Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest: The Pickpocket

The Oktoberfest Six years ago, I went to the Oktoberfest with my wife and one of our best friends who happens to be a photographer as well. We decided to bring our cameras and ended up taking some interesting photos throughout the evening. My favorite photo, however, was the one below: this couple in front of our table clearly had a few beers too many. It was hilarious to watch and there was no shortage of Kodak moments. All except for the one below remain hidden from the online world (I don’t think it would be fair to post anywhere). I …

The GoPro might be my favourite camera

GoPro as a camera While the GoPro is well-known as a fantastic multi-purpose video camera, few people acknowledge that it can also deliver fairly decent photographs. As a matter of fact, I mostly use my GoPro HERO4 for taking photos while biking and running (I call it runography & bikeography, respectively). Due to my job I get to travel to some amazing places and I therefore always take my GoPro on virtually every run that I do. There are just too many nice things you see while on the road. GoPro Photo Quality Let’s get this out of the way: the GoPro will never …

Perseid meteor shower & light pollution

The Perseid meteor shower The famous Perseid meteor shower is supposed to be extra vibrant this year due to an exceptionally dark moon. Since I was not traveling for business, I took the opportunity to drive to a somewhat remote location outside of Munich. Unfortunately, I had to discover that even 30 miles outside of a city light pollution has reached a degree where you can barely see the milky way with your own eyes. One of the key lessons for astro photography I had learned in recent years is that you need to scout a location during day time. There …

Friedensengel

The Friedensengel in Munich

Friedensengel One of the famous sights in Munich is the Friedensengel (angel of peace). It is a magnificent golden statue that was erected in 1899 to remember a 25 year period of peace earlier during that century. Two weeks ago I realised that I did not really have any decent photographs of this area and decided to try my luck. It was a beautiful summer evening and I wanted to use the blue hour to capture the array of colours ranging from lush greens, golden highlights and a blue sky. Scouting It was still bright when I arrived on site. …

Fun in the Munich Olympic Park

Munich Olympic Park Munich is one of those amazingly beautiful cities. It is a very photogenic place. There is a lot to see and to explore. Think about the famous beer gardens. Think about the Marienplatz with its Glockenspiel. Or think about the Oktoberfest. So much to do. Nevertheless, there is one place that I keep going back to. It’s the Munich Olympic Park. This is the place where Munich hosted the 1972 Olympic summer games. The architecture of the entire park is unique. People immediately recognize the iconic tent structures. It’s fun to roam around the different paths and …

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