Facebook is a bitch.
I am one of those people who randomly post their pictures on facebook. And I am one of these people who want their pictures to be seen – I consider them art and not instances of reality. So if somebody asks for a wallpaper I cannot say no.
This might explain why the picture looks like it is.
10mm have a very distinct look of its own and when you turn it into an HDR and apply the usual suspects: Contrast treatment, some glow, slight color shifting and some other lightroom thingies. Tataaaa – after approximately 100 minutes you get this.
Consider this a gift and use it as you like. Dimensions are FullHD (1920 x 1080) and license is creative commons. Have fun and consider sharing this post with your friends.
Or maybe you want to put this picture on your wall (german only)?
I used the Magic Lantern again to create a timelapse. But the clouds were so fast (stormy wind) that I had to slow down the framerate to 15 fps. See for yourself. It is still very fast…
Sometimes pictures make you think. Especially at the end of the year, where it’s traditionally the time to reflect on the past year and think about what choices you made, which choice you did not take and what you learned.
The motive present is always the standing at the crossroads. I wanted to collect some thoughts on what you can do at such a point – using this photograph.
- You choose a path.
- You do not choose and wait for something (This might be the worst solution in most cases but can be a good choice on rare occasions).
- Maximize your options. If you look in the picture below, you do not see the path to the right because the camera covers a lot but does not give you the whole picture. Think of “The map is not the territory!“.
- Invent a path.
Whatever you do: Think first!
If you want you can use the picture below as a wallpaper (This one is 1920×1080 and creative commons). It might help as a visual anchor to think on what you want to achieve 2012. Use your brain and don’t let it be the other way around.
crossroads of choice by Stefan Steinbauer
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After I installed the Christmas edition of the Magic Lantern I had to do something. With a fisheye and some ideas I went away and with some nice pictures I came back. I also learned something: With a fisheye you have to be extra careful about the borders of your image.
The first one is a wonder as there was no tourist around who wants to get on a Photo with Mr Strauss and the second one shows different colors of light which where also present when not shot in HDR but can be seen better in the HDR.
The featured image is 3 brackets, the others are 5 +/- 1.0EV.
Strauss by Stefan Steinbauer
Colors of the night by Stefan Steinbauer
Some christmas gifts are hidden in the internet. A friend of mine sent me the link to the anniversary specials of All in the mind.
What’s in it? It’s a bunch of audios on the mind. The first one is already on air. Give it a try…
Part 1 – Getting sexy
If you already know all this stuff, you should start a consultancy on sex or you can also wait for next sundays episode on consciousness.
Part 2 – Are you conscious?
Meanwhile you could think about the fact if you use your brain or if it is the other way around. It is totally legal to fuel your brain with chocolate and caramel to answer this question.
Sometimes the way things look, sound or feel are created by the tools used in the process of creation. I think that most of the people would think on analog tools like the ones a blacksmith uses. Continue reading