Nature and Landscapes
Urban and City
Traveling is great. But sometimes, it is also great not to move much, hehe. Every now and again it draws me to the zoo, a place where I can just take the whole day in a great environment, take my zoom lens, and ignore the rest of the world.
This time, I got close to the tigers which were active that day. After maybe 20 waiting, I got this shot. Happy as happy can be.
Read more about the processing of this image over at http://letsimage.com/2017/03/irelands-tigers-how-to-use-photoshop-to-edit-animals-beginner-tutorial.html
So here is the thing. I think Mt. Fuji is a myth! While in Japan, there were 4 separate occasions during which we were supposed to have a superb view on that massive landmark - but I never saw it. This image here took a bit of preparation; we planned out the day with the intention to end up on this particular spot to see the sun sink just behind Mt. Fuji. We arrived about 1h before the sun would reach the mountain, but of course it was so hazy that it wasn't visible yet.
Over time, an army of photographers arrived with heavy-duty tripods. We hoped that the haze would go away and the mountain would be beautifully visible once the sun is behind it. Well, that didn't happen of course - the shadow that you see is as much as I should ever see of Mt. Fuji. 10 min later the sun was gone and the mountain disappeared into the realm of legend. 40 sad people left unsatisfied at this evening.
Of course I know the mountain is there. I just wanted to see it!
Venice was and is one of the most interesting places I have visited - I am just simply not used to a place without roads for cars!
During the off-season, it is super quiet and peaceful, so if you are wondering where to go for a winter-escape... now you know it!