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2019-10-31 EXHIBITION ROOM IN THE GETTY MUSEUM

The biggest exhibition of the Roman Empire I have ever seen. The exhibits are in the best conditions; the presentation is top. The whole building was rebuilt with Roman architecture as a role model. Don’t miss it, when you are in LA.

 

Post processed with: Color Efex Pro, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)
  • Shutter speed: 1/90s
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 800
By |2019-10-30T21:16:48+01:00October 31st, 2019|California|0 Comments

2019-10-16 WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA

My first photo from California was from the 2nd floor of a shopping center in Santa Monica. My wife Karin and I were waiting for a place in the Cheesecake Factory. I used the time for some street photography shots. However, this photo was first a bit dark and colorless, after post-processing with HDR-toning and Photoshop. It worked out beautifully, as a good representation for California.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Color Efex Pro, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 46mm
  • ISO: 200
By |2019-10-12T09:00:59+01:00October 15th, 2019|California|0 Comments

2019-10-08 THE SEA LION ON THE BUOY

I was wondering how it was possible for the sea lion, to climb that metal buoy. Ball bottom and extremely slippery, he must clasp the buoy with his power of the fins and pull up step by step. Anyway, it was a funny sight at the harbor of San Diego.

 

Post processed with: Lightroom Classic, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
  • Focal length: 46mm
  • ISO: 100
By |2019-10-07T18:35:20+01:00October 8th, 2019|California|0 Comments

2019-09-30 SAN DIEGO INTERCONTINENTAL

My wife was working in her early twenties at the Hotel Intercontinental Vienna. Therefore, there is an emotional connection to this hotel chain. We give it a try and stayed two nights in Intercontinental San Diego, a top hotel, a 5-star recommendation from my side. On a trip home, I could catch a night-time photo with the Google Pixel 3 XL smartphone. With the “Night-Sight” modus an easy task, to get decent pictures.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: Pixel 3 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
  • Focal length: 4.44mm
  • ISO: 884
By |2019-09-30T06:30:13+01:00September 30th, 2019|California|0 Comments

2019-09-23 CACTI IN CALIFORNIA

Better not to touch the spines of this cactus. The field is in the middle of the Joshua Tree National Park and called Colla Cactus Garden; any first aid is far away. I stayed with photographing these unique cacti. There were hundreds of these at that place, but only on that place, while driving around in the park, I never saw these cacti again. The area looks so surreal; I thought to be on a faraway planet, like in a science-fiction movie.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)
  • Shutter speed: 1/90s
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 200
By |2019-09-22T19:11:34+01:00September 23rd, 2019|California|0 Comments

2019-09-13 MY WIFE AT THE GETTY VILLA

We were walking upstairs from the parking lot, my wife Karin was already in the viewing area. At this moment, I liked the composition with the surrounding architecture and the Roman temple behind her. This was my first photo at the Getty Villa. The classical postcard shots crowd the internet, bringing new perspective changes gives your photos a new life.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/180s
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
By |2019-09-12T06:02:18+01:00September 12th, 2019|California|0 Comments

2019-09-08 THE ALWAYS INTERESTING FREAK SHOW

Venice Beach in LA – a joy to go along the boardwalk and look at the little shops and restaurants. Even more interesting are the different types of people who walk around. They are often dressed in fantasy clothing, driving with spectacular bikes or showing cool skateboard stunts — a steady flow of a big freak show, free and accessible every time. No Burning Man or music-festival is needed, only visit, walk, and look.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: Pixel 3 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/4695s
  • Focal length: 4.44mm
  • ISO: 64
By |2019-09-08T06:42:54+01:00September 7th, 2019|California|0 Comments

2019-08-22 REST AFTER A LONG WALK

After a long walk in the hot sun, we saw the chair in an air-conditioned lobby. I left the place to my wife, Karin. For that, I was allowed to take a picture as compensation. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
By |2019-08-16T20:46:30+01:00August 21st, 2019|California|0 Comments

2019-08-20 GETTY VILLA

The Getty Villa in Los Angeles is built on the basis of Italian palazzos. The gardens, the building, and the entire complex are meticulously maintained. Many gardeners trim trees and bushes, cut off any excess branch — a continually renewing work of art.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)
  • Shutter speed: 1/180s
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
By |2019-08-15T20:44:22+01:00August 19th, 2019|California|0 Comments

2019-08-06 NIGHTLY WALK IN SAN DIEGO

If you plan a nightly walk without the hassle of carrying heavy photo-equipment, take a Google Pixel smartphone with you. It is capable of shooting great night shots and can be placed in the pocket of your trousers easily. One advantage more, your wife hasn’t to wait too long when you are shooting photos compared to a camera, where you are working on settings and composition much longer. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019, Dfine2

  • Camera: Pixel 3 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/12s
  • Focal length: 4.44mm
  • ISO: 484
By |2019-08-05T18:34:31+01:00August 6th, 2019|California|0 Comments

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