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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

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

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