exercises

I’m in the test mode….

Nikon D 5000 vs. Nikon D7100

both tested with Sigma 70-200 mm 1/2,8 + Sigma 2.0 converter. There is a little difference in fact….

Moon D 5000

Mond D 7100


Why I prefer RAW

… ’cause I’m sure that I never could edit this bad image that way you see below.
I loved that snapshot, but if it was a JPEG it would find the direct way – into the trash bin!

Here you see the copy of the original image that was shot in RAW and the edit below.


I don’t need no “tilt shift generator” ;-)


When the short night was over….

Here we say “der frühe Vogel fängt den Wurm” what means “the early bird catches the worm”.  I woke up early this morning and when I had a look out of the window and I saw a clear black sky I said to myself  “later you’ll live to see how it is to shoot at ./. 12 ° Celsius and some wind…. When I arrived at the place to make the first shoot I realized that I forgot my remote control and my 70-200mm 1:2,8….. OMG my fingers 😉

Two shots for you


Hello!

Yes I know I’m very late with it – Happy New Year!
I’ll promise that I’ll improve and show some more presence…
Meanwhile winter has come to the northern parts of Germany
and in spite of the low temperatures I’ve been outside to make some shots.
Here you see an image of my hometown


Norway 2 Lights and Shadows


Good Morning

Do you wanna fly with me?

 

 

I want to share

the beginning

of a beautiful day

with a wonderful light…

and two of my

blossoming roses…

with you

 

 

 


DOF games with my new lens ;-)

F/7,1   50 mm

 

F/1,8   50 mm

 


Hi again!

Last Saturday I screwed my new 50 mm 1/1,8 lens on my camera and went downtown to be with at the oldtown-festival. It was a wonderful warm summer night at the late spring and I realized that this lens is not only easy to handle, but also it has a great light yield. The following shots I made free hand – about one hour after sunset. It’s the wonderful time when the sky is changing from dark blue to black – we call it “Blaue Stunde” – the “blue hour”…

 

 

Some of you may remember that I posted a HDR-photo of this church last year in November (or so). The problem that I had is that I’m in urgent need of a steady tripod – an I mean steady – to make more crispy HDR’s. I think I found a good one that is not too expensive. OK, I ordered one and it will be delivered the next few days. Then I can start with some HDR-panorama-shots… We’ll see 😉


Harleys…

… Merc.

… and some charming french


One Day – Two Very Different Impressions….

“abschalten” means “shutdown”

Remember Harrisburg, Sellafield and Chernobyl and think about Fukushima

then think about your children, their children, their children over 100.000s of years who will have the problems with the nuclear waste…


If you like…..

… to talk about pixels, have a look at first

both are crops of shots I made in automatic mode. The left with my DMC FS 3 (8 million px.) and the right with my D 5000 with  18 – 105 mm kit lens. The more you scale this image up the greater the difference will be.


Let’s talk about a new (???) genre….

the so called – (by me)

“Bad Light Photography”

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Always again a new challenge and a great pleasure to make some acceptable shots 😉


Original and Fake

I had some fun in the web and Photoshop what I wanna share with you

left: the original image by PhotoFunia (me on the t-shirt)                  right: edited by me

 

… and one more (with Tony and Kari, our cats)

here I made some color edits too


The end of my weekend…

… was very short. The weather was good enough to start some outdoor activities f. eks. preparing the flowers and plants outside for winter and to fix up the terrace. I was too dirty to grab my camera – and there was no reason for it in fact. Late in the evening – we were bored by advertising TV every 20 minutes (OMG that sucks),  each over 10 minutes (!!!!!!)  – Instead of zapping over to other channels I made some shots with my 70-200mm lens what had the fine effect that I could make some exercises to keep it calm 😉

… and here they are:

Have some sunny days (something I’m missing)….


I really hope for you that….

… time is by your side. I’m in urgent need to recreate now! Next week the days will be very long for me. Usually I can spend my time to recover in the evening hours – not so next week:

Monday (and I’m only talking about the evenings now!):  preparing for some photosessions I’ll have together with my friend and some models (some special shootings we’ll make in a studio)…

Tuesday:  Meeting with my guys for our new project “The Formerly Unknown” we’re starting now and it will be finished December ’11 (my job is the musical leadership and coaching the bands)!

Wednesday: last rehearsal for the “Easy Moving” Jubilee Concert

Thursday: Last rehearsal for my band “Blackout” for the Saturday Showcase at New Music School

Friday: Preparing for Saturday

Saturday:  Showcase at NMS in the afternoon (3 hrs.) and Easy Moving Jubilée Concert in the evening

Sunday: I’ll be dead 😉

I’ll try to stay tuned – See ya! … and have a nice Halloween Weekend!!!

one more shoot I made yesterday (a little “encore”)

… one attempt of a HDR at the very early morning in my hometown at the railway station


and another one of the famous Bacardi works that supplies Europe and the eastern world with rum and whisky…



Quitting Time…


It don’t mean a thing…

… if it’s hot, cold, sunshine or rain don’t care – be prepared

… the main thing is that we have some weather

… there is not bad weather but inconvenient clothing 

… any light can be gorgeous. If it’s not for you then it’s your mind

… I love all colors of FALL

and if I can’t stand the weather ’cause I forgot my rubber boots (HI Lav!) and my “Frisian Mink”  – a term we use  for oilskin jackets here in Northern Germany (even Bavarians know that *lol*) – I love to go “photoshopping” . You pay once for your life – viewed in this light – worth the money…

bon nuit, good night, god natt, gute nacht…

sleep tight…

and don’t let the bed bugs bite…

((hugs)) 😉

rw


Just only to say “hello again”…

… there are some minutes left to make a little entry about “Spring and Fall” before I go to work

(inspired by “Photo-Quest #102” – thx Maureen).

Yesterday I relished a wonderful afternoon that started with some guitar lesson support I gave to my niece who visited my mom yesterday. She asked me for some basic fingerpicking styles (OMG – not my core competence).  While she was practising – following my advises – I was in my mom’s garden to shoot some cherry tree leafs (#1)… Then I picked up the car to look for some maple trees (some of the few trees  here that show some really wonderful colors here when fall comes and you don’t find them in such quantities as f. eks. in Canada or in the northern parts of the USA). OK I found a few of them, had some fun and when I came home to edit, convert and store the shots on my hard drive I stumbled upon one of the first 100 shots (while waiting instead of ironing – this job really sucks!) I made with my Nikon SLR – a blossom of the same cherry tree (#2)…

Here they are…

#1 Spring

# 2   Fall


A foggy morning…

 

…and I forgot my tripod 😉

Have a nice start into this week!


Something About Still Life Photography

Last Wednesday I started to create a concept for our common homepage (one of my tasks). I drove to Stade to present my ideas I had to my friend but he was sidetracked by so many “important” things so that I wasted my time waiting for him… Wasting time – not my thing! I discovered some nice accessories to create some still life arrangements

The rest of the story: No results except of a “Sorry that I had no time for you, but I had a lot of things to do” from my friend.  So why did I spend my time to drive to Stade? For nothing? Ooooooh no!

– I have some new ideas to make some still life photography and the first two of them I wanna share with no one else but you!

– I’ll do more for myself (and believe me I’m selfish – NOT!).

– I’ll create my own homepage

Et Voilà! – here are my attempts

#1 “Big Brother Is Watching You”

# 2 “Views Of Application Photos”

a sunny and colorful weekend to all of you!