Anybody told you that it is impossible to do this or that? Prove them wrong. Just do it.
Just like everybody learned that it is impossible to shoot pictures against the sun. Until somebody used a flash. Then the advent of HDR. And then cameras with a dynamic range where it is unnecessary to shoot HDR most of the time.
And why did all that happen? Because somebody did not like the sound of “impossible” or simply did not listen to the naysayers.
Follow the path of the possible. Often it is easier than you think…
PS: For those of you who say: Only physics can prove me wrong. What we think is physics also changes. Fast. But this is another story.
Teamwork is on my mind. What is a better metapher than a sports team.
Feel free to use the GIF when you need it for a presentation. Klick on the picture to see the bigger version (1,5 MB).
The autonomous kicker
The tunnel is an old symbol for a passage. On photographs they also make good models: Symmetry, interesting shape, often intriguing details.
I love this one in particular. It always reminds me of the fact that even if you do not see the exit and it looks like a dead end, there are plenty of exits to this tunnel – always. Why would there be a tunnel?
Feel free to use this picture in your presentations or any other work which is not for sale.
Tunnel to the future
…it is a matter of time and environment.
When you are in the middle of Austria there are a lot of things you would not expect. A huge chinese portal is one of these things. But it fits there like a glove. So always think outside the box and expect the unexpected. Maybe trying something which does not fit there is a solution.
When playing around with fractals I rediscovered my love to them. Just in case you were wondering: Yes, there has been some postproduction.
The lens testing continues. I really like the pictures from the SELP18105G. They are always clear, crisp and show good contrasts. And I really like the HDRs I can build from the Pictures.
I took the new Sony SELP18105G for a test ride.
First impression: The lens is solid, well built and has two rings – one to zoom and one to focus. What makes here stand out from other lenses is a small lever which can also be used to zoom.
It looks like it was thought for videographers: The zoom lever for video, the constant aperture of f/4 through the whole zoom range and finally: The length does not change its length when zooming, which makes it easier to use with matte boxes.
As a photog it was the constant aperture and zoom length which draw me to this lens. From what I have seen until now it could be a good travel lens or even used for portraits.
18mm @ f/4
Actually it is a really big lens. And by big I mean long and wide. Although the filter thread is 72mm the lens feels balanced on the Nex-7. I would say that it is definitely not heavy.
The 18-105 f4, the 50 f1.8 and Mr Washington
The lens has a wonderful circular aperture which produces the kind of bokeh I like.
Bokeh 90mm @ f/4
I also like the tele end of the lens at f/4. I am curious how the HDRs will work out.
Misty View 105mm @ f/4
If you want further images you can find them on my flickr stream in the album SELP18105G-sooc.
Contact me, if you want to buy me a coffee 😉 or leave a comment and tell me and the other readers why you would or would not buy this lens.
I took my 19mm Sigma for a ride and created the HDR. I especially enjoyed the orange and turquoise hues in the reflections.