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.
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
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
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…
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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