Dienstag, 24. August 2010

Blade Runner

Blade Runner, originally uploaded by S3er.

Today I looked through my working directory and found this HDR I did some month ago. I have a bunch of nearly finished pictures because I always have the feeling that something is missing :).

Anyway as I spotted this processed picture of Akihabara I thought: "Wow it looks like a scene of Blade Runner" (amazing movie by the way). I was toying with the Retinex-Filter of Gimp to get some texture on the walls. But with the texture there comes noise. And noise-reduction kills the texture. A vicious circle. At some point I accepted the noise and trimmed all to this dirty mood.

That's how it works. Making a HDR is always surprising as you never really know whats coming out in the end. (at least I never know :D)

Donnerstag, 15. Juli 2010

Red Shrine

Red Shrine, originally uploaded by S3er.

Red, red, red...

I took this picture at the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine near Kyoto. It is the one with the 1000 gates. I didn't count them but i'm sure we walked through more then 500 of them.

3exp. handheld HDR and some gimp love...

Mittwoch, 16. Juni 2010

Neues Rathaus

Neues Rathaus, originally uploaded by S3er.

"Neues Rathaus - Wahrzeichen und eines der begehrtesten Fotomotive von Hannover"

"The New Town Hall - landmark and one of the most photograph object of Hanover"

Finally I found some time to take pictures of it.

This is a HDR out of 11 exposures.... don't ask! I wanted to try it! Actually there is no difference to 9, 7 or 5 exposures, maybe to 3. Also you should have more than 4gb RAM.... otherwise you spend some time waiting for the result, believe me! :D

Donnerstag, 3. Juni 2010

Welcome A380

Welcome A380, originally uploaded by S3er.

Today the first A380 from Lufthansa did an airport test landing at Hannover. I was too late for the actual landing and because I wanted to switch position to the end of the runway I also missed the start. :( Stupid me.

Never mind I got some nice shots of this beast.

A380 on the airfield of Hannover

A380 on the airfield of Hannover, originally uploaded by S3er.

Front shot of the LH A380 on the airfield of Hannover.

I used Luminance HDR 2.0 for the initial processing and Gimp for the finish.


A380 on the airfield of Hannover

A380 on the airfield of Hannover, originally uploaded by S3er.

Zoom shot with my Tamron 18-270VC freehand from a borrowed ladder. I had to use the ladder because of ugly high fences around the viewing point.

In full 270mm zoom the lens produces quite a few chromatic aberrations but it is easily correctable afterwards.

Sonntag, 28. Februar 2010

Fuji Sunrise

Fuji Sunrise, originally uploaded by S3er.

This picture was taken from the top of the mount Fuji just after the sunrise!!!

Flamingo Freeze

Flamingo Freeze, originally uploaded by S3er.

It's a really hard winter here in Germany. My fiancée, some friends and I went to the zoo in Hannover some weeks ago.

Most animals where inside but these poor flamingos had to stay outside in the cold water...

Akihabara Colors

Akihabara Colors, originally uploaded by S3er.

Akihabara is the famous electronic district of Tokyo. It is loud, crowded, crazy... and it is really colorful, especially at night!

I took this picture by holding the 350D out of a window so don't make jokes about the sharpness ;) It is quite a miracle that the shoots at 1/15 and 1/4 (18mm no IS) where usable. Well the 1s exposure didn't work out... :D

Also catching the train and the crossing phase in one picture was not easy because I had to fight with my three buddies for the window spot ;)

Donnerstag, 14. Januar 2010

Akihabara closed

Akihabara closed, originally uploaded by S3er.

I toke this picture after a street procession in Akihabara, Tokio.
The Street was closed so I had time to put my tripod in the middle of the Street :)

I did the processing a few month ago but I had the feeling it wasn't finished. Now this feeling changed and here it is.
3 exposures , Photomatix and Gimp as usual...