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Fiery Sky

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
in Category Photos
A fiery sky

Finally a nice evening sky. On the radio they said that it was going to be cool due to Sahara sand and ashes from Portugal’s forest fires being in the upper sky. They were right.


Autumn Sunset

Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017
in Category Photos
Sunset over Autumn Fields

All week the evening sky was awesome and on fire. Just that one day I decide to go out to take some photos there is not a single cloud and the most boring sunset ever. That didn’t stop me of course …


Autumn Island

Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2017
in Category Photos
Rhine in Autumn

If you want to give editing this raw file a try you should head over to the PlayRAW thread on pixls.us. While there you might also consider joining the great community.


Using a Samyang 14mm in darktable

Posted on Friday, October 7, 2016
in Category Howto
A rose shot with the 14mm lens on a full frame camera

I just got myself a Samyang 14mm lens, more precisely the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 AE ED AS IF UMC, branded as Walimex Pro, but that is basically just a sticker, the lens is the same. In its latest incarnation with AE, so there is no more manual aperture …

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Comments are great

Posted on Friday, September 9, 2016
in Category Howto

When programming I write small programs all the time. Sometimes as a test bed when looking for a bug, sometimes to help understand a library, sometimes as a tool to do things for me. They are relatively small in general, a single file, few hundred lines of code max. And …

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Get to the Chopper!

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015
in Category Photos
JCK CarboNext Gyuto, 240 mm

After struggling with dull family kitchen knifes for too long I decided that I needed my private one. After some research I chose a Japanese knife with western handle, a Kagayaki CarboNext Gyuto from JCK with a blade length of 240 mm. You can see more in this flickr album …

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Fake Miniatures in darktable

Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014
in Category Howto

Faking the looks of a miniature shot with its shallow depth of field is quite easy in raster image editors like GIMP, but sometimes you might want to do that step directly inside of darktable. While that is not as flexible and fast for single images when you have a …

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