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Sailing the sky

Gee, it must've been ages since I posted my last picture…

I know it's no good netiquette to not post anything for such a long time, but I'm afraid I have hardly had time to work on my photography lately. I've been very busy with work and my studies, so  that I found myself working less and less on my pictures and spending less and less time on G+.

Anyways, I hope I'll find some more time to post in the coming weeks as I'm currently on term break.

Without any further ado, I'd like to "present" you below picture which is special to me in many different ways: First of all, it's the first picture that I upload that was taken with my D800… Yes, you're right, I finally got to the point where I stopped just talking about buying it and actually ordered one.

And, yea, secondly, it's from Singapore… For me the first time I set food onto South East Asia--the place were I'll spend the next half year (I'll do a exchange semester in HK; please stay tuned for new pictures)…
This picture was taken on probably the third or forth night I was in Spore and I really liked the framing (adds depth and character to so many things). There some more to come which I hope I'll be able to show you soon.

enjoy and let me know what you think...

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#whateverwednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing  
#wowwednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala     
#saturdaynightlight   by +Dirk Heindoerfer    

#city    #nikon   #travelphotography   #cityscape   #skyline   #singapore   #spore   #asia   #sands   #marina   #framing  
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Marina

Very pumped about the feedback that I received on yesterday's upload, so I thought I'll share a second picture from the Dubai Marina.

This one--as well as the one I shared yesterday--was actaully taken the last evening I spent in Dubai. Last day of my vacation and I just couldn't really sleep. So, I took my tripod and walked all around Dubai Marina.

Oh, and thanks a bunch for all the +1's on yesterday's post.


#tonemaphdrtuesday by +Drew Pion   and +Stephanie Suratos  
#zensunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström     
#breakfastclub +Breakfast Club  by +Gemma Costa   
#travelthursday by +Laura Mitchum       
#multipleexposuremonday by +Karen Tate  
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar     
#whateverwednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing 
#wowwednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala    
#saturdaynightlight   by +Dirk Heindoerfer   

#city   #dubai   #emirates   #arab   #burjkhalifa   #nikon   #travelphotography   #cityscape   #skyline   #marina   #dubaimarina  
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as time goes by....

Below is one of my most recent pictures--I took it not even a month ago... However, when I descovered the world of photography for the first time about 1 and a half years ago I was once at the very same location and took a picture of the very same scenery...  First I thought it would be a very nice picture, but then I started to kind of dislike as I started to develop some kind of a "syle". Now that I have a newer version that Ive developed with my most recent post-processing techniques, I'm very pleased with the result. However, who knows where Ill be in a couple years and how my photography will further evolve. For me it was a very interessting thing to sea the difference between now and one and a half years ago...

Hope you enjoy it...

#landscapephotography  , +Landscape Photography  by +Margaret Tompkins, +Fernando Carranza,  +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng,  and +David Heath Williams 
#amazinglandscapes   by +Rolf Hicker 
#plusphotoextract   by +Jarek Klimek 
#breakfastclub  , +Breakfast Club by +Gemma Costa 
#travelthursday   by +Laura Mitchum 
#spcfeature   by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#whateverwednesday   by +Cicely Robin Laing 
#saturdaynightlight   by +Dirk Heindoerfer 
#skysunday by +Simone Linke 
#zensunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström  and +Simon Kitcher  
#photomanipulationsaturday   by +Josh Adamski 
#FortressesFriday by +Benjamin Dahlhoff 

#zürich   #kappel #kloster     #switzerland   #landscape   #nikon  
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wheat

Another of those wheat pictures. However, I tried out some experimental processing which I think worked quite well with this one.

The picture is quite old, but I just reprocessed it the other day.

Hope you enjoy it....

Edit: Head meets desk--for some reason I wrote corn in the original post which I now just changes to wheat. Cuz, guess what, below picture shows  wheat lol...

#landscapephotography  , +Landscape Photography   by +Margaret Tompkins,  +Fernando Carranza,  +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng, and +David Heath Williams      
#amazinglandscapes   by +Rolf Hicker  
#plusphotoextract   by +Jarek Klimek   
#breakfastclub  , +Breakfast Club   by +Gemma Costa  
#travelthursday   by +Laura Mitchum   
#spcfeature   by +Swiss Photography Club G+  
#whateverwednesday   by +Cicely Robin Laing  
#TextureBlendThursday by +Christine Hauber   and +Matt Suess  
#FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner  
#textureblendphotography   +Texture Blend Photography by +Gemma Costa 

#corn   #zürich   #hausen   #switzerland   #landscape  
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clouds over paris

Wow, its been a really nong time that I shared my last pictures. What can I say, I was pretty bussy with study-related stuff and after all I dont really like to leave the house during winter ;).

Below picture is still one of my Paris pictures. I thought I was gonna post these first and will then start to share another series that I took in Vienna and Dubai--mostly for the reason that I have not yet gotten around to process my latest pictures.

While I'm writing this I actually got another tap open where I'm just ordering my D800--finally! Unfortuntely, I will need to make sure that I get my new computer together at the very same time since my current one already screems when I'm processing my 16mpx files. So, I really dont want to experience it handling 36mpx ones. Anywho, this is to say that I'll be back soon with my new cam and in even higher rez FWIW.

Gosh, I got to much to say today and I should defintely also talk about my below pic. Well, I tried some new post-processing techniques on this one which I think worked quite nicely. If you now my previous work, you know that Im pretty crazy about dramatic skies: Here you go... That day I was literally running around because the weather changed so fast and the sky looked different every minute.

Hope you enjoy it....

Now the infamous hash tagging portion of my posts ;) :

#tonemaphdrtuesday by +Drew Pion   and +Stephanie Suratos  
#zensunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström  and +Simon Kitcher  
#breakfastclub +Breakfast Club    by +Gemma Costa 
#travelthursday by +Laura Mitchum 
#multipleexposuremonday by +Karen Tate 
#skysunday by +Simone Linke 
#moodymonday by +Philip Daly 
#landscapephotography , +Landscape Photography  by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley,  +paul t beard,   +Ke Zeng,  and +David Heath Williams 
#whateverwednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing  
#wowwednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala 
#plusphotoextract by +Jarek Klimek 
#saturdaynightlight   by +Dirk Heindoerfer 

 #paris   #france   #french   #hdr   #hdrefexpro   #lightroom   
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Wow. Look at those clouds! I mean, the architecture is awesome, but.....THOSE CLOUDS!
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Solange at Versailles

Sometimes you’re waiting for about a day for the sky to clear up a little and do sth interessting and it just does not want to happen.  And then, all of sudden, you get the perfect clouds, the sky starts to get a charming golden glow and – you just don’t see anything that would be worth shooting anymore.

One of those days I had recently in Versailles when I was there to shoot the castle. I needed to leave the property since they were about to close and, suddenly, I got the greatest light of the whole day. But, well, an angel came and helped me – a statue of course. Somehow this statue was located in a way that the sunset seemed to come out of the statue – if you know what I’m talking about ;-).

#tonemaphdrtuesday by +Drew Pion  and +Stephanie Suratos 
#zensunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström  and +Simon Kitcher  
#breakfastclub +Breakfast Club   by +Gemma Costa 
#travelthursday by +Laura Mitchum 
#10000photographersaroundtheworld by +Robert SKREINER 
#multipleexposuremonday by +Karen Tate 
#skysunday by +Simone Linke 
#moodymonday by +Philip Daly 
#landscapephotography , +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins  +Carra Riley, +paul t beard,  +Ke Zeng,  and +David Heath Williams    
#whateverwednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing 
#wowwednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala 
 #sunsetsaturday   by +TJ Kelly 
#photomanipulationsaturday   by +Josh Adamski 
#historythursday   by +Matt Shalvatis 
#FortressesFriday by +Benjamin Dahlhoff 
 
#france   #versailles   #paris   #castle   #angel   #statue  #sunset   #rays      #marieantoinette   #louis14  
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thank u -- must have completely forgotten about this post and, thus, forgot about attending too ur comments...

anyways, they re much appreciated and highly valued...

its crazy, that Id prob have missed this shot hadnt the park guard sent me away =)
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Solange

One of those HDR pictures...

After I'd spent a couple days in Paris, I went to Veraille to visit Louis xiv's famous castle. However, this shot is not actually from the main castle but rather in the backyard of Marie Antounette's castle...

It'd been a pretty overcast day and I was quite worried: Would it clear up at some point? Luckily it did just towards Sunset... This shot coulda been much nicer with some color in the sky, but somehow I really liked the sun between the pilars and what that did to the shadow...

Hope you like... There are still some more pictures ready to get uploaded and I can't wait to share 'em.


#tonemaphdrtuesday by +Drew Pion   and +Stephanie Suratos 
#zensunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström and +Simon Kitcher   
#breakfastclub +Breakfast Club  by +Gemma Costa   
#travelthursday by +Laura Mitchum 
#10000photographersaroundtheworld by +Robert SKREINER 
#multipleexposuremonday by +Karen Tate 
#skysunday by +Simone Linke 
#moodymonday by +Philip Daly 
#landscapephotography , +Landscape Photography   by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng, and +David Heath Williams   
#whateverwednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing 
#wowwednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala 
 #sunsetsaturday   by +TJ Kelly 
#photomanipulationsaturday   by +Josh Adamski  
#historythursday   by +Matt Shalvatis 
#ShadowsOnSunday by +André Roßbach  and  +Daniel Graupner 
#FortressesFriday by +Benjamin Dahlhoff 
 
#france   #versailles   #paris   #castle   #angel   #statue   #backyard   #sunset   #rays   #bench   #marieantoinette   #louis14  
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arc de triomphe

About a year a go I did a trip to Paris and--for some reason I totally missed to post the below pic.

The weather wasn't good at all that day and I was basically always waiting for the sky to clear up at least a little. 

Before taking this picture, a had to seek shelter underneath this great monument as it was hailing pretty hard. Anyways, the flipside of the coin was that I got a little bit a blue and a little bit a sun, which, all in all, made it worth taking this very pic.

Hope you enjoy it.

#tonemaphdrtuesday by +Drew Pion    and +Stephanie Suratos   
#zensunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström   
#breakfastclub +Breakfast Club  by +Gemma Costa   
#travelthursday by +Laura Mitchum   
#10000photographersaroundtheworld by +Robert SKREINER   
#multipleexposuremonday by +Karen Tate   
#skysunday by +Simone Linke     
#moodymonday by +Philip Daly    
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar 
#whateverwednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing     
#wowwednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala  
#sunsetsaturday   by +TJ Kelly   

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up to the sky

It's been a whiel that I uploaded somthing:

Here is one of my more recent captures from Dubai taken at the Marina.

Dubai is a pretty breathtaking City and its architecture just knocks you off your feet.

Hope you enjoy it....


#tonemaphdrtuesday by +Drew Pion    and +Stephanie Suratos    
#zensunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström  and +Simon Kitcher   
#breakfastclub +Breakfast Club  by +Gemma Costa     
#travelthursday by +Laura Mitchum    
#multipleexposuremonday by +Karen Tate     
#landscapephotography , +Landscape Photography    by +Margaret Tompkins ,   +Carra Riley  ,  +paul t beard , +Ke Zeng  , and +David Heath Williams     
#whateverwednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing 
#wowwednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala 
#saturdaynightlight   by +Dirk Heindoerfer 

#city   #dubai   #emirates   #arab   #burjkhalifa   #nikon   #travelphotography   #cityscape   #skyline  
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poppies

Isn't it great to see what cool effect you can get out of texture blendings??

It looks really artsy fartsy, doesn't it?

Alright, all kidding aside, this is a picture I took a long time ago and I thought it would go well with some textrues blended on top.

I've been building up a texture library for years already and so I've got some pretty neat textures that I like to use for this kinda things. If you're interessted in how to achieve this kinda thins, please go check out +Aaron Nace's (PHLEARN) tutorials on this. Those are really the best tuts I could find on this topic.

#landscapephotography  , +Landscape Photography  by +Margaret Tompkins, +Fernando Carranza  +paul t beard , +Ke Zeng,  and +David Heath Williams     
#amazinglandscapes   by +Rolf Hicker 
#plusphotoextract   by +Jarek Klimek  
#breakfastclub  , +Breakfast Club  by +Gemma Costa 
#travelthursday   by +Laura Mitchum  
#spcfeature   by +Swiss Photography Club G+ 
#whateverwednesday   by +Cicely Robin Laing 
#TextureBlendThursday by +Christine Hauber  and +Matt Suess 
#FourSeasonsFriday by +Karin Nelson  and +Stephanie Ogden 
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tower twins

Hey ya guys...

I promised to upload some more of my Paris pictrues some time ago. Unfortunately, I've been quite busy and have never gotten around to do so...

But, here you go...

Gotta admit that it is somewhat inspired by +Trey Ratcliff's picture of the tower with a reflection... But, I just couldn't resist to take a pic with this nice puddle reflection. Admittedly, I still lack some of +Ingo Meckmann puddleizing proficiency, but hey we're working on it ;-)...

#tonemaphdrtuesday by +Drew Pion  and +Stephanie Suratos 
#zensunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström    and +Simon Kitcher 
#breakfastclub +Breakfast Club   by +Gemma Costa 
#travelthursday by +Laura Mitchum 
#multipleexposuremonday by +Karen Tate 
#skysunday by +Simone Linke 
#moodymonday by +Philip Daly 
#landscapephotography , +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard,  +Ke Zeng, and +David Heath Williams    
#whateverwednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing 
#wowwednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala 
#plusphotoextract by +Jarek Klimek 
#saturdaynightlight   by +Dirk Heindoerfer 

#eiffeltower    #paris   #france   #french   #hdr   #hdrefexpro   #lightroom   
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from Paris with love... (or something along those lines)

Another shot of Paris -- who would have guessed?? Just before I took this shot I was quite a bit closer to the tower, but then -- all of a sudden -- some tourists pulled over in the middle of the street and parked there car just in front of my camera... They just wanted to take some iPhone snapshots and didn't seem to bother that I also wanted to have some dece shots (I was quite upset, cuz the sky was just about perfect and it could change every minut).

Anyways, I then just backed up a little what didn't really harm the comp.

#tonemaphdrtuesday by +Drew Pion   and +Stephanie Suratos 
#zensunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström   and +Simon Kitcher 
#breakfastclub +Breakfast Club  by +Gemma Costa 
#travelthursday by +Laura Mitchum 
#10000photographersaroundtheworld by +Robert SKREINER 
#multipleexposuremonday by +Karen Tate 
#skysunday by +Simone Linke 
#moodymonday by +Philip Daly 
#landscapephotography , +Landscape Photography   by +Margaret Tompkins  , +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams   
#whateverwednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing 
#wowwednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala 
#plusphotoextract by +Jarek Klimek 
#sunsetsaturday   by +TJ Kelly 
#saturdaynightlight   by +Dirk Heindoerfer 

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My thanks go right back to you +Margaret Tompkins 

Hi +Philipp Weimer, I really wished I did... Unfort, I was there for 3 days only and the better part of my time there I had to deal with overcast sky... Its got its upsides and downsides: On one hand, I was able to take great pictures everytime it cleard up. On the other hand, I've not been able to take shots which are at least reasonably good of some of the monuments, such as Notre Dame...
Well, a good reason to head back some time soon.

BTW, rumor has it that there is a exhibition of one of those great streettog in Thalwil over the week end. Do you maybe know something about this??
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I grew up and spent pretty much my whole live in the suburbs of beautiful Zurich, Switzerland.  Even though, I’m working as a Commercial Clerk in real live, I’ve always been drawn to the world of graphic design. This all started several years ago when I thought it would be really nice to create my own website – back then I was still a student. I somehow found myself liking the process of creating websites more than the process of keeping it updated. So, I decided to only design websites for others. However, since my creativity at that time was pretty overwhelming while the number jobs that I got was fairly little, the bulk of my creations would never go online.

 

At some point came across Joomla, which I really loved and on which I would base all my websites henceforth. Joomla made it possible to sell some of my websites and made it way easier to provide as a “one man part time web design company” web solutions for whole companies. Plus, I could focus more on the designs and would not need to do that much coding anymore.

 

Some years ago, I also picked up logo design. Letters and letter combination having been a passion of mine since I can remember, this was (and still is) a very fulfilling and relaxing work to me. It’s amazing how many cool and never seen combinations of letters you can come up with. And, it’s great to see this little pieces of art developing from nothing more than an empty file inside of Illustrator (I started in Ps BTW).

 

My newest passion is photography – it’s just amazing, it really feels as though my cam completed me. However, as you might imagine, I’m for sure not one of the guys who does all the work at location/insight of my cam. I really love post-processing and, even though, I’ve worked with Ps quite a while, working on pixel-based images/photos is for me quite new. So, I’m spending tons of time discovering new ways of taking and post-processing pix. Time being, I mainly focus on landscapes, but this is to change soon. I can’t wait having my first shoots with models; I’m sure this is one of the things which I will fall in love with as soon as I get really into it.

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