Tag der Bundeswehr 2017 in Penzing

For the third year in a row the federal armed forces celebrated the Armed Forces Day on June the 10th. At 16 sites in Germany the armed forces opened their gates to welcome visitors. In Bavaria the air transport wing in Penzing (LTG61) invited the public to celebrate the day – 51.000 visitors accepted the […]

Barmsee at night

Finally had a chance to do a milky way panorama shoot in the alps. Barmsee near to Garmisch-Partenkirchen was the chosen location. The weather was ideal so we decided to drive there spontaneously. Here is the result (panorama of six photos) – click to enlarge.

Natur in Pfaffenhofen

Start der “Natur in Pfaffenhofen”, der kleinen Landesgartenschau. Am 24.5.17 war Eröffnung und bis zum 20.8.17 sind ihre Pforten geöffnet. Hier einige Eindrücke vom Gelände der Gartenschau. Das Album werde ich nach und nach erweitern.

E-3A Sentry

Today a very special E-3A Sentry left Manching airbase. It’s on its way to Geilenkirchen. Final preparations will be made there before the 35th anniversary of the NATO E-3A Component. Apart from the AWACS, a Eurofighter Typhoon carrying two Storm Shadow cruise missiles was performing a test flight.

Spotting in Toulouse

Finally had a chance to do a bit of spotting. Thanks to a business trip to Toulouse I could get a few shots of the local aviation industries’ babies, like the A300-600ST Beluga and one of the A350-1000 XWB prototypes. The title image shows a beautiful thunderstorm coming in from the West shortly before my […]


Spent a fantastic week end at Achensee in Tirol, Austria. Splendid weather apart from the snow… Well, on the other hand it was the snow that made for some great shots. We also went to a very nice butterfly exibition – finally a chance to take some cool butterfly photos.

Yet another cruise

This cruise was unexpected. After our last cruise in September 2016 we wanted to take a break and also said that we’d never go on an AIDA ship as we really enjoy the American cruise lines. Since Meghann will go to school in autumn and the offer was good and Germany=cold and Canary Islands=warm … […]

The Zoo

Spent a very nice day at Munich zoo. Got an annual ticket, so I’ll be taking more photos of the inhabitants in the future… this time we only had half a day, so there are not so many photos.

Scandinavia Cruise

Copenhagen, Bergen, Alesund, Lerwick (Shetlands), Torshavn (Faroer), Reykjavik, Greenock (Scottland) and Dublin. Those were the destinations of our last cruise. Here is a selection of photos from the different destinations. 1234►

Saal Fotobuch – Ein Testbericht

Nachdem Saal Digital seine Fotobuch-Test-Aktion veröffentlicht hatte, war die Anmeldung dafür gleich verfasst – und der Zuschlag kam prompt bereits einen Tag später. Für 40 EUR durfte ich mir ein Fotobuch zusammenstellen und sollte im Gegenzug meine Erfahrungen niederschreiben und veröffentlichen. Danke und gerne – here we go. Erstellung des Fotobuchs Zunächst einmal benötigt man […]