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.

1301 - beefsteak & fungus w/ snow

beefsteak & fungus w/ snow - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO250 | 1/60

although their names might sound eatable, some natural grown items shouldn't be eaten by humans: there were more than enough beefsteak fungus today in the forest to put me into the hospital, decorated with a bit of snow. maybe some forest animals are chuffed about their crispness, i for one delighted in the nice shapes and structures.

3112 - the big burning

ladder to the moon - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f5.6 | ISO200 | 6s

usually i don't work according to the principle of trial and error. however if you want to take a photograph of fireworks, your preparation time is zero and your equipment isn't appropriate, you have to trust your luck and coincidence.

a toast to 2013 - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f5.6 | ISO200 | 6s

actually i did not have a good basis to shoot a successful image of any of this wonderful money destruction rockets today. besides my nex7 with the sel 35 i had nothing with me to work with, no tripod, no remote release and so on. never mind, let's have a try. steady shot off, search for any bolster, manual settings. go!

the lake is burning - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f5.6 | ISO200 | 30s

the location couldn't have been better. the view from the local "summit" gehrenberg over the lake is tremendous. and despite the fog and the incineration gases the shapes of the lake itself and the alps were vaguely perceptible.

2712 - cross braces

sony nex 7 with fujian 35 f1.7 | f1.8 | ISO100 | 1/200

usually i use grey days as an opportunity to do indoor or low lights shoots. pattern and their accentuation by working out the structures with a black and white conversion are an alternative, of course.

sony nex 7 with fujian 35 f1.7 | f1.8 | ISO100 | 1/500

i observed these two birds a few minutes before they sat together down on the power line. at this very moment i wished to be able to take off like they do and also did a few seconds later.

tomorrow or the day after the new sony sel 35 f1.8 will arrive at my home. i'm looking forward to attaching this new gadget to my nex7.

2612 - at the centre

sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/13

in winter the ordinary street lamps receive temporary support by the incandescent christmas decoration. this makes for a cosy atmosphere, for example in the narrow alleys of historic towns like markdorf. if the moon additionally appears by back-lighting the clouds, your christmas feelings get into top gear again, despite being already on the home stretch.

2312 - happy late summer christmas

sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO100 | 1/200

what is the date today? 23rd? of august? or september? it's unbelievable that we already have end of december and that we had masses of snow and more than ten degrees sub-zero only two weeks ago. today is the day, the day before christmas. almost 16 degrees, a warming sunset and a walk across fresh, humid meadows. we have to like it or lump it - i think kingston has already declared his opinion.

dear readers, i wish all of you cosy and pleasant christmas days. enjoy the free time and dedicate a dose of extra time to your beloved. they will thank you most sincerely with all of their attentiveness.

1212 - small-town atmosphere

sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f8.0 | ISO100 | 1/6

it's so great to have such a highly compact and portable equipment with you every day. the nex7 together with a second lens and my gorilla pod fit into my daily shoulder bag without any problems.

because of that i'm able to react to almost every given scenery at almost all times. so even longer exposures of (small-) townscapes with moving elements do not cause any difficulties for me.

2111 - disenchanted world

setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/100 | lightroom 4.2

it's incredible how fast the nature changes its appearance in november. two days ago the landscape was barely shining brightly, and several hours after this photograph was taken the mist had already cleared away again. these days our environment often seems to be part of a strange, alien planet's landscape. only a few signs point to the presence of the human race.

setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f5.6 | ISO320 | 1/80 | silver efex pro for lightroom

besides the wonderful coloured, falling leaves the late autumn always implicates the decay of the other, non-hardy plants. all the small bushes, tall grasses and flowers die, at least the parts of these plants that were growing and shining at the surface for the whole spring and summer period. anyhow you can cherish a hope that they will appear next spring again.

cu, trshptr

1211 - sun-rimmed glasses

setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f2.8 | ISO100 | 1/500 | lightroom 4.2

the cold months constrain me to go by bus in the morning, especially if tina needs the car. at the moment we own only one car, an eleven years old volkswagen golf iv. i bought it in 2002 with only 5k kilometres driven. today there are 320k on the counter, and i haven't had any incidents yet. what a great car!

nevertheless riding my bike is my favourite way to go to work. unfortunately i'm still a bit sick, so I didn't want to risk to become completely ill by breathing the very cold and fresh air on the bike this morning. anyhow i'm able to use the comfortable transportation system of a certain company bus, that stops both directly in front of my home and also my company. fortunately i don't use this service every day, otherwise i could not guarantee that my physical condition would be as good as today in a few months.

cu, trshptr