Stop, near ghost town of Bumble Bee: Black Canyon City, AZ – 17 Oct 2018 (X70).

A memorable road trip through the American Southwest included over three-thousand miles of driving through Arizona (AZ) and New Mexico (NM). We encountered many small towns: some of them were easy to pass through, while others were “must see”. We wanted to stop in as many as we could, but time and itinerary were as always the usual culprits. Guess we’ll have to return.

  • Abiquiú, NM: about 250 people
  • Bitter Springs, AZ: about 400 people
  • Continental Divide, AZ: about 500 people
  • Magdalena, NM: about 900 people
  • Marble Canyon, AZ: about 400 people
  • Pie Town, NM: about 200 people
  • Quemado, NM: about 250 people
  • Show Low, AZ: about 11000 people
  • Springerville, AZ: about 2000 people
  • Taos Pueblo, NM: about 200 people

I gathered population estimates online from Wikipedia and/or the US Census, and I’ve rounded the numbers up to the nearest 50.

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ÖBB, Österreichische Bundesbahnen, Austrian Federal Railways, Kitzbühel, Austria, Österreich, fotoeins.com

Picture frames (LAPC)

Above/featured: On board ÖBB train, near Kitzbühel, Austria – 13 May 2018.

At what am I looking really? What I see is much more outside of the camera field and outside of the image itself. What I choose to show is constrained by the artificial border which I’ve imposed on what I’ve seen. Going further, I’ve invited the challenge of presenting only in square format with an “unspoken requirement” for central symmetry. But if done correctly, sometimes it’s the jarring “asymmetry” that poses questions about what’s on display. Whether or not images are compelling is left as an exercise to the reader.

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Interislander ferry, Kaitaki, Cook Strait, Raukawa Moana, New Zealand, Aotearoa, fotoeins.com

Seescape seascapes (LAPC)

Above/featured: Crossing Cook Strait in winter mist and fog, catching first sight of New Zealand’s South Island – 14 July 2012 (450D).

Some time ago, the challenge was people’s take on cityscapes. The present challenge looks out to the water, and while lakes are nice, I like the opportunities afforded by the ocean or the sea. The word “seascape” is a noun whose definition is “a view of an expanse of sea.” I’m pleased to present the following “seescapes” with the allure of open waters in mind:

  1. Australia: HMAS Sydney I memorial, Sydney
  2. Australia: Port Arthur, Sydney
  3. Canada: Strait of Georgia, Salish Sea
  4. England: Dover Cliffs from English Channel
  5. Germany: Bodensee (Lake Constance)
  6. Germany: Wadden Sea mud flats
  7. Hong Kong: outlying islands in South China Sea
  8. Italy: Ligurian Sea from Cinque Terre
  9. New Zealand: Akaroa Harbour and the Pacific
  10. New Zealand: Milford Sound and the Pacific
  11. South Africa: where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet
  12. Sweden: Stockholm archipelago, Baltic Sea
  13. USA: Puget Sound, Salish Sea

Meere Seen – mehre Seen – mehr sehen1.

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