The Mayor's Birthday

On Saturday was the celebration of one of our neighbours, Monika, 50th birthday and we were cordially invited to come along to help celebrate. Of course I sneaked a camera along to snap a couple of shots seeing as she is the Mayor and all. In attendance was everyone from the political spectrum of the Zillertal and the Governor of Tirol, so just an informal gathering then!

#bürgermeisterin #monikawechselberger #landeshauptman #güntherplatter #big50 #zillertal

An Evening with Hollawax

Just before the Festive break I did a shoot at a local restaurant of the band Hollawax. They were providing music for patrons during the evening and I was commissioned to capture them in action. The venue, Wirtshaus zum Griena,  is an amazing old traditional Zillertaler house that has been converted into a restaurant and serves a great selection of traditional Austrian cuisine.

The Shoot itself was a challenge due to the difficult lighting in the building as well as not really being able to set up any external lights as it was a fully functional restaurant ona busy Friday night. Still my Canon 6D kept up and we pushed the envelope with the ISO.

#hollawax #wirsthauszumgriena #mayrhofen #traditional #musik

A Month of Colour - day 12

During this Month of Colour I will endeavor to post a new Colour photo each day (If you want black and white then check out Monochrome October). Each photo will be available for download in high resolution, all you have to do is subscribe below and I will send you the link for the download. All pictures are free to use for personal usage and please don't forget to credit me (gavinotter.com) if you use them in social media or websites.

The Original OtterHappy Fathers Day, Dad!

#monthofcolour #einmonatderfarbe #colour #farbe #june #juni #fathersday

Ortstellenleitung Wahl 2016

Letzte Nacht, hielten wir eine Wahl. Alle 4 Jahre müssen wir stimmen die Führung unserer Station Haus zu wählen. Die Fackel wurde an das neue Team mit einstimmigem Votum weitergegeben. Wir wünschen Christoph, Andi, Lizzy und Robert alles Gute.

Last Night, we held an election. Every 4 years we must vote to elect the leadership of our station house. The torch was passed on to the new team with a unanimous vote in favour. We wish Christoph, Andi, Lizzy, and Robert all the best.

Ortstellenleitung 2016 (v.l) Elisabeth, Andi, Christoph, & Robert

Ortstellenleiter Neue & Alt. (v.l.) Christoph und Thomas

DankeThomas, Micheal, Marion & Carina.

Location: Rotes Kreuz Ortstelle Mayrhofen, Zillertal, Tirol

#roteskreuz #roteskreuzschwaz #redcross #ausliebezummenchen #wevotefornowalls

Snowbombing Finale

Snowbombing returned to Mayrhofen once more and I was lucky enough to go and see the Final night Forest party, featuring the Prodigy. They use to play at a gig that I helped out at a long time ago, and they showed that they still have got it. Lighting was difficult as was getting the right focus as I took my Fuji XE-1 which is smaller to carry but is also fully manual, so No Autofcus!

#prodigy #snowbombing #mayrhofen #zillertal #firestarter

Location: Mayrhofen, Zillertal, Tirol

Arcanus 2015 Review

Ich wurde gebeten, gemeinsam an der Übung Arcanus 2015 legte ein kleines Video / Diashow meiner Erfahrungen, so ist es hier für Ihr Sehvergnügen.

I was asked to put together a little video/slideshow of my experiences at the Exercise Arcanus 2015, so here it is for your viewing pleasure.

#‎oerk‬ ‪#oebrd #‎rktirol‬ ‪#‎rkniederoesterreich‬ ‪#‎arcanus2015‬ ‪#‎ausliebezummenschen‬

Location: Allensteig, Niederoesterreich

Arcanus 2015 - Tag 3

Tag 3. Ich verbrachte die letzten Tage auf einem Damm mit Einheiten, die von der österreichischen Bergrettung, die mit Rettung von Personen aus einigen sehr gefährlichen Orten auf der Seite der 150 Meter hohe Staudamm beauftragt wurden. Sehen Sie, wenn man sie auf die Bilder anzusehen.

Ich habe großen Respekt für diese Leute, die ihre Zeit ehrenamtlich, und in einigen Fällen ihr Leben, um Menschen sowie zu retten, nicht nur in den Bergen, aber auch andere sehr gefährliche Situationen. Sie sind alle Freiwilligen und wird immer brauchen Ihre Hilfe, um Ihnen zu helfen, so spenden Sie bitte, was Sie können, hier.

Day 3. I spent the last day on top of a Dam with units from the Austrian Mountain Rescue who were tasked with rescuing people from some very dangerous places on the side of the 150-meter high Dam. See if you can see them on the larger pictures.

I have the utmost respect for these people who volunteer their time, and in some cases their lives, to rescue people, not just in the mountains, but other highly dangerous situations as well. They are all volunteers and will always need your help in order to help you, so please donate what you can here. (Page in German)

#arcanus2015 #oerk #oebrd #bergrettungniederoesterreich #bergrettung #helden

Behind the Scenes

Next week I will be off to the Austrian Red Cross National Excercise, Arcanus 2015 in Lower Austria, as part of the media team for Red Cross Tirol.  As well as photographing all the action as it happens, I wanted to try a little experiment with some behind the scenes footage, using Snapchat for ios or Android. Download the app then follow my 'ghost', and each day of the excercise you will be able to view the days video blog. It will however only be available for 24 hours so you must keep an eye out for it!

Nächste Woche werde ich aus, um dem Österreichischen Rotes Kreuz BundesÜbung, Arcanus 2015 in Niederösterreich , als ein teil des Media-Team für  Rotes Kreuz Tirol. Sowie Fotografieren alle die Action, wie es geschieht, wollte ich ein kleines Experiment mit einigen Blick hinter die Kulissen versuchen, mit Snapchat fur ios oder Android. Laden Sie die App und folgen Sie meinen "Geist", und jeden Tag der Übung werden Sie in der Lage, die Tage Video-Blog zu sehen. Es wird jedoch nur für 24 Stunden zur Verfügung stehen, so müssen Sie ein Auge für sie heraus zu halten!

#OERK #Getsocial #RKTirol #RKNiederoesterreich #‎ausliebezummenschen‬ #Otterwerks #Arcanus2015