After the beautiful, but also very exhausting round trip through Sri Lanka, we had 9 relaxing days at the Robinson Club Maldives. It is located only 56km north of the equator in Gaafu-Alif Atoll.
Sri Lanka Highlands
We left Dambulla and our next destination was Kandy. The secret, religious capital of Sri Lanka as well as the highlands.
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, that means beautiful country and with it one runs in no way danger to exaggerate. This small island on the southeastern tip of India is a true natural paradise.
Lockdown Judas tree
Nature does not do lockdowns. While we humans around the world try to fight the universally conjured, death-dealing pandemic SARS COVID-19 with mouth-nose protection, contact restrictions, lockdowns and shutdowns. Nature does not take a break.
Sri Lanka
A few travel information items You will need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. Depending on how long your stay will be, there is a short-term and a long-term visa. The short-term visa allows a stay of up to 30 days and can be applied for at The fee is usually 35 US dollars. The fee is usually 35 US dollar
Blue hour
The blue hour is the time between sunset and the darkness of night. During this time, the sky takes on a special color. Depending on the advance from a lighter to a very dark blue, almost black. Especially in photography this time is very popular. Because here you can take really beautiful and impressive color pictures.
Focus Stacking
Focus stacking for macros is a method to compensate for the very shallow depth of field using multiple images, with different focus.
Botanical Garden
Today I took advantage of the beautiful weather to visit the Botanical Garden in Leipzig. Until today, I had missed visiting this gem in our trade fair city.
macro lens
Just in time for spring, I have once again expanded my photo equipment. For a long time I had been flirting with a real macro lens. The Canon EF 100 f/2.8L Macro IS USM was my first choice. The timing was good, because Canon currently offers 125 Euro cashback for this lens.
cherry blossom
Yesterday, Saturday, I took the opportunity to go with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to Trebsen at the Mulde river, hoping to find some cherry blossoms or spring flowers already, I went for a walk along the river bank.
Many places advertise white dream beaches. The colour white seems to be an elastic term in some places. In Clearwater, however, I definitely found the whitest sand of all the beaches I have seen worldwide so far. The width of the beach is also impressive.
Full Format
Already in mid-February the sun spoiled us with spring-like temperatures. The mercury column rose up to 18 degrees in the shade and the bright blue sky literally invited to the first photo session. This beautiful weather came just at the right time to inaugurate my new full-frame camera EOS 5D Mark IV.
Naples Florida
Naples is a small town on the southern Gulf Coast of Florida. The city itself has barely more than 22,000 inhabitants and leads a rather shadowy existence next to the larger and better known city of Fort Meyers.
key west
Key West, the dazzlingly colorful island at the end of the Florida Keys. Thanks to its inhabitants and visitors, this island is so different from the rest of Florida.
Polarisation filters
Who hasn't experienced this standing on the most beautiful beaches in the world? The sea shimmers from blue to turquoise in all shades. Almost surreal and you want to capture this image in a photo. Yes, these are the classic postcard motifs. You pull out your camera and take the photo. But what is this ?
miami skyline
Those who fly to Florida on vacation usually land at Miami International Airport (MIA), one of the largest international aviation hubs in the world. One thing right away. Miami is the second largest city in Florida after Jacksonville, but it is NOT the capital of Florida. The word Miami comes from the Native American language and means "big water". Miami has about 5.5 million inhabitants.
Mexico 2018
Here is some brief travel information for you. To enter Mexico, EU holidaymakers need a passport valid for at least 6 months. Furthermore, you need to fill out a Tourist Card (FMM). This is a kind of tourist visa that allows you to stay in Mexico for up to 180 days.
ND Filter 5
A grey filter or ND filter is a photographic aid that allows you to work with long exposure times even in very bright light conditions. In simple terms, you can imagine a grey filter as a dark glass pane that you screw in front of your lens. There are different strengths of opacity in the trade. The stronger the opacity, the longer you can expose.
The countdown is on
In 35 days, the time has come. The countdown is drawing to a close. Then the long-awaited vacation will finally begin. This year we are going to Mexico, more precisely to the Yucatan Peninsula, to Playa del Carmen.