Apr 112017
 

This church is pretty dark, and the patterns of colored light coming in through the stained-glass windows can be breathtaking. They are not very gentle to your sensor though. The JPEG directly from the camera was worthless, this conversion from RAW is quite decent though. I think I’m satisfied with the PEN-F’s dynamic range.

Apr 102017
 

Nice chandelier, huh? Seen in Vienna’s Votivkirche, a church having been “in renovation” for more than 10 years now, still far from being reopened as a church. I was there to see an exhibition of photographic reproductions of Michaelangelo’s frescos in the Sixtine Chapel.

Frankly, the exhibition was disappointing. I’ve seen the real thing and there is nothing new to be learned from the images. Well, if anything at all, then that even large format film can’t be blown up endlessly without looking blurry 🙂

Apr 082017
 

Half a year has gone by since I took these images. I’m pretty thankful for my cache of pictures, because I hardly take images at all right now. Why? Stress, a transitional phase at work, and then I’ve got my Sony PS4 Pro, remember?

I bought it for making first steps in VR, but in reality I have spent countless hours in “Skyrim“. Meet Astaroth, level 47 conjurer, Archmage of the College of Winterhold, Citizen of Whiterun and Solitude, Dragonborn 🙂

I’ve played Skyrim’s predecessors “Morrowind” and “Oblivion” on the PC, but at the time “Skyrim” came out six years ago, I didn’t have a powerful enough graphics card. Today’s “Special Edition” brings lots of new visual goodies, and on the PS4 Pro it runs buttery smooth in all its glory.

Apr 022017
 

The manual focus 25/0.95 Mitakon Speedmaster is a lens that feels and looks good on the PEN-F. I think in the meantime they sell it in silver as well, and that would be an even better match. The fate of the early adopter 🙂

Of course in an image like this, any lens would do. Had I used the Olympus 25/1.8, I’d even be able to tell you the aperture I’ve used. Must have been around f2.8, I guess.