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Three wise monkeys

A very creative silversmith was working here...

The three wise monkeys are a nice pictorial maxim. 見ざる, 聞かざる, 言わざる which literally means “don’t see, don’t hear, don’t speak”. It got a negative connotation in the western world.

I really like the old interpretation.

Look not at what is contrary to propriety; listen not to what is contrary to propriety; speak not what is contrary to propriety; make no movement which is contrary to propriety.

It does not have this negative touch, if you see propriety in the eye of the beholder.

Find a “Three Monkeys” wallpaper in Full-HD (1920×1080) here:

A very creative silversmith was working here...

Edit 1: There are pictograms of the three monkeys in unicode! See page 2 in the right column middle section.

A walk in the floodplains of the Danube

A nice walk with my dear ones on Saturday also brought some nice pictures of a warm winter in the floodplains of the Danube. At least there were no mosquitos.

HDR photowalk with a fisheye

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 (usinglight)) on 500px.com
Strauss by Stefan Steinbauer

Colors of the night by Stefan Steinbauer (usinglight)) on 500px.com
Colors of the night by Stefan Steinbauer

Now winter can come

Now winter can come by stst31415
Now winter can come, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

I found these guys when taking a walk on the weekend. as there is a lot of details in this picture I tried to shift the focus to front section. So I added brightness to the top left corner to enhance the flare and reduced the reflections of the roofs. The background was muted by the taking the saturation to 50%. I cranked the warmth of the leaves in the left lower corner up 20%, just enough to recreate what I saw that moment.

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