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!

2801 - arenight

arenight - sony nex 7 | sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/40

usually this parking area directly next to the arena of our local volleyball club vfb friedrichshafen, that has one of the best, if not even the best volleyball team in europe, is well-filled with vehicles from all the spectators. but on non-matchdays and into the bargain at dark night only a very few people and cars stray on the grounds.

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.

2112 - recreation

sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/25

could there be any better ways to start filthy weather vacations than with an extensive fitness and spa session? not for me.

after i had locked more or less all the doors at work late in the afternoon, tina picked me up while heading to our fitness studio in meersburg. the rest of the evening was pure recreation. although the interior of the attached spa is at least from the 90's and the whole facility is quite small, the key factors are definitely right - the spa is clean, tidy and there is everything you need for having a pleasant time.

2311 - privileged point of view

setup: sony nex 7 with walimex pro 8 f2.8 fisheye | 8mm | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/25 | cornerfix & lightroom 4.2

you may agree with me that there are a few events in everyone's life that remain unforgettable. since i haven't the possibility to get treated in a vip box every weekend, a stadium attendance like today's will be surely held in my head for my whole life.

it was the second time that i watched a hockey match from this privileged point of view. what is sure is that the possibility to obtain only a standard ticket for the top match between cologne (2nd) and mannheim (1st) was vanishingly low, but the chance to get a vip ticket was definitely non-existent for relatively ordinary people like us. for that reason i'm all the more thankful for this event to our best friend jeen, who had invited us to mannheim.

cu, trshptr

1811 - temporary dormancy

setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f4.0 | ISO100 | 4s | lightroom 4.2

during the cold season my racer is mostly parked in the bedroom. already in hamburg i'd convinced tina of the necessity to accommodate the gracile bike in a delightful surrounding - in this way one of my bicycles found its way into our bed chambers.

i've no clue why it struck my eye just today - i hadn't mind it since several weeks now. but when i entered the bedroom without switching the lamps on, it looked at me in the dark, only by the corridor lights illuminated environment as if it wants to claim more attention from me.

no fear, my darling, you are reserved for prime weather conditions. hopefully you are satisfiable with the starring of today's posting for now.

cu, trshptr

1611 - burning bum syndrome

setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f1.8 | ISO160 | 1/80 | lightroom 4.2

since i hanged up my active football career in may, cycling has come into my focus more and more. my bum isn't accustomed to the daily rides yet, so many a time it gets me back for stressing it permanently.

nevertheless currently there is nothing better and relieving for me than riding a bike in the cold mornings or evenings and a hot shower afterwards. 

cu, trshptr

1411 - slipstream

setup: sony nex 7 with walimex pro 8 f2.8 fisheye | 8mm | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/60 | cornerfix & silver efex pro for lightroom

today my mate andi and i picked up pace and used the prime late autumn weather for a bike ride in the setting sun after work. everything was bathed in an orange, warm light, what hid the fact that the temperatures had almost reached the freezing mark when we arrived home (not before darkness had almost completely approached) at 6pm after two hours of cycling.

it felt like we were supported by a permanent tailwind that escorted us on our way through the woods and fields. in fact this tailwind was the energising sun that refreshed our batteries and made us riding in the slipstream of euphoria.

cu, trshptr

0111 - skate dance

setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f1.8 | ISO100 | 1/640 | lightroom 4.2

dancing the skate seems to be easier than it really is. by all appearance you don't have to be keen on sports but at least relaxed and well balanced.

setup: sony nex 7 with walimex pro 8 f2.8 fisheye | 8mm | f4.0 | ISO320 | 1/250 | cornerfix & lightroom 4.2

no matter how high you can jump - your shadow is willing to jump higher. your shadow is your best challenger and opponent.

setup: sony nex 7 with walimex pro 8 f2.8 fisheye | 8mm | f4.0 | ISO1000 | 1/320 | cornerfix & lightroom 4.2

escaping from the depth of the space is not always successful but today it worked. after a lot of photographs with flash that do not satisfy me completely and a few shots against the light for working with the shadows we finally used the frontal light to get some images with a proper exposure, too.

cu, trshptr