Inner Alster – ISO 1250, 35mm (equivalent), f/16, 1/2500 sec. FujiFilm X100S
This image of the Inner Alster was shot in Hamburg, Germany while I was visiting in November of 2014.
While it looks as though the image is HDR it is just a single shot that I have tweaked in Lightroom. This was the first trip where I got to test the Fujifilm X100S as a travel camera. The flare that is showing up in the image is likely due to dirt on my UV filter. I have shot other images directly into the sun when the filter was clean with no resulting flare. Like yesterday’s photo, I like how the flare interacts with the scene so i chose to try and emphasize it rather than eliminate it.
Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com