Laufenburg Impressions

The first image (the well) of this series is a “brenizer” or “bokeh-rama”, using about 80 images shot with a 135/2.8 lens to mimic a 30 mm/ f0.9 lens (which does not exist). Bokehrama need to be viewed at large to make the un-sharpness effect apparent, they are lost in formats like instagram. If you want to know more about this technique and the appropriate lenses, please see this excellent

Zürich by Waid

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

Aerial

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.

Laufenburg

My new hometown is an ideal place to become re-acquainted with photography. It’s medieval old town is picturesquely situated on a granite rock overlooking the Rhine. It is fascinating to see how clouds, light and season change the appearance of this setting. To smooth out the movement of the water and to enable smooth reflections, I like to experiment with ND filters and long-term exposure. None of these images are

Compressed Landscapes

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