3934 – All Options

 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8  Comments Off on 3934 – All Options
Jul 282017
 

U-Bahn, S-Bahn and Österreichische Bundesbahnen, it’s all rail-based transport, it’s all public, but it’s public in different ways. The latter, the Austrian Federal Railways, are an all-Austrian thing, the U-Bahn, that’s Vienna’s Underground, and S-Bahn, that’s kind of a joint venture between the two. They all have their own signs, and in some places, where their stations overlap, we see all three signs on one post. And if the light is right, there is a nice balance between lit signs and background sky as a bonus 🙂

3830 – Information Please

 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8  Comments Off on 3830 – Information Please
Apr 152017
 

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!

3828 – Up We Go

 Walimex 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye  Comments Off on 3828 – Up We Go
Apr 132017
 

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.

3812 – And No Clear Direction

 Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0  Comments Off on 3812 – And No Clear Direction
Mar 282017
 

This is not my absolutely first image taken with the PEN-F, but it is the first published here. I needlessly used 1/50s and ISO 1600. I could also have used 1/6s and ISO 200, but I forgot and I only found out after I had returned home. DxO Optics Pro took care of the problem 🙂

3739 – Trying Not To Fall

 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro  Comments Off on 3739 – Trying Not To Fall
Jan 142017
 

Hmmm … 60mm lens, 120mm equivalent, this perspective, … actually I have no idea how I’ve taken this image. I must have held the camera high above my head, but could I possible have achieved that weird perspective? I didn’t levitate (I’d remember that), in that place there is no overlooking vantage point, and I didn’t use drones either 🙂

3716 – Wherever This Leads To

 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro  Comments Off on 3716 – Wherever This Leads To
Dec 222016
 

Well, actually we look along the wall of a staircase in an Underground station, but I like the way that the patterns interfere and how this, along with the shallow depth of field, creates a feeling of indifference and uncertainty. Well, at least for me it does 🙂