Climate change

A lot of people are talking about climate change. I witnessed it personnally during my stay in Austria last month. We were visiting the Grossglockner glacier. A funicular carries tourists down to the foot of the glacier….well down where the glacier used to be!

From there you still have to hike for a while to touch the ice. On the way down from the valley station of the cable car you can see sign which give you the glacier position at a given year. Watch for yourself!

Here a view down to the end of the funicular. No ice visible.

I took two images of the position signs : 1985 which was exactly 30 years ago and 1970, the year I was born. The view is quite striking, scaring.

What will be left here in 5 or 10 years?

Here a panoramic view from the top of the cable car

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Photo Expo in Luxembourg City

Rumi – “Don’t wait any longer. Dive in the ocean, Leave and let the sea be you.”

If you happen to stroll through Luxembourg-City you might get a glimpse on a small expo on some of my Underwater photography work. Eight images are exposed at Optique Rodenbourg.
Si vous vous promenez à Luxembourg -Ville vous allez peut-être appercevoir une petite exposition de certaines de mes images sous-marines. Huit photos sont actuellement exposées chez Optique Rodenbourg

Here you get a better glimpse at the exposed images.
Voici un meilleur aperçu de ces images.

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Upper Sure lake from above

I finally found the panorama vista I was looking for. A viewpoint to catch most of the Upper Sure Lake.

I took some images in the early evening and then at night. Most of the images are panoramas stitched together in Kolor’s AutoPano Pro.

Here are the early evening images

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Then came the night with all the stars and the village lights of Lultzhuasen and Insenbron spread a warm light

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on my way back to the car I couldn’t resist taking another pano of the Milky Way over the fields of Kaundorf

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All picture can be seen in high resolution on flickr

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Venus and Jupiter….and the moon

Last month two planets were moving closer to each other every day. It was easy to watch them as Venus and Jupiter were the first stars to be seen in the early night sky to the West.

On June 17 this was what I get through the clouds.

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Jupiter and Venus on June 17

On June 19 the moon came to play with the 2 stars building a nice triangle from June 19 to 20. Unfortunately the weather conditions didn’t allow me to witness this.

I got my next view on the stars on June 21

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On June 22, I was out again. You can see the the moon started to move away from the two planets.

June 30 was the day where the two planets got closest to each other. Have a look!

You can still see this phenomenon as the two stars slowly move apart . Just lift your head towards the West at nightfall and yoll see two bright dots in the sky.

You’ll also able to see the BIg Dipper, like here high above the tree

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or great moon scapes

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