Evening Walk

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue September. 03, 2018 1206 views

Heavy rainfalls came down the last two days. Yesterday evening I drove from Vienna back to my parents, when the next thunderstorm broke loose. It was as Thor himself was smashing the sky into tiny pieces. Everything was either pitch black or lightening white and I could really feel the thunders. I wasn’t sure, if I was still driving on the highway or already through the lake (Neusiedlersee). My parents were glad, when I finally arrived unharmed, but much later as expected.

Today the weather calmed down and in the late afternoon the sun peaked through the clouds. The temperatures were rising again. It was already 7 p.m., when I decided to go for an evening walk. The fog was rising fast, because of the warm temperatures and the soaking wet fields. I went to the soccer field to have a look on the swelling yellowish-brown floods of the normally harmless little river Rabnitz. Of course Zilla, my well behaving camera, was sadly my only companion, because Roland's holidays are over.

I shifted through the effects, scenes and other possibilities of Zilla and finally tried to use the information, which I have read in Helen’s excellent Exposure Triangle Guide.

It ended in very creative words and excusing thoughts like:
Don’t ask ...
I’m still working on it …
No, I won’t give up …
The light it gone – it can’t be my fault!

I have to read it again – and afterwards I will take pictures very systematical. Giving up is for cowards!

Just a small ditch ...

Just a small ditch ...

Arctium

Arctium

Rabnitz twice the size and dirty instead of clear!

Rabnitz twice the size and dirty instead of clear!

Soaking wet ...

Soaking wet ...

Looking ahead: No, I wasn't drunk, but the street lights seems to be drunk!

Looking ahead: No, I wasn't drunk, but the street lights seems to be drunk!

Looking back to the St Veit's church and the "Weingebirge" - a street lamp is "hanging in" and the lights of the cemetery are shining through the trees.

Looking back to the St Veit's church and the "Weingebirge" - a street lamp is "hanging in" and the lights of the cemetery are shining through the trees.

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Camellia Staab 3 years ago

#6 LOVE IT!!

I am with David....I have not used any of those fancy buttons on my camera. My goal from day one was to get myself in the manual mode as soon as I could and I have been there since. Occasionally I miss a shot because I am busy trying to balance the exposure, but I can honestly say in comparison to the last two years. I have missed a lot less shots now a days than before, which to me is a sign of making improvements.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 3 years ago

Thanks! blush
It's much more fun without "buttons" ... but I have to admit, I didn't do it without "buttons" for a very long (analog) time. It's also funny, because it's back to learning again!

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Marlene Mursuli 3 years ago

Buenas imágenes. Buen trabajo.

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Thanks! blush

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David Swatton 3 years ago

Glad you are enjoying Zilla. I think I would be tempted to ignore any of the fancy built-in stuff it can do and concentrate on the aperture/shutter speed/ISO combinations until the result you get is exactly what you predict. I'm a big fan of Ansel Adams and his quote is my favourite to do with photography - "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!" boom

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to David Swatton 3 years ago

joy  thumbsup boom   At the moment I have to review the "world press photo 2018" catalogue - yes, you are very much right about quoting Adams!

Yes, I do ignore it most of the time and try to shot series with combinations. Sadly there is not enough spare time to do it more methodically, which I would love to do. I'm also surprised, that - maybe it's the weight of Zilla - that I'm suddenly capable to hold 1/15s to 1/60s without problems. Normally I'm to hectic to do it.

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David Swatton Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years ago

Either it's the excellent vibration reduction system of the NIkon... or you are just a calmer person... I will leave you to decide.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to David Swatton 3 years ago

Calmer? Me?! NEVER! joy
Of course the system works just fine, but I think the a camera weight is helping as well, because I much have bigger problems with the much lighter Panasonic Tz 101.

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Joe Zink 3 years ago

#1 is very nice, Sigrid! 
I really like this in black and white.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Joe Zink 3 years ago

Thanks! blush
It was already sunset and the colored original was almost monochrome from the beginning.

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Antonio Gil 3 years ago

#1 wins the prize. It sure looks like the weather is changing out there. This morning I woke up feeling an earthquake (not a very big one but even so my bed shook a bit).

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years ago

Thanks! blush
It's really wet and warm and damp - even stealing apples is becoming a problem - I don't want to get stuck with the car. Earthquakes? Don't make me nervous - Victoria soon will be for three weeks in Japan!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years ago

That will be my next trip. Don't worry, Japan is the more well prepared country in the world in what concerns earthquakes. Tell Victoria to say if she liked it when she returns. I will be going in about two months from nowsmile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years ago

She is visiting our friends in Osaka and I'm glad that she will introduced to the earthquake drill from the beginning. I tell her, that she has to tell you and Teresa every important detail - besides every single detail about food ... mount fuji

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years ago

Thank you dear Sigrid. Mata ashita 🗻

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Scribe 3 years ago

I love evenings.

Strolling and soaking
up the silence;
not really seeking
nor in defiance;
just appreciating
a nice, cool evening peach

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Scribe 3 years ago

Exactly! blush

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Jay Boggess 3 years ago

Lovely unique mages! You & "Zilla" seem to have grown rather fond of one another! Excellent work & great originality & variety!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years ago

Thanks! blush  camera
She is my lifeline - especially at the moment, because Roland is already back at work in Vienna and I have to stay with my parents until our help will be back (hopefully!) end of next week.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years ago

My pleasure, Sis!
I'm always keen to see your offerings here on PB and now that you have a new camera, just like mine, I'm eager to see what you do with the new rig.

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Berckmans Peter 3 years ago

Love #7. The trangle is something you get in your fingers and you maybe already have used it many times without thinking about it.

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#7 - Thanks a lot, because my idea worked out:  of course you like it - I was inspired by your monochrome style! blush 
I would like think more - at least sometimes, because Zilla isn't the right choice for snapshots or macros. At the moment I always carry to cameras with me, becaus the Panasonic TZ 101 is a really good allround camera. Sometimes I do the right things with Zilla , but I would like to do it (systematically) better and not by accident. It's like math - aslong I don't understand the "how and why", I can't do it. I hope, I will do better with the camera than with math one day.wink

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I am sure you gonna get better at it soon. Taking the Pana with you is a good idea. I would like second body to fit my smallest pancake lens to carry around. So happy you find I have a style

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Of course you do! thumbsup 
Most of the Photoblog users have some typical "fingerprint" - I think, I could say of a lot of the pictures in my time line, who was its photographer.

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smile

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Andi Saw 3 years ago
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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 3 years ago

hushed I think, the dangerous part of photography is keeping me alive all these days! joy

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David Allen 3 years ago

Lovely set of pictures. The bridge is possibly my favourite.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to David Allen 3 years ago

Thanks! blush

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