Posts Tagged ‘DSLR’

It has been a little while since I posted something; mainly because I left Gunma (a rural prefecture in Japan) to work again in Saitama (right next to Tokyo). Before I officially end the Chapter “Gunma” I want to post one last time some of the stunning sunset impression that I experienced there. There are not many places in Japan that paint the evening as colourful as this little prefecture

Gunma I’ll miss you (but only a little bit…)

You want to see more? Check out my other sunset pictures: click here!

Sometimes you are just opening your yoghurt or jam-cup in the early morning, and there it is:

Your first Vision of the Day

I promise you, you won’t find anything like that in Tokyo!!

Right now I am living in Gunma (群馬県). It feels like the whole prefecture is countryside. Gunma doesn’t have much but its sunsets are simply stunning. I usually finish work late at night, but whenever I get out of work a bit earlier (and on Sunday, my only day off) I am taking my camera with me and try to capture the beauty of Gunma’s sunsets.

Baby Pigeon

Baby Pigeon

What are you doing when you discover a little pigeon baby on your balcony and you have to protect it against your ‘evil’ landlord?

About 2 Weeks ago when I first moved in my new apartment in Japan, me and my housemate realised that we had a daily visitor, who was a quite noisy pigeon. Apart of doing big business all over our balcony it was also waking us up every morning with its “gurr gurr guuuur guuuur”. So we complained to our landlord.

Then 3 days ago we found a little nest with one egg in it. My housemate wanted me to throw it in the trash but I was a bit unsure, so I left the decision for the next day…when it was already too late.

New Nest

New Nest

So now we had a little baby bird, a mommy pigeon that was noisier than ever, a super dirty balcony and a landlord, who wanted to finish it all (my housemate kind of too). In a surprise push forward I decided to clean the balcony and build a second nest in a tree nearby.  I know you are not supposed to touch/move a birds nest, but under the circumstance I didn’t have much choice. 2 hours and 4 kg of pigeon poo later I finally managed to bring the little chick in its new home. The mom was watching me the whole time so I am pretty sure she will find it. I will also check on it in the coming days. Japan life really is an adventure…fingers crossed everything works out!

Tokyo Skyline

From today a new Photo Gallery on Global Echos will make it much easier to access most of my photos. The Gallery is divided in two sections. In the section Photo Projects I will show you the newest shots from my DSLR. It will include Macros, Nightshots, Lanscapes and anything arty. Travel Pictures on the other hand gives an overview of the best photos that I took while I was travelling. Have a look at both Galleries and tell me what you think.

Photo Projects

Photo Projects

Vom heutigen Tag and gibt es eine neue Foto Gallerie auf Global Echos, welch es viel einfacher machen wird, sich Fotos anzugucken. Die Gallerie ist in zwei Sektionen unterteilt. In Photo Projects könnt ihr euch die neuesten Fotos meiner Spiegelreflex Kamera angucken. Diese Sektion beinhaltet unteranderem Makros, Nachtaufnahmen, Lanschaftsfotografien und alles künstlerische. Auf der anderen Seite zeigt die Rubrik Travel Pictures die besten Fotos, die ich auf Reisen geschossen habe. Guckt euch beide Galerien an und sagt mir was ihr denkt.

Finally I made it! After years of taking pictures with a super handy compact camera I am now the proud owner of a brand new DSLR camera. And as soon as I unwrapped my beautiful Pentax K-30 (no Nikon, Canon or Sony…sorry guys) there was an imminent question in my mind. How do a I make this baby work and why does it have so many questions. I am pretty sure that you realize now: I am an absolute rookie. So for more than a week I was reading books about Pentax and DSLR in general. And of course I was exploring my backyard.

From the quality you will see that my lenses and my technique need much more improvement but hey nobody was born perfect, right! And I am kind of counting on the almighty Internet-community the give me tips and advices, so that one day I will take beautiful pictures.

So far, I concentrated on macro pictures and tried to take photos of the night sky (weeeell, more or less succeeded). However in a couple of days I will move to Japan and hope to capture more urban landscape.

Please feel free to advice, comment and criticize.