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Nikon Shooter

Nikon Shooter

Member Since 25 Aug 2018
Online Last Active Today, 02:10 PM

Studio Class • Lighting

Yesterday, 05:14 PM

This old toy — my boys played with for quite some years — left its
place on a shelf in my office to take the centre stage in the studio
for a class on studio lighting


The Irish Folk Band

18 July 2019 - 02:23 AM







17 July 2019 - 09:06 PM


Falkenstein in the Sun… Flowers

16 July 2019 - 01:23 PM


What was the Swedish army doing there?

16 July 2019 - 12:22 PM

The ruins of Falkenstein Castle is in the Weinviertel region of Lower Austria,
about 55 kilometres (34 mi) north of Vienna near the border to Czech Republic.
The castle was used as a "Reichsfeste", for the protection of the HRE Reich
with an overview over nearly all of Moravia. It was founded around 1050 by
Emperor Henry III. In 1106 Leopold III, Margrave of Austria purchased the castle,
from then on it was owned by the rulers of Austria. In 1572 Maximilian II sold
Falkenstein to the Baron (later Count) of Trautson.
In 1645, in the last period of the Thirty Years' War Falkenstein was conquered
by Swedish forces,
but not destroyed. Its decay began at the end of the 17th
century, when the castle was dismantled by the owners themselves in order to
re-use the material. 

During the summer season, the inner ward is turned into an impressive site for
medieval feasts and theatre plays.