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Summer in the fields

Very often while driving on B464 I looked over the fields into the land and saw many beautiful sunsets. And I always wanted to go there with my camera to see, if that scenery is also good for a picture. On one evening I finally grabbed my camera and went out. Technically it’s a challenge. Powerful backlight, light sky and dark foreground – but the eyes don’t see it like this, they look at the scenery as it is evenly lit. To make the fotos look like the eyes see it, I had to use some techniques. First hand my beloved graduated filters. Then a picture combined from several pictures with different exposures. To do this, I used a tripod. I did two variations: One HDR, aka three different exposures, and several photos put together in Photoshop. The latter has the advantage that there can be used photos with different focus. So the picture is sharp all over. Field in bright daylight On a morning a few days later I was only three kilometers further …

Lace and bath foam – Magnolia and cherries in bloom

Normally, I’m shooting alone, even when I do flower pictures like these when the Magnolia and cherries are in bloom. So it was an exception being on my way with someone else. Jürgen and me met last year at the macro workshop of Pierre Johne and decided that we wanted to go shooting together from time to time. This time we went to he Gardens of the University of Hohenheim. The gardens are on the Fildern south of Stuttgart. In my german Blog I alredy wrote about the gardens here.   Becuase the gardens are for scientific research too, there is a huge variety of Magnolia and cherry trees, some are very old, some newly planted for testig reasons.   Üblicherweise bin ich alleine zum Fotografieren, auch wenn ich Blümchenbilder mache, wie jetzt zur Blüte der Magnolien und Kirschen. So war es eine Ausnahme, am vergangenen Wochenende zu zweit unterwegs zu sein. Jürgen und ich hatten im vergangenen Jahr gemeinsam am Makro-Kurs bei Pierre Johne teilgenommen und uns zum gemeinsamen Fotografieren verabredet. Ziel waren die Gärten der Universität …