Couple of mobile shots from the past year…

Hello!

It’s been a long time (again, I know…), but I’d like to share a couple of photos. As much as I love my Lumia 520, there is one area which I’m not all that satisfied with. The camera. While I consider it to be good enough for me, seeing it compared with my sister’s iphone, it lags behind.

So I naturally wanted to see if it can be “fixed” in post processing. I’d call it a success. Just a small note: thi first one is not edited with any cross-process filters…this is how the sensor captured the scene…I just bumped the contrast a bit.

In about two months I’ll be getting Lumia 650. The camera reviews seems to be quite good, so I’m looking forward to that. I’ve also looked at the 830 (I think it is…) with PureView camera..that would certainly be a good thing too, but I really like the OLED display of 650 and the design is very nice to me.

Hope you like those ^^

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Austrian Alps

Hello!

You might have caught a photo from Austria by Jana already, but despite having quite a lot of photos from there, I haven’t yet shared anything. And there is a lot of things to share!

As pretty much anyone would have guessed, we didn’t go there for photos, but mainly for skiing and snowboarding. However, we managed to find some time for our favorite hobby too, even if it meant taking the camera to the slope with us. Mirrorless comes handy in this way! We usually took the lift to about 1600 meters above sea level and then went down to about 800. However, from where the lift ended, it was possible to walk up another 20 height meters and from the summit, it was possible to capture breathtaking landscapes of the area. It was also a target of many skialpinists, so it was fun talking to them there. So, here is a photo from the summit, taken with my 12 mm lens. I think you can imagine it’s not fun to ride down the slope with your beloved camera on your back…it indeed wasn’t as I was in permanent fear of falling on my back (on a snowboard, this is not a problem to happen :D). Luckily, Nex-6 is actually quite tough little camera, so even thought I at one point landed on the camera a bit, it hurt me more then the camera. In fact, considering this camera is not water, dust or shock resistant, it endured remarkably much with me already.

Well, here you go.

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Karlsbad

Hello there,

one month ago I was with my schoolmates at Karlovy Vary to check out the hotel Thermal for reception and lobby redesign. In the evening we had a time for short walk to the city centre.

Jana

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In the Garden

Hi!

Chr chr cha…cha cha. Chrrr cha cha. Cha chr RawTherapee cha cha Film Emulation cha cha.

And for those of you who don’t speak GELF: Another photo of my super photogenic sister. I’m afraid I’ll be using RawTherapee’s Film Emulation very often now ;).

Cha

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Underground

Greetings…

Well, it has been a while AGAIN! Unfortunately, I’m now forced to study a bit and write a paper for a conference. Still, during the times of procrastination, I managed to process some shots.

This one I took about 3 months ago…maybe even earlier, but have forgotten about it. It one of the last remnants of what I think was a part of some local fortification. It has no been torn down. I even remember a house standing on the plateau above it, but that was like 10 years ago. Anyway, here it is 😉

It’s a regular black and white, but soon, I might try to remake it with RawTherapee’s film simulation I recently started to play with (spoiler: it looks amazing!)

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Rotten to the Core

Oh hi!

Has this ever happened to you? “It’s a deep night, somewhere in the middle of the forest, no light around apart from the moon and stars. And suddenly, you see a light source on the ground. You move closer ot examine it and find out it’s a decomposing bit of wood!”

That’s pretty much to gist of what happened to us. So I got asked If I was able to photograph a light source this weak (let’s face it…it’s barely visible unless it’s pitch dark). I took my 12 mm f/2.0 lens and what do you know…it worked! I had to keep the exposures pretty long, but I didn’t care…the shots were worth it. I then took out a speedlite in hope to capture a bit of a background with the glowing wood too. I have used the weakest output possible and bounced it off the other wall of the shed and it created the overal fill pretty nicely…but I’d still like it even weaker. I then had to rely on a long exposure to make the glow strong enough to have something to work with in PP. (TBH, in reality, the colour wasn’t so pronounced, but this is still dialed down from what the camera captured – that was crazy radioactive green!)

Stanley

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