Sunday, November 09, 2014

Golden Moons

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Giant christmas tree ball ornaments in the moon light in Erlenbach, 2014-11-08.

With Sony A7 and Minolta MD 50mm f/1.2.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Family Formation

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2014-08-14, on (my) way to work.. with Sony A7 and Minolta AF 85mm f/1.4.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Zurich Crane

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Zurich over lunch time with a 10 stop natural density filter and the Olympus OM 50mm f/2.0 Macro and Sony A7. This one is with 30 sec exposure time. I also made one with 1 and 2 minutes, however it seems there are some artefacts coming up in the resulting picture. It looked like maybe (with a second 2 stop filter on top of it) there were some reflections between the two filters, but it was some rectangular imprint, so it must be something like a light leak on the mount or some reflections through the lens adapter, don't know yet, but for 30 sec and one filter it seems to be OK.

Otherwise zero post processing or cropping, the black and white is also straight out of the camera.

Oh yeah, and what do you think of the crane? Art?

Oh, actually this is a macro lens, which is very practical in itself with f/2.0, which can be just as well used as a normal lens. Actually I am surprised, it is one of my favourite lenses, thought I haven't had any picture with it published on the blog yet. And even this time it is no close up photo - for which I like to use this lens very much.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Stop Fracking

In Germany!

Right now there is a campaign on (454.367 votes so far) against a new law planned to allow Fracking in Germany in order to get to the shale gas.

I don't know much about the technology, but here is a longer Youtube video explaining a bit and the experience they have with it in the USA: WARNING Fracking An Inconvenient Truth

Personally I have no idea about chemical stuff and so, but it doesn't appear very wise to me to pump a chemical cocktail deep in the ground with the potential to poison our ground water for some limited gain…

Here is a Spiegel article about the law they plan:

Riskante Gasförderung: Gabriel plant Fracking unter Auflagen

Studien gehen davon aus, dass der deutsche Gasbedarf mit den Vorkommen über zehn Jahre lang gedeckt werden könnte. Allerdings gelten 14 Prozent der Fläche als Wasserschutzgebiete, somit ist das Förderpotenzial weit geringer. Im Mai 2013 war ein erster Anlauf für ein Gesetz gescheitert, unter anderem weil die CDU in Baden-Württemberg zu große Risiken für das Gebiet rund um den Bodensee befürchtete.
Die Grünen kritisierten Gabriels Vorhaben und zogen in Zweifel, dass dabei wirklich Umweltbedenken berücksichtigt werden. "Laut dem Schreiben von Gabriel soll Fracking in Zukunft auf 86 Prozent der Landesfläche erlaubt werden, damit handelt es sich um ein Fracking-Ermöglichungsgesetz"

As one commenter on the page remarked, basically Germany is willing to mess up its underground water, for a 10 year supply of gas! Maybe can rally up everyone via social media to prevent this madness in Germany.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Talking Hands

Zurich, Landesmuseum, 2014-06-21.

With Sony A7 and Leica Elmarit-R 60mm f/2.8.

Monday, May 26, 2014

An Eye, Ear, and Antler.

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2014-05-25, with Sony A7 and Nikkor 85mm f/2.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Movement - A Moment

A photo walk with the Photo International Club Zurich about the topic Movement.

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Sony A7 with Minolta MD 35mm f/2.8 and ND8 filter and the last picture with Sony A7 and Canon FD 135mm f/2.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


In the mood.

In Erlenbach, 2014-05-13. With Sony A7 and Leica Summilux-R 50mm f/1.4.

Monday, April 21, 2014


Erlenbach, 2014-04-21. Sony A7 and Olympus 50mm f/1.8.

Experiment with 1x1 format, even thought not used in B&W, as it typically is.

Friday, January 24, 2014

White Buoy

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Lake Zurich, 2014-02-24.

With Sony Nex-5R and Leica Summicron R 50mm f/2.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I'm Walking / For Sale

I don't know what they have in common - street photography? Both from today, 2014-01-21.

And with Sony Nex-5R and Olympus OM 90mm f/2 Macro.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Late Lake Side Sight

Zurich lake, Thalwil, 2014-01-19. With Sony Nex-5R and Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 AI-s.

The shadow, yes, that's me.