Lost Places in Leipzig 2022

Lost Places in Leipzig

Lost places are places that were once the center of urban life and have now been forgotten. There are not very many of them anymore. Most of them have been demolished and replaced by new buildings.

Night photography in Leipzig with 50mm

Night photography

What we do not need is a tripod or a flash. The benchmark was to shoot a pleasing image with a fixed aperture and an ISO of mx. 4000. To be honest, my first attempts were rather miserable not to say miserable.

Canon 50mm fixed focal length

canon 50mm fixed focal length

At the end of September 2021, I decided to buy a 50mm fixed focal length. After I had purchased the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
had bought.

Nature does not lockdown 2020

Lockdown Judas tree

Nature does not do lockdowns. While we humans around the world try to fight the universally conjured, death-dealing pandemic SARS COVID-19 with mouth-nose protection, contact restrictions, lockdowns and shutdowns. Nature does not take a break.

Travel information Sri Lanka 2019

Sri Lanka

A few travel information items You will need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. Depending on how long your stay will be, there is a short-term and a long-term visa. The short-term visa allows a stay of up to 30 days and can be applied for at www.eta.gov.lk. The fee is usually 35 US dollars. The fee is usually 35 US dollar

Blue hour over Leipzig

Blue hour

The blue hour is the time between sunset and the darkness of night. During this time, the sky takes on a special color. Depending on the advance from a lighter to a very dark blue, almost black. Especially in photography this time is very popular. Because here you can take really beautiful and impressive color pictures.

Focus stacking for macros

Focus Stacking

Focus stacking for macros is a method to compensate for the very shallow depth of field using multiple images, with different focus.

In the Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Today I took advantage of the beautiful weather to visit the Botanical Garden in Leipzig. Until today, I had missed visiting this gem in our trade fair city.

First attempts with my macro lens

macro lens

Just in time for spring, I have once again expanded my photo equipment. For a long time I had been flirting with a real macro lens.
The Canon EF 100 f/2.8L Macro IS USM was my first choice. The timing was good, because Canon currently offers 125 Euro cashback for this lens.

Cherry blossom on the Mulde

cherry blossom

Yesterday, Saturday, I took the opportunity to go with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to Trebsen at the Mulde river, hoping to find some cherry blossoms or spring flowers already, I went for a walk along the river bank.