Road block

We have road works at Frankfurt Sossenheim, where I work. This will last at least two weeks and will delay us all, especially in the evenings when we try to get home (in the mornings I’m early enough to avoid…

From a Sunday walk

I was out for a short walk earlier, and just like Kirk Tuck would do it, I took only one camera and lens with me. Back at home, I played around with Google’s Nik Collection again, mostly with Silver Efex…

Trying the Nik Collection, standalone

My colleague Basti mentioned that you could run some of the Nik Collection programs “standalone”, without having to use the programs as plugins for Adobe’s Lightroom or Photoshop, both of which I don’t have and use. But since we couldn’t…

Some old photos

Here are some photos from a time when I was around age 4 to 7 (or so) – which is now more than 50 years ago. Obviously these were *not* taken by me… 😉 Brüder Leutasch Ulla, Hildegard, Willi &…

Fresh "sensors"

Today we went for a walk in Darmstadt, where I also took some photos like this one for instance: Grand Duke Ludwig IV. on horse with doves, Darmstadt 2016 We got some additional SD cards for all of us for…

Some stars, and a planet

Today – or, rather, yesterday (because it’s way past midnight as I write this) – I played around with Deep Sky Stacker a bit. That’s a free software which helps reducing noise and also with taming our atmosphere when photographing…

Two photos from today

One outside, one inside: Family photo Tuna the cat on the piano bench in low light, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2016 Thanks for viewing.

Agfa APX 100

Got my black & white film back from the drugstore, and I “scanned” some of them using my E-M10 with the 50mm macro lens and a slide duplicator. So here are some of that roll: The obligatory “selfie” in a…

A passport photo

Not perfect, but accepted as her new passport photo: Zuleikha, passport photo, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2016 You can get 6 “biometric” passport photos at the local drugstore for about 7€, or 4 for around double the price at your local photographer’s. We’ve…

From idea to execution: macro lenses

Mitchie has my macro lens since a while, since she likes to take close-up photos of the flowers she planted, and also other stuff. My macro lens is the Zuiko Digital 50mm 1:2 Macro ED lens from my Olympus Four…