Schlagwort-Archive: Photoblog

Hello Taxi

Hello Taxi!

Yellow, every where you are looking, you will see a yellow taxi.
You know you are in New York City.
It is nearly impossible to take a picture without capturing a taxi.
No difference during the day or at night.



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Infrared

Infrared Exposures of New York City

Imfrared pictures were taken with a Nikon D700 which was converted by Optic Makario exchanging the internal IR-pass filter. This standard filter is blocking the infrared rays above 700 nm, it is mounted directly in front of the sensor. Allowing to pass visible light from 400 nm to 700 nm. This IR-pass filter is removed and replaced by a IR-pass filter blocking all wavelengths below 720 nm.  After this change the sensor captures only IR wavelengths from 720 nm to 1100 nm which are invisible to the human eye.

New York infrared HDR, Central Park
New York infrared HDR, Central Park

Pictures were taken in New York, Central Park with a Nikkor 24 mm. Aperture was 8 because above you can get IR-hot-spots. The picture was set-up from three exposures -1/0/+1 f-stop which were combined to a HDR. Finaly the blue and red chanels were switched.

NYC Central Park infrared exposure 720 nm, black&white
NYC Central Park infrared exposure 720 nm, black&white

With the same Camera set-up but converted into black and white.

 
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Times Square – New York – Manhattan

Times Square is the theatre district in Manhattan, there are about 40 theatres.
At the crossing Broadway and 7th Avenue. It stretches from 42nd Street to West 47th Street.
It was named after the New York Times which is located there.
In 1976 the area around Times Square was known as the most dangerous place in New York. But times changed and today it is as safe as whole Manhattan. Where Broadway and Times Square meet the road was changed to a pedestrian area. It is a must to equip new buildings with illuminated advertisings. Especially for this advertisings a new unit was created – the LUTS (Lighting Unit for Times Square).

 

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New York City Manhattan Times Square (also on www.ralf-kayser-photo.com)

 

 
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Rainy night in New York City

If it rains in New York you will get wet.
If it rains in NYC it rains hard in summertime. You won’t get a taxi, there are thousands but all are occupied when it rains.
You could be prepared carrying an umbrella but if you are an optimist you left it at home. So you will buy one for 5$, a small, ugly weak toy-like umbrella and add it later to the box with the other dozens you bought in the past when you got cached by a thunder storm.
But for all this you get rewarded by the rainy scene, when everything is wet and lights are reflected in the streets.

New York city is most beautiful during a rainy night.

New York Rain in the Night
New York Rain in the Night
New York Rain
New York Rain

 

A selection of photographs can also be
found on www.ralf-kayser-photo.com

 

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New York

The photos from the trip to New York city are now online.
Please join a walk in the streets of New York sharing my impressions.

 

New York Skyline New York Skyline
New York Skyline

New York City
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Auschwitz und Birkenau – Polen

Ein Besuch der Konzentrationslager Auschwitz und Birkenau in Südpolen ruft einem die Dimension der faschistischen Verbrechen verdeutlicht ins Gedächtnis. Obwohl die Darstellung vor Ort sehr sachlich und neutral gezeigt wird ist doch die enorme Größe der Gelände sehr beeindruckend. Die Darstellung in Film und Literatur vermag die Größenordnung nicht so deutlich machen wie ein Besuch vor Ort.
Ich habe die Aufnahmen in  schwarz-weiß gehalten da sie der Situation so besser entsprechen. Auch habe ich nicht alles fotografiert und auch nicht alle Fotografien hier ins Netz gestellt. Ein gewisser Respekt und Andenken muss die Auswahl einschränken. Der Besuch dieser Gedenkstätten ist unbedingt jedem zu empfehlen um Geschichte zu verstehen und die Zukunft in die richtige Richtung zu lenken.

A visit in the concentration camp Auschwitz and Birkenau in the south of Poland gives you a dramatic impression about the crimes of the Nazis.
The exhibition is made in a very neutral way but the huge area is very impressive. What you may be have seen in movies and read in literature is far not as impressive as what you will see at the location.
I developed the captures in black and white because I think it is more representative for the content. As well I did not photograph everything possible and I did not publish all photographs. A certain respect and remembrance is limiting the choice of photos. I can highly recommend a visit of Auschwitz, it will help to get much closer to history and influence the future.

Auschwitz Birkenau
Auschwitz Birkenau
Auschwitz Galgen
Auschwitz Galgen

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Nepal Moderne und Tradition

In Nepal findet man Moderne und Tradition Seite an Seite. Traditionelles Leben vermischt sich mit modernen Elementen. Das Straßenbild ist geprägt von einer Vielfalt. Diese wird sowohl von Armut und Reichtum geprägt wie auch vom Glauben und geschichtlicher Herkunft. Europäische und amerikanische Lebensweisen fließen in das doch noch sehr deutlich traditionell geprägte Leben der Bevölkerung.

In Nepal you will find the influence of the modern world and the tradition side by side. Traditional and modern life is creating a mixed lifestyle. The streets show a multi-cultural view. The street view is stamped by poverty and wealth and as well from religion and history.
European and American lifestyle influencing clearly the obvious traditional life of the population.

Nepal Moderne und Tradition
Nepal Moderne und Tradition

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Sturm über Island – Storm over Iceland

Sturm über Island
Diese Aufnahme entstand im Hochland von Island.
Es herrschte stürmischer Wind, ca. 100 km/h. Die Sonne schien. Temperatur 5C, gefühlt -10C.
Dieses Zusammenspiel führte zu diesen bizarren  Wolkenformationen.  Die Straße 910 führt zum Kárahnjúkar-Kraftwerk. Deshalb ist sie auch asphaltiert. Das ermöglicht den Zugang zum Hochland auch im Frühjahr wenn die Pisten noch alle gesperrt sind. Die Schneeschmelze hatte gerade eingesetzt.

Storm over Iceland
This capture was taken in the highland of Iceland.
A stormy wind was blowing with about 100 km/hour. The sun was shining throughout the whole day. The temperature was 5°C but due to the wind the felt temperature was -10°C.
These weather conditions lead to this bizarre cloud formations. The road 910 will lead to the Karahnjukar-Power-Station. This is the reason why it is fully developed asphalted road. Due to this fact it is easy to access the highland area of Iceland also now during spring time when normal gravel roads are still closed. The snowmelt was just starting.
Iceland is an absolute stunning place to visit!

 

Island Sturm Himmel
Island Sturm Himmel

Equipment: Nikon D800E, Zeiss 18mm f3.5

Kárahnjúkar Island ‎ 479 m SW
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