Wild Places

The Art of Landscape and Travel Photography

Leica 3.4/135mm vs. Zeiss 2.0/135mm on A7RII

I really like the Zeiss 2.0/135mm Apo Sonnar. It’s the technically most perfect lens I’ve ever owned and tested. And last year in Namibia I’ve learned that 135mm can be a great landscape lens. The Zeiss 135 has just one disadvantage: it’s rather big and heavy. Especially on the small Sony A7RII it feels unbalanced in my opinion.

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Winter Adventure in Iceland

In December/January I spent two weeks in Iceland. It was my fifth trip to Iceland and my second winter trip. Contrary to my last winter experience together with Philippe in 2014, where we had lots of sunshine and mild temperatures, this time the weather was really extreme.

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National Geographic Publication

A couple of weeks ago I got an email from National Geographic España whether they could use some of my Patagonia images for their travel magazine. Ok, it’s only NG España and only their travel magazine but it’s still cool to be contacted by National Geographic.

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Vancouver Island

In 2011 we visited Vancouver Island together with the Olympic NP for the first time. Sadly we had only about one week on the island and could only explore the southeastern part. Therefore we decided to return this summer vacation. After a direct flight from Frankfurt to Vancouver with Condor we went straight to Vancouver Island.

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Namibia – First Impressions

I’ve seen many beautiful images of Namibia on the internet and was always interested in a visit of this place but somehow it never worked out. This year I decided that it’s time for a short trip to Namibia to get a personal first impression of this country.

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