Archive for November 22nd, 2009




Lich Germany: Kloster Arnsburg

Happy Sunday!

We spent two days in business meetings at Kloster Arnsburg: the cloister in the forest  (or wild), part of which operates as the Alte Rlosstermuhle Hotel and Restaurant. I got outside only for rare and precious moments, and only once in actual full daylight…and that time, which was during our lunch break,  my H50 was locked in the conference room. I did however have my Sanyo Dual Camera in my pocket and was able to shoot some stills with it. I generally put it in HD mode, which yields a 16/9 wide frame image at about 7.5 mp.

The cloister garden and grave yard within the square of the massive buildings yielded this image, which appropriate to the day. I like the foreground dark shapes stepping down, the cross against the sunlit stonework of the building in the back, and, of course, all the stonework detail of the old building.

Sanyo CG10 at about 100mm equivalent for framing. F3.8 @ 1/250th @ ISO 50. Programmed auto.

Basic processing in Lightroom using presets: Auto Tone, Punch, Sharpen Landscapes. A little added Clarity and Vibrance, and a touch of Fill Light for the foreground.

From Germany 2009.