Category: Picture

Photos or computer generated imagery for my/your pleasure.

  • Details of Geneva

    Apart from the historical centre (and CERN, of course), Geneva has many nice spots. Here is a sample of two days aimlessly strolling around.

  • Lights of London (yep, these are wallpapers)

    When I stood on Queen’s Walk in London, next to the National Theatre (roughly here; btw: this is one of the few occasions where “here” is a sensible choice for a link text, but I digress…), I could not help but notice the abundance of lighting. So I opened the shutter and waved my camera…

  • Details of London

    Some details I noticed along the way.

  • Cyclists of London

    They must have nerves of steel. Cycling in central London is a close contact sport. Narrow roads and dense traffic make it quite a challenge to go by bike. Nevertheless, I could not fail to notice quite a few cyclists on my first day in London. I even spotted the notorious #TrafficDroid (background story on…

  • Triple screen desktop wallpapers II

    From this handy index of high resolution Hubble images I have derived another set of three screen wide (3·(1920×1200) = 5760×1200) space wallpapers: Image credits: Both: NASA, ESA; Orion nebula: M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team; Helix nebula: NOAO, The Hubble Helix Team, M. Meixner (STScI), and T.A. Rector…

  • Triple screen desktop wallpapers

    I needed three screen wide wallpapers in resolution 5760×1200. But there were only a hand full of decent ones. So I searched the European Space Organisation image archive for material. Luckily, they release their photos under a Creative Commons license, i.e. the CC-BY 4.0. These four wallpapers are based on two images: Carina Nebula, NGC…

  • Berlin wallpapers II

    Berlin wallpapers II

    After the post Berlin wallpapers from 2011, here the second batch of assorted photos from Berlin.

  • Wallpapers of Berlin morning mist

    Wallpapers of Berlin morning mist

    Fernsehturm Berlin offers a great view over the city. I was up there in the morning on a sunny day. A milky mist had not yet vanished, covering everything in a blurry aura. Enjoy!

  • Almost black desktop wallpapers

    Almost black desktop wallpapers

    Photographed in Berlin’s Museum of Technology.

  • Reichstag dome

    Reichstag dome

    Trying out stuff with my new ultra-wide angle lense in a nice setting. Post-processing with GIMP. Recipe (roughly): Cropped, Resized, Layer duplicated; Top layer: Gaussian Blur (15px), Levels, Transparency; Bottom layer: Unsharp mask (radius 1, strength 0.5), Levels.

  • Colourful light wallpapers

    Colourful light wallpapers

  • Schaustelle Pinakothek der Moderne

    Schaustelle Pinakothek der Moderne

    From April to October 2013, Pinakothek der Moderne had to close for renovation. During that time, a temporary exhibition space called Schaustelle was erected. Here is my take on the construction:

  • Crystal wallpapers

    Crystal wallpapers

    Some old and new photos of crystals, taken at the Museum of Man and Nature and Museum Reich der Kristalle, both located in Munich.

  • Pinakothek der Moderne 2/2

    Pinakothek der Moderne 2/2

    Part 2 of my visit to Pinakothek der Moderne (Part 1). Again an exercise in high-key photography, applied to my favourite aspects of the building: its staircase and the glass roof.

  • Pinakothek der Moderne 1/2

    Pinakothek der Moderne 1/2

    After being closed for several months of renovation – strange for an almost new building – the Pinakothek der Moderne is open again and still has its Sunday admission of 1€. Reason enough to revisit my favourite spot for high-key photography. The following pictures are almost unedited, cropped photos taken with lightstrong overexposure. Like usual,…