Archive for November 19th, 2009

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11/20/2009

 

Gables of Wetzlar

I have take this shot on every trip to Wetzlar over the past 7 years, and this is the first one that has worked. I love the shapes of the contrasting jumbled gables, and all the various textures of the building materials.

Perhaps what makes it work is this is my first trip with the H50 with its long zoom. 150mm puts the skyline in correct perspective and crops it effectively without losing detail in the textures.

Sony DSC H50 at about 150mm equivalent. F4.0 @ 1/160th @ ISO 100. Programmed auto.

Some Recovery in Lightroom for the sky. Added Clarity and Vibrance (not much Vibrance). Sharpen Landscapes preset.

From Germany 2009.

 

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Nov
09

11/19/2009

 

Old Town Wetzlar: half timbered house

Wetzlar is a medieval  walled city in north west Germany. It features many of the half timbered houses, from the 1500s, built one story at at time so that over the centuries, each story has developed its own list. Some are elaborately restored and decorated as when they were new.

They are hard to photograph, especially in Wetzlar which still actively uses the cobble streets they are on. There are cars everywhere. And there is never a decent angle. I end up photographing snippets of building, and strange angles like this one.

Sony DSC H50 at 31mm equivalent. F4.0 @ 1/250th sec. @ ISO 100. Programmed auto.

In Lighroom, a bit of Recovery for the sky, blackpoint slightly right, added Clarity and Vibrance, and Sharpen Landscapes preset.

From Germany 2009.