As an oceanographer, I like larger water bodies and the sea. Living on the rhine is the second best substitute to living at the coast, so I try to make the best of it.
Laufenburg is very well suited for fake tilt-shift images, which convey the optical illusion of miniature model landscapes or cities. One needs high(er) vantage points, preferably coupled with an long lens and bright lighting and then some special filters, e.g. in Affinity Photo, to create that effect.
The Waid in Zürich offers a spectacular view of the city, the lake and the alps, weather permitting. The panorama was shot with a 90mm lens, using about 15-20 images in portrait orientation, slightly compressing the perspective and making the alps appear closer as they are. Stitching of the panorama was done using Affinity Photo. One of these panoramas is my highest selling image to date: Panorama von Zürich on Adobe
Drones offer unprecedented possibilities in landscape photography. However, due to the smaller sensor size in most consumer drones, high dynamic range scenes need exposure bracketing to capture the full dynamic range of a scene. I used DJI’s Mavic Pro and Spark to create these panoramas from a set of exposure bracketed shots to capture some interesting vistas of the table jura in the Jurapark area close to Laufenburg.
Through a stunning image from UK based landscape photographer Mark Littlejohn I was introduced to the concept of compressed landscapes. Using short to medium telelenses, the apparent distance between objects in the landscape can be reduced, e.g. compressed to create an interesting effect. Sadly, I do not live close to the Lake District, but the Jura mountain range and the Alps offer compression potential as well. All images in this