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DSCN5840NIKON E950 (19mm, f/3.9, 1/80 sec, ISO80)
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Winter Wonderland, Moscow February 2012 ( X100 )

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 (23mm, f/2, 1/60 sec, ISO640)

The most important factor in traveling photography is: Luck! I have been to Moscow a couple of times before in the winter but it was always too warm thanks to global warming. I think I have said that already. But it fits as this post is the second part of “Blue Hour At The Red Square” I posted about two weeks ago. It was the third night in Moscow. St. Valentin’s day. When I woke up in the morning I knew it was going to be a good day. Finally it was snowing in Moscow! Continue reading

Great Day For Alpine Portraits

NEX-5 (30mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec, ISO200)

Yesterday I went for a mountain hike with a very good friend. She called the day before and I asked if I want to climb Rax ( a mountain close to Vienna ). So we went there. Despite the rather mixed forecast weather wasn’t that bad at all. We had no rain or snow fall but lot’s of sun. The reason why you don’t see a lot of sun in the images is because we had most of the sun in the lower part of the climb. Further up it became more cloudy and very windy. It was cold enough that the snow that had fallen overnight did’t melt. The air was cool and fresh. Just the right thing after an extremely hot summer.

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