Rose in the Rain

It started to rain yesterday and we are thrilled about the rain in California. The rain will help the firefighters that are battling huge fires and the rain will clean the air we breathe.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Es hat gestern angefangen zu regnen und wir sind begeistert vom Regen in Kalifornien. Der Regen hilft den Feuerwehrleuten, die gegen große Feuer kämpfen, und der Regen reinigt die Atemluft.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Trumpet Vine

When I walked outside early this morning I noticed that the light was very soft. I grabbed my 180mm macro lens, camera and tripod and photographed the trumpet vine blossoms in my back yard. The yellow purple contrast was striking to me, In order to emphasize the contrast even more I used a very narrow depth of field and in addition I spot sharpened the yellow part.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!



Flowers and Fisheye

I decided to dig out my fisheye lens and take it with me for my early morning walk. I found these flowers blooming in the front yard and I brought the lens less than an inch in front of the flower and opened the lens all the way to f2.8. I was curious what kind of background blur I would get.

Enjoy the image and keep on photographing!

Ich beschloss, mein Fisheye-Objektiv  auszugraben und auf meinen frühen Morgenspaziergang mitzunehmen. Ich fand diese Blumen im Vorgarten und ich brachte das objektiv weniger als drei Zeentimeter Zoll vor die Blume und öffnete die Linse den ganzen Weg bis f2.8. Ich war neugierig, welche Art von Hintergrundunschärfe ich bekommen würde.

Viel Spass mit dem Bild und beim Knipsen!

Blue Dicks

I photographed these native California Blue Dicks in the foothills outside Yosemite National Park. I used an old Russian 58mm lens at f2.0 to create this beautiful background blur of the entire field of blooming flowers emphasizing  just one stem and blossoms.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

Spring Flowers

I am currently using all kind of techniques to photograph Spring flowers. In this image I used a wide open 50mm lens to create a very shallow depths of field. I got the center of the yellow flower sharp and I enhanced the sharpness just in the center in post production to create an even larger contrast. I addition I applied a painting filter on an extra layer to blur the rest of the image just a little bit.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!