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digital

Red Pen

Red Pen by stst31415
Red Pen, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

What i love on macro photography is that you get very close to things you maybe hold in your hands on a quite regular basis. And then you realize that you entered another world.

And sometimes the aperture is f/32 😉

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digital

Screenshots

Sitting in a cafe and laughing on the latest flaw in Google maps where a renamed street was not tagged with its real name but with the German words for “has been renamed” (Umbenannt worden).

We wanted to post it. 

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digital

Red cube and rubrication

A quick wallpaper I did for a friend.

Have you ever heard of rubrication? When books were handwritten there have been scribes to fill in the parts to be emphasized. These parts were traditionally in red.

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digital wallpaper

Ducks wanna have fun (too)

But of course the understanding of fun is different.

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digital Lifehack

How about the full version of the map is not the territory?

Most of the time when you hear Alfred Korzybski classic saying you do not hear the full version. Almost all of the time you get the abbreviation.

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digital Lifehack

Can something be too simple?

We live in a highly complex world. The things we create get also more complex each day. Sometimes we have to simplify our creations. But is there a degree of simplicity which is too much?

Maybe a little quote from Einstein could help with the thinking.

Simple

I used the texture vintage wax from ~TSPStock and if you want you can make your own wallpaper using the triangles from here

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digital photography Uncategorized

As steady as change

I always enjoyed this saying on change and security. Just remembered it and had to make this poster.

I think change is one of the things you cannot get used to. What do you think?

As steady as change

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color digital photography Video

New Zealand with a Nex-7

What kind of lenses do you take on a trip to New Zealand? The choices could be many, depending on the camera system. The good thing is that I have a Sony Nex-7.

There are not many lenses for the Sony E mount. That way the choices are not many. I have not many lenses either and chose to take two. The lenses were my two favorites at that time:

  • Sony 50mm f/1.8
  • Sigma EX DN 19mm f/2.8

You could take millions of pictures in New Zealand. Don’t panic. You do not have to watch them all. I selected some for you and offer a video (unstabilized and ungraded) as a short vacation for you.

BTW: Next time I would go for the Sigma EX DN 30mm f/2.8 and a 18-200 for video. Enjoy.

 
A rainbow in NZ by Stefan Steinbauer (usinglight) on 500px.com
A rainbow in NZ by Stefan Steinbauer
 
Dead Sulphur Mill by Stefan Steinbauer (usinglight) on 500px.com
Dead Sulphur Mill by Stefan Steinbauer
 
Sunken into by Stefan Steinbauer (usinglight) on 500px.com
Sunken into by Stefan Steinbauer
 
White Island Sulphur by Stefan Steinbauer (usinglight) on 500px.com
White Island Sulphur by Stefan Steinbauer
 
Orange steel by Stefan Steinbauer (usinglight) on 500px.com
Orange steel by Stefan Steinbauer
 
Rusty tower by Stefan Steinbauer (usinglight) on 500px.com
Rusty tower by Stefan Steinbauer
 
Leaving White Island by Stefan Steinbauer (usinglight) on 500px.com
Leaving White Island by Stefan Steinbauer
 
Champagne Pool by Stefan Steinbauer (usinglight) on 500px.com
Champagne Pool by Stefan Steinbauer
 
Craters of the moon by Stefan Steinbauer (usinglight) on 500px.com
Craters of the moon by Stefan Steinbauer
 
I spit fire by Stefan Steinbauer (usinglight) on 500px.com
I spit fire by Stefan Steinbauer
 
On the moon by Stefan Steinbauer (usinglight) on 500px.com
On the moon by Stefan Steinbauer
 
Everything orange? by Stefan Steinbauer (usinglight) on 500px.com
Everything orange? by Stefan Steinbauer
 
Flowery water by Stefan Steinbauer (usinglight) on 500px.com
Flowery water by Stefan Steinbauer

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digital Video

Quick test: Noise on Nex-7 video

I tried to find out what the impact of the ISO on video on the Nex-7, so I cycled through with the lens cap on. The noise was not that visible so I tried to do what you usually try to avoid. I added brightness and sharpening.

Let me know, what you think. For me it prooves my experiences, that videos start get noisy with ISO bigger than 800.

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digital visualisation

Number of the day: 2%

I love parcels. This does not mean that I do not understand all the packaging. I ordered the Upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 4, which is a great piece of software by the way.

As much it was fun to get the CD out of the box out of the box out of the box, there is the one question remaining: Why use so much air to package such a great product, where a nice small package with the serial number would be more than enough?

2% are not packaging air