Ripening Oranges

Ripening Oranges

The Andalusian orange trees bear their delicious fruits in summer, but it takes them a couple of months to fully ripen: harvest-time usually starts shorty after the first freeze in December – and that’s when supermarkets all over Europe are offering those cheap orange-buckets.

White Window Woman

Window into White

I shot this picture in Sevilla at high noon – at this time of day the Spanish sun turns the lime-painted houses into glittering buildings that bedazzle the few foreigners ignoring the sacred time of siesta. My camera’s sensor gave up on these extreme lighting conditions, and only by under-exposing the original picture (three full exposure stops), the lady and the window suddenly appeared, reminding me of “magic paper” used by children to communicate secretly.

The main reason why I like this picture so much though is because it proves a point: sometimes, technology works best when failing…

Gibraltar

Gibraltar seaside Houses

Gibraltar, even though surrounded by Andalusia and the sea, is a British overseas territory, a tax haven and the top choice for rich Britisch old folks craving to spend their retirement years in warm, comfortable climate zone. The massive Rock of Gibraltar doesn’t leave too much space for housing – that’s why the city bears a strong resemblance with the famous computer game Sim City 2000. If you travel there, greet the monkey and tell them I’ll be back soon!

Alex Zerava at Work

Alexander Zerava

Alex Zerava, chef at Lutz Bar.

Sunset in Lienz

I took this picture when I visited my grandparents this summer. While driving up Iselsberg, I realized that the sun painted a beautiful pattern into the evening sky. About 20 seconds after I had set up my tripod and my camera, the special effect ended as suddenly as it had come up.