rough - sony nex 7 | walimex pro 8 f2.8 | f11 | ISO100 | 1/8

day one after the trip, time to lick the wounds. postprocessing at all levels.

although today's image is of course no masterpiece of landscape photography, this illustration of the french riviera's rocks is imo a satisfying reproduction of the atmosphere of the cloudy friday. considering the really non-optimal boundary conditions - no time, no tripod, no dedicated location for a shooting, no "normal" uwa lens, no nd-filter and so on - the result is not so bad after all and therefor worth the publication.

at this point i'd like to thank my blogger friend martin again, who reviewed all the images i've published on the blog until now and named his favs. so today, also due t him, you will find one new image in each topic of the gallery.

0402 - oversized

oversized - sony nex 7 | walimex pro 8mm f2.8 | f5.6 | ISO200 | 1/125

on some days everything seems to be too large. although i really don't know if the reason for that is my littleness or the tremendous size of my surroundings, the impact is always the same - regardless of where i'd been before, these days bring me back down to earth.

0302 - waving the tv

waving the tv - sony nex 7 | walimex pro 8mm f2.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/15

it was the third superbowl of my life and the first one with a huge party at our place. how should i put it? the night was simply gorgeous.

sb47 - sony nex 7 | walimex pro 8mm f2.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/15

the foundation was laid by having all the drinks and the american food on hand. the epic match itself with the almost-turnaround after the break, the blackout and not least beyonce's performance will always stick in our minds anyway. together with the tons of fun all ingredients for a nice evening were present. thank you all for coming, i enjoyed every minute!

0501 - open-air hockey

open-air hockey - sony nex 7 with walimex pro 8mm f2.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/25

the del winter game 2013 in nuremberg made history - it was the biggest league match ever in european ice hockey. at the bottom line almost everything was pretty fine in nuremberg today. besides misty weather and far too little beer stalls there was nothing to worry about, except the tight 4 to 3 loss of the ice bears from berlin against the local ice tigers. but considering the quality of the whole event today this could once be ignored as irrelevant.

50.000 spectators, nevertheless i wondered about the great atmosphere in the stadium: despite the fact that probably a lot of them hadn't been at a hockey game before in their lives and also despite the peculiarity that the distance between the playing surface and the ranks was estimated ten times bigger than in an usual hockey arena, almost all the people were clapping, singing and crying and made for a nice atmosphere.