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.

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

3010 - end of these particular work days

setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f1.8 | ISO640 | 1/80 | lightroom 4.2

some things will never change: coming home from work on night duty days of tina is pure heartache for me because i'm anything but a person who enjoys his own company.

so i hurl myself into rituals: coming home; cuddling nila, the cat; exercises, taking a hot shower, dinner, extensive practising. sleep. 

no matter if the year is 2005 or 2015: this was and will be the same as it ever was in our relationship.

cu, trshptr

2410 - thankyou

setup: sony nex 7 with walimex pro 8 f2.8 fisheye | handheld retrofocus | 8mm | f5.6 | ISO100 | 1/80 | lightroom 4.2

the journey is over, i'm home from spain again. the caminada internacional de barcelona 2012 - the international walk of barcelona - was definitely worth the flights, nights' stay and days off.

the iml walking association did a great job in organising the whole event. everything, simply everything worked very well, there was nothing to worry about. for that reason at this place i want to bring my tribute of praise and a short thank-you note in behalf of all walkers to the whole iml team. thank you all!

you may not believe that the charge of 8 euros included not only the catering, the whole organisation with cordon, signposts, final party, all the documents for the finishers and much more but also a gold medal if you walked and finished on both days. due to this piece of metal i'll always keep this trip in my mind... of course i think highly of all the volunteers and sponsors, too. without their efforts these events couldn't take place again and again.

today's image was shot with the walimex ultra-wide-angle fisheye lens in handheld retrofocus position. the shown image section covers a crop of only 6 millimetres. it's interesting what you can do with a fisheye lens, isn't it?

the purple flare results from the lateral, incidental light that produces a non-post-processing vintage look. in this case this effect is desired but you can easily avoid this magenta shift by preventing lateral incidence of light with a tube or the like, too.

cu, trshptr