Olympiapark on Flickr.Another park one needs to visit when in Munich: The Olympiapark where the 1972 Summer Olympics took place. You can visit the “Olympiastadion (which used to be the home of FC Bayern München) for 3,-€. You can also have a guided tour of the pavilion-roof construction, which is 41,-€, or you rent a boat on the “Olympiasee”. You can of course also visit the Olympia-Eissportzentrum (home of the EHC Red Bull München), the Olympiaturm, Sea Life München or simply climb the olympic mountain to take some panoramic photos of the city. I choose the last option but I will certainly be back. Really nice place.
Enjoy!

Olympiapark on Flickr.

Another park one needs to visit when in Munich: The Olympiapark where the 1972 Summer Olympics took place. You can visit the “Olympiastadion (which used to be the home of FC Bayern München) for 3,-€. You can also have a guided tour of the pavilion-roof construction, which is 41,-€, or you rent a boat on the “Olympiasee”. You can of course also visit the Olympia-Eissportzentrum (home of the EHC Red Bull München), the Olympiaturm, Sea Life München or simply climb the olympic mountain to take some panoramic photos of the city. I choose the last option but I will certainly be back. Really nice place.
Enjoy!

Timelapse for the QX10

One thing I did not understand when Sony released the QX10 was that the standard app, PlayMemories, did not feature obvious additional shot modi like timelapse. But thanks to Thibaud Michel this has changed: Timelapse - Sony Camera is here!

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Under The Isar Bridge on Flickr.It’s spring time in Munich! Basically the whole city is relaxing near the river Isar or in one of the parks (and cafes). I took this shot directly beneath the “Tierparkbrücke” walking from Thalkirchen towards Brudermühlstraße. You can tell this was edited with photomatix and some NIK tools. It is an HDR with a little less drama as usual. Enjoy!

Under The Isar Bridge on Flickr.

It’s spring time in Munich! Basically the whole city is relaxing near the river Isar or in one of the parks (and cafes). I took this shot directly beneath the “Tierparkbrücke” walking from Thalkirchen towards Brudermühlstraße. You can tell this was edited with photomatix and some NIK tools. It is an HDR with a little less drama as usual. Enjoy!

Munich Hat on Flickr.Maybe I already said something like this before, but I am trying to visit - at least once - all the parks in Munich (and the lakes around Munich). This shot was taken inside the “Englischer Garten” and it is a typical impression from Munich. The bobble cap indicates that it was officially winter at that time despite the +15°C…

Munich Hat on Flickr.

Maybe I already said something like this before, but I am trying to visit - at least once - all the parks in Munich (and the lakes around Munich). This shot was taken inside the “Englischer Garten” and it is a typical impression from Munich. The bobble cap indicates that it was officially winter at that time despite the +15°C…

Another Catch on Flickr.There are really nice lakes around Munich! This shot was taken at the Ammersee in Utting. As you can see it is possible to feed the birds there and they are not very shy! If you do not throw the bread into the air quickly enough they also don’t mind grabbing it directly from your fingers. I will try to go to the other lakes, like Stanberger See, Pilsensee, Wörthsee (…), and keep you posted. Enjoy!

Another Catch on Flickr.

There are really nice lakes around Munich! This shot was taken at the Ammersee in Utting. As you can see it is possible to feed the birds there and they are not very shy! If you do not throw the bread into the air quickly enough they also don’t mind grabbing it directly from your fingers. I will try to go to the other lakes, like Stanberger See, Pilsensee, Wörthsee (…), and keep you posted. Enjoy!

Location, location, location…

This post is not about buying or selling a house but locations are important for photographers as well. So how to find good photo spots? Obviously talking to other photographers is always nice but when you moved to a new town or you are about to travel somewhere this is not really feasible.

Something that I like to do is to browse the flickr map to find interesting photos or search for place names on flickr. This works pretty good but there are many other things you can try. G+ added geo tagging to their photo upload not too long ago, there still is picasa and panoramio but at least the last one (used to have?) has a horrible UI and I don’t really want to upload my photos additionally somewhere else.

There are other services available that try to tackle this problem, however, many of them are actually using flickr as a basis. Just a quick overview (which probably is incomplete but you can comment if you think something important is missing):

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YAHTC - Yet Another HDR Tool Comparison

Some of you may know that I like to to HDR photos from time to time. It is a controversial topic, some photographers hate it, some love it. Personally I think it is one of many tools for creatively retouching an image. It certainly is more arty than realistic though. However, it is a popular technique so I created HDRs from the same source images with different tools for you to compare. The tools where: HDR Efex Pro 2 from the NIK Collection, Photomatix Pro, Luminance HDR 2.3 and the Canon HDR Tool which is part of the Digital Photo Professional Tool.

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Rock On Theresienwiese on Flickr."The photographer should suffer, not the audience." is what Danny Rubinstein once said. I guess he was, amongst other things, referring to the suffer when changing the perspective, e.g. laying down on the ground.
So it is a good thing when you can put the camera on the ground (or anywhere else) and take a whole new perspective without having to lay down. How many pictures have you “missed” because you wouldn’t lay down on the floor?
Enjoy!

Rock On Theresienwiese on Flickr.

"The photographer should suffer, not the audience." is what Danny Rubinstein once said. I guess he was, amongst other things, referring to the suffer when changing the perspective, e.g. laying down on the ground.
So it is a good thing when you can put the camera on the ground (or anywhere else) and take a whole new perspective without having to lay down. How many pictures have you “missed” because you wouldn’t lay down on the floor?
Enjoy!

A nap… on Flickr.I still have no internet at my new home here in Munich but I have meanwhile found a place to have coffee and free WLAN in a decent place: http://www.vorstadt-cafe.de.
I took this picture back in November but it looks so damn relaxed I had to post it. Enjoy!

A nap… on Flickr.

I still have no internet at my new home here in Munich but I have meanwhile found a place to have coffee and free WLAN in a decent place: http://www.vorstadt-cafe.de.
I took this picture back in November but it looks so damn relaxed I had to post it. Enjoy!

Smooth Curve on Flickr.For interesting POV shots the QX10 is quite practical because you do not have to bend yourself as much as with other cams…

Smooth Curve on Flickr.

For interesting POV shots the QX10 is quite practical because you do not have to bend yourself as much as with other cams…