Best of 2017, picture by picture, the 8 black and white

best of 2017, the black and white winners My thoughts and some technical background information about the eight black and white photographs that survived the “best of 2017” selection process described in an earlier post. Image 1, image 2 and image 3 were all taken in a similar location, in the north western part of […]

Best of 2017, picture by picture, the colourful 8

best of 2017, the top 8 color photographs Some thoughts and technical background information about the  eight color photographs that survived the “best of 2017” selection process described in an earlier post. Image 1 & 2 The first two, very colorful images were taken during a Nikon School workshop. We had the task of capturing […]

Sharp Peak, Hong Kong – what a hike!

Chapter 1 – November 2000 Walking and scrambling up Sharp Peak is one of the most beautiful and adventurous hikes in Hong Kong!  An ascent from Tse Uk over the northern ridge,  that I did in November 2000 (yes, it was in the year 2000!!!!) still is fresh in my memory. A longish, demanding walk, […]

Megrow Consulting is Going for Year 3!

and now… for a little advertisement: I keep business and pleasure separate on the web and social media. However,  the 2nd birthday of my consulting company, Megrow Pte Ltd, deserves a mention here! Have a look at the company website by clicking on the company logo: achtung – unterbrecherwerbung! Ich trenne Beruf und Privatleben ziemlich […]

Pisa ohne Pizza

Three days in Tuscany – everything goes, except pizza and insalata caprese! Why that? Those two dishes are omnipresent where we live, so really really no point coming all the way to Italy and then eat that standard fare… PISA and Luca The towns are pleasantly small, have plenty of sights and yes, we did […]

adding to the list …. show-off time

A plan is a plan is a plan. Walked up the highest mountains of two Swiss Kantons (“province”) Basel-Land and Jura in 2016. July 2017 brought an opportunity to scale the highest mountain of Kanton Solothurn. The “Hasenmatt” (loosely translated as “rabbit’s meadow”) is 1445 meters above sea level at the south eastern ridges of the […]

The 7 Summits

new aspirations Climbing Sigunyam Mountain (5025 meters above sea level) didn’t quite work out, climbing Haba Snow Mountain (5396 meters above sea level) didn’t quite work either. Hence, I thought it is time to adjust goals and go for more ambitious targets: the SEVEN SUMMITS. (Note: this is an entirely separate initiative from the 26 […]