Lens-Artists Challenge #75 – Nostalgic

There was a time when video games came in boxes with manuals and often other goodies. Sierra’s adventure games were notorious for sudden deaths and dead ends. The rival Lucasfilm Games even added a joke about them in one of their games.

Shop Window

Shop window in Heidelberg Hauptstraße, Christmas 2014

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74: Abstract

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Lens-Artists Challenge #73 – COLD

It has been a while since I participated in a photo challenge. I recently stumbled upon the Lens-Artists Challenge, which is a spiritual successor to the discontinued WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Here is my take on the challenge #73 – COLD.

Turku Market Square, Summer 2015

A view Turku Market Square as it was in summer 2015. The square is currently being renovated, and a new parking facility is being built underground. The Hamburger Börs hotel is closed and will be demolished.

Giraffe

A giraffe
A giraffe at Hellabrunn Zoo in August 2019

Gibbous Moon March and April 2019

Equipment

  • Equipment:
  • Sky-Watcher Explorer 150P-DS
  • Sky-Watcher N-EQ3-2 with aluminium tripod
  • Olympus PEN E-PL7
  • 2x Barlow lens (Full disc shot without the Barlow)

Software

  • PIPP
  • Auto Stakkert! 3
  • Polarr Photo Editor
  • Adobe Premiere Rush CC

Music in the video: Ether Oar by The Whole Other

Gas mask

gasmask

The Moon with Binoculars and a Camera

13 x 1/500 s, 45 mm, f/2, ISO 1600
Binned, centered, and cropped in PIPP.
Stacked and processed with Affinity Photo.

To get a more detailed picture of the Moon, I tried taking a photo with my system camera through the binoculars. While this was indeed possible, it was difficult to align the camera correctly, and even then the resulting image was blurry. I had to use 3×3 binning in PIPP to get a sharp image.  The result is not much larger than an image from a smartphone and binoculars, but it shows a bit more detail.