Last month, our group of photographers got the chance to shoot 30+ classic cars in a deprecated factory setting. The opportunity was unique and my results alone were quite satisfactory.
A couple of weeks later, we were asked to follow-up on these shootings in a historic private park/estate, which was great again.
Here are just a few highlights.
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Today, browsing through my snaps of the past weeks, it suddenly occurred to me that I seem to be obsessed with lines and perspective. Unknowingly, I shot some images with quite similar composition in various different situations out of the spur of a moment.
The first picture was taken on occasion of a little walk with my family. The lines of the footpath leading to the horizon with the dog on the leash just providing a litte welcome distraction from being sucked into the image fascinate me.
The second image was taken on the runway of London City Airport with the plane taxying to the terminal. Again, the power of the lines seem to have got the better of me.
The third image is a shot taken while passing through an underground passage towards the tube stations in Kensington which I immediately envisioned in black and white. Here again, the little details at the far end with the minute persons being just about visible keep my eye „in“ the picture rather than just following the lines towards the „golden cut“
The images were instinctively taken and edited in this way but they show just how powerful linear structures are to make everyday images fascinating and artistic.
By the way, all three images were not taken with extensive equipment but shot as cell phone RAWs using the LR mobile camera app on an iPhone 8 plus.
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These days I quickly snapped a few shots of my daughter doing soap bubbles. Some of them came out in the most amazing colors. The combination with the refections is stunning, isn’t it?
These days, while on a walk with my dog along the river passing through my home town Herborn, I tried my first shots with the camera built in the Lightroom app for iOS on my iPhone 8plus. I configured the app to store the images as RAW files (*.dng) to make the best of the post-processing workflow in LR.
Here are some results of an afternoon stroll in the wonderful wildlife park in my hometown Herborn. Especially the swans were fascinating, be it in the water or on ice.
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These days I got my „new“ second-hand dream lens, the Canon 70-200mm f2.8. Although not the latest model with image stabilizer, this should work well with my Canon EOS 80D.
My first tests featured my aged Jack Russel terrier. First indoors, lying in the sofa in mediocre light conditions. Read more
On February 1, our gang of photo friends had actually planned a walk through a local park in the dark. All day, water had spoilt our photographic enthusiasm in different aggregate states from rain, sleet, and snow down to hail). However, a few optimists met at 7 p.m. to decide, if we should try for some shots in the dark or take the „shots“ at a local pub, immediately. Read more
These days, our local group of photo-prone friends went to the local train station and searched for new and proven shots. While many put the focus on long-term exposures, I had forgotten my tripod adaptor and thus concentrated on the little things that could be shot free-hand.