Maximilian & Lobo

Rainbow Bridge

10/07/2010 | Comments (2)

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, […]

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Shoes

Picture a’Day (… sort of) 9 July 2010

09/07/2010 | Comments (0)

Which photographer – of any background or style – can claim that his or her camera does not frequently wander to point at the kids and/or at what ever (the heck) they are doing at a given time … only to declare those pictures the absolutely most wonderful in the entire collection? … no matter […]

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Review @ dpreview.com

Canon 5D Mark II … is it just me?

08/07/2010 | Comments (0)

… or does the Mark II feel somewhat “plasticy”? As usual and due to the fact that I rarely buy equipment at or shortly after release, I’m way behind the drag curve with this. Also, I look after glass and gear extremely well and thus work with a given model for a long time. I […]

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The Mask

Picture a’Day (…) 4 July 2010

04/07/2010 | Comments (0)

The Mirror Conspiracy or Am I on To Something? Playing around with HDR and Tonal Mapping lately, I am revisiting many of my Namib Desert and Namib Naukluft images, which never made it to the digital darkroom. Not because they are just plain bad, but because mostly there is at least one thing wrong with […]

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Window Seat

Pic a’Day: 2 July 2010

02/07/2010 | Comments (0)

Window Seat or “Does The Camera Really Matter?” I was on a flight back from Johannesburg after a day of meetings, glad to be heading home. Cramped into a ridiculously small space, as usual on these kinds of routes, I was staring out the window looking forward to getting out of this flying tin of […]

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Desert Rain #2

Pic a’Day: 1 July 2010

01/07/2010 | Comments (0)

The rainfall that year (2008/2009) was one the highest ever recorded. The thunderstorms moved all the way down into the Namib Desert and the Tsauchab River, thundering through the Sesriem Canyon, filled Sossus Vlei with water for the first time in many years. I jumped into Wohni, our off-road camper, and started chasing the weather. […]

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Shipwreck Swakopmund

Colour Mix

30/06/2010 | Comments (0)

… Gallery added here I don’t do much colour as I find most of my colour shots somewhat ‘post cardy’. LOL, the “Oryx” is something my mom would have asked me to do :-) here’s to you mom … that’s not to say that I do not enjoy these, I do! In fact, shooting the […]

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Pic a’Day: 30 June 2010

Pic a’Day: 30 June 2010

30/06/2010 | Comments (0)

The initial steps of prepping this image for increased dynamic range are described in this post: Simple Exposure Blending

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Simple Exposure Blending

Simple Exposure Blending

30/06/2010 | Comments (1)

More often than not – and more often than we appreciate – we run out of contrast latitude or dynamic range, especially with smaller digital sensors. To help the issue doesn’t always warrant a full blown HDR and/or Tonal Mapping exercise, for which we would want 2-3 properly over- and under-exposed images anyway. I would […]

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