That’s a wall in a pizzeria in Vienna near home. They claim to have the best pizza in town, which is clearly wrong. They are very solid performers though, and at least they are the best you can get in my district. Most of the time that’s easily good enough. If not, I go elsewhere.
In fall 2008 we moved from “the country” to Villach. There we spent three years in one apartment until we finally moved to where we live now.
In a way I miss living in the country. I took many, many more images of trees, flowers and landscapes there. No wonder, but …
Today we have an exception. This tree is a hundred meters off the main road entering Villach from the south, maybe 150 meters further on is our apartment block. It’s near all shops, it’s only minutes to the next five supermarkets and so on, but it is almost as silent and rural as “in the country”.
Still, it makes a difference whether you only drive by those trees or if they grow in your garden. You give more attention to those in your garden 🙂
I have taken an image of the staircase in the very same museum a year earlier. The post was “3482 – The Window of Opportunity“. Admittedly it was a much better image. In any case, the place inspires me to dive into a wild slant 😀
Today I’ve seen something that I can’t really believe. Can anybody confirm that this is not satire? The journalist, with desire in her eyes, praying to her hero-god? The absurd pseudo-scientific expression of “five-times-better”? “Oh, of course my experts say it’s 5.37 times better, but because I’m a humble man I round it down!”. And then her question “unmanned”? Yeah sure, this time. Normally our bombs have pilots, but this time we knew they would explode!!!
Please, beg you please, tell me this was satire!
I’ve used DxO Optics Pro for this image. I could have done it to de-fish the picture, but that’s not what I’m after. If I want ultra-wide and recti-linear, I just use an appropriate lens.
No, it’s that I used 1/100 s and ISO 1250. The advantage is, that I’ve frozen the escalator’s movement, and although everything up to ISO 3200 would be perfectly OK for an image like this, I routinely use DxO for everything above 400. It’s not necessary and nobody will peep at pixels, but then, there is more to DxO’s PRIME noise reduction than noise reduction. Color accuracy, dynamic range, they are all better than with Lightroom. They’d better be so, given that Lightroom renders in real-time and DxO takes half a minute for an image.
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.
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 🙂