Putting the “custom” into beyerdynamic’s Custom Studio headphones

As usual it took me ages to find what I was looking for. This time I wanted a pair of closed on-/over-ear headphones with a neutral setup that would be suited for both music-listening and monitoring. After listening to various headphones by Sennheiser, Bose and Sony – that did not fully convince me – I took my chances by ordering a pair of beyerdynamic Custom Studio headphones. Closed over-ear headphones with velour ear cushions and a solid build quality that promised to deliver an overwhelming audio quality. Roughly a week after I placed my order I held them in my hands and couldn’t wait to plug them in.

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Tuscany 2012

Yeah, well, like last year, this years summer vacation consisted in relaxing, swimming, sweating (up to 40°C in the shadow) and sleeping. Therefore just a few photos. Anyway, enjoy!

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Herz-Jesu Ifinger

After last years Laugen, the Ifinger was the goal for this years Herz-Jesu trip. The Ifinger (Ivigna) is a massive granite-mountain situated nearby Merano, above Schenna and Avelengo. With its two summits – one at 2.581 meters above sea level, the smaller one about 100 meters beneath – it grants a stunning view over the South Tyrolean Alps.
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t such a good friend of ours – with mist and wind – so the view wasn’t as good as last years. Nonetheless – loads of fun.

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Photo expedition: biotop Gargazon

Quite a while ago, yet I didn’t manage to put online some photos of this expedition with Peter. It was an interesting Sunday afternoon since we had the possibility to play with 2 tech things – the Canon EOS 5D Mk I and the Sigma 150mm f2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM Macro. I brought along me olde golden yeller and of course my camera bag including ye good olde Canon EOS 400D, the Canon EF 50mm f1.8 and the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM. Apparently Peter had to bring along his Canon EOS 550D too, otherwise he wouldn’t have been that much of a nerd..

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Tuscany 2011

A few impressions from this summer vacation, Tuscany. Obviously I was more relaxing (a.k.a. doing _nothing_) than taking photos..

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Herz-Jesu-Feuer Laugen

In 1796 South Tyrol was preparing for a war and since they hadn’t military, their only defense was a third-class infantry – the Landsturm – consisted of conscripted locals. To get divine help in the upcoming battles, South Tyrol entrusted itself to the “Heilige Herz Jesu” (Jesus’ holy hearth).

In the 18th and 19th century, fires were lit on mountain peaks to communicate over long distances. In this case these fires where used to assemble the Landsturm and after the troups surprisingly won the battle against the French and Bavarian, the “Herz-Jesu-Sonntag” became a holiday.

This holiday takes place the third Sunday after Pentecost and is celebrated by lighting up simple fires on mountains or fires which create symbols.

Nuff about history. Yesterday we hiked onto the “kleiner Laugen” to light one those fires up and – of course – take some pictures. And again I packed my bag with my DSLR, two lenses, tripod and my magic remote switch.

We met in Lana at 14:00 and went up to the Gampen pass, where we started around 15:00. After approx. 1,5 hrs we arrived at the Laugen alp and enjoyed milk and cookies while Kete took some dubious photos.
Eventually we started again (17:30 iirc) and headed to the peak. While some people obviously hadn’t enough to carry up, Kete and I were documenting the whole scenario.
Later that day the fires where lit up and guess what – we took photos (it’s getting boring, isn’t it?). And as always – my best ones are right below. Enjoy!

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