Fields of Gold

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Fileds of Gold
Developing my personal style

Image 12/20 – Fields of Gold… sunset in the forest nearby. The trees created a pattern of golden sunlight on the leaves of the woodland floor. You can’t feel how cold and windy it was that day. But may be you can see it.

This image is part of my series: Develop my personal style

The first 11 images are already published. If you are interested… please visit my blog to view the other images of my series. Thanks in advance!

Dancing with Birds

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Dancing with Birds
Develop my personal style

Image 10/20 – Dancing with Birds… an image of my “Fiction Series”. It is created from 2 different images. A puppet of a fashion show in Frankfurt and an image of Schillig, a sea resort in the National Park Wadden Sea in North Germany. I think dancing with birds is a good start of the coming long weekend.

This image is part of my series: Develop my personal style

The first 9 images are already published. If you are interested… please visit my blog. Thanks in advance!

Picture Postcards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Reflections
Reflections – © RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography

Thanks to all for your helpful input. My solution – no real “solution”. I am reducing the image size to 800×600 / 600×800 / 800×800, full use of copyright information in the file and my known watermark. And now… we have some work to accomplish… LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY!  🙂

Landscape Photography

My last 2 posts (Falling Dry and Moor)  initiate a change of direction regarding my photography goals and my blog. In the last years I was shooting landscapes, architecture, still, street and nature. I will concentrate on landscape photography from now on. I always avoided this step. Now it’s time to get on with it.

Therefore I have changed the title of my blog to Reinhold Staden – Landscape Photography.

The land- and seascapes of North Germany will be my preferred locations but I will add selected images of past and future travels if they fit into the concept. Getting focused will help me to maintain my creativity and to enhance my photography skills. Hope you will like the results.
And now I take my wellies and gear and visit the “Engelsmeer” (Angels Sea). Should be fun. See what happens.
I will leave you with an image of an area at the side of the road to my favorite lake (next post) nearby.
Happy weekend. Reinhold

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – 2016 onwards

First Fujinon prime lens

A few days ago, during my trip to Hamburg, I decided to get my first Fujinon prime lens. It’s one which is not on my published wish list. But the cash back offer was too tempting.

The Super EBC f=35mm 1:1.4 R lens is the 50mm equivalent on a full-frame camera.

I have read a lot about the 35mm lens. Some love it, some hate it. Some say it’s loud, slow and not always sharp, especially at minimum distance. I can not relate to that. My lens is very quiet, fast (fast enough for my purposes) and focus is always accurate. Always! Aperture 1.4 allows me to to take photos in low light conditions. In very low light conditions. It creates an awesome, soft bokeh and the colors are beautiful, intense and vived.

I love this lens already and I think it’s a very good starting point of my personal prime lens lineup.

 

Here 2 sample photos. No RAW files. JPEG out of camera. No film simulation. Cropped only.

Sample Fujinon 35mm 1.4 by Reinhold Staden
Sample Fujinon 35mm 1.4
Sample Fujinon 35mm 1.4 by Reinhold Staden
Sample Fujinon 35mm 1.4

My new Fuji X-T1 page

Today I started my Fuji X-T1 page – as part of my blog.

I like to develop/expand this page in the next days, weeks and months with technical information, my experience with the X-T1, best practices and links to other sources of information.

If you are already a X-T1 user or you are interested in this “black beauty” you can bookmark this page. If you have questions about the X-T1 or how to use it, leave a comment on the new page. I will try to answer all your questions.

Link: https://rstaden.wordpress.com/fuji-x-t1/ (also part of the main menu of my blog)

NDR Building by Reinhold Staden
NDR (television) Building – Fuji X-T1 / 18-55mm