No, I didn’t quit photography. It was just a really hard summer. A lot of work to do and not all of the hard work went as planned. On the other hand in the end almost everything worked out just fine – if the craftsman wouldn’t have canceled our renovation project, it would have been too perfect!
Yes, I’m still carrying around my camera Zilla – almost every day. She and I are constant in desperate need of some fresh air, which is hard to come by, because we can’t get far away from our responsibilities. Meanwhile I’m struggling to get perfect or at least interesting and funny pictures. Maybe I’m too eager to get good quality by using the "M" mode.
I’m glad, to have Felix as the world best top model. I took his picture during a trip to Staatzer Klippe. I think it was the best picture of the day, but I will also post some of the ruin and the beautiful view.
Staatzer Klippe is situated in the northern part Lower Austria not far from the border to the Czech Republic. It's visible from far away like the Lonely Mountain of Erebor even it is just a little bit smaller (332 müA). It was a good opportunity to play around ( you may also call it a "unprofessional lens testing") with the lens from far away and from every angle ...
Of course we walked the narrow and very steep path up to visit the ruins on top of Staatzer Klippe. The fortress dates back to the 12th century. It was called invincible until it was destroyed - big surprise - by cannon fire in 1645 during the Thirty Years' War.
I have to admit I was spitting out my left lung half way up. I also needed a good rest on top of the castle to keep my right lung inside my chest. Jeez, I'm a nonsmoker - I was red as a tomatoe and ready to call it a day and jump right from the battlement to reach my car in a blink of an eye instead of rolling down the path with all its slippery stones and gravel!
Sadly the day was not as clear as I wished for, but the view was still worthwhile the torture I had to endure all the way up. What shall I say, I'm just a no sports person!