Posts Tagged ‘travel’

The Calendar Files … 2018 … Melbourne Murals

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Well, just to recap … now we’ve reached 2018 and we are in Mel­bourne!

This time I made two cal­en­dars. One is a col­lec­tion of mur­als from Mel­bourne shot by my daugh­ter. Mel­bourne, to me the most impress­ive city in Aus­tralia — besides Perth —  and a city world fam­ous for its cre­at­ive mood, its art and its … mur­als. The oth­er one is a col­lec­tion of frames from a trip around North­ern Spain, which will come next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

The Calendar Files … 2017 … Australia

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Well, just to recap … we’ve now reached 2017 and we are in Aus­tralia this time!

A once in a life­time trip around South-West­ern Aus­tralia, Tas­mania and … finally Mel­bourne. We care­fully selec­ted our route to avoid the over­crowded east­ern part of this con­tin­ent. A full series of this trip can be seen on my tiny blog start­ing here.

But now, let’s start with the cal­en­dar files …

On the road again …

 

Flinders Street Sta­tion Mel­bourne, VIC
There is a story going, that the con­struc­tion parts of this rail­way sta­tion have been mixed up with the one from the Mum­bai Rail­way Sta­tion, built at the same time.

 

Look­ing onto the South­ern Ocean — next stop Ant­arc­tica

 

Mon­arch Cakes in St. Kilda / Mel­bourne, VIC

 

Bor­anup Forest, WA

 

Mel­bourne, St. Kilda Beach col­our­ful small houses, VIC

 

Wave Rock near Hay­den, WA

 

Dino­saur Rock on Twigh­light Beach, WA

 

Kangaroo on Lucky Bay, WA

 

Ele­phant Rock, WA

 

Mur­als in Mel­bourne, VIC

 

Home of Cas­cade Brew­ery in Hobart, TAS

 

View over Yarra River onto CBD, Mel­bourne, VIC

 

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

The Calendar Files … 2016 … Lisbon

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Well, just to recap … now we’ve reached 2016 and we are in Lis­bon this time!

This time I cre­ated two cal­en­dar ver­sions — one por­trait ori­ent­a­tion and one land­scape ori­ent­a­tion — as there are so many spots worth it in Lis­bon. When you ever vis­ited this city, you have fallen in love with it. Its unbe­liev­able light, its mood of decay and its imper­i­al great­ness togeth­er with the won­der­ful people liv­ing in this mir­acle town make it a must have on your travel list.

First ver­sion:

Torre de Belém, Lis­boa

 

View from Caste­lo S. Jorge down to Rossio, Lis­boa

 

Elevador da Glor­ia, Lis­boa

 

View from Caste­lo S. Jorge, Lis­boa

 

Light Bulb, Lis­boa

 

Mod­ern Art, Lis­boa

 

New Year, Lis­boa

 

Mosteiro dos Jer­on­i­m­os, Lis­boa

 

Parque das Nacoes, Lis­boa

 

Azule­jos, Lis­boa

 

Streets of Lis­boa

 

Streets of Lis­boa

 

Praca de Comer­cio, Lis­boa

 

Second Ver­sion:

Elevador de Santa Justa; Lis­boa

 

MUDE — Museu do Design e da Moda, Lis­boa

 

Mod­ern Art, Lis­boa

 

Cafe Nic­ola, Lis­boa

 

New Year, Lis­boa

 

View from Caste­lo S. Jorge, Lis­boa

 

Elétri­cos de Lis­boa

 

Ponte Vasco da Gama, Lis­boa

 

Caste­lo de São Jorge, Lis­boa

 

Decay, Lis­boa

 

Torre de Belém, Lis­boa

 

Mer­cado da Ribeira, Lis­boa

 

Rua Augusta, Lis­boa

 

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

The Calendar Files … 2015 … Al Andalus

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Well, just to recap … we’ve reached 2015!

All right, the default text of this little cal­en­dar series is bor­ing now.
Let’s read it for the last time.

 

Some time ago a dis­cus­sion was going on, what to do with your favor­ite images you made over the year and how to appre­ci­ate them. All agreed, that the final appre­ci­ation can be giv­en by print­ing your images — some­thing most pho­to­graph­ers in the age of post­ing online tril­lions of images a day nev­er did or will ever do.

My way to appre­ci­ate my images of the year is to print a cal­en­dar for the com­ing year. This way I have to choose 12 (13) out of hun­dreds of images and they should rep­res­ent the best I did.

In this mini series I’d like to show my cal­en­dar files of the past years with all 12 (13 incl. cov­er page) images.

 

Sorry, this time no cov­er page, as it showed fam­ily and friends, which I do nev­er share online. As a replace­ment, I decided to share some black & white images, not included in the ori­gin­al best dozen, where I tried some dif­fer­ent ratio. They would have giv­en a nice second cal­en­dar.

 

Alkazaba, Malaga

 

Alham­bra, Granada

 

Gen­er­alife, Granada

 

Car­rera del Darro, Granada

 

Los Cahor­ros da Mon­achil

 

Zuher­os

 

Mezquita, Cor­doba

 

Streets of Cor­doba

 

Streets of Car­mona

 

Conil de la Frontera

 

Torre Tavira — Cam­era Obscura, Cad­iz

 

Run­way Cross­ing, Gibral­tar

 

Ronda

 

Same applies for this default text … it will be gone in the next post.

One issue I have is, that even if the cal­en­dar sheet is DIN A2, the max­im­um image area is not 2:3 or 4:3, but some­times more 16:9. So when choos­ing the images, you not only have to see if you’ll end up with a por­trait or land­scape ori­ent­a­tion cal­en­dar, but also if an image can be cropped to the dif­fer­ing ratio. Some­times you will lose a small part of the ori­gin­al image — unfor­tu­nately. But that’s the price of get­ting 13 ‘large’ format prints of your own images.

 

Here we go with the real 2015 cal­en­dar images …

 

Alham­bra, Granada

 

Met­ro­pol Para­sol, Sevilla

 

Real de Alcaz­ar, Sevilla

 

Streets of Cor­doba

 

Conil de la Frontera

 

Ronda

 

Mezquita, Cor­doba

 

Conil de la Frontera

 

Casa del Rey Moro, Ronda

 

Streets of Ronda

 

Teatro romano, Malaga

 

Alham­bra, Granada

 

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

The Calendar Files … 2014 … Berlin

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Well, just to recap …

Some time ago a dis­cus­sion was going on, what to do with your favor­ite images you made over the year and how to appre­ci­ate them. All agreed, that the final appre­ci­ation can be giv­en by print­ing your images — some­thing most pho­to­graph­ers in the age of post­ing online tril­lions of images a day nev­er did or will ever do.

My way to appre­ci­ate my images of the year is to print a cal­en­dar for the com­ing year. This way I have to choose 12 (13) out of hun­dreds of images and they should rep­res­ent the best I did.

In this mini series I’d like to show my cal­en­dar files of the past years with all 12 (13 incl. cov­er page) images.


One issue I have is, that even if the cal­en­dar sheet is DIN A2, the max­im­um image area is not 2:3 or 4:3, but some­times more 16:9. So when choos­ing the images, you not only have to see if you’ll end up with a por­trait or land­scape ori­ent­a­tion cal­en­dar, but also if an image can be cropped to the dif­fer­ing ratio. Some­times you will lose a small part of the ori­gin­al image — unfor­tu­nately. But that’s the price of get­ting 13 ‘large’ format prints of your own images.

 


Branden­bur­ger Tor, Ber­lin

 


Bahnhof Friedrich­straße, Ber­lin

 


Reich­stag, Ber­lin

 


Bode-Museum, Ber­lin (yes, the one with the 100 kg Gold Coin rob­bery)

 


Haupt(stadt)bahnhof, Ber­lin

 


Ber­liner Dom, Ber­lin — where else

 


Oberbaum­brücke and Mur­als, Ber­lin

 


Ham­burger Bahnhof, Ber­lin

 


East Side Gal­lery, Ber­lin

 


Sony Cen­ter, Ber­lin

 


Ischtar-Tor, Per­ga­mon­mu­seum, Ber­lin

 


Col­lage of East Side Gal­lery Mur­als, Ber­lin

 

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

Australian Adventure II

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Hav­ing now nearly reached the middle of the photo review about my Aus­trali­an Adven­ture, I noticed that I have pos­ted a lot of cool views of West­ern Aus­tralia.

How­ever what is miss­ing — at least IMHO — is a bit more about those small towns we passed by on our trip. I just men­tioned them in my com­ments, but how do they look like?

This is, why I´m plan­ning to pause the major photo series — before head­ing over to the second part — and insert a short small-town-series first.

Check out on Flickr soon.

Besides the really amaz­ing photo series about my Aus­trali­an Adven­ture, I’ve learned many (some­times rather strange) things about this huge and far-away coun­try.

First, in ancient times Aus­tralia has been the major Brit­ish pris­on camp.

Second, between 1901 and 1907 West­ern Aus­tralia build a rab­bit fence, to pro­tect itself from the huge rab­bit pop­u­la­tion. This fence(s) streched about more than 3.000 km. You can finde more about the fence(s) here on Wiki­pe­dia.

Third, in 1932, West­ern Aus­tralia fought an Emu War — true and unbe­liev­able! Aus­trali­an Mil­it­ary was sent out to kill the immense pop­u­la­tion of Emus, which caused huge dam­age on wheat har­vest. You can finde more about the Emu War here on Wiki­pe­dia.

Enjoy 😉

P.S. In case you’d like to com­ment … it’s appre­ci­ated!
P.P.S. … and maybe, you want to check out my web­site too ;)