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UFO Bridge, Most SNP, Bratislava Castle, Bratislavsky hrad, Danube, Bratislava, Slovakia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Bratislava and the Danube

This post is the first of four on Bratislava for the month of October.

Overcast skies don’t diminish the impact of standing over this famous river in the capital city of Slovakia, a mere 70 kilometres east from Vienna, Austria’s capital.

I’m crossing Bratislava’s Old Bridge (Starý most) for this classic view of the UFO Bridge (Most SNP), the Danube river and the city’s castle (Bratislavský hrad). Interesting thing is that the present incarnation of the Old Bridge was a replacement completed in 2015 which included a new tram track between the Old Town on the north flank and Petržalka on the south flank.

I made the photo on 17 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/11, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-c8J.

Annasäule, Rathaus Galerien, Innsbruck, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Innsbruck’s Maria-Theresien-Strasse at noon

It’s almost high noon on Friday in early May. The warm late-spring sun brings people out onto the pedestrian-street Maria-Theresien-Strasse. With the Annasäule behind and out of frame, the view above faces north towards the spires of the Spitalskirche zum Heiligen Geist (Hospital Church of the Holy Spirit) and the Stadtturm (City Tower) with the Nordkette mountains in the background. Decisions to come are very important: ice cream or beer? Or is the answer simply yes?

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

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.

Munich: Memorials to the 1972 Olympics Massacre

Above/featured: Munich’s Olympic Park: Olympic Tower and the tent roof structure.

In my hockey-mad nation of birth, September 1972 is defined by the epic hockey Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union; the games and individual stories are stuff of legends. But high on my mind since childhood have been the tragic events that same month in Munich: the worst terrorist act in modern Olympics history.

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