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Optik Renate Hopffer, Brillenmacher, optician, eye shop, Riesengasse, Altstadt, Innsbruck, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Morning sun-glasses (Innsbrucker Altstadt)

On this particular morning at 830am, the sun shines straight down this narrow alley in Innsbruck’s Old Town. What’s highlighted are another sun far smaller, metallic, and reflective; and a set of blue-tinted eyeglasses. They indicate the location of the optician “Optik Renate Hopffer” on Riesengasse. Behind me is a centuries-old bakery that’s been open for a couple of hours. While my taste buds are seriously considering a freshly baked good, it seems only right the sun should point out to me this very scene at this very moment in time.

I made the picture above on 11 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the settings: 1/800-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-cl6.

Triumphpforte, Triumph Arch, Salurner Strasse, Innsbruck, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Innsbruck’s Triumphal Arch at 730am

It’s Saturday morning at 730am, and I’m on foot to Innsbruck train station. I’ve cut through the “Altstadt” (Old Town), and the bright morning sun makes the building colours “pop” surrounded by long shadows splayed to the sides. There isn’t much car traffic at this hour; only the city’s IVB buses and trams have begun their daily runs. I’d like to wait and watch how the morning light changes over time, but I have to catch an early S-Bahn train to Scharnitz.

I made the picture above on 12 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the settings: 1/640-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-ckZ.

Old Town, morning, Kapuzinerberg, Festung Hohensalzburg, Untersberg, Salzburg, Oesterreich, Austria, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: 7am light on Salzburg’s Old Town

If you want an elevated but zero-cost view of Salzburg’s Old Town, make sure you get the sun angle right. And if early mornings don’t give you the beatdown (because hey, coffee), ascend the steep steps of Kapuzinerberg. This rewarding view from the Hettwerbastei (Hettwer Bastion) faces southwest with the Hohensalzburg fortress at the upper left and Untersberg mountain in the background at right. Out of view from this vantage point and tucked behind Untersberg is Berchtesgaden in the southeast corner of Germany. Meanwhile, I’m sure you can make do with the illuminated colours from buildings along the south flank of the Salzach river. In 1996, UNESCO declared Salzburg Old Town as World Heritage Site.

I made the above photo on 22 May 2018 with the Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/11, ISO2000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bUy.

Hackerbrücke, München Hauptbahnhof, train station, morning, München, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: making tracks, Hackerbrücke to Hbf (Munich)

From Munich’s Hackerbrücke station looking into the early morning sun, this east-facing view towards the city’s main train station (Hauptbahnhof) reveals a network of overhead power wires and a lattice of intersecting track. The twin towers of the Frauenkirche are a landmark and provide a central anchor for the scene. The Hauptbahnhof is not only symbolic where the city’s past and present clash, but the station is where visitors and residents converge on their way in and out of the city.

I made the above photo on 23 February 2017 with the Canon 6D, 70-300 glass, and the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/10, ISO400, and 190-mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9T4.

Blue bar, AKL Auckland Airport, fotoeins.com

The ritual 5am airport beer at AKL

Flying across the south Pacific is no trivial matter, and yet, flying time in 10-hour chunks is about as routine as … well … flying from Santiago, Chile to one of Los Angeles, Dallas, or Miami. The countless trips between North America and Chile over the years has meant that a 10-hour flight becomes one of routine.

LAN Airlines‘ “south Pacific ferry” goes Santiago (SCL) – Auckland (AKL) – Sydney (SYD). Auckland is an important junction with additional destinations in New Zealand, Australia, Oceania, and continental Asia. LAN uses Airbus 340-300 series metal on their transpacific and transatlantic routes with 2-4-2 economy configuration.

The flight leaves SCL just after 11pm, and arrives in AKL at about 4am local time for a flight duration of just over 13 hours. As I’m going through to SYD, I alight the plane in AKL, follow the signs to the international-transfer area, clear the X-ray machines, head on into the just-open international terminal, and get ready to board the same plane.

Some of the available choices open in the early hour include duty-free shops, coffee and fast-food outlets, Whitcoulls (books), and The Great New Zealand Shop. Even though the clock and departure board both show 5am, I head straight to Blue Bar.

AKL Blue Bar 5am

At 5am, I have 15 minutes …

AKL Blue Bar 5am

… to quaff this beautiful beverage.

It’s about 1pm in Chile, and I’m ready for that “lunch beer”, despite the apparent incongruity of breakfast in the rest of the terminal. It isn’t cheap, but the beer is delicious, refreshing.

In making this trip over the south Pacific a fourth time, I’ve learned the 5am beer at AKL is an essential rite of sustenance to propel me over the Tasman Sea. With the departure from AKL at 6am, the final flight-segment lasts 3.5 hours, which is enough time for the post-beer breakfast and the post-brekkie snooze, before the plane lands in SYD at 730am local time.

I made the photos above on 23 September 2010 in Auckland airport. This post appeared originally on Posterous, then moved and edited on Fotoeins Fotopress as fotoeins.com at http://wp.me/p1BIdT-1z.

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