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color photography photowalk

Colors from the Danube

On my way back from Bratislava the sky over the Danube showed his best colours. Enjoy.

If you click the pictures you will find Full HD pictures to be used as wallpapers.

Bridge over the Danube
Bridge over the Danube
Trees on the river banks
Trees on the river banks
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Macro photography photowalk Uncategorized

How much water does a bee need?

No really! That is no trick question. I visited the botanical garden today and it was hot. Not hot as in hot but hot as hot as in hell. So stand in the middle of all the plants and start to question myself: How much water does a bee hive need? Do bees actually need water?

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photography photowalk wallpaper

Three wise monkeys

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.

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color photography photowalk

The colors of spring are in the air

One can already feel the spring coming nearer – it is getting warmer. But you can also see it. The colors of spring are nearly back. You can have a glance at them… I took the pictures at the usual location…

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photography photowalk postprocessing

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.

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HDR Magic Lantern photography photowalk

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

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color HDR Magic Lantern photography photowalk postprocessing

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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color photography photowalk postprocessing Uncategorized

Autumn power

Autumn power by stst31415
Autumn power, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

I always wanted to try the “indian summer” Color filter. Obviously one has to wait for autumn.

Here it is. I played with Nik Color Efex: Indian Summer and then some tonal contrast to emphasize the lines in the leaves.

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HDR Magic Lantern photography photowalk postprocessing

Different shades of green

Different shades of green by stst31415
Different shades of green, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

This is another picture made with HDR Efex and Magic Lantern. The shots were older but HDR technique helped her to bring out the different greens.

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color photography photowalk Uncategorized

The side effects of DOF

Crossing in 3D by stst31415
Crossing in 3D, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

I love shallow depth of field and I love putting my nifty fifty on my camera to run through Vienna. I managed one of those rare shots where the shallow depth of field and the light makes an object jump out of the frame. The DOF is straight out of the camera. I just enhanced the colors. N news for the people who know my pictures 😉