Brenizer I

Brenizer I

Today I had my first couple shooting (yey!) and I was early, so I visited the location before they got there. I took that time to take some shots which I wanted to try to stich together to a Brenizer. Fortunately, it turned out better than I thought!

Although the effect is very subtle, it is noticeable and I damn myself for not trying that again with the couple sitting on that bench! Well, anyway, no I know that it works. And I have to say, that look is exactly what I was/am always looking for. Background separation + wide-angle = King! Luckily it is also realizable with very few shots (I think this photo consists of 13 or 14 shots) and I urge you to try it out if you haven’t. There are many examples to be found on the Net where people stitch over 50 or 100 or even 200 shots but that’s really just madness and probably not very practicable when you’re in the middle of a shooting. Unless you can guarantee flawless outcome.

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New beginning

New beginning

A lot of water has run down the rivers since I last made myself heard. I’ve been busy ever since and I just couldn’t get myself to make a whole-hearted attempt at another entray in this little „diary“ of mine. Because practically, you are reading my diary, be it through words or pictures.
I think my pictures, the way I photograph and the subjects of my photographs tell you quite something about me. If you’ve seen some of my photographs here, you will probably have noticed that I try to convey a definite feeling with my photos. What is that feeling? Well-being, I think, harmony, if you want to say so. Everything that’s beautiful catches my attention and what is beautiful to me is most often something that displays naturalness.
Man-made, artificial things rarely grab hold of me because of their beauty unless there was a very gifted architect at work, for example. And I hope I will get some appealing architectur shots in near future, some that do my 10-20mm justice because I would love to take that on a real walk some time now!
Anyway, it’s getting late and I’m pretty tired. Stay tuned, I haven’t forgotten this page! 😉

Christmas come and gone

Christmas come and gone

Christmas has come and gone once again – and that with about 12-15°C where I live. Way too much. The above picture is from about a year ago when the temperature was as low as it should be. I’m fascinated by the variety of colours in which the crystals refract the light. I hope we’ll get weather like this again soon so I can do some new shots and see if I improved my technique in the meantime.

Btw: Father Christmas (aka Amazon…) sent me an external HDD for storing my photographs and other documents a bit more securely. If you consider getting an external HDD too, you should check out this test. I got the Hitachi Touro Mobile for its speed when copying pictures. Recommendation pending, have not tested it yet.

Shining

Shining

Same time, same location like last post. I found it hard to find the correct angle and exposure to capture the sun rays but evenutally two or three photos were alright. This is one of them. A second one is this:

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Aaaand the number three is this:

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I hope you like them. I enjoyed that morning very much actually. It was last Friday and I should have been at university but then again there’s just some things, well … you know what I mean, sometimes you’ve got to take the chance.

Autumn shadow II

Autumn shadow II

After I saw that I’ve been uploading rather close-upy pictures so far, I’ve searched for something more wideangled within the depths of my hard drive (there are no depths really, I keep it well-organized). On the search I found the above photograph. It isn’t wideangled at all, much rather the opposite but I like it nonetheless.
Unfortunately, the landscape around here is just so overwhelmingly boring, mundane and unphotogenic that I find myself hard put getting any worthwhile wideangle photos at all. Normal houses, flat fields and power poles just don’t do for good photographs. At least not for me, altough I think you could somehow get something out of it. But I don’t like to force results, I’m rather documenting appealing moments as they come along.

Summer morning

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So, this is my third post within 48 hours and I’m a bit nervous that I can’t keep up that speed for too long or I won’t have any good photos left to post. But this blog needs some content, so here we go. I actually like this photo very much and had it printed some weeks ago in 20×30 cm and have to say … I’ll have to reprint it in a bigger size.
I shot it some morning this summer. I woke up at 5 o’clock (God knows why) and just knew that it would be a wonderful morning with lots of sunlight and „atmosphere“. There are some other photos from that morning waiting to be published. For this one I actually would have wished for a FF with 85mm 1.2 for shallower depth of field but hey… I did the best I could given my limited equipment. And I’m fairly happy about the outcome.