Wild Places

The Art of Landscape and Travel Photography

New Website and a Road Trip

I’ve used the lockdown phases during Covid 19 to realize a project which I had in my mind for quite some time.

I like traveling, I like road trips, and I had the wish to do this in a more sustainable way. I’m also interested in new technologies. Therefore I became curious whether it would be possible to explore my beloved wild places with an electric vehicle instead of flying and renting a car with a combustion engine. I decided to give it a try.

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Time-lapse photography with Sony A7SII: interval, exposure time and dark-time

For time-lapse photography, it’s very important to know which intervals are possible with your equipment. In situations with fast-moving subjects, short intervals are often recommended for aesthetic reasons. Examples are Northern Lights, fast-moving clouds, urban scenarios with moving people, shots from fast-moving vehicles, or when you use longer focal length lenses (since this amplifies the movement). Read more

New Zealand North Island

In 2009 we explored the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. Last year we decided to return to New Zealand to visit the North Island. We were flying with Singapore Airlines and decided to do a 2-day stopover in Singapore on our way to Auckland.

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Carretera Austral

In 2012 I had a great road trip together with my friend Philippe along the Carretera Austral in southern Chile. Last year I returned to Patagonia. This time my friend Mark joined me. Our main focus was the southern part of the Carretera including several side trips that I hadn’t done on my 2012 trip.

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Review of Tripod Collars for Sigma 1.8/14mm

Before coming to the tripod collar topic let me give you a short introduction of why I’ve chosen the Sigma 14mm F1,8 DG HSM Art lens for my Sony A7RII cameras.

I’m really happy with my normal wide-angle lenses: Zeiss Batis 18mm, Loxia 21mm, and Loxia 25mm. All 3 have good to excellent corner sharpness, great colors, and only a little bit of field curvature.

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Namibia 2017 – Part 3 (Video)

This is the final part of my Namibia 2017 travel report.

Processing more than 5 hours of footage takes a lot of time, especially if you have no experience with video. A lot of things are very different compared to processing still images. In addition, you also have to find suitable music tracks and deal with the license topic for your music.

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