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Tauchen in Kroatien 2014Diving in Croatia 2014

Diving in Croatia 2014

Another dive trip to Croa­tia, big fun again. I fin­ished my 100th dive, tried side mount diving and enjoyed Jasna’s cook­ing skills. Noth­ing more to say…

Darkroom timer

Darkroom timer

I got my dark­room up again… So far I con­trolled the expos­ure by count­ing “one ele­phant, two ele­phants, three ele­phants…”. This is not really exact and so the qual­ity of my prints var­ied quite a bit. To rem­edy this I star­ted build­ing my own dark­room timer. Everything is based on an Ardu­ino Mega with a Sain […]

Israel

Israel

Last year and this year I had the pleas­ure to do some busi­ness trips to Israel. Although as usual on busi­ness trips I did not have too much time to see things, I man­aged to get a short glimpse on Israel and now know that I need to visit the coun­try for some more time. […]

Focal Length and Depth of Field

Focal Length and Depth of Field

You have prob­ably been con­fused by dis­cus­sions on the web about crop factors, full frame versus APS-C versus medium format and why the pros use full format while crop factors are for wimps. Well, I want to add to that con­fu­sion… Warn­ing: This post con­tains Phys­ics and For­mu­las. There are only few pretty pic­tures. Those faint […]

One year with the Fuji X-E1

One year with the Fuji X-E1

It’s nearly a year ago I bougt the Fuji X-E1. I took about 11.000 pho­tos with it in the last year, so it’s time for a resumee how it is work­ing. Before I mostly took pho­tos with a Canon 50D with a couple of lenses, namely a Sigma 10–20, a Canon 17−55÷2.8, a 50/1.8 and […]

Diving in Croatia 2014
Tauchen in Kroatien 2014Diving in Croatia 2014

Another dive trip to Croa­tia, big fun again. I fin­ished my 100th dive, tried side mount diving and enjoyed Jasna’s cook­ing skills. Noth­ing more to say…

Darkroom timer
Darkroom timer

I got my dark­room up again… So far I con­trolled the expos­ure by count­ing “one ele­phant, two ele­phants, three ele­phants…”. This is not really exact and so the qual­ity of my prints var­ied quite a bit. To rem­edy this I star­ted build­ing my own dark­room timer. Everything is based on an Ardu­ino Mega with a Sain […]

Israel
Israel

Last year and this year I had the pleas­ure to do some busi­ness trips to Israel. Although as usual on busi­ness trips I did not have too much time to see things, I man­aged to get a short glimpse on Israel and now know that I need to visit the coun­try for some more time. […]

Focal Length and Depth of Field
Focal Length and Depth of Field

You have prob­ably been con­fused by dis­cus­sions on the web about crop factors, full frame versus APS-C versus medium format and why the pros use full format while crop factors are for wimps. Well, I want to add to that con­fu­sion… Warn­ing: This post con­tains Phys­ics and For­mu­las. There are only few pretty pic­tures. Those faint […]

One year with the Fuji X-E1
One year with the Fuji X-E1

It’s nearly a year ago I bougt the Fuji X-E1. I took about 11.000 pho­tos with it in the last year, so it’s time for a resumee how it is work­ing. Before I mostly took pho­tos with a Canon 50D with a couple of lenses, namely a Sigma 10–20, a Canon 17−55÷2.8, a 50/1.8 and […]

Os Indios da Meia Praia
Os Indios da Meia Praia

Aldeia da Meia-Praia Ali mesmo ao pé de Lagos Vou fazer-te uma can­tiga Da mel­hor que sei e faço Meia Praia, a beach in Por­tugal, next to Lagos, sur­roun­ded by Golf places, Lux­ury apart­ments and fancy beach res­taur­ants. That is one side. There is also another side. Dur­ing the 1950s Por­tugal was one of the poorest countries […]

Location Scouting…
Location Scouting...

I would like to do an out­door model shoot­ing some time in spring but I have no idea where nor do I have a model. To resolve the first I went around to do some loc­a­tion scout­ing. Maybe this site is some­thing…: the train depot of the museum rail­way in Behringersmühle where old wag­ons are […]

Frankenballon 2014
Frankenballon 2014Frankenballon 2014

This week­end I had the pleas­ure to pho­to­graph a bal­loon race, the Franken­bal­lon Cup 2014 from the start­ing grounds and from inside a bal­loon (thanks to the Aero­nautic Team). It was a very nice sunday, the weather was pretty good and it’s always a nice sight to have 23 bal­loons drift­ing across the sky.

Golden Circle
Golden Circle

When you are in Ice­land the golden circle is one of the things you need to do. The golden circle is a one day round trip where you see the most fam­ous things in Ice­land, Thingv­el­lir (we skipped this as we were already there when diving in Sil­fra), Gey­sir, Gull­foss and some other water­falls. As […]

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