water

​fresh of the morning

fresh of the morning - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO160 | 1/60

day of travel: left stuttgart in the fresh of the morning, reached berlin in the depth of pain..., um, well, in the depth of frost. actually unbelievable, but unfortunately true. to be continued...

rough

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.

1002 - h2o

h2o - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f5.6 | ISO100 | 1/1000

the most valuable treasure (not only) of the region around our current home is the water. h2o. 70 percent of the households receive their drinking water from the lake. the lake itself with its crystal clear water attracts thousands of tourists every year, and so on, and so on... the majority of the people has realised this fact now. on honour of this occasion a modern memorial was built and raised in sipplingen, directly next to the lake.

0502 - storm

storm - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f11.0 | ISO100 | 1/8

i always wanted to compose and process a copper engraving like image of our wonderful lake, the bodensee. today the time had come. there was really strong wind, gusting over 30km/h. so on the one hand all the soft components of an image were supposed to be definitely blurred when captured with a longer exposure time, on the other hand the alps were clearly visible on the horizon because of the consistent west wind. and finally due to the built-in stabiliser of the sel 35 i was able to work without a tripod in the course of a short stop at the lakeside.

1801 - minor

minor - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/400

currently we are chilled through by the returned winter's cold again. related to the vastness of our lake constance or an unwavering monument at the lakeside humans appear only unimportant and tiny again. additionally the constrained perception of our monochromatic, white surrounding amplifies this effect. that's the way i often look on our world and that hasn't hurt me yet.