Posts from September 2009

Eight years on

I stood and looked out of our window at home early this morning, as I was getting ready for work, remembering another beautiful, crisp autumn morning far, far away.

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“Brenizer Method” test shot

Trial shots for the so-called "Brenizer Method": accentuating a shallow depth of field by stitching together several individual images. For more examples (and better ones, as I only had a f5.6 lens with me today), visit www.flickr.com/groups/brenizermethod/. This photo is best viewed at a larger size. (Larger images are only available to my contacts.)

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“Brenizer Method” test shot

Trial shots for the so-called “Brenizer Method”: accentuating a shallow depth of field by stitching together several individual images. For more examples (and better ones, as I only had a f5.6 lens with me today), visit www.flickr.com/groups/brenizermethod/. This photo is best viewed at a larger size. (Larger images are only available to my contacts.)

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Death of a cemetery

Sad news comes today for the family and fans of the “Autofriedhof”: the site must be cleared. Here’s an article about the closure, which I’ve translated from the German article at the Swiss newspaper “Tagesanzeiger”.

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Death of a cemetery

I was neither the first, nor the last, photographer to visit the car cemetery in Kaufdorf, a typical Swiss lowland village near Bern, when I shot these photographs amongst the hulks of rotting cars from the past seventy years. Even then, in 2008, there were many questions over how much longer the area would remain: […]

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Week 34 of 52

”Do not try to bend the spoon; that’s impossible. Instead only try to realize the truth: There is no spoon.“ The Matrix (1999)

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Dusk in the Aeolian Islands

Photograph of sailing boats moored for the evening amongst the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily in Italy, with the islands of Stromboli, Basiluzzo and Lisca Bianca (lit by the last of the evening sun) in the background. Photographed from the back of a hydrofoil docked at Panarea. This picture is available to order […]

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Katrin in Interlaken

A portrait gallery of my friend Katrin, taken at three locations on the shores of Lake Thun near Interlaken.

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Katrin in Unterseen

Strobist information: optically triggered SB-26 through white umbrella, camera left. Ambient underexposed two stops. More information, additional exclusive images and a larger version of this photo is at Permanent Tourist.

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Rain, Rain

Photos of various wetness around the city of Bern, as I head for the train station and home on a Friday night.

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Katrin in Unterseen

Strobist information: optically triggered SB-26 through white umbrella, camera right. Ambient underexposed two stops. More information, additional exclusive images and a larger version of this photo is at Permanent Tourist.

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Photography in the Swiss railway network

Written confirmation from the media relations team of the SBB/CFF/FFS that photography for private use in their railway stations is allowed and does not require a permit.

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Swiss Press Photo 2008

The Käfigturm – a city prison for several hundred years until 1897 – is now a pretty unique centre for events and exhibitions. The current exhibition on show is a collection of photographs selected for the Swiss Press Photo Award for 2008, which opened recently as a free exhibition and runs until 10th October. I took advantage of the adjacent tram stop and went to see the photos this lunchtime.

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Katrin in Unterseen

Strobist information: optically triggered SB-26 through white umbrella, camera right. Ambient underexposed two stops. More information, additional exclusive images and a larger version of this photo is at Permanent Tourist.

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