Another one taken during yesterday’s summer storm. Different direction, less lightning but more drama in the clouds around. (10s, f10, ISO 400 – just in case you are interested)
Only one day of somewhat like summer and it ends with the first summer storm this year. Lucky enough to catch some lightning.
A Sunday which was worth its name. And I found a place and time for relaxing in the sun, taking some photographs and reading down and shorten my Pocket list while relaxing in the sun. I wonder why I did not find time during this long winter to read more.
Science content: A photograph of today’s penumbral lunar eclipse. Once again twitter helped me to get informed about that event. I saw a tweet about a lunar eclipse possibly visible from southern Germany, had a look up in the sky and saw an already started eclipse. I grabbed my gear, went out and took some photographs. Could be a new record for me: Taking notice till readily developed raw file in within 25 minutes.
Had paid time off last week. Plenty of time to work on some older photos which are still unedited. This is what my work space looked like.
As said before, I want to dive deeper into the analogue topic and ordered real black&white film. I’m really curious what the outcome of this will be. So let’s wait for the right opportunity to play around with it.
Mostly I’m running arround with my beloved EOS 400D or in the past months I have used more often the iPhone 4S for the day-to-day stuff. But despite this and the undoubtly advantages of the digital equipment with its instantly available results, I really become a fan of the analogue equipment. The first thing is: I can work with 35 mm frame size without upgrading to a 5D or 6D. And I really like the outcome of this old Praktica L2 which already captured my own childhood in the 80s of the last century. Not perfect from a technical point of view. Perfect to freeze emotions.
A few weeks ago I finished the film I had in this camera since June last year. Too long.
This picture is pretty much similar to the previous one and it is not this kind of photographs I usually do. But sometimes you have to look over the fence and try other things. This is a panorama shot taken at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. I made 7 pictures with a Tamron 11-18mm lens at 18mm and stitched them afterwards.
You can see the whole Los Angeles Basin from Downtown L.A. on the left till Century City and Santa Monica behind on the right as well as the Pacific Ocean. Also note the Hollywood sign on the far right. A city of an unbelievable size (and I thought Mexico City was big).
I did these photographs a few weeks after Apple has released iOS 6 which brought a panorama function to the iPhone 4S and newer and even it was a few weeks out, you could here this remarkable “beep” of the iPhone’s panorama function everywhere around the observatory. Other phones have a similar function, but when I was there it seemed like everyone was using an iPhone.
So what did I do? I just took the iPhone as well and made panorama photo by using the new function. If you want to see the comparision between a panorama of 7 raw shots where an iMac Core Duo needed several minutes to stitch it and a panorama, taken on a mobile device and ready to use immediately after releasing the shutter - then click here…
(iPhone on top)