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German Night Life
This is a German restaurant at night. The lights and cobblestones give a cozy feeling.  Here, Photomatix underlies the painterly look very nicely. For such contrasty scenes I typically do the bracketing manually. Therefore I reduce the shutter speed so far, that the brightest lights have detail. Then I just decrease the shutter speed by 1 stop until I covered the shadows. This is also good if many people are passing the street, so one can shoot the next exposure when the view is clear.
 In Photomatix I made 2 versions where I particularly change the "light" slider. One for the front of the house and another version for the street  in the foreground. And then mixed those two versions on Photoshop.
 I took the photo with my Canon G9 Camera, and a tripod. No expensive equipment.
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yes, it is somehow. Frank.
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Woman in the Park
My latest composite image of a woman in this historic European park. I like the combination of the traditional english garden and the elegant dress.  I took the image of the park in the Netherlands some weeks ago. Woman: Jessica Truscott (free stock)
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You ll find help of people here, I am pretty sure about this. Try to look on www.phlearn.com for some help. The tutorials are amazingly clear. 
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Woman in the Field
My latest composite image, a bit inspired by the Fine Art work of Brooke Shaden. It is somewhat darker and moody. I photographed the field and the birds in my neighbourhood.For the sky I also blended overlays, namely a stone texture and stained paper. You have to click on the image to see the correct colors, since G+ seems to forget the embeded color profiles in the previews.
Woman, free stock image: http://faestock.deviantart.com/
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Brooke Shaden has quite a nice style and is a unique person. I probably want to create some darker imge with a red dress as well. I think it is a good combination.
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The Lilipond
Summer is finally here in Germany. A great time to hang out at a nice lilipond...or eating ice cream. Here I used the program Dynamic Auto Painter to give the image the feeling of a Monet painting. I think it is quite nice for some images. You have to view it large to see the nice painterly effect properly.
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South African Living
In the town Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, in South Africa, you find many beautiful houses in the typical Dutch-Cape style. This architecture is very charming, particularly when the owners have a nice garden as well. Stellenbosch has also one of the best Universites in South Africa and it is located in the heart of the South African wine country.
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Composite meets Cosplay
My latest photo composite image. Here I combined my background of the historic hallway with a great Cosplayer of the female worrior. I wanted to give it a cinematic look. The particles, which are done with the sandstorm action, give additional dynamics to the image. Do you see anything to improve ?!
That is my friend N8e, who provided the image of the worrior: https://www.facebook.com/N8e.cosplay.photography
And Illyne Cosplay: https://www.facebook.com/IllyneCosplay?fref=ts&__mref=message_bubble   The character is in fact "Wonder woman" from the game "injustice"
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Thanks David. I made a new selection of the sword and right hand and also lowered the contrast in the sword a bit, which made the effect a bit too strong. Time for the next composite, Frank.
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Dancer in the Park
Here I retouched a classic dancer into the beautiful park scene. I gave the image a somewhat dreamy and painterly look, something different once in a while. To get this "soft glow" look you simply have to duplicate the layer, put it into softlight and then apply a gaussian blur. As you increase the radius, you will get a nice soft glow effect. Model: Jessica Truscott.
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Dahlie in Schwarz-Weiß
Bilder von Blumen müssen nicht immer bunt und farbenfroh sein. Eine Umsetzung in Schwarz-Weiß hebt die Form der Blüte besonders hervor und konzentriert sich auf die geometrischen Formen. Hierzu eignen sich insbesondere Blumen mit markanten Blütenformen, wie z.B. Dahlien.  Hierbei kommt es darauf an, dass die Blüten genügend Kontrast in den Farben haben, damit das Bild nicht flach wirkt. Mit Lightroom oder Camera RAW kann man dann im SW Modul einfach die Farben nochmals hervorheben und trennen.  Um die Tonalitäten besser zu trennen ist auch z.B. Topaz Clarity sehr nützlich, da dies erlaubt die Kontraste auf verschiedenen Skalen anzupassen, was mit einem einfachen Kontrast oder Klarheit nicht geht.  Zur Erhöhung der Tiefenschärfe von vorne bis hinten verwende ich immer ein Focus-Stacking mit etwa 2mm Abstand der Focus Ebenen. Hierzu verwende ich meine selbst programmierte firmware um beliebig viele Focus Ebenen aufzunehmen.
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Danke, schoen dass Dir das Foto dir gefaellt. Ich versuche immer eine kleine Erklaeruing zu meinen Bilder zu geben. Frank.
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Woman in the Field
My latest composite image, a bit inspired by the Fine Art work of Brooke Shaden. It is somewhat darker and moody. I photographed the field and the birds in my neighbourhood.For the sky I also blended overlays, namely a stone texture and stained paper.
Woman, free stock image: http://faestock.deviantart.com/
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Thanks +Frank Bramkamp I will definitely give her a look...  Thanks for sharing.
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South African Living
In the town Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, in South Africa, you find many beautiful houses in the typical Dutch-Cape style. This architecture is very charming, particularly when the owners have a nice garden as well. Stellenbosch has also one of the best Universites in South Africa and it is located in the heart of the South African wine country. Here I treated my photo with a painterly effect, which nicely underlines the painterly feeling of the garden scene.
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Wonder Woman
My latest photo composite image, with some improvements. Here I combined my background of the historic hallway with a great Cosplayer of "Wonder Woman" from the game "Injustice". I wanted to give it a cinematic look. The particles, which are done with the sandstorm action, give additional dynamics to the image.
As some people enjoyed the background, I also offer it to other people for their own composites: http://frankbramkamp.myds.me/wordpress/store/
This is my friend N8e, who provided the image of Wonder Woman: https://www.facebook.com/N8e.cosplay.photography
Wonder Woman: Illyne Cosplay https://www.facebook.com/IllyneCosplay
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Thanks Mark. Probably some more "Cosplay" images are coming. Their costumes put it on a new level.
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Composite meets Cosplay
My latest photo composite image. Here I combined my background of the historic hallway with a great Cosplayer of the female worrior. I wanted to give it a cinematic look. The particles, which are done with the sandstorm action, give additional dynamics to the image. Do you see anything to improve ?!
That is my friend N8e, who provided the image of the worrior: https://www.facebook.com/N8e.cosplay.photography
And Illyne Cosplay: https://www.facebook.com/IllyneCosplay?fref=ts&__mref=message_bubble   Tha character is in fact "Wonder woman" from the game "injustice"
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If you ever write that tutorial +Frank Bramkamp please make sure and let me know... would love to read it.
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Introduction
Welcome to my Google+ page. I am a hobby photographer from Aachen, Germany. I mainly enjoy landscape, travel and architectural photography. I also investigate in panorama pictures, High Dynamic Range techniques and postprocessing.

My travel photos are mainly from Germany, England, Italy, France, Spain, USA, Canada, South Africa, Seychelles, Mexico etc.

You find my main portfolio on
www.500px.com/frankgerman

For purchase of my fine art architectural photography:
www.duesseldorf-panorama.de