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N 278 B 1.4K C 93 E Sep 16, 2020 F Sep 27, 2020
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#sliderssunday
Laowa C-Dreamer 7.5mm F/2

This is the second capture from my recent photowalk at the Olympic stadium in Berlin (for the first image please check my previous upload). It was the first (!!!) proper photowalk in this strange year (the cube berlin in July was more like a short, casual stroll, we were there for just an hour), and the Olympic stadium is ideal for a worry-free, relaxed visit, because that place is huge – well, that's what Olympic stadiums are, aren't they? –, so keeping a safety distance to the other (very few) visitors was super easy. And what was in my bag: the EM5II with the Laowa C-Dreamer 7.5mm F/2 ultrawide angle lens and the M.Zuiko 12-40 F/2.8 Pro Zoom (but I'd used the Laowa for most captures, because in a place like this it almost always can't be wide enough), and, of course, the Ricoh GRIII. The light situation inside the Olympic stadium isn't that easy, so I mostly shot in exposure bracketing mode. Something I wish I'd have figured out how to do it on the Ricoh before my visit there, but I got lovely images with the GRIII as well ;-) I will post images from this visit in a loose sequence – and don't worry, I won't bore you with Olympic stadium images only for the rest of the year, there are still enough nice captures in my archive to ensure variety, and of course I also hope to be able to take more new images this year (apart from MMs) ;-)

So this is a handheld HDR image made from three different exposures. Sharpened in Topaz Sharpen AI (mode "Sharpen"), further HDRified in Aurora HDR and finally LUTified ("Keen") in ON1 for a lighter, more colourful and somewhat breezier look, because just when I took images in that part of the Olympic stadium (at the Marathon Gate) the sun decided to hide behind the beautiful clouds we've had on that day, so the original HDR was a little on the dark side. In ON1 I've also added some detail to the Olympic cauldron – which is the original from the Olympic summer games in 1936.

Happy Sliders Sunday, Everyone, stay safe and take care, dear Flickrians!

Tags:   Sliders Sunday Post Processed to the MAX!!! Berlin Germany Westend Olympiastadion Olympische Feuerschale Marathontor Architektur Weitwinkel Geschichte 1936 Himmel Wolken Weite alt und neu Olympic stadium Olympic cauldron Marathon Gate architecture history ultra wide angle sky clouds vastness old and new HDR Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II Laowa C-Dreamer 7.5 F/2 wide-angle ON1 Photo RAW 2020 Aurora HDR stade olympique de Berlin Estádio Olímpico de Berlim Stadion Olimpijski w Berlinie Stadionul Olimpic din Berlin Berlin Olimpiyat Stadyumu Олимпийский стадион (Берлин) ベルリン・オリンピアシュタディオン 柏林奧林匹克體育場

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#MacroMonday
#DutchAngle

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A very unusual (for me) MM contribution in quite a few ways, because it is a photo that I have neither taken at home nor specifically for the "dutch angle" theme – this fluffy feather was a chance discovery at last Wednesday's (fabuloutastic, I should add) photowalk at the Olympic stadium; I didn't even think about the theme when I found this pretty feather in a corner of a step of one of the many, many staircases there. And of course this isn't the photo from that walk that I'd planned to upload first, either ;-). But often things don't turn out as expected (something which happens a lot lately when it comes to MMs), and that's not always a bad thing.

This small feather, about 6 cm / 2,3 inches long, came to my rescue when my original idea didn't work out – which every way I tried to make it work (it was a small spoke reflector which I'd once found in the street; the idea was to capture its distorted reflection which made it look like a flowing piece of honeycomb, something that came to my mind because of the reflector's honeycombed structure; well, to make it short, I never managed to get the distorted reflection sharp enough so it would be pleasant to look at; maybe I can still make it work later... I also tried to magnify those honecomb patterns inside of the reflector by using the extension tubes and the Raynox DCR-250 close-up lens – but, no, it wasn't meant to work).

But back to my "Olympic feather": Most conveniently, I had already taken it at a dutch angle (Mr Freud, can you hear me?). It is a single handheld picture taken with the Ricoh (the GRIII rocks!) which I've sharpened in Topaz Sharpen AI, and then further processed it in Nik's HDR Efex Pro – I started with the "En Vogue" preset "Cool Deep" which I'd then still tweaked a little here or there. And because the staircase I'd found this feather on had been in a shadowy corner of the stadium (and the feather in an even more shadowy corner of the step), the DNG outcome was rather dull; to add some much needed light I went into ON1 where I added a "Sunflare" texture filter to the upper left corner of the image; back in LR I added the preset "Soft Fog" and tweaked the luminosity and saturation sliders for a dreamy look.

HMM, Everyone, stay safe and healthy!

Nicht das, was ich eigentlich für's Thema machen wollte, aber das passiert mir in letzter Zeit häufiger ;-) Meine ursprüngliche Idee war es, die verzerrte Spiegelung eines kleinen Speichenreflektors (ein Straßenfund) auf einer Spiegelfliese zu fotografieren; die Verzerrung ließ den Reflektor wie ein fließendes Stück Honigwabe aussehen, was auch schön mit der wabenartigen Struktur des Reflektors korrespondierte – nur wollte es mir partout nicht gelingen, der Verzerrung zumindest ein wenig Schärfe abzuringen. Ich habe dann versucht, die Wabenstruktur im Innern des Reflektors mithilfe der Zwischenringe und der Raynox-DCR-250-Makrolinse zu vergrößern, aber auch hier hatten die Endergebnisse zu wenig Schärfe.

Irgendwann, es war schon ziemlich später Abend (wie immer), gab ich frustriert auf. Zum Glück fiel mir dann die flauschige Feder ein, die ich letzte Woche zufällig auf einer der unzähligen Stufen des Olympiastadions entdeckt und aus der Hand mit der GRIII fotografiert hatte. Die Größe (gut 6 cm) passte, den Winkel hatte ich bei der Aufnahme (unbewusst? Freud lässt grüßen, denn vor Ort hatte ich überhaupt nicht an das Dutch-Angle-Thema gedacht) auch schon passend schräg gewählt... Warum also nicht, auch wenn diese Feder nicht das Foto ist, das ich als Erstes vom (außerordentlich schönen) Fotowalk dort hochladen wollte. Ich habe das Bild dann in Topaz Sharpen AI nachgeschärft (Modus "Stabilize") und in HDR Efex ausgehend von der Voreinstellung "En Vogue: Cool Deep" bearbeitet. Was dann noch fehlte, war etwas mehr Licht bzw. Leuchten, denn die Feder hatte auf einer der Treppen auf der Schattenseite des Olympiastadions gelegen und das DNG war recht flau und trüb. Also habe ich in ON1 noch eine "Sunflare"-Textur drübergelegt und in LR die Weißtöne aufgehellt und als Abschluss noch die Voreinstellung "Weicher Nebel" (mit zusätzlichen Veränderungen meinerseits bei der Struktur, Luminanz und Sättigung) für ein weicheres, verträumtes Aussehen verwendet.

Manchmal kommt es eben anders, als man denkt, aber das muss ja nichts Schlechtes sein ;-) Ich wünsche Euch eine schöne Woche, liebe Flickr-Freunde, passt weiterhin gut auf Euch auf!

Tags:   Macro Monday Dutch Angle HMM macro close-up bokeh feather fluffy handheld sunglow delicate dreamy gravel white blue orange golden Feder Vogelfeder weich zart fluffig verträumt plume rêveur tendre pierre piuma ciottolo pană pietricică visător delicat pena suave veer pióro höyhen Перо tüy पंख 羽毛 Ricoh GR III GR GR III Nik Collection by DxO HDR Efex Pro ON1 Photo RAW 2020

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#freitagsblümchen

I've started to collect older, already processed images in a "Flickr waiting line folder" so that they are easier to find than in the depths of my Lightroom Catalogue. I'm sure you know the "problem". We collect so many images on our hard drive, some of which we don't like right away, and we only see their potential much later, others that we like from the start, but somehow there are so many other new photos competing for an upload so that many of these photos are left behind. I often go through LR and flip back to earlier images, and I think "Oh, this one is actually nice, I should process it and post it!", but it's the "wrong" day for that particular image in the Flickr world of theme-related groups; the next day I'll see another image and I'll think the same, and by the end of that (or any other) week I have usually forgotten about any of the archived images I thought "postable". And so on ;-) Hence the special folder, and this is the first one from that folder, captured (with the lovely 45mm F/1.8) back in July 2018 on my Mother's birthday at a nice Café and Restaurant, the "LuLa Deli & Grill", around the corner. Meanwhile I have quite many new images from a visit to the Olympic stadium this week, and I'm busy with processing these and will post a few soon, others later, so stay tuned :-)

So, dear Flickr friends, treat yourself to something nice for the weekend, stay safe and healthy, and take care! And I'd like to send special greetings to my Flickr friends who live on the US West Coast and experience the horrible wildfires. I'm thinking of you, and I hope that the fires can be controlled soon, that it gets colder soon, and also that hopefully there will be rain, really anything that helps. Take extra special care and stay safe!

Ich habe mir jetzt endlich mal einen "Flickr-Warteschlange"-Ordner angelegt, in den alle älteren, eigentlich bereits fix und fertig entwickelten Bilder wandern, die sonst in den Tiefen des Lightroom-Katalogs verschwinden. Zwar schaue ich regelmäßig auch die älteren Bilder durch, aber dann passt ein Bild nicht zum speziellen "Flickr-Tag" bzw. einem Gruppenthema, am nächsten Tag entdecke ich dann schon ein weiteres Bild, von dem ich denke "Das könnte ich ja auch mal zeigen" - und am Ende der Woche habe ich die Bilder nicht mehr auf dem Schirm. Und wieder von vorn. Ihr kennt das sicher ;-) Dieses ist nun das erste Bild aus diesem speziellen Ordner, aufgenommen im Juli 2018 mit dem feinen, kleinen 45mm F1.8 in einem netten Restaurant-Café, dem "LuLa Deli & Grill", bei mir um die Ecke. Nach so vielen Low-Key-Makros und Architektur- bzw. Landschaftsfotos dachte ich, dass es ruhig mal wieder ein nettes Blümchen sein darf. Zumal dann demnächst wieder viel Architektur kommen wird, da ich noch was vom Cube in petto habe und diese Woche auch mal wieder im Olympiastadion war und dort endlich wieder nach Herzenslust fotografieren konnte :-)

Ich wünsche Euch ein sonnig-schönes WE, liebe Flickr-Freunde, passt weiterhin gut auf Euch auf!

Tags:   friday flora Freitagsblümchen close-up bokeh DOF shallow depth of field atmosphere pleasant flower vase glass soft focus Café Restaurant sugar shaker sugar caster salt cellar muffineer wood wood grain patterns table gold soft light yellow Nahaufnahme stimmungsvoll Schärfentiefe weich Glasvase Blume Zuckerstreuer Salzstreuer Holztisch Holsmaserung weiches Licht Unschärfe Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 LuLa Deli & Grill

N 582 B 9.9K C 104 E Sep 13, 2020 F Sep 14, 2020
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Explored 15 September 2020

No pouch for me this Monday ;-) This is one of the shots I've taken for the MM theme "Pouch", but I won't post it there, because it's way too abstract – after all, all you can see of the black pouch (a cheap fabric thingy that came with my glasses) is that white, swirly bokeh on the left and the one piece of backlit fluff ("Last Fluff Standing"). But since I really like how this turned out, nicely mysterious and minimalist, I thought I'd share it with you nonetheless. All my other attempts at "pouch" were sort of "Meh", with either the light not right, or too much going on, or just plain boring. The thing inside of the pouch is a beautiful bronze pendant, a "Knot of Fate" made by Finnish jewellery manufacturer Kalevala Koru back in the 1990s; it's a present given to me by a dear Finnish friend, and I'd already used it for the MM theme "Copper" back in May 2019. The pendant comes with a lovely bronze necklace with rather big, round links, which provided the golden bokeh. In the unedited RAW file there was more of the pouch's fabric visible, but I found that very distracting, and since I don't post it to MMs anyway, I thought I might as well add a really dark vignette which basically made those fabric spots "invisible".

Have a lovely week ahead, dear Flickr friends, and stay safe and healthy!

Eines der Bilder (bzw. das einzige, das mir am Ende gefallen hat), die ich für das MM-Thema "Pouch" gemacht habe. Für "Pouch" ist es nun definitiv zu abstrakt, denn vom Hauptmotiv, dem Beutel, sieht man in voller Schärfe nur einen Mikrofaser-Fussel und sonst das helle Bokeh-Gewirbel links. Dieses minimalistisch-geheimnisvolle Bild gefällt mir aber doch recht gut, weshalb ich es Euch gerne zeigen wollte, auch wenn ich darauf verzichte, es bei MMs hochzuladen. Für "Pouch" sollte sich ja auch etwas in dem Beutel befinden, und das ist hier ein Bronze-Anhänger, den ich schon im Mai 2019 für das Thema "Copper" verwendet hatte, ein "Knot of Fate" des finnischen Schmuckherstellers Kalevala Koru. Das goldene Bokeh im Bild ist die Kette des Anhängers, die aus recht großen, runden Gliedern besteht, die eben ein besonders schönes Bokeh zaubern. Im Original-Raw-Bild war viel mehr vom Stoff des Beutels (schwarz, dünn, Mikrofaser) zu sehen, was ich aber störend fand; und da ich das Foto eh nicht bei MM zeige, habe ich einfach eine dunkle Vignette darübergelegt.

Ich wünsche Euch eine schöne Spätsommer-Woche, liebe Flickr-Freunde, passt gut auf Euch auf :-)

Tags:   MM outtake Macro Monday Pouch macro bokeh minimalist abstract low-key pendant chain golden black chiaroscuro mysterious light shadows backlit fuzz lint fabric jewellery Kalevala Koru Knot of Fate Hell-dunkel-Malerei Gegenlicht Anhänger Licht Schatten Fussel geheimnisvoll tissu pendentif clair-obscur contre-jour peluche mystérieux contraluz luz sombra borboto colgante pelusa pandantiv lumină umbră scamă luce ombra ciondolo Ко́нтровый свет cветотень Низкий ключ ローキー照明 キアロスクーロ 逆光 Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1: 2.8 Macro

N 408 B 6.0K C 104 E Sep 7, 2020 F Sep 7, 2020
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#MacroMonday
#Footwear
Size of the frame: 3,5 cm / 1,37 inches

The "Footwear" theme literally was like a walk over red-hot coals... err... soles. As usual I realised as early as Sunday afternoon that my original idea – which I'd imagined (and only imagined, never tried out) so beautifully throughout the week – wouldn't quite (=not at all) work out the way I had invisioned it. So what to do... I took numerous shots of numerous shoes, didn't like a single one, decided to skip yet again, and then, today, thought I'd give it one last, quick try. Which is what you see here: the flaming orange soles of my "Tretorn" rubber boots. Only ever once used outside in the rain. Why I've only ever used them once outside in the rain is a story I might tell you one day, but not today, because it's so late already.

This is my first MM contribution taken with the Ricoh GR III (with a 4+ close-up lens attached to the GR III via the special lens / filter adapter). I decided to use the Ricoh in order to free myself from the (self-imposed) restrictions of trying to get the "perfect" shot, something that I often (too often) experience when I use my Oly with the 60mm macro lens. I tried a "take it or leave it" / "sink or swim" approach by taking just a few quick, handheld images, picked the one I liked best (kind of logical), and did some quick processing, this time entirely with the tools the Nik Collection offers, because I'm checking out the latest version right now to see if it offers any substantial changes / innovations compared to the old Google version which I've used so far. So I did the sharpening in the "RAW Pre-sharpener", slightly tweaked the sliders in Viveza, then went into Analog Efex for a slightly matte vintage look with a strong vignette.

HMM, Everyone, and have a nice and safe week ahead!

Tags:   Macro Monday Footwear HMM macro close-up shoe sole rubber boots Tretorn close-up lens 4+ 1:1 square format Nahlinse Gummistiefel Schuhsohle handheld orange flames firewalking Feuerlauf red hot vintage vignette Ricoh GR III GR GR III Nik Collection by DxO Viveza Analog Efex caminata sobre fuego zapato botas de goma cizme de cauciuc talpă a pantofului gumiak chodzenie po ogniu pianta stivali di gomma Хождение по горящим углям резиновые сапоги abstract lines


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