Thursday, 27 November 2008

Exit Zürich

This is another leftover from March. I'll fly to Zürich tomorrow again and will spend the weekend in this beautiful city.

Exit Zürich

Using The Fisheye In Heppenheim

It was the first time that I used my new fisheye lens in Heppenheim. There's quite a difference to using it in Vienna. Everything is small and tiny in Heppenheim. When you take pictures of buildings with the fisheye there, most of the space is empty. :-) So I went to our largest building which is St. Peter.

Hey, St. Peter!

Here are more pictures from this church.

Thursday, 20 November 2008


Please have a look at the Wikipedia (german) page for this very interesting crypt. It was discovered in the 70s when the subway was built.

It's one of Schrammel's (one of my flickr friends) favorite places in Vienna. So far there doesn't seem to exist a decent picture of the Virgilkapelle. The main reason is that it is usually not allowed to get in there. It lies approximately 12 meters beneath the Stephansplatz. You can see it from the subway station through a completely dirty window. I tried to make the best out of it and I like the result considering the circumstances.


Wednesday, 19 November 2008

St. Stephen's Cathedral Again

Yesterday I had a photo walk with Michael. You can feel that winter is coming. After some hours we were both being chilled through. This was my last picture of the day. Actually it's not a single picture but a combination of 18 shots. So Michael had to wait quite a while until I was finished. :-)

St. Stephen's Cathedral

See also my other pictures from the Stephansdom.

See where this picture was taken. [?]

Monday, 17 November 2008

New Lens, Old Places

Since I have my new fisheye lens I hardly used something else. I love to go to places where I already took pictures. Now I can explore new possibilities. Especially in Vienna where you can find huge buildings in narrow streets a fisheye works very well.

This shot was taken in the Griechengasse. See also older pictures from this place. It was already dark but you could still see the clouds. So I decided to take a series with different exposures. This HDR was created from five shots. The longest exposure was 65 seconds which makes the movement of the clouds visible.

New Lens, Old Places
And another one:

Griechengasse Reloaded


An older picture from September when Corinne visited us (you can see her on this picture). It shows the Singerstraße in Vienna.

Singerstraße, Vienna

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Geomag Panels

Lukas loves to play with Geomag. The main parts are steel balls and magnetic sticks. Last birthday he also got some colorful panels which you can see here.



Flickr has serious stability problems at the moment. Unfortunately my photostream is affected by this. Either it takes a lot of time to load my pictures or it doesn't work at all. My contacts report that they get a "hiccup" error message most of the time.

Therefore I think it's time for a flickr break (OMG, I don't think that I can stand this very long). I don't see much sense in posting pictures there when people hardly have a chance to see them. I hope flickr can fix this problem soon.

In the meanwhile I will post my pictures in this blog. Let's start with my daily pictures #45 and #46.

#45 was taken from the subway station "Josefstädter Straße".

Josefstädter Straße, Vienna

#46 was a bit uninspired. I had the idea to take this picture when I saw Lukas using his crayons for his geography homework.

From Daily Pictures

If you are lucky you can find all pictures from this project in this flickr set.