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At the end of the lake

What lies at the Southern end of lake Zurich?


Remnants of a hot summer …


Memories of evenings at the beach …


Trips across the lake  …


and the promise of a sailing for  next year .


Autumn already reached the Southern end of lake Zurich! Time to climb up to the snow fields. Click to enlarge each picture. Pictures shot in the town of Lachen with D800 + 16-35 mm

Holy trees!

Sometimes a wide-angle is needed for seeing the shoulders of giants…

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Banana tree (do you see the green bananas?) and spike tree

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Tall tree and palms

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Not only wood: columns from the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, palm boulevard from the Lisbon Tropical Garden nearby. Pictures shot with Nikon 16-35 mm f/4 on D800. Click to enlarge

PUMEX Spa, the place of pumice stone, Lipari, Italy

Pumex was one of the world leading pumice-stone industry since 1958. Then, Aeolian Islands were declared UNESCO Heritage.  Nowadays in Pumex area you still find a few traces of what was pumice extraction and processing.

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The factory from the sea side

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Wind and sea erosion on the abandoned factory

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The piers for cargo loading

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Old power for the conveyor belts

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In the engine rooms: rusty wheels and pistons

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Inside the factory: pumice still covers every floor

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In the warehouse: last pumice, empty bags.

Zervreila serra (Confederaziun svizra), panorama ostil

Where now is a lake once was the bottom of Zervreila valley


Where once was the end of Zervreila valley now is a 151 meter high dam.


Where once were forests now is mud


Where until 1957 was the town of Zervreila …  now is only water!


Don’t miss having a walk on Zervreila’s dam if you pass by Graubünden.


Pictures shot with Nikon D800 plus 16-35 mm. The title is in Rumantsch language, it means: Zervreila dam (Swiss Confederation), hostile panorama. Click to enlarge and enjoy the wild crispiness of these pictures.


Bones and stones: Teufelsbrücke (Devil’s Bridge) in Canton Uri, Switzerland

Stones connecting stones, hard to see at a first glimpse Click on the entrance of the tunnel on the right: you will see Satan himself, and a goat at his feet.


However, the Devil’s bridge is not the motorway bridge crossing the right side of the picture, but the lower one on the left, letting pedestrians across the Reuss turbulent river below (still partially covered by snow)


We are now on the Devil’s Bridge: here the Russian Army of Suvorov forced the Napoleonic troops to retreat in 1799 after a fierce battle. Many French gained eternal sleep in the river’s bed that day..


Nowadays, between the motorway bridge (front) and the railway bridge (back), the Devil’s bridge still connects the two sides of the gorge.


It is so called because this bridge was so difficult to build that locals had to ask Satan himself for help.  Satan agreed and of course asked to be paid with the first soul crossing the bridge: locals, after the work was finished, pushed a goat on it!

When you drive down the Schöllenen Gorge from Gotthard Pass towards Chur, stop by and pay a visit to this amazing location. Click on each picture to enjoy its stony texture. Pictures shot with full wide 16-35 f/4 on D800.

Paris walkthrough, day 1 of 2

How difficult is shooting pictures in a city like Paris? Everybody knows everything about Paris, try to catch the moments and compose your pictures your way.


It’s easy, that’s Paris!


Cross roads at Alexander III bridge


Yes, Europe is in France …


On the Seine river towards le Grand Palais


In Dieu we trust


Lockers of love on Pont Neuf


The city never sleeps in Place de la Republique.

Macro pictures in space with D800 plus 16-35 mm f/4: a very close view to the International Space Station

Close to the shores of the North Sea, the European Space Agency develops the future research projects aboard the International Space Station.


The ISS high-definition model at the ESTEC

Inside the Esa Columbus module, ISS astronauts run scientific experiments and investigate  how (absence of) gravity affects life development.


The ISS Columbus module

Together with the 1:1 Columbus module replica , additional  ISS modules are present:


Detail on the shared environments on the ISS


The x-y-z communication doors between the ISS modules


One of the ISS passive connecting modules


Inside the ISS “cupola”, the space observatory where astronauts shoot pictures also to Earth

All macro pictures shot with hand-held D800 and 16-35 mm f/4. Although the 16-35 mm is a wide-angle, it can be used to shoot close-up details thanks to the minimal focusing distance of 29 cm, with a max. magnification ratio 1:4



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