Sunset Ride

Recent days the temperature are much more comfortable now and I decided to ride from Nangang via Yeliou and YangMing Mountain back home. It comes out to have a great sunset on the way…

Way Down to...

Way Down to…

Fishing Harbour

Fishing Harbour

Sandstone Coast

Sandstone Coast

YangMing Mountain

YangMing Mountain

Scrambling Into The Sunset

Scrambling Into The Sunset

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Hohenkrähen

Photos from the castle Hohenkrähen.

Hohen Kraehen

Castle Gate

Hohen Kraehen

The ‘New House’ and the Hohen Kraehen

Hohen Kraehen

Old House

Hohen Kraehen

The ‘Old House’

Hohen Kraehen

Old House

Hohen Kraehen

Afternoon Shower

Hohen Kraehen

Flower Trunk

Hohen Kraehen

Time is Fleeting

Hegau, Germany

Hohentwiel

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Pfeffersacktreffen 2012

After more then a decade I could join my friends gathering during my trip to Germany.

Hohen Kraehen

Get Prepared for the Party

Hohen Kraehen

Spiritual BBQ

Hohen Kraehen

BBQ

Hohen Kraehen

Dead Animal

Hohen Kraehen

Fountain Of Youth

Hohen Kraehen

Get the Party Started

Hohen Kraehen

Breakfast

Hohen Kraehen

Time Out

Hohen Kraehen

Residence Hohen Kraehen

Hohen Kraehen

Tradition Continues

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Character Head Shots

Last weekend on the famous castle ‘Hoher Kraehen’ in south west Germany close the border to Switzerland. Meet old friends there and took some great ‘character’ head shots from them.

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Geyer

Character head...

Lederhosen Harald LH

Character head...

Fussel

Character head...

Fuffy

 

Character head...

Axel

 

Character head...

Kurt

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Train Park Augsburg

Nostalgic place for people who are interested in old trains…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Saturday in Taipei

Images from a walk through Taipei last Saturday afternoon.

Street View

Street View

 

Girl

Girl

Fontain

Fontain

Taipei 101

Taipei 101

Food Corner

Food Corner

Coca Cola Back Yard

Coca Cola Back Yard

No Alcohol is No Solution

No Alcohol is No Solution

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Experimenting With Video

Recently I bought a GoPro Hereo 2 to record some of my motorcycle rides here in Taiwan. It also gives me a chance to play around with video editing which is a completely new field for me. A major challenge is to add some music to your footage without getting in trouble with copyrights. Even if you bought the music on CD and your video is not for any commercial purpose it will be easily blocked by YouTube in certain countries. E.g. due to GEMA restrictions in Germany. There are many sources in the Internet where you can find free music for your videos but it is quite time consuming to find a suitable one. I finally found some music for the video below here at Jamendo. There is a interesting blog post at fstoppers.com for more sources of Royalty Free Music for video editors.

So here the first result:

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Sonnentor Cafe

Nice coffee shop with an art focused decoration.

Sonnentor

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Head Shots

Last weekend I played around with my Westcott Apollo JS 50″ Softbox and Elinchrom Quatra at my living room studio. It is a great combination withe the really large softbox designed for speedlights but with the power of the Quadras.

Saturday afternoon play in my living room studio.

First approach was as a single light from camera right to feather over the face. It pointed in from 90deg and was very close close to the face.

Saturday afternoon play in my living room studio.

 

Second I placed the softbox right behind camera to give it more a beauty lighting look. The large 50″ softbox creates a real nice and soft light ad you can see me standing in front if it in the catch lights in her eyes.

Saturday afternoon play in my living room studio.

I rally like the 50″ Westcott with the indirect lighting. The flash had is inside the box and pointing into the boox that the light will be reflected ones first before it goes through the front diffuser. It is a great combination for ‘on location’ shots. The only problem could be the huge size in strong wind conditions. So you need a strong assistant to get old of it ;-)

All photos were shot with my Nikon D3 and my 105mm/f2.0 DC lens to limit the DOF.

 

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Vintage Photos

Famous Mosk in Istambul Turky

Istanbul

Turkey August 1989.

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