Category: Munich

Street Photography: An unexpected day with the Fuji X100

Last Saturday Karen needed to go into Munich to collect and ship books for a client. For the collecting, carrying and packing she needed some help, so I took the opportunity to practice with the Fuji X100.  I only had moments within the two hours we were there, but that was enough for some benefit.

VIDEO: Travel #32 – West Park, Munich, Germany.

Munich West Park is a former Garden show grounds that has been turned into a park for the local residents. Remnants of the garden show event are still there. A Japanese garden, various pagodas from Thailand, China and Nepal and many of the flower beds and rose garden can still be seen.

VIDEO: Travel #21 – Englischer Garten, Munich

Munich has quite a lot of green areas, but the main park area running either side of the river Isar is the Englischer Garten. This park area has a lake, streams, woods and open grass fields. The central area has a restaurant, beer garden and the Chinese tower, which is a pagoda that is used

VIDEO: Travel #19 – Munich Tierpark (Zoo) Hellabrunn

The zoo is very easy for photography. The aquarium is underground and the room for the people has very low lighting, this causes very little reflection on the glass. The tropical plants house has “free range lizards” that catch bugs, which means that there is no glass or fence between the lens and the animal.