Picture of the Week #22

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 + Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8/Pro @150mm, ISO 250, 1/640 s, f/5.6 This week's picture shows a bee carrying a heavy load of pollen. I recently bought the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro lens to complement my lens collection. Of course... I had to go for it and try the close-up qualities of this lens first. It is not a macro

By |2020-09-20T16:43:53+02:00September 20th, 2020|Categories: Equipment, Picture of the Week|Tags: , , , |

Picture of the Week #21

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 + Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8/Pro @12mm, ISO 200, 1/400 s, f/9 This week's picture was taken on a hike from Poland to Nové Město pod Smrkem from the view tower on the flat top of Smrk, which is with 1124 m the highest mountain of the Jizera Mountains. I like the different textures in the forest, the lines leading to the

By |2020-01-15T23:01:57+01:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Picture of the Week|Tags: |

Picture of the Week #20

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 + LUMIX G VARIO 14-140/F3.5-5.6 @140mm, ISO 400, 1/320 s, f/9.0 This week's picture was taken on a hike around Abisko Nationalpark in Swedish Lappland. Kieron (the mountain on the left) left the stage for a 1100m peak without name. The light shining through the valley gave such a warm and peaceful impression. We could nearly forget, that we had there

By |2019-10-01T21:36:30+02:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Landscape, Picture of the Week|Tags: , , , |

Picture of the Week #19

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 + Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8/Pro @40mm, ISO 800, 1/100 s, f/6.3, cropped This week's picture shows a fly sitting on a fern leaf.  I was walking through a mountain forest in the high Tatras (Slovakia). A beam of light was illuminating the spot with the fern and I guess the fly enjoyed the warmth of the sun. However, it was sitting

By |2019-08-24T17:17:24+02:00August 24th, 2019|Categories: Picture of the Week|Tags: , , |

Picture of the Week #18

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 + Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8/Pro @15mm, ISO 200, 1/400 s, f/9 This week's picture was taken after climbing over the Arlbergpass by bike in the upper part of the Lech valley. The sun was already strong and high on the sky, but a single small cloud shattered the hard light and created the lovely sunny patches which give the extra magic

By |2019-07-31T22:50:51+02:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Landscape, Picture of the Week, Travel|Tags: , , |

Picture of the Week #17

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 + Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8/Pro @40mm, ISO 200, 1/100 s, f/2.8 This week's picture was taken on a walk at the Moldau river south of Prague.  It was quite warm, occasionally raining, and the thunder was rolling nearly constantly. This however felt way more comfortable than the 36°C of the other day. The rocky riverbanks of the Moldau are nice

By |2019-06-30T15:23:24+02:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Landscape, Macro, Picture of the Week|Tags: , , |

Picture of the Week #16

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 + Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8/Pro @40mm, ISO 200, 1/640 s, f/5 Nowaday's, Poppy flowers are mostly known as friendly and fragile companion on the side of forests and fields.  In fact, they are not as innocent as one could think. They are a symbol for sleep, peace, and death. Papaver somniferum is used to produce opiates and heroin and thus affected

By |2019-06-21T23:53:32+02:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Macro, Picture of the Week|Tags: , , , |

Picture of the Week #15

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 + Lumix G Vario 14-140 f3.5-5.6, ISO 200, 1/3200 s,  140mm, f/8 The picture of the week #15 was taken shortly after sunrise on a mountain near Děčín in the Czech Republic. After the night, an inversion hindered the cold wet air from the valley to rise. An inversion is a warmer layer of air (a bit simplified), which prevents colder air

By |2019-04-08T22:00:14+02:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Picture of the Week|Tags: , , |

Picture of the Week #14

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 + Olympus M.Zuiko 60 mm f2.8 Macro with 36 mm extension tubes, ISO 200, 1/125 s, f/9, Godox TT350 flash This week's picture is the result of my first successful attempt to capture snowflakes. It was snowing heavy so I placed my 'famous' black plexiglass sheet on the balcony to cool down. To take the picture, I placed the plexiglass and waited

By |2019-01-28T15:58:10+01:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Picture of the Week|Tags: , , , |

Picture of the Week #13

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 + Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40 mm f2.8 Pro @40 mm, ISO 200, 1/40 s, f/4.5 softbox and reflector This week's picture shows an obviously fertile pile of coffee beans, chocolate, and pepper supplying a fragile sprout with essential energy and nutrients.

By |2019-01-21T01:03:11+01:00January 20th, 2019|Categories: Picture of the Week|
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