Doing Street Photography while visiting museums and exhibitions is one of my favorite things to do with a camera (or in this case just my iPhone). Another opportunity arose during a recent visit to Genoa. The doge’s apartments of the Palazzo Ducale are featuring an exhibition of the work of Emmanuel Radnitzky, better known as Man Ray. The title image of the exhibition was already featured in another recent post. Join me for a tour of Man Ray’s work. Check it out by clicking the link below. A little disclaimer: the post needs to be treated as NSFW 😉Continue reading “Man Ray (NSFW)”
Sometimes photography just happens. The Significant Other and I are vacationing in Grisons in Switzerland. Unwinding, relaxing, mainly hiking around the beautiful mountain landscape. Today we had an off-day. In the afternoon we drove to close by Flims, the principal Ski Resort in the area. Now, in summer, it basically is deserted, apart from mountain bikers, a few tourists and the local folks. Shopping for some groceries, we entered recently built, futuristic looking shopping center that is mainly built underground. I took out my iPhone 14 Pro and started snapping pictures of the shiny modern architecture, already thinking monochrome. Then the man appeared on the top of the escalator, with the rest of the scene totally deserted. Like the last man in one of those end of civilization movies. I had my street photograph and a story.Continue reading “The last man”
A few days ago, Adobe released a new beta version of its popular Photoshop application. With it came the launch of its new artificial intelligence (AI) Generative Fill tool, that has the photographic community humming with excitement. While the web is already full of examples of the incredible power of this tool, I thought I give it my own little try. The result you see above. For the “how” and whether I consider the new AI based feature a photographer’s friend or foe, continue after the jump…Continue reading “Friend or Foe?”
Seville explored – Real Alcázar introduces you to the Royal Palace of Seville, Spain. The palace was originally constructed as a fortress during the 10th century by the Moors and has since been expanded and modified by various rulers and monarchs. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is considered one of the most important cultural landmarks in Spain. It has been used as a filming location for several movies and TV shows, including “Game of Thrones,” which featured the palace as the setting for the Water Gardens of Dorne. For its history and more photographs of its splendor, continue after the jump…Continue reading “Seville Explored – Real Alcázar”
Seville explored – Plaza de España is a post about a stunning architectural masterpiece located in the heart of Seville, Spain. Built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, the plaza is a fusion of Spanish Renaissance and Moorish architectural styles, designed by the architect Aníbal González. More than a thousand workers worked on its construction at the same time. Constructions began as early as 1924 and were completed by architect Vicente Traver in 1928, after Aníbal González resigned as the Exposition’s chief architect. For a mix of more color and monochrome photos, architectural and street shots continue after the jump…Continue reading “Seville Explored – Plaza de España”
Time to start the photographic recap of our recent trip to Seville Spain. The first post is about an impromptu Flamenco session we witnessed when strolling though the Plaza de Espana. For a bit of background about Flamenco and some more images continue after the jump…Continue reading “Impromptu Flamenco Session”
The man and the peacock – a fun street shot I took an hour ago in the garden of Seville‘s Real Alcazar, the royal palace. This image is also a good example of capturing the viewer’s attention by means of a juxtaposition. What also contributes to the composition is that the photograph has quite a few triangles.
I took the image with my iPhone 14 Pro. B&W conversion in the iPhone photos app.
The Real Alcazar is an amazing place. Stay tuned for a post covering all the highlights.
Have a great Monday!
After a two and a half hour flight, The Significant Other and I safely arrived in Sevilla. What a change in weather. From snowy 1 degrees Nuremberg we arrived in sunny and summerly Southern Spain with 24 degrees. After checkin into the hotel conveniently situated in the old town near the Cathedral, we went out for some Tapas. Continuing our first walk through the alleys, we had the unexpected joy to stumble into the colorful parade of the Bolivian Street Carnival. Continue after the jump for more of this fun event…Continue reading “Bolivian Street Carnival”
The political correct term should be layover, rather than hangover. After all, the dictionary definition for layover is “a period of rest or waiting before a further stage in a journey.” But I’m sure, the one or other patron of this waterhole might also get himself a hangover while waiting for the connecting flight. I captured the scene at a bar in Amsterdam airport. You’ll find another shot from this perfectly illuminated “Theater of Street Photography” after the jump…Continue reading “Hangover”
With lens in my hand,
I capture sights new and strange,
Memories to keep.
It’s finally Friday. And I just had to write this little travel Haiku. As tomorrow, The Significant Other and I take to the skies to fly to Spain for a week. Time to leave the never ending German winter behind for a week. The weather forecast is awesome. Camera ready, batteries charged. The Streets of Nuremberg will pay a visit to their counterparts in beautiful Seville. The captured memories will be shared on this pages.
Have a great Friday
Anyone playing with monochrome conversions in post-processing knows the pondering question: B&W or color? Like I did when looking at this shot of Ascensore Spianata Castelletto, one of the elevators that connect the base of Genoa‘s old town with the higher quarters. From the terrace next to the elevator you have a splendid view across the medieval old town out to the harbor and the Mediterranean beyond. I decided I like the monochrome version better. I think it better fits the elegance of the art deco elevator house. What do you think? Check out the color version after the jump…Continue reading “B&W or Color?”
Just a street snapshot taken with my iPhone last night while taking The Significant Other and Big Boy to dinner in Genoa’s Porto Antico. The vendor of illuminated balloons waiting for the last customer at the end of the day.
Post processed with the iPhone photo app.
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Have a great Tuesday