sandbox

HDR – high dynamic range

Whenever I have the chance for a controlled moment I prefer to make the HDR images using bracketing. The Fujifilm X-T1 can automatically do this with  -1 / 0 / +1 exposure steps. For the post processing of the three exposure I use Photomatix. Sometimes I prefer the natural look just to highlight the dynamic range texture and tones. And yes sometimes I like the unrealistic appearance obtain with photomatix.

For more click here to see my collection of HDR pictures on flickr and follow this link to the shooting with Sepp @ work.

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engineering

Thyssen Krupp Test Tower

A daytrip with friends to the new elevator test tower in Rottweil. South Germany. If the tower is finished it will be the highest reachable platform for visitors in Germany with 232m.

 

people

Son, can you spare a second?

Yesterday I was playing around with selfportraits. I know they aren’t perfect but as you can imagine I had only one second and my son was on his way to the next adventure.

Equipment: Fujifilm X-T1 18-55mm, one umbrella from left with the Youngnuo YN560 III flash fired with the Yongnuo YN560-TX flash controller.

 

travel

Istanbul – Pocket travel guide

Istanbul has it all

After a half dozen travels to Istanbul, private and for business, I am still in love with this outstandig metropolis. Outstanding in any way. Istanbul is multicultural, has two thousand years of history, all kind of architecture, varied sightseeing possibility, day & night life for everyone, shopping from A – Z, amazing good cooking and at least wonderful nice people.

Pictures

Follow these link on flickr to see the pictures of our trips to Istanbul. Most of the pictures have precise geotags and are linked with the map of Istanbul.

gear

Gear

I used the Fujifilm X-M1 with the Minolta lens (f1.7/50) to make this picture of the Fujifilm X-T1 with the Fujinon 18-55mm lens.

The Fujifilm X-T1 with the new processor and x-trans sensor is one of the best high-end mirrorless camera on the market (2014).  More and more professional photographers using the X-T1.  Amazing sharpness, best ISO handling, Wifi, good focus speed and focus tracking. Great for portraits, events, outdoor, food and product shots.

You should not buy the X-T1 if you are in the sports business or you like to work in the automatic mode or different programm mode (sun, night, indoor, snow, etc...).

Here you can read a good comparison of the X-E1 (the old one) vs. Nikon D800.  Below a short summary: