22 March 2011

Big Moon

Every 19 years the Moon comes a little closer to the Earth, and looks bigger and brighter to us. I was happy that we had a nice clear sky the night between Saturday and Sunday. It was a full Moon and shortly after midnight I took this picture of it with my Canon 5D-Mk II and a 300mm Canon lens. With a tripod and tethered shooting, I was able to avoid unwanted movement and after a little processing in Lightroom and Photoshop I had something decent to show you. (Click on it to see it bigger)
I hope you like it! :-)

... many thanks

Chr.


05 March 2011

Annelien

I wanted to share with you 3 pictures I made for Annelien Van Wauwe a couple of weeks ago. And today I sent her the final version of them.

I made it with two speedlights: one without a modifier and the other in a 60cm Lastolite Eazybox.  We shot this in the cellar of the Musikhochschule in L├╝beck: nice walls, nice floor.

I hope you like them!

Bye
CR



My second post

Hi! Here is my second blog post. It is going slowly but I will be more and more motivated to do it, so stay tuned ;-)

I want to show you today a picture of Nora that I used to make an easy little layout in Photoshop.

I took this very spontaneously during Sebastian Manz's birthday. As I started to take pictures that evening, I realized that I had forgotten to change lenses and the only lens I had was 16-35mm.....so I stayed with it and made some fun shots.

Nora is very changeable and can show off many moods. The one in this picture, with its freshness,  is one I like a lot :-)

To make the text I used an FX bevel, with drop shadow and fill set to 0.

Than I added (with the inverse crop) some white around the picture, and finally I added an outer glow to the original picture.

The picture was made from several layers and some adjustments (desaturation, free transform, gaussian blur.....). Some easy steps that allow you do something funny :-)

Bye

Christian


07 February 2011

My first random Posting

Hi,

Welcome everybody!

Today begins for me the adventure of blogging. Today I post just some random images that I took in the last 12 months... Just to begin.
I have to thank my friend Jim Martin to have given me the inspiration to begin this blog.
I decided to write it in English also to practice my written English, so sorry for the mistakes... :-)
Feel free to post your comments.

Bye!

Christian