Here is a photo of a Blue Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). I shot the photo in 2016 when I lived in Reinfeld for a while. The photo looks quite abstract, of course, because it’s a close-up photo of a quite eccentric-looking bird. The photo is not so sharp because it was shot directly through a wire fence and that is also why it looks a little bit foggy. But I still like the photo. Continue reading Blue Peafowl
The image above was edited to the point that it doesn’t have a lot in common anymore with the original. When I saw the image in my library, I was pretty unhappy and almost wanted to delete it because the colors were dull. As I often preach on my blog, I like to find out what I can do with images that are not of best quality. This can be about all kind of problems, like overblown highlights, dull colors, bad cropping and what not. If you have nothing to lose, you can try all kind of tricks and effects … Continue reading Kitty Villain
Above you can see a photo that I shot somewhere at the Wakenitz river in Lübeck. The original image was fine but not too interesting, and when that is the case I often try to experiment with images. I did try different things in Lightroom with the Color Efex Pro 4 plugin that you can get as a free download with the Google Nik Collection. I found a filter called “bi-colored user-defined”. It’s some kind of a graduated filter, you can choose a color for the top of the image and a color for the bottom. I used green at … Continue reading Bi-Colored Edit
Here is another shot that I tried out yesterday. I saw the big wheel in one of the Christmas market areas and thought this would make a great photo. I didn’t want to have the Christmas market stands on the picture or any people, that means I looked for a good angle. I basically just wanted to have the dark sky and the colourful big wheel on the photo. I think I achieved that, and I like the angle. I shot the photo handheld at 1/30 second, f/4.8 and ISO 1600. Continue reading Beautiful Big Wheel
Today I walked again through one of the small forests in Reinfeld, and I found a small station where you can watch birds. I actually found this place already a month ago, but it was difficult to take photos with my 18-105mm lens, because the birds are in big cages and I couldn’t get close enough with that lens. Now I have the Tamron 70-300mm lens and this allows me to get closer to all kind of subjects. But there was still the grid of the cages between me and the birds, but I noticed that the grid would basically … Continue reading Beautiful Golden Pheasant
I want to wish you all a happy new year! I slept quite long today due to the long and loud party outside. I hope you had a great day too. I bet it was quite colourful too where you live. I thought I upload some photos that my mother took while new years midnight fireworks. She also created a video that is sadly recorded upright, but it’s not too bad and shows some of the loud fireworks we saw. But I assume you are happy as I am that it is now more silent. Happy new year my friends! … Continue reading Happy New Year My Friends!