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!

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.

3739 – Trying Not To Fall

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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

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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 🙂

3650 – All Around the Station

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Oct 162016
 

Today’s image has been taken in an Underground station that I pass through every time I travel to Vienna. It’s always well after midnight and I regularly arrive half a minute after the train left. That always gives me about ten minutes, and normally I use the time to make an image. You’ve seen a few, this is just a little wider and more curly 🙂