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2020-05-30 THE FRUITS OF A JOSHUA TREE

I think nobody will eat these fruits, but they gave an excellent extension to the picture. An extraordinary experience to see these trees. In Joshua Tree National Park, sometimes you think you are on another planet with all these exotic plants and desert landscapes.

 

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Post processed with: Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)
  • Shutter speed: 1/90s
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 200
By |2020-05-29T16:56:13+01:00May 29th, 2020|California|0 Comments

2020-05-16  CHOLLA CACTUS GARDEN

One of my destinations in Joshua Tree National Park was the Cholla Cactus garden. The cacti look soft and fluffy. But that is deceptive; you shouldn’t touch them; otherwise, you will be blessed with dozens of small spikes in your skin.

 

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Post processed with: Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)
  • Shutter speed: 1/45s
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 200
By |2020-05-15T18:06:23+01:00May 15th, 2020|California|0 Comments

2020-05-05  THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

The road on the photo was shot in Joshua Tree National Park. A sensational landscape with some unique rocks, flowers, and cacti. You can there stay over the night with a camping bus or a tent. My wife Karin and I were there on a road trip. That’s why I captured my love for the streets on the photo.

 

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Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 200
By |2020-05-04T19:45:14+01:00May 3rd, 2020|California|0 Comments

2020-04-19  ENDLESS L.A.

You get this view from the Griffith Observatory. Getting there can be a bit of a hassle if a lot of people have the same idea because of traffic jams and crowded parking lots. Anyway, the view is fantastic; you can see an endless sea of lights, buildings, and streets as far as the eye can see.

 

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Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 15s
  • Focal length: 67mm
  • ISO: 100
By |2020-04-18T18:24:24+01:00April 18th, 2020|California|0 Comments

2020-01-25  JOSHUA TREE IN THE SUNSET

When you drive into the Joshua Tree National Park, you don’t immediately stumble across the trees. My wife Karin and I drove 30-40 kilometers until we saw the first trees. The photo shows the approaching sunset of parts of the tree that were bathed in atmospheric light.

 

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Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)
  • Shutter speed: 1/90s
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 200
By |2020-01-21T21:49:55+01:00January 25th, 2020|California|0 Comments

2020-01-11  THE GETTY CENTER OVER LOS ANGELES

Very cool, how to get to the Getty Center. You park in an oversized parking garage with up to 12 levels, which hosts the biggest SUVs on its large parking spaces. Then you go up the hill with a driverless electric train. On the top, you get an overview of the impressive buildings and gardens of the Getty area, interspersed with many works of art.

 

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Post processed with: Color Efex Pro, Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 48mm
  • ISO: 100
By |2020-01-10T19:25:32+01:00January 11th, 2020|California|0 Comments

2020-01-04  THE WAITING ROOM

I always like to visit train stations and was surprised when I got into the waiting area of the San Diego train station. You felt like you were transported back in time. The decoration was art deco and the old benches were made of wood. This gave the waiting hall a flair that reminded us of the time when the train was still the primary form of transportation.

 

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Post processed with: Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 1600
By |2020-01-03T20:11:54+01:00January 4th, 2020|California|0 Comments

2019-12-24  I NEVER STOP WORKING OUT

There is also daily training on the holidays. With hard training and long cardio sessions, I feel less guilty when I grab the Christmas cake my wife baked. Then there is the Christmas dinner with my parents and the day after that with my parents-in-law. Therefore always stay in shape. The photo was shot in spring in Gold’s Gym Venice.

 

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Post processed with: Photoshop 2020

  • Camera: Pixel 3 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 4.44mm
  • ISO: 63
By |2019-12-23T21:57:43+01:00December 24th, 2019|California|0 Comments

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

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