Me and Boomer are back online. You can expect new posts from us. He is back to normal. Running around, playing and walking and having fun. See you soon… walking my dog Boomer. Happy days. Reinhold
I will be offline for a few days. Boomer (my dog) has to face an operation tomorrow morning. I hope everything will be fine. But I am pretty nervous. Stay safe and happy days to you. Reinhold
Found: a few miles from home. Highland cattle in the lowlands of North Germany.
A blossom from a plant in front of my house. I used my Wacom drawing tablet as a base and the top of a box as my background. I like this fresh composition. Spring time! Happy days. Stay safe and healthy. Reinhold
Found this one in our garden today. Couldn’t easily find a composition that worked. Hope you like this closeup. Happy days. Reinhold
The days pass by… one like the other. Yesterday I was kind of bored 😑. So I sat down, took my iPad and started to create some graphic designs. Hope you like some. Today things are getting better. Stunning weather forecast for the next days.
Happy days. Reinhold & 🐶
Today I spent some time working on one of my images from my archive. I captured it last autumn. While I was working on it, that scene became one of my favorite images of 2019. It shows these lovely autumn birch trees and their vibrant color. I think I captured the peak of autumn in the North of Germany with this one and one which represents our local moor the best.
Happy days. Stay healthy and safe. Reinhold
From my archive: An evening walk in the moor. Happy days. Reinhold
Variations of an autumn leave. Happy days and happy Eastern. Reinhold
Sunlight… my one and only light source. Still experimenting with the extension tubes. May be I should go and look for a proper macro lens in the internet. The contact ban and the upcoming holidays are good reasons to invest in an extensive research activity. Happy days and stay safe and healthy. Reinhold
Cold sunny weather this morning at the lake. Some fog in the background. We did the longer walk. Happy days. Reinhold
Fokus stacking… I shot 6 images of this object and changed the focus point for each shot, adjusting and fine tuning the focus for the selected area. I then imported these images via Lightroom into Photoshop where I did the alignment and blending of these images. After saving and returning to Lightroom I made some minor color adjustments to the final image and created a vignette to frame the center. I think this technique is essential for certain compositions… this one isn’t perfect, but I will keep trying.
Happy days. Reinhold
Variations of an object. Rather than posting 4 different objects I decided to stick to one object for today. I captured 4 close-ups. Tomorrow I will use a similar approach, but will use “photo stacking”.
Focus stacking is a digital image processing technique which combines multiple images taken at different focus distances to give a resulting image with a greater depth of field (DOF) than any of the individual source images. Wikipedia
Episode 3 of my new macro series „Looking closer“. Today I found 3 objects which caught my attention. Tomorrow I will concentrate on one object and create 3-4 variations of one item. Hope you are all healthy and in good shape. Happy days. Reinhold