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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.

Neues Rathaus, Marienplatz, Frauenkirche, Peterskirche, München, Munich, Bavaria, Bayern, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: From Peterskirche to Marienplatz in Munich

Munich provides good urban views with the correct “sun angle”. On a brisk late-autumn morning, I’ve handed over the price of admission and climbed the stairs towards the top of the Peterskiche (Church of St. Peter). In the picture above facing north, the twin rounded towers of the Frauenkirche and the Neues Rathaus (New City Hall) appear at left and right, respectively. At centre in the background is the Olympiaturm (Olympic Tower) in Olympic Park.

I made the picture above on 16 November 2015 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 glass, and the following settings: 1/250-sec, f/16, ISO400, and 24-mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bzI.

Passauer Altstadt, Innstadt-Brauerei, Inn River, Passau, Bavaria, Bayern, Germany, fotoeins.com, myRTW

Fotoeins Friday: Passau Old Town in golden light

13 December 2012.

Every place I visit for the first time is an introduction. That much is always self-evident, but Passau is another example to add to the list.

At the end of my year-long RTW, I’m in Germany and visiting friends in Munich. I hopped on a regional train to Passau for the day. Sitting at the junction of three rivers (Inn, Ilz, and the Danube), Passau lights up under late-autumn sunshine, with even more light reflected from ice forming in the water. It’s obvious I have to come back in summer.

More on Passau here and here.

During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 13 December 2012 with the Canon 450D, 18-55 kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/800-sec, f/8, ISO400, 28mm focal length (45mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-aj1.

Schloss Heidelberg, Alte Bruecke, Neckar River, Heidelberger Altstadt, Altstadt, Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, fotoeins.com, myRTW

Fotoeins Friday: Heidelberg at night, with the Old Bridge & Old Town

22 November 2012.

I’m in Heidelberg, Germany again during the final stage of my year-long RTW, and while my adopted home looks pretty under sun at the best of times, the city also doesn’t look half-bad under night lights. In the final week of November, the city’s Christmas markets are in full swing after sundown, and I’ve escaped the crowds by walking across the Alte Brücke (Old Bridge) to the north side of the Neckar river. The location provides a well-known vantage point south for this familiar look back (south) at the Castle ruins (left), the Old Bridge (centre), and the rest of the Old Town, including the Heiligeistkirche (Church of the Holy Spirit) at right. At upper-left are the towers on the summit of Königstuhl hill, and at upper-centre are the lights from Schlosshotel Molkenkur.

During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 22 November 2012 with the Canon 450D, 18-55 kit-lens, and the following settings: 0.3-sec, f/3.5, ISO800, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-ahH.

Hauptstrasse, Altstadt, Schloss Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Home is where the Altstadt is (Heidelberg)

In mid-afternoon light from the grounds of the castle ruins, Heidelberg’s Hauptstrasse (Main Street) winds its way through the buildings of the city’s Altstadt (Old Town). The street is well-known to visitors and to present- and past-residents (like me) who know very well the path of the cobblestones. Known also as the “royal mile”, the stretch really does run for about a mile (over 1.5 kilometres) from Karlsplatz to Bismarckplatz. For all its commercial hustle and the bustle of crowds, the Hauptstrasse is one of the reasons I gave my heart to the city: “da dort wo ich mein Herz verloren habe.”


I made the photos above on 14 March 2017 with the Canon EOS6D, 70-300 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/800s, f/16, ISO1000, and 130mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9wz.

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