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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.

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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Hell’s Kitchen

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2013
in Category Photos

I wished cell phones had decent cameras …

Cookies before baking

Finished Cookies

Cookies in the Making 1

Cookies in the Making 2

Cookies in the Making 3

Finished Cookies

French Toast / Croque Monsieur crossover 1

French Toast / Croque Monsieur crossover 2

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