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Three Sides: Wind Turbine

Wind Turbine 1

A few weeks ago I showed you three “sides” of a mushroom.
Today you get to see three different perspectives of a wind turbine. I planned to do this in black and white.

The first picture above was taken with a fisheye lens, as you can tell by the distorted horizon. I deliberately shot against the sun, so I chose all settings manually to avoid an underexposure of the image that automatic settings would have probably created.
Although the fisheye perspective is quite unrealistic, I kind of like it, as you can be creative and add some drama with it. (I will post another fisheye shot which has a much more extreme perspective on Flickr in the next couple of days.)

Wind Turbine 2

The second picture was a bit tricky, as it was a very bright day, but at the same time quite windy. Since I wanted to show the motion of the wheel, I needed a slower shutter speed, so the above conditions were not perfect for what I had in mind (no tripod with me). I used an ND filter, so I could choose a shutter speed that allowed me capturing the motion of the wheel without overexposing it.
Shooting in RAW was quite helpful, too – in fact, it was a must here.

Wind Turbine 3

The last one, taken from below in front of the wind turbine.
I chose a short shutter speed for this one, because I wanted to have the three blades in a certain position without any motion.
The high contrast and black and white make this apppear almost like an abstract geometric shape.

I hope I did not bore you too much with those technical details.

Next week back to colourful Croatia! 😉

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Krk 1

This is part 2 from my impressions from Croatia.
Today I focus on the city of Krk which has a nice old quarter as you can see.

Krk 2

There are stone walls with nice flowers at various places.

Krk 3

The alleys abound with shops and cosy restaurants.

Krk 4

And of course you should not miss the marina when you visit this town.

Krk 5

Krk 6

There will be a third and probably final part in the next weeks, hope you enjoyed this one.

Coffee Candle

Coffee Candle

I have had two busy weeks, so there was a slight delay with the new picture.
It has been some time since my last still life.
I wanted to convery a warm, cosy atmoshphere with this.
Photo straight out of the cam – should definitely be seen enlarged (clicky).

Impressions from Croatia – Part 1

Croatia 1

It’s getting colder here, so my longing for sun and everything summer gets stronger…
As I said in another post some time ago, I will share some impressions from my 2017 holiday in Croatia in the coming weeks.
Please don’t consider this as a comprehensive travel report (remember this is not a travel blog), just some random photographic impressions.
Today the focus is on the beautiful city of Baska on the island Krk.

Nice view from a hill nearby:

Croatia 2

One of the typical alleys you find everywhere:

Croatia 3

A lot of tourism though, it’s not an insider tip anymore, I’m afraid.
Still Krk has a lot to offer besides beautiful beaches and the clearest water you can imagine.

Croatia 4

More to come soon, stay tuned!

In The Mountains

In The Mountains

Today’s picture was taken from the Seiser Alm in Italy, the largest high-altitude Alpine meadow in Europe, which I visited this summer.
Unfortunately, weather conditions were not perfect for taking photographs, but still I like this picture somehow and wanted to share it with you.
The massif in the background is the Langkofel Group.