A new way to get to work: The boat pier is near our house, a leasurely 40 minutes cruise on the Singapore river, then 10 mins walk to the office. Its way too slow for every day use, but every once in a while it makes for a nice alternative Continue reading “TaKInG the bOaT to wOrK”
rainy season in Singapore – looking for clouds, structures and sea surface to play around with a new ND filter.
Arriving on location … didn’t look like photo shooting was on the agenda
whilst slowly and steadily regaining control over my Injured ankle, memories of a challenging trek in the Eastern Himalays four years ago resurface. Climbing out of a tent during a snow storm, changing route several times, and craving like a wild, untamed animal for hot food out of sheer exhaustion….
looking at this image makes my thoughts fly
I have been lusting to visit a Japanese rock garden for many years, actually decades.
Finally a chance to go there and “inhale” it.
seit vielen vielen Jahren wuensche ich mir, nach Kyoto zu reisen, dort DEN Steingarten mit DEN Mustern und DEN Bonsai-Gewuechsen reinzuziehen. So alles klappt, sollt’s in einer Woche soweit sein……..
dann noch was aus China: “a superior person does not hasten to achieve results” – die wussten schon vor ein paar Tausend Jahren wie’s geht (aus Wei Zhi).
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how much post-processing is “right”, whatever right means. I originally was a hard-core non-processor, ie I restricted myself to minimal sharpening, WB and maybe exposure correction. Growing with my photography (or not…) I slowly come to realise that a RAW is a negative and it NEEDS some processing, like in the old days the path from negative to a paper copy.
So I gradually make the transition towards a moderate PP, I still cannot stand over-processed pictures, especially over-cooked HDRs, but de gustibus non est disputandum.
The three pictures are from L to R (hahahaha the LightRoom acronym), an almost unprocessed raw to jpeg, then simple processing (sharpening and exposure comp) and the one on the right used the “clarity” slider in LR5 a lot. I have to admit this thing does magic…
BTW: Im a total “sucker” for Martin Bailey’s podcast http://www.martinbaileyphotography.com/podcasts. Take your time to listen whilst you have a quiet 20 minutes, this is photography ZEN in its purest form.
several month of a slightly swollen ankle, a little discomfort, every once in a while some pain… an MRI and a few doctor’s visits later (and a few hundred $$$$ poorer), seems the final conclusion is that walking and biking “only” doesn’t properly utilise the ankle….
so……..physiotherapy, off the bike and of off the hiking path and hopefully in a few month all is back to normal…