A Photo a Day

January 31, 2004

Images of Asia: Japan.

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I’m going to post some pictures from Japan in this Weblog, in addition to this, here’s my Japan photo gallery .

January 30, 2004

Malta: Dramatic Silhouettes

Actually, it is quite easy to take pictures of dramatic silhouettes: you shoot into the sun, metering on a lighter part of the sky. Consequently, the foreground will be dark or even black.
Getting the exposure right is pretty simple with spot metering (if your camera has this option).
Still bracketing (taking pictures with different exposures) is highly recommended, - at least when you are using slide film.
Sometimes, you want to have a nice silhouette in the centre or background, but would like to show the details in the foreground. In this case, it is advisable to use the above technique combined with a fill flash.
Here is an example, the Ggantija Temple on Gozo (Malta). The place is 6000 years old!
Other pictures I took showed much more detail but failed to capture the magic atmosphere.

Ggantija Tempel, Gozo, Malta

Other examples: Sunset in Glasgow or sunrise in the Himalayas.

More photo-tips.

January 29, 2004

Andalusian Sunset

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Sunset in  Torremuelle, Southern Spain
Sunset in Torremuelle, Andalusia.

January 28, 2004

NASA-Photos

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Well, for very little money, you can now buy a 5 Megapixle camera, 8 Megapixles are state of the art for serious amateurs, so what kind of pixel-monster would you expect NASA to use on a critical mission?
Sorry, but according to an interesting article , the camera they use for the exploration of Mars only has 1 Megapixle. However, it’s the size of the individual pixels that makes the difference.

Laurenz

January 27, 2004

Chile: Sunset in the Andes

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Sunset in the Andes, Chile
Well, actually I wanted to shoot the sunset, but then thought better of it when I looked at the magical glow of the sun on the mountain peaks.
This is a new scan of one of many shots on the occasion.
Another one: http://www.travelphoto.net/photos/english/chile/E7.HTM

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Other Photo-Blogs

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Here some interesting blogs that I just visited:

WBlog Life? Don’t tell me about life - WBlog Archives

Ralf Bschges, a friend, now also has an interesting photo log
Also a blog containing very beautiful pictures: middle-eye.de.

More links to interesting blogs and photo resources

January 26, 2004

Photo-Tips

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 8:28 pm

Very often, I get mail asking for advice on technical issues. Very nice, but I’m not a pro!
I’m sure many people on the web are better qualified.
Still, I’m going to publish a few personal experiences here - and hope that this may be helpful to some other travel photographers.

Laurenz

Edited: I just added a special section with photo tips to my website

Bahamas I

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Here are some pictures from Grand Bahama.
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The woods on Grand Bahama are very different from European forests or South American jungles, - but also very attractive.

Bahamas: Parrots

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Parrots, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Parrots in the “Garden of the Groves”, Grand Bahama.

Bahamas: Pool

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Pool, Grand Bahama, Bahamas

Rand Memorial Nature Center, Grand Bahama.

Bahamas: Beach.

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Strand, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Everything you can expect from a beach: crystal clear water, fine sand, trees and many sports options (yachting, fishing, diving, water-ski, even archery…)
The “house riff is only a few meters away, so don’t forget to bring your snorkeling gear.

Bahamas: Beach in the Evening.

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Beach in the Evening, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Walking the beach shortly before night falls is a memorable experience.
Only a few minutes later you can see many small crabs in the beam of your flashlight.

January 25, 2004

China: Lots of Straw

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Horses drawing a lot of straw, Wuhan, China
We encountered this horse-drawn cart transporting incredible amounts of straw en route to Wuhan.

China-Photos

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Great Wall, China
Hundreds of photos from China at China.Travelphoto.Net
There are many pictures of Beijing, the Great wall, Xi’An and the famous three gorges.

January 24, 2004

Emirates: Mosque

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A stopover in Bahrain was a good opportunity to visit the city. This is a mosque in the blue hour.

January 23, 2004

Greece: Fresh Fruit

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 7:10 pm

A fruit stall in Xania
Seen in Xania, Crete.

About this Weblog

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 10:24 am

I already have several websites with photo galleries - so why create an additional Photolog.
Scanning a large number of photos from a trip and designing a photo gallery takes lots of time and I already have a large “backlog” of unscanned photos.
Also, often, there are interesting photo news, tips and tricks that do not really fit on the main website.
Weblog technology does not help with the scanning, but makes it very easy to quickly publish a photo or a short article.
Also, this format is perfect for individual contributions - even without any further context.

Now, have fun!

Laurenz



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