Nuremberg

Weekend Rush

Weekend Rush

Weekend Rush | 2018 | 1/200 sec – f/3.5 – ISO 1600 – 12mm

Who says people aren’t in a rush on the weekend? Example of walk-by street photography. I kept the camera (Olympus PEN-F with the 12mm F/2 prime lens) in front of my chest and just snapped away at interesting looking people. I set the shutter speed at 1/200 sec, kind of the minimum required to “freeze” moving people, especially when I’m moving myself.

Obviously there is a lot of hit and miss in this approach, but actually I’m enjoying this “hunt” as a kind of photographic challenge to myself. You need to know your camera pretty well, as just a slight tilt in the wrong direction will result in chopped-off heads or people only half visible in the frame. I used the 12mm (24mm full frame equivalent), so this is as wide angle as it gets in the streets. And it means I need to be awfully close to my subjects to fill the frame.

Try it yourself, there is a lot of fun in this type of photography, and trust me, no-one will notice you snapping away, as long as you are moving as well. Obviously, having a small, inconspicuous looking camera like the PEN-F helps.

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Wish you a great Sunday!

Marcus

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Driving or Diving?

Driving or Diving

Driving or Diving | Nuremberg | 2016

Taken today in Nuremberg’s Street of Human Rights (Straße der Menschenrechte) across the main entrance to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

Ricoh GR II | 1/1000 sec at f/5.6 and ISO 160. Raw conversion in Lightroom CC.

Red Rush

Red-haired girl rushing by

Red Rush | Nuremberg | 2016

Taken this morning in Nuremberg’s central station in the walkway below the tracks. I saw this girl with the amazing red colored hair coming my way from the opposite end of the tunnel. And I knew I had to somehow take her picture. Getting the Ricoh out the backpack was no option, so my iPhone had to do. Processed in phone with VSCO G2 preset.

Let the Games begin !

Team Germany

Team Germany | Nuremberg | 2016

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When you know you got a winner

young boy splashing water on camera

Splash Hero | Nürnberg | 2016

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Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider Cyclist

Ghost Rider | Nuremberg | 2016

Another one from the motion blurred series of cyclists I took on the Pegnitz bikeway near Nuremberg’s Halletor, opposite from the “Schnepperschütz” Bar. Taken with the Olympus PEN-F with the mZuiko 17mm. Shot was taken with 1/13 sec @ f/7.1 and ISO200 with the Monochrome 2 profile of the PEN (jpg out of camera).

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