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A Photography Ride through Spring

So, Phillip: You haven’t published an article for three months: Where have you been? Well I sat in front of my PC for work a lot but I also was out in nature on my bike with a camera bag on my back.

Enjoying the freedoms C19 left

16.3.20: The first day schools were closed in Germany

I am a teacher so my daily routines changed completely with the closure of schools: I had no longer to be in school by 8am which gave me the freedom to do early morning rides but at the same time my workload increased significantly since new formats had to be developed to fit the new setting, individual feedback took a lot of time and digital tools had to be deployed and colleagues trained in them. So my hours in front of the PC increased a lot, so much so that it would have been stressful to invest even more hours to produce any blog content. A big thanks to Bastian and also to David and Juriaan wo kept the blog alive in the last months.

While C19 took many liberties I tried to make the most of the liberties which C19 left. Riding my bicycle in the early hours when none is around was still allowed under our relatively liberal lockdown rules.To me there is no better place to find respite from the turbulences of life than getting up with the sun and riding through the forest on a cold morning or slightly less frosty evening all by myself. We also had very sunny weather for weeks which I used to experience and capture the spring like no spring before. I want to share some of the many pictures I took in this article.

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How I edit my Pictures – B&W, Vintage

Introduction

Leica M10 | Voigtlander VM 75mm 1.5 | f/1.5

I received quite a lot of feedback on my Leica M10 review especially regarding the B&W pictures – of which there were clearly more than there are usually to be found in my other articles – and I was asked to write a piece on how I process my B&W images. Then in the Voigtlander VM 35mm 1.2 III review people asked how I archive that vintage/film look, so I decided to combine both in one article.

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How would we process your image?

The idea

We would like to make a little experiment: You can send us a raw file and then some of us will process it, show our settings, discuss our approach and maybe compare our results.

The idea is that you can compare our results to your own processing and maybe improve on it. At the same time we can compare our results and learn something as well. So everybody benefits 🙂

How to get an image to us

The easiest way would be to leave a comment with a link to the raw file. But you can also send an E-Mail to xxxx.

Edit: Thanks to all those who contributed! We now have a good selection of images to chose from 🙂

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Lens aberrations explained – Part 1

Introduction

jupiter-3 zenith sonnar sony a7s bokeh

In many of our lens reviews we talk about certain kinds of aberrations, so this article shall give you an overview of typical lens aberrations, tell you in what lenses to encounter them and how to cope with them.
We may publish another article in the future that will go further into detail, not only naming the aberrations, but talking about what causes them.

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