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2018-11-01   JOGGING IN CHICAGO

By | 2018-10-30T22:26:57+00:00 November 1st, 2018|USA|

The lone jogger at Lake Michigan, with the skyline of Chicago in the background.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-10-28   IT’S NOT ONLY THE CABLE CAR

By | 2018-10-27T16:05:05+00:00 October 28th, 2018|USA|

It’s fun and exciting to watch the different types of trams in San Francisco, besides the Cable Car. They have different wagons and styles, colors like green, red, grey and blue and roll through the city, from station to station and give every photographer one more reason to come and visit. This night shot is an example for one advantage of smartphones for photo shooting. Suddenly I heard the tone of the tram, and it was approaching the station, and I shot the scene with my Google Pixel II XL immediately. With my Sony A7R II in the photo bag, the shot would have gone lost.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 400

2018-10-21   NIKKO HOTEL SAN FRANCISCO

By | 2018-10-20T09:32:36+00:00 October 21st, 2018|USA|

Check-in and two hours, this was the time of our first hotel-stay in San Francisco. With outdated and derelict rooms, a noisy radiator, even it was inoperative, the washing-dish in the sleeping room… We made the fast decision to relocate to a different hotel and were delighted that we found a stay in the Nikko hotel, which I can fully recommend. 🙂 

 

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

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
  • Focal length: 10mm
  • ISO: 320

2018-10-14   AQUARIUM SAN FRANCISCO

By | 2018-10-13T15:57:08+00:00 October 13th, 2018|USA|

Looking like the aisles in a futuristic starship, the styling of the San Francisco Aquarium is one of a kind. A cool location for visiting, best with your kids or friends to get an experience of education, surprise and excitement. And don’t forget your wide angle lens.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 25600

2018-08-31   VIEW BETWEEN SKYSCRAPERS IN CHICAGO

By | 2018-08-30T19:22:47+00:00 August 30th, 2018|USA|

After visiting the Willis Tower, I took some nachos and a cold diet coke from food trucks, which were on the opposite street side. After that refreshment, I was ready to continue with my photo tour. I saw that niche between the skyscrapers on a place between the Chicago River and the Willis Tower. Never forget wide angle lenses in cities, a requirement for street photography.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-08-18   ON THE WAY TO THE HOTEL

By | 2018-08-17T16:24:25+00:00 August 17th, 2018|USA|

It was later in the evening when I walked back to the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco. I had only the Google Pixel 2 XL with me and soon got into street shooting mood. Often I get an extra motivation to shoot with a smartphone because it’s so easy, fast and flexible. And with the quality of this Google device, you get pretty good photos and colors.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 400

2018-07-27   STREET WITH TRACKS OF THE CABLE CAR

By | 2018-07-27T21:49:23+00:00 July 27th, 2018|USA|

My colleagues and I took the cable car from Fisherman’s Wharf all the way to the Market Street. We got a place on the outside at the reeling, standing on entry-slat, with one hand holding on the buttress with the other side taking photos. It was an exciting tour with some shots of the high streets of San Francisco. I would recommend this tour, great fun and an experience to retell.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: iPhone 6 Plus
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/942s
  • Focal length: 4.15mm
  • ISO: 32

2018-07-13   TREES IN SAN FRANCISO

By | 2018-07-13T19:43:01+00:00 July 13th, 2018|USA|

This walking path is near the coast, west of the Golden Gate Bridge. I liked the trees with the jagged treetops; they gave a wild-romantic flair. We walked for about an hour on that pathway, where we got some spectacular views of the sea and the hills and landscape in the direction of Sausalito.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 640

2018-06-07   CHINATOWN IN THE MORNING

By | 2018-06-07T17:04:16+00:00 June 7th, 2018|USA|

I used the opportunity to visit Chinatown in San Francisco in the morning. The departure to the airport was two hours away, so I could use the spare time to explore and shoot photos. Since my photo equipment was already packed, I used my Google Pixel 2 XL for shooting and Snapseed for post-processing, an option I can recommend for lightweight walking and taking photos on the fly.

 

Post processed with: Snapseed

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/3344s
  • Focal length: 4.5mm
  • ISO: 54

2018-05-20   ONE WEEK BREAK FOR SAN FRANCISCO

By | 2018-05-17T19:45:50+00:00 May 20th, 2018|USA|

Since I am on the way to San Francisco, I post a photo of my last year’s visit. I will give this photo blog a one week break, because of my busy schedule. In the meantime, I will continue to post on Instagram; please search after heyyou_photo 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 500

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