Posts Tagged ‘australia’

Inspiration is the motor for improvement

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Did I ever tell the story, … why I love a spe­cial kind of city sky­line images?

It was some time ago, when I was look­ing for some­thing wide, some­thing quite wide, some­thing quite large and some­thing … quite old.
I found a Zeiss Ikon Ercona, a 6x9 tech­nic­al won­der from the early fifties — last cen­tury. This gem uses a large format in a small body — it is a fold­ing cam­era using a 105mm Zeiss Tes­sar lens. Soon after, I found a spe­cial image on flickr … from the Swedish pho­to­graph­er Gust­af Emanuels­son. It was an image of the Copen­ha­gen Sky­line. The image is mind-blow­ing. I do not include the image here — simply a link to the flickr loc­a­tion.

Yes, an Olym­pus OM‑D E‑M1 with its M.Zuiko 12–40mm is not 6x9. Nev­er­the­less I tried the image of the Mel­bourne sky­line with that mas­ter­piece in mind. Yes, this res­ult is lightyears away from what I had in mind … but this means there is room for improve­ment and … fur­ther images.

The image was shot using the equip­ment men­tioned above and it was slightly cropped and post-pro­cessed to get a de-sat­ur­ated col­our ver­sion and a b&w ver­sion.

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So long … and thanks for all the fish.

Australian Adventure — I’m done!

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

These were the last images I pos­ted in my Aus­trali­an Adven­ture series, star­ted long ago. They show two old clas­sic Volk­swa­gen in Fitzroy/Melbourne. It was our last day in Mel­bourne and Aus­tralia and so gives a good link to our next day flight back to Ger­many.

The com­plete series can be found here on my flickr page. The whole Aus­trali­an Adven­ture story star­ted in Novem­ber 2015, when I headed to a three weeks trip to the South East of West­ern Aus­tralia, the Tas­mani­an Island and … finally Mel­bourne. There were so many won­der­ful impres­sions, that I would not hes­it­ate to come back again … some day. It took me nearly 18 months to com­plete the review and post­pro­cessing of nearly 1000 images taken mostly with the work­horse Olym­pus OM‑D E‑M1 and its won­der­ful lens M.Zuiko 12–40mm PRO, sup­ple­men­ted by my iPhone 5s. 286 images found finally their way on my flickr page, some of them in col­our, some in black&white and some in both moods.

As writ­ten in the title, I’m done with the Aus­trali­an Adven­ture and I’m already head­ing towards the next series — North­ern Spain with the Basque Coun­try, Can­tab­ria, Asturi­as and Castile-Leon — where we trav­elled in spring 2016.

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Enjoy

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Australian Adventure — Murals

Friday, April 20th, 2018

This time — and I prom­ise this trip is near­ing its end — we strolled through the streets of Mel­bourne, hunt­ing for the fam­ous mur­als.

Mel­bourne is full of street art and in some areas you can­’t miss ’em — like here around Hosier Lane.

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Enjoy

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Australian Adventure — Melbourne Skyline

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Our trip to the world’s end is near­ing it’s fin­ish­ing line.
This time I have a couple of long time expos­ure night shots from Mel­bourne’s south­bank over the Yarra River which show the full beauty of this fant­ast­ic sky­line. As you know my dilemma, boths worlds look stun­ning — black&white and col­oured.

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Enjoy 😉

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Australian Adventure — Classic Cars

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Nice inter­me­di­ate … in Mel­bourne, when vis­it­ing the Queen Vic­tor­ia Mar­ket, we found a Clas­sic Car Show with loads of beau­ti­ful cars. As men­tioned before, I find col­our and black&white very pleas­ing.

This was a Cadillac Fleet­wood Series 75 Sedan (1960).

Here the phant­ast­ic col­ours …

… and here come the beau­ti­ful black&white.

Enjoy 😉

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Australian Adventure IV — Melbourne

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Com­ing to the final part of our tip to tne world’s end, we now entered Mel­bourne, a fas­cin­at­ing big city — Aus­trali­a’s second largest. with nearly 10 times the size of Ber­lin (10000 km²:1000 km²) it hast around the same num­ber of people liv­ing there — approx. 4.5 mio.

This city is so col­our­ful and full of struc­tures and forms, so that I still struggle about the type of series to show. On the one side, you can make a full b&w series with all the forms and struc­tures and subtle tones and on the oth­er side you can show the rich col­ours of that city.

Lim­it­ing one­self to one or the oth­er would make the series more con­sist­ent — but would also not show the full pic­ture. Driv­en by this, I’ll show either the one or the oth­er or … both, as many views can be appeal­ing in both styles.

Enjoy 😉

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Australian Adventure III

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

After com­plet­ing the second part of my Aus­trali­an Adven­ture, which more focused on the towns on our path, I’m now com­ing back to nature in the third part of the series.

This time it’s about Tas­mania — a lovely island.

As explained in one of the images, it reminds my on my home­land Bav­aria — in size and in nature and on Ire­land — in size and in nature.

A lovely place on earth — check out on Flickr.

Enjoy 😉

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Australian Adventure II

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Hav­ing now nearly reached the middle of the photo review about my Aus­trali­an Adven­ture, I noticed that I have pos­ted a lot of cool views of West­ern Aus­tralia.

How­ever what is miss­ing — at least IMHO — is a bit more about those small towns we passed by on our trip. I just men­tioned them in my com­ments, but how do they look like?

This is, why I´m plan­ning to pause the major photo series — before head­ing over to the second part — and insert a short small-town-series first.

Check out on Flickr soon.

Besides the really amaz­ing photo series about my Aus­trali­an Adven­ture, I’ve learned many (some­times rather strange) things about this huge and far-away coun­try.

First, in ancient times Aus­tralia has been the major Brit­ish pris­on camp.

Second, between 1901 and 1907 West­ern Aus­tralia build a rab­bit fence, to pro­tect itself from the huge rab­bit pop­u­la­tion. This fence(s) streched about more than 3.000 km. You can finde more about the fence(s) here on Wiki­pe­dia.

Third, in 1932, West­ern Aus­tralia fought an Emu War — true and unbe­liev­able! Aus­trali­an Mil­it­ary was sent out to kill the immense pop­u­la­tion of Emus, which caused huge dam­age on wheat har­vest. You can finde more about the Emu War here on Wiki­pe­dia.

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