Times They Are a Changin

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Shades
© RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography

There will be a few changes. Starting with the image above, all images posted, will show the visible watermark – Reinhold Staden Photography – in the center. I am sorry, but I found several places in the internet where my images have been misused – without permission -. You can even download them “for free”. This is definitely over now. In addition my images are also tagged with “Copyright” information on the file basis in any possible form. In my blog and other internet platforms I will post a 1:1 – 1080 x 1080px (72dpi) format (Instagram). I am sorry for the disturbing watermark but obviously there is no way around. I hope you will still like my images. Reinhold

© RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography

October 2016

In Time

18:50. Just finished a light dinner. Looking out of the window, there was fantastic light in the sky. A stunning sunset was on it’s way. Sunset was expected to be at 19:15. 30 minutes to go (drive). I picked up my gear and tripod and jumped into the car, heading for the nearby lake (10-15 minutes drive). I arrived at 19:05 at the parking lot by the lake. I rushed to the platform (new location) at the sailing boat club and set up my stuff. Tripod, adapter, Fuji X-T1, lens adapter, filter holder, big stopper + ND grad, cable release. Looked for the optimal focus point, f11, bulb mode. By then it was 19:15. More clouds showed up during this time. Ready for the first 90 sec. exposure. Too dark. Next one. 120 sec. Still too dark. 240 sec. Looked ok on the small screen of the X-T1. Turned the camera from right to left. Other composition. Where is the focus point? Ahhh, found it. Next shot. 300 sec. Too dark. Next one. 360 sec. Looked ok. It is over. No light left. 5 images. Lesson learned. Be in time. I forgot to change the aperture from 11 to 8 to 5.6 rather than enhancing the time. Next time I will be prepared, focused and in time.

Hope you still enjoy the last minute images. Have a nice weekend.

Smiles. Reinhold

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - In Time

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - In Time


Rainbow Bridge

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Rainbow Bridge

Mixed weather. Rain on one side, sunshine on the other side. While I was shooting this long exposure (180 sec) a rainbow appeared on the right side in the background for about 30 seconds. Enough to leave a trace in the image. A good start into your week! Smiles. Reinhold

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September 2016

Using Lee Seven5 filter system at Lake Zwischenahner Meer

Lake Zwischenahner Meer, Ammerland, North Germany

August 26, 2016

19:30 – 20:30

Fuji X-T1, 14mm f2.8, Lee lens adapted and filter holder, ND Grad. 0.6 Hard (2 stops), Big Stopper (10 stops), Manfrotto tripod, cable release

The Plan:
Long exposure photographs of pier and boats at lake “Zwischenahner Meer”.  I created my vision with a sketch app (Sketches) of my iPad.

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Boats
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Boats

Estimated shots: 4

1 bracket shot (no filter) 3 exposures -1 +-0 +1

1 focused on foreground (no filter)

1 focused on pier and boats (no filter)

1 long exposure (30-240 sec) f8-16


And here are two results:

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Boats

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Boats

I was lucky to meet 3 young men who were fishing at the lake. One of these guys positioned the net for me in the foreground. Very helpful!

© RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography

August 2016