Posts from the ‘photography of sky’ Category
“Hi Jim, I come to visit your homeland for a while, any suggestion?” “Sure Lorenzo, I send you a full road map from Toronto to Quebec City!”
And so it was. More than 2,000 km on the road, discovering the French and English in every citizen of Canada East coast. And here we start with entering Toronto!
What lies at the Southern end of lake Zurich?
Remnants of a hot summer …
Memories of evenings at the beach …
Trips across the lake …
and the promise of a sailing for next year .
Autumn already reached the Southern end of lake Zurich! Time to climb up to the snow fields. Click to enlarge each picture. Pictures shot in the town of Lachen with D800 + 16-35 mm
Click each picture to enlarge.
With an infrared filter mounted on my Nikon 50 mm f/1.4G on D800, here is a time lapse in a single merged picture (one shot every 15 seconds, selected). Notice the tree branches on the upper right corner.
The tropical greenhouses of Zürich Botanical Garden shot during the initial phase of the solar eclipse on 20.3.2015. Picture merging shot with D800 mounting the Nikon 16-35 mm f/4 (background) plus the 70-200 mm f/2.8 (sun) – camera settings: 1/8000 secs, f/22, ISO 25
Time lapse movie of the solar eclipse of 20.3.2015 in Zürich. Pictures shot with D800 + 50 mm f/1.4G + infrared filter
Blessed be the clouds, photographers say loud, as they will fill the emptiness of the sky with colors and patterns.
Stromboli and Panarea from Salina
Stromboli and Salina from Vulcano
Cruising in the Aeolian seas
Stromboli magma and night cruise
All pictures shot with the sky-grabber Nikon 16-35 mm on D800
1) Let clouds be your main subject
2) Contrast soft looking clouds with sharp objects like forests, trees and rocks
3) Enjoy the absence of unwanted humans in your shoots.
Pictured with D800 and 50 mm f/1.4 – click to enlarge
Out of the old city wall of Istanbul is a tram stop called “Topkapi”. Odd enough the famous Topkapi palace is 40 minutes far away from this stop: I decided to step out and visit this location. Here is a museum dedicated to the Fall of Constantinople that took place on the 29 May 1453.
One attack after the other, that day the Ottomans rolled several heads down the wall, from Genoese generals up to the Christian Emperor Constantine XI.
Blood went on flowing in the city “like rainwater in the gutters after a sudden storm“, and bodies of the Turks and Christians floated in the sea “like melons along a canal”. And so was that the second Rome turned into Istanbul, “The City”.
Picture of this blood-red sunset shot with my Nikon D800 + 16-35 mm f/4 (click pictures to magnify). This is still my camera. A special thanks go to Istanbul police who showed me the way out of this Panorama Park, after darkness prevailed … and scary inhabitants of this place started to show some interest for me, or just for my camera… or both?