July 2014

Panoramarama double fun

HH Rathausmarkt

© Copyright 2014 David Nuss

HH Rathausmarkt

© Copyright 2014 David Nuss

Two panorama halves from the same spot, in the western portion of Hamburg’s Rathausmarkt on a lovely late Spring day in 2013.

[iPhone 5 panorama mode; Aperture tweaked a bit for exposure, highlights, that’s about it]

Fluttery Buggery

fountain buggery

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In another corner of Planten un Blomen is this water feature; we came around the corner and there were all these fluttering bugs! Fired the flash to highlight them against the dark water.

[Canon S110; Aperture cropped, exposured, contrasted, sharpened, burned highlights and gratuitiously vignetted]

Lighterfall

lighterfall

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Our walk was in the sunset-twilight time so the plants were in shadow. I tried lighting them up with the on camera flash and a really slow shutter; can’t recall if it was leading or trailing shutter. Looks a bit like fine mist of water dripping of leaf edges but is just a light-waterfall.

[Canon S110; Aperture cropped, contrast, exposure]

Botanic Walk

Radblu

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As if two hotel views were not enough, after check in and initial photos, we joined with some family and had a very nice walk around part of the adjacent Planten en Blomen botanical park, a great thing to do after long airline flights. This vu northwards shows the hotel, earlier two post photos were from the right flank of the building.

[Canon S110; Aperture cropped, sky and shadows enhanced]

Orderly is possible

HH Dammtor station

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Now a closer look at the Dammtor southern entrance. After being away for a while, it was refreshing to see orderly cues, parking, trash free, outdoor cafes, nice infrastructure. Just a pleasure to see what humanity can do when it tries.

[Canon S110; Aperture cropped, exposure, some burning]

HH Blu Vu

Hburg Blu

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From NYC midyear we went to Hamburg for a wedding and our hotel room at Radisson Blu had an excellent view through excellent weather towards the southeast, with the Alster See on the left, the Hamburg Dammtor train station center with an ICE train pulling in, and in the distance at right a sightseeing captive balloon, High Flyer, visually near the Sankt Jacobi spire.

[iPhone 5 panorma; not tweaked, organized only in Aperture]

More Lines n Light

lines n light again

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Thanks for hanging in there with this blog despite the overuse of this kind of image. It just is. Another vu from walking around in Manhattan mid-2013.

[NOTE: I’m scheduling this post in mid-June; it’s possible there won’t be anything after this, you never know, or maybe I’ll find the time to post more; this is as far as I got in editing and post scheduling until guilt took over]

[Canon S110; Aperture]

Rock’n Golden Blur

golden blur

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Possibly you know this fountain and sculpture at Rockefeller Center. This was a late afternoon shot and I suppose I forgot to use any kind of ‘neutral density’ digital control. I just put the camera at lowest ISO, smallest aperture, and underexposed a stop or 2. Shady daylight. Best I could do was 1/10th of a second, but enough to make a bit of nice blur.

[Canon S110; Aperture]

Fifth Ave Red

Walk the talk

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Another street grab ‘hip shot’ as we used to say in the photojournalism biz (do they still say that?), along Fifth Ave in Manhattan. Pretty much full frame, only slightly tweaked for exposure and a tad bit o’ sharpness.

[canon S110; Aperture]

These Feets Are Made for Walkin’

feets are made for walkin

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While parked in the husband waiting area outside a craft shop, 7th Ave feet kept trying to wear down the concrete, with little visible effect.

[Canon S110; Aperture]

Lines and Light

lines and sun

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Yeah I grab these images for who knows why. Lines, shapes, colors, light, contrast. Just your basic photography 101 stuff.

I never worked in such a building, wonder what it would be like.

[Canon S110; Aperture]

Colorhattan

Colorhattan

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On a foot journey into Manhattan (where the cost of entry is close to the same high price as the science center, unless you walk across a bridge), colorful and fashionable pedestrians riffing the infrastructure.

[Canon S110; Aperture]

City on Stilts

city on stilts

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This is a really old photo gag, possibly a centuries old visual art gag. Didn’t notice it really til I was looking at it in Aperture. But the boardwalk was closed for danger due to hurricane damage. Otherwise it would have been a nicer vu of Manhattan from Liberty Park in NJ.

In NJ we have light poles taller than the Empire State building, take that NYC!

[Canon S110; Aperture]

Another Evenday Video Bonus


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Good Ideas Diner

Good ideas diner

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Riff on the cartoon light bulb signifying a good idea, at a diner in NJ. Might not be a bad idea for a name of a diner. Seems like prices at diners have sure gone up since last visit. Maybe to pay for burning light bulbs during daylight next to large windows…

[Canon S110; Aperture]

Evenday Bonus: video embed test

If this works right a short video embedded from Vimeo should appear below. For your enjoyment.

If it didn’t work right all you see is this text and a link.
[Update: looks on my machine to work. Let me know if it doesn’t work on your computer. Contact me for the password.]

Gratuitous Fishoshopping

gratuitous fish filters

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Chronology wise, I had earlier posted some post-California visit pix, and now it’s time to time and place travel to the NYC area mid-year 2013.

We visited the science center in Liberty Park in NJ, just across from Manhattan. They have some awesome huge aqua tanks and I like the blurry moving fish in this image but the original was really yuck in color, so I pretty much boosted everything off the scale in Aperture for gratuitious swirly color effect.

I could have blotted out the reflections, but most of the time I’m showing images pretty much as they are with some tweaking. Just the way I do it.

Apologies to anyone who’s offended by the idea of zoos, animals caged for human viewing, etc. No offense intended.

[Canon S110; Aperture horrendously tweaked for gratuitously gory colors]

Curly Redly

Red Curls

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Family friends (soon to be family) have a plot-o’-land on the western outskirts o’ town, with large 4-legged animals. This is the natural hair of one, though when I was editing it, there was a nearby photo in Aperture of a niece with long red hair, so it occurred that this almost looks like a person with a long red mane flopped over the animal’s neck, but it ain’t. Folks brought me up not to say the a-word but, well, that’s what.

[Canon S110; Aperture]