3395 – Young Racers

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Feb 042016

Directly below the Miradouro there is a park. It’s a fine place to stop at a kiosk and enjoy a sip of white wine. Well, it was only from a plastic cup, but nevertheless it was nice.

The light was already low and golden, and of course I couldn’t resist taking a few more images. I like this one for the perfect position of the young man and for the way the edge of the cloud mirrors the way through the park 🙂

3313 – Peaceful Europe

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Nov 142015

Yesterday night the dreadful attacks in Paris have happened, today our politicians already call for restrictions of civil rights, more surveillance, more totalitarianism.

As if it had helped in France! After the attack on Charlie Hebdo, the French government has already introduced laws that are widely criticized as too broad, giving the police almost unrestricted and uncontrolled power, laws that the next dictatorship will be thankful for.

It didn’t work. It can’t work. Whenever you take freedoms away, democracy dies a little, but regardless of how much freedom you take away, there is always plenty of opportunity for a small, determined force to wage terror, especially when they don’t value their lives.

Whatever you do, this reflexive first reaction is completely wrong. I don’t know what the answer is, but it can’t be to shut down democracy.

3189 – Super Hero

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Jul 122015

I can’t really say which of these two images I like better, therefore I show you both.

What I can say though, is that I definitely like the bokeh of my new 40-150/2.8.

The sculpture is in the park of a castle near my home town Klagenfurt. It’s a popular place for workshops.

“Super Heroe”, the Song of the Day, is by Lunafly. Hear it on YouTube.

3099 – Totem Pole II

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Apr 132015

It’s pretty hard to get an image like this “right”. Were the colors more saturated? Sure. Did I try to bring that on screen? Oh yes! Did I fail? You bet 😀

In the end I used a much cooler color temperature than I’d have expected, just to keep detail in the overwhelmimg yellow. Then I pushed saturation of the oranges and maybe pushed them a tad towards red. Is this “correct”? Hell no! Does it work? Yup! Hope so 🙂

The Song of the Day is again “Totem Pole” by Lee Morgan. Hear it on YouTube.