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IR photography with a Canon 60 DA - Munich in infrared

IR photography with a Canon 60 DA – Munich in infrared

A few days ago, I began experimenting with infrared, or IR, photography (mostly city landscapes). Besides normal photography, I am astro-photographer with a Canon 60Da camera. All I needed was an Hoya ND72 infrared filter. To sum it up, for me the 60Da covers infrared light quite nicely, despite contradictory remarks. I am still a...
My Astronomy Class - First Pictures

My Astronomy Class – First Pictures

This picture of Orion was imaged on Thursday evening 20th Feb 2014 a Canon 5 D Mark II DSLR with an 50 mm 1.4 and is a stack of 4 X 3  sec (1 not 30) exposures because of light pollution. Cold came in fast, so I was lucky to get this many. Stacked with...
recent-events-2013

recent-events-2013

This year was full of transitions. Most for the better like the semi-retirement, some sad (I lost my good old BMW) and some with lost of ups and down like running a quarter of Munich for the new party in Germany the AfD. Lots of travel, but this year just Europe.  
apollo-2013

apollo-2013

HikingInTirol

HikingInTirol

 
Three churches two castles

Three churches two castles

I like the Auer Dult, a traditional annual market in Munich better than the Oktoberfest. Especially on a beautiful Sunday like this weekend. As the name indicates, the market place located at Mariahilfplatz in the Munich district of Au and taking place three times per year. The weather was good, so I rode a bike...
Three churches two castles - Oktoberfest - Auer Dult - Allerseelen

Three churches two castles – Oktoberfest – Auer Dult – Allerseelen

I like the Auer Dult, a traditional annual market in Munich better than the Oktoberfest. Especially on a beautiful Sunday like this weekend. As the name indicates, the market place located at Mariahilfplatz in the Munich district of Au and taking place three times per year. The weather was good, so I rode a bike and...
The postmodern "Münchner Oktoberfest" 2012 seen from a native

The postmodern "Münchner Oktoberfest" 2012 seen from a native

To full, too tight, too loud, too expensive – the Munich Oktoberfest is actually an imposition. And yet, visitors  by the millions want to be there every year. Its big business.  Then there are local people, like me, who dream to find at the Oktoberfest still a cosy, atmospheric folk festival for traditional Munich. An indeed, if you...
40 years later Munich Olympia revisited

40 years later Munich Olympia revisited

By fallen Angel Today, the 26th of August, on the 40th anniversary of the openings of Olympic Park I biked with my family there to join the local festivities. Somehow I became a little bit distracted as rather memories of the Black September event than of Olympia 1972 kept coming up. For many the park...
Neuschwanstein walk

Neuschwanstein walk

Last Sunday we headed west of Munich for the Alps – that is, the more moderate mountains of the Allgaeu. I picked an easy mountain hike – The Great Tegelberg Circle – for the family, including our Labrador, who climbs like a mountain goat. The route offers lots of views, but requires a bit of...
Glai Hamas - Mountain Biking in the Baverian Alps

Glai Hamas – Mountain Biking in the Baverian Alps

By fallen Angel “Glai Hamas” – “we are almost there”, said the fellow biker when he passed me with a soft Munich dialect. The remark was meant and taken as encouragement, while I struggled up the mountain on a very hot summer day around Walchensee in the Bavarian Alps.  With his comments I made back...
Syria 1971 An interesting story still in my mind.

Syria 1971 An interesting story still in my mind.

More than one time the CNN coverage of crises brought back memories of countries in which I traveled during the seventies, but would not like to go today.  Currently it is news from  Syria, which triggered  this more  personal article. Some of the information came from a old travel guide and a book of Julian Huxley (UNESCO Official) ...