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2019-09-13 MY WIFE AT THE GETTY VILLA

By |2019-09-12T06:02:18+01:00September 12th, 2019|California|

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

2019-09-08 THE ALWAYS INTERESTING FREAK SHOW

By |2019-09-08T06:42:54+01:00September 7th, 2019|California|

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

2019-08-22 REST AFTER A LONG WALK

By |2019-08-16T20:46:30+01:00August 21st, 2019|California|

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

2019-08-20 GETTY VILLA

By |2019-08-15T20:44:22+01:00August 19th, 2019|California|

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

2019-08-06 NIGHTLY WALK IN SAN DIEGO

By |2019-08-05T18:34:31+01:00August 6th, 2019|California|

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

2019-07-15 HOTEL CHECK IN SAN DIEGO

By |2019-07-14T14:00:51+01:00July 15th, 2019|California|

I love hotel lobbies and service desks. They are the first point of connection between guest and hotel and at the same time, the command center. The styling and integration into the hotel lobbies generate again and again my interest. Often I am then with my camera or smartphone on the spot, as here at the Intercontinental San Diego.

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Post processed with: Color Efex Pro, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: Pixel 3 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 4.44mm
  • ISO: 55

2019-06-27 PINK’S HOT DOG IN LA

By |2019-06-27T06:21:27+01:00June 27th, 2019|California|

The moment I said to my wife Karin that I was hungry, we happened to drive past Pink’s Hotdog. I had to do another lap for a parking lot. Then I was finally able to order a HotDog with sauerkraut, mustard, and chili sauce. My wife was full after the first, I stood again in the series and ordered an extra-size hot dog.

 

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: Pixel 3 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 4.44mm
  • ISO: 58

2018-05-04   JAPANESE GARDEN IN SAN FRANCISCO II

By |2018-05-03T21:17:09+01:00May 4th, 2018|California|

I in each city which I visit I look for Japanese gardens. I love the sculptures of plants and trees, the red houses placed between them, and the little koi ponds with the colorful carps. In San Francisco, you can find the garden near the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

2017-12-17   GLOWING SUN IN CALIFORNIA

By |2017-12-17T19:45:37+01:00December 17th, 2017|California|

I could name this photo “Power of the sun.” The horizon tinted in a red and yellow glow, the sun was breaking through all cloud layers. A nature spectacle. 😎

I was so happy, that we made enough brakes on the California State Route 1 to San Francisco. Though I hadn’t the time to place a tripod, I did my best with handheld shots. The other teammates were no photographers, “only” smartphone shooters, which is way faster, then a composition and iso-aperture settings photographer. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 320

2017-07-11  NORTHERN COAST OF CALIFORNIA

By |2017-07-10T20:13:15+01:00July 11th, 2017|California|

After we had left that cool Californian restaurant where we ate a lobster sandwich and experienced a beautiful sea view we continued our way to San Francisco. The more often I glanced out of the window, the more I knew we had to stop soon and take some shots of the sinking sun and the sea. I urged our driver to stop; then we saw a greater parking lot, we jumped out and started to shoot. I was the only “real” photographer, all other colleagues had only their phones with them, though you can also make great photos with smartphones. 🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600s
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 100

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