pool position

pool position - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f7.1 | ISO100 | 1/4

this is the kadewe, das kaufhaus des westens. it's one of berlin's symbols of prosperity and wealth. the store, that was firstly opened in 1907, passed through all the different periods of germany's diverse 20th century.

for the moment this will be the last but one posting about berlin: last but not least i'm currently working on a series about berlin's underground stations, that will be published in the near future.

0802 - snow streaks

snow streaks - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/4

as one might expect particles, light and movement form interesting streaks in the eye of the beholder and of course this circumstance works also in nature.

awhirl - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/4

if in the case of a nightly car drive in a snow storm also the background contains a minimum of texture the drawn winter image should be really expressive. 

0201 - pantheress vs. lion

rednose bite - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO400 | 1/320

stacation has at least one big advantage - finally i find the time again to take pictures of our pets here in the yard. paulinchen, the white pantheress of our neighbours, is nicknamed burglar cat by us, because she is so interested in every corner of the yard that no opened door or window is secure from her invasion.

well roar'd lion - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO160 | 1/60

our lion like cat nila is actually fond of paulinchen although i make her look like roaring at anybody in the image above. just for the brief moment while she was yawning i had the possibility to portray her lion like. basically time is definitely one of the most important points if you want to shoot animals of any kind (pets are by far the easiest subjects for an animal photographer, of course) - at the best your time is unlimited.

1912 - crossing the cross

sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO400 | 1/160

it's funny how things appear after getting multiplied with a transfer function. is the lady really walking with a luminescent umbrella? 

rain has a stimulating effect on me. sometimes when i have to wait for the end of tina's work day, i observe the people around the hospital. they often don't expect to be photographed so you can work calmly. today everybody's solely aim was to reach the rescuing entrance of the hospitals main house, except me. i intentionally stood out front and watched the hectic races of the visitors, nurses and doctors. great environment for a photographer.

1512 - in the commercial vortex

sony nex 7 with walimex pro 8mm f2.8 | f8.0 | ISO200 | 1/6

shortly before christmas we are completely caught up in the commercial vortex. in these days the corridors of the shopping malls are usually overcrowded, since everybody seems to guess that the human kind will starve during the holidays and so the people start to build up reserves again.

fortunately there is a brand new shopping mall in our village since a few weeks now. it's a pleasure to go shopping there, the corridors are wide and empty and you can easily breeze through the shelves. at least today.