Friday, August 7, 2009

camera zoom

This past week I joined one of our groups down to Neuschwanstein - the fairytale castle that Germany is so well known for. Can you believe it would have costed roughly $280 Million / 200€ Million to build now?

I was able to try out my camera's mega-zoom and was really impressed with the results. This camera is also capable of panoramas (like my Olympus stylus verve), so I included that as well. The photos are scaled down because they were too big to upload!

It appears as though Christo + Jeanne-Claude got ahold of it, but it's just undergoing renovations.

Here's another one of Hohenschwangau - the castle that was the summer home of the Wittelsbach family.

It looks like I'll be able to take a lot of fun photos during our trip.

6 comments:

Oom Munich said...

Hi Emily, how are you?

Last time i went last November, there was a construction going on. Now is it still going on? I can see the metal net from your photos. did you take those pics from the bridge (i don't remember the name)?

Emily said...

Oom...
Things are going well here - just busy working a lot before the trip. There's still quite a bit of construction at Neuschwanstein. I don't know how long that will last. Yes, the photos were taken from the Mary's bridge - it makes me so nervous and there were tons of people on it.

Hope you're doing well and get to visit the blueberry fields soon.

samselton said...

completely gorgeous!

Emily said...

samselton...
Thanks! You'll have to make a visit if you're ever in Munich. The area around the castle is equally as beautiful.

JoernandAllison said...

We were just in the Neuschwanstein area yesterday, and both discussed the fact that we really should visit one day. Did you go in to the Hohenschwangau? How was Neuschwanstein?
I love the pictures that you were able to take with your new camera. It looks like a good decision, and it will provide you with many, many wonderful memories from the upcoming trip!

Emily said...

Allison...
I can't believe you haven't been! I didn't go into Hohenschwangau, although I think their interior renovations are completed and it's possible.

Neuschwanstein was the same as always... it's nice to see it in different seasons though. The interior tour lasts about 40 minutes. If you go in high season pre-book your tickets.

I think the camera will work nicely for the trip - it's a bit bulkier than my other one, but I guess anything would be. I'll take both!