Photography

Like in radio communications, IĎm also interested in the technic of photography. Iím looking for challenges when I select my themes. From my vacations normally I donít bring much photos, except I visit places where european will not be so often

In septembre 1999 I spent two weeks in Peru. You can see the old capital city of the Inka "Machu Picchu". Itís the classic photo of a holyday in Peru.

If Iíve selected my theme, I will do everything to get a nice photo.

I chased this butterfly for about 15 minutes. It was not easy to get this picture.

The astronomic photography I like very much. It is a good section for finding new challenges.

My first experiences I got with a real highlight. In April 1997 the comet Hale Bopp was visible with your eyes for weeks over europe.

A good photo for a beginner. Exposure time was 20 seconds at f-8 with a 200mm objective and a film 800ASA.

In septembre of the same year there was another good chance for my hobby. It was a moon eclipse.

At moonrise a part of the moon was covered.

 
A few minute before the total eclipse.

The red moon. During the total eclipse the moon was shining dark and red from the sky. Exposure time was 2 seconds at f-11 with a 400mm objective and a film 200ASA.

The real highlight was the total sun eclipse on 11th August 1999. These are the best photos from my series.

The sky was cloudy most of the time before the total eclipse took place.

The best picture from the series of the total eclipse. Exposure time was 1/125 seconds at f-8 with a 500mm objective and a diafilm 200ASA.

The diamond-ring-effect. Exposure time was 1/1000 seconds at f-11 with a 500mm objective and a film 200ASA.

The great experience was over. The rests of the film material were taken for the partial phase. Look at the little dark spots in the lower part of the sun. Yes, there are visible sunspots.

In December 2000 the biggest solar panels ever brought to space were mounted on the space station ISS. Since that the space station often could be seen with your eyes only.

On December 23rd 2000 at 18:09 MEZ this photo was taken with a digital camera. During the exposure-time of 64 seconds the track of the space station was clearly visible. At the upper end of the photo, the station enters the earth-shadow.

On February 11th 2001 at 18:16 MEZ the track of the ISS was going nearby Satum (right), Jupiter (middle) and Taurus (left). Picture taken with digital camera, 24 seconds exposure-time.

Also very nice to see are the Iridium-Flares. The Iridium satellites do reflect the sunlight very strong, so they are visible very bright for a short time.

Also on December 23rd 2000 at 16:50 MEZ this photo was taken with the digital camera. During the exposure-time of 32 seconds the satellite track was going from right to left (south - north) with a maximum magnitude of -8.

You can find more information about ISS, Iridium and other visible objects in the sky at http://www.heavens-above.com .

On June, 16th 2001 there were heave thunderstorms over vienna. I tried to take pictures, but only I was successful only this one time out of 30. Exposure time was 12 seconds with digital camera.