Autumn in Oberdöbling

11.11.2017 | Oberdöbling, Vienna, Austria
11.11.2017 | Oberdöbling, Vienna, Austria

Hello my dear friends,

how are you enjoying autumn? I think it’s the perfect time to go out and take photos. The colors are a dream 😍

Camera: Canon 60D (Settings: 1/1000 sec, f/4.5, ISO-160, 23mm)
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8 – 4 DC MACRO OS HSM

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Alien University

19.11.2016 | WU University, Vienna, Austria
19.11.2016 | WU University, Vienna, Austria

Hello friends,

architects can do wonders and this is a bright example. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, Hamburg, the Vienna University of Economics and Business, definitely brings a taste of the future in Vienna.

Equipment used for this photo:

Camera: Canon 60D (Settings: 1/1250 sec, f/5, ISO-160, 10mm)
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

 

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What do you want from me?

Hellooo dear friends,

let’s do another little poll! Yay! Until now I’ve been posting only my photos and some timelapses. My last post was a quick review of a Lightroom Preset that I’ve been given to test out. So I’ve been thinking (what a surprise), maybe I’d like to expand my repertoire.

Please click on all the things that interest you and would like to see on my blog, as a bonus you can add your own entry too, if something you’d like is not on the list 🙂 I’m really curious to see what will come out of this 🙂 Ready, set, go!!!

 

Review: “Through the Woods” Lightroom Workflow by Sleeklens

Hello dear friends,

many of you have asked how I edit my photos, well most of the time I begin my workflow with Lightroom and then I fine-tune my photos in Photoshop. I find Lightroom with all the presets you can custom build a real time saver. There are many free presets out there for you to download and many sites offer preset bundles for a nifty price. But the question is do you really need to buy something like that? The quick answer is, no, if you already know how to edit your photos and have found your style. If you are a beginner and feel lost with all the sliders and options Lightroom has to offer then yes, ready-made presets can be a great starting point for you. As of lately I have been testing out a new workflow…

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So in this post, I’ll be reviewing the Through the Woods Workflow by Sleeklens.

In the bundle you will find 80 presets and 42 brushes tailored to work best for landscape photography. There is a very easy to follow guide on how to use everything ,which makes it perfect for newbies too 😉

This is not just a preset bundle, it’s a whole workflow. Meaning, you don’t click on a preset and your photo magically transforms into a work of art. No, you stack a preferred selection of presets and use the brushes included to do some spot editing if you wish, kinda as you would do in Photoshop. With the preset stacking you can lay out a good basis for your photo and then with the brushes you can easily add definition to the sky and water, make the shadows in a specific area brighter, warm up your sunset, etc.

I’ll share some samples with you to see the before and after. Keep in mind, if you plan to recover a lot of detail in the highlights and shadows like i did, shoot .raw! Actually always shoot .raw!

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Pros:

  • Well thought system that allows stacking of presets to achieve precise results
  • Nice selection of brushes that really help level up your editing
  • Easy to follow guide
  • Reasonable price

Cons:

  • Not always time saving. The time you invest going through the presets, staking them to see what works best with a specific photo could be used to define all the settings on your own (if you have the knowledge to do that)

Verdict: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4 out of 5 V-Light stars)

Links:

All the info and guides about the Through the Woods Workflow

Check out the other awesome Sleeklens Lightroom Presets

Sleeklens on Pinterest

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Blue Donaukanal

24.05.2017 | Vienna, Austria
24.05.2017 | Vienna, Austria

Hello my friends,

the Donaukanal is one of my favorite places to photograph, in case you haven’t noticed that yet 😛 I love how different it can look and how the mood changes every day, you just have to tune in and feel it.

Equipment used for this photo:

Camera: Canon 60D (Settings: 4sec, f/11, ISO-100, 10mm)
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
Tripod: Hähnel Triad 40 Lite

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Altmünster III

08.09.2016 | Altmünster, Austria
08.09.2016 | Altmünster, Austria

05:07am, waking up to this glorious view. 😍 I couldn’t resist but to get up so early everyday just to witness this amazing view. Then I went back to bed for 2 more hours 😛

Equipment used for this photo:

Camera: Canon 60D (Settings: 1/13 sec, f/4.5, ISO-320, -2.5 step, 10 mm)
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

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Altmünster II

04.09.2016 | Altmünster, Austria
04.09.2016 | Altmünster, Austria

Hello friends,

continuing our trip in Altmünster, the first picture offers a better view of the Pfarrkirche church. The light was very low inside and without a tripod most of the interior shots were blurry. The few that turned out a bit sharp (certainly sharper than most knives in my apartment) made it to the selection bellow.

08.09.2016 | Pfarramt, Altmünster, Austria

 

08.09.2016 | Pfarramt, Altmünster, Austria

 

08.09.2016 | Pfarramt, Altmünster, Austria

 

08.09.2016 | Pfarramt, Altmünster, Austria

 

Equipment used for this photo:

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

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Timelapse: Full moon + 1/4 eclipse, 07 August 2017, Vienna, Austria

Hello friends,

what did I hear you say? You missed seeing my timelapses? Well guess what, you are in luck! 😛 I love doing timelapses and I did quite a few during my mysterious disappearance. This is just a short one for all the moon lovers out there. Hope you enjoy it 🌒

Equipment used for this video:

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Jupiter-37A 135mm f/3.5 + Vivitar teleconverter x2
Tripod: Hähnel Triad 40 Lite

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Altmünster I

04.09.2016 | Altmünster, Austria

Altmünster is a small town in upper Austria with a population of almost 10.000. It’s only 3km away from Gmunden, my beloved getaway destination and a tourist favorite as well. Just like Gmunden, Altmünster lays on the shores of Traunsee offering a great view of the Traunstein mountain. What’s even cooler is that you can easily walk or bike from one town to the other thanks to the spacious bike lanes. So if you can’t find a cheap accommodation in Gmunden, now you know where to look 😉

Equipment used for this photo:

Camera: Canon 60D (Settings: 1/1600 sec, f/5.0, -2 step, 11 mm)
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

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Little Red Riding Tram

05.03.2017 | Vienna, Austria

Hello friends,

thank you all for your feedback on my last post. It’s really interesting to see the poll results, it seems that most of you want just a few lines of text and many don’t want any text at all. I guess that makes it easier for me to share more photos without having to think too much about what I’m going to write 😉

So here is a photo of a classic old tram in Vienna. They might not be as comfy as the new ones but they certainly have a lot of charm.
What do you think?

Equipment used for this photo:

Camera: Canon 60D (Settings: 1/400 sec, f/5.6, -2 step, 18mm)
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

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