Sunday, April 29, 2012

Coimbra studens

In Coimbra, Portugal, a very old and traditional university, we got to witness the graduation of one class, setting up for photos and waiting for an event. The outfits, especially the black cloaks are traditional school outfit.










Saturday, April 28, 2012

sunny alley

This little back street alley was in Obidos, Portugal, April 2012.
HDR of 3 exposure, merged in Dynamic Photo HDR, finished in Photoshop CS 5.





Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

glasses and lack of focus

For the contest Canon vs. Nikon I regularly take part in, I took this series of pictures for my November entry.

These photos here are interesting to me because of the shifting focus.





The photos are taken of a magazine of agriculture and forrest cultur from 1942.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

lover's silhouette

Street photography of another kind, but still authentic and fitting the city.

Lisbon, April 2012


Monday, April 23, 2012

a really large tree

In Lisbon we came across the largest tree that I saw in while - spread out as it was in that park.

The HDR consists of 3 exposures from tripod, merged in Dynamic Photo HDR, finished in Photoshop CS 5.

Lisbon, Portugal, April 2012.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Video at Oceanário






View larger, please. The video is in HD!




We went to Oceanário, Europe's biggest aquarium in Lisbon, and had a great time. The layout and the exhibits were just really well thought out. But the most impressive of all was the center tank that was luring you in with the big showcase windows. Sun fish, Sharks, rays of different types, tuna, swarms of fish and so on.

Here is a first little snippet of video from me. I will view and review all my footage soon and make a longer sequence - also with music - but for now, here is a teaser and a first glimps for you.

Wir waren im Oceanário, Europas größtem Aquarium in Lissabon, und hatten eine tolle Zeit. Der Aufbau und die Ausstellungen waren sehr gut aufgebaut. Aber das Beeindruckendste war das große Becken, das einen mit seinen riesigen Schaufenstern hineinzog. Ein Mondfisch, Haie, Rochen verschiedener Arten, Thunfische, Schwärme kleinerer Fische und so weiter.

Hier ist ein erstes Stückchen meiner Videos. Ich werde mein Material in der nächsten Zeit sichten und aussortieren um eine längere Sequenz zu machen, dann auch mit Musik unterlegt - aber für den Moment ist hier als Anreiz ein erster Blick für Euch.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Portugese Castle and Church

The stromy and windy weather that we partially met in Portugal this month was providing us with really nice HDR-material. I totally love clouds in the sky and apreciate the extra motive in the photos. A totally couldless sky is not so desirable, if you ask me.

Here is a first one of this vacation to Portugal. 




Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sky

HDR of 9 exposures, tripod, composed in Dynamic Photo HDR. 

Sky in Germany close to some hefty thunderstorm. We didn't have long before we had to run from hale after I took the photo.





Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Health insurance

Farmer, you need health insurance!

This is from a magazin of agriculture and forrest culture from 1942 together with glasses, I borrowed.




The add I focussed on is about health insurance for farmers and their families. The insurance is named "Bauernhilfe" and rates at 8 Reichsmark per month for the farmer and his family. It was sold by Vereinigte Krankenversicherungs-RG.


The photo was taken for the contest Canon vs. Nikon.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Time

Spring times flowers are in season now. There is my contribution.





Keukenhof, Netherlands.



Saturday, April 14, 2012

Berlin in Black and White

This is some black and white footage from Berlin in 2011. The buildings are the chancler's office and the new main station.





Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Letters

For the contest Canon vs. Nikon I took pictures of writing, again, in November. Here is one of my results.




"Hingeschrieben mit leichter Hand
Als stünd' es farbig an der Wand
Und zwar mit Worten so verständig
Als würde Gemaltes wieder lebendig"


The passage is from a book of German literature from the 1930s.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Reflective Politics

Government district in Berlin, 2011.
Reflection of the chancler's office in the house of representatives.








Monday, April 9, 2012

Café at Jökusárlón

Cruising between the icebergs on Jökulsárlón gets you hungry. This is from inside the cute café right next to it. Hungry yet?






Friday, April 6, 2012

A Scotish Castle

This castle in Scotland (Dunottar Castle) explains all of the old tales, really. Too bad that it was closed when we got there. The possible entrance was a smal door along the cliff side and as unspectacular as you would never expect a castle door. A fitting portal for this "cliff clinger".






Thursday, April 5, 2012

ship wrecked in Iceland

This wreck we came by on the way to Latrabjarg in the Westfjords. The map location is an estimate, since I did not record the exact spot.





Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Vatnajökull - glacier tongues

The glacier tongues of Vatnajökull dominate part of the southern coast of Iceland. The massiveness of this glacier is dawning to you when you travel by glacier tongue after glacier tongue. Here are some impression of this trip we took in summer of 2011. The weather was foggy and cloudy that day. It is not like this everyday.