some local pictures on a day with nice weather

The Dult came to a close tonight. You can see how distasteful that is to the locals.

I got a small case of camera-envy in Munich based on pals’ polarizing filter. So I sprang for one today at my local camera shop, given the Verkaufsoffener Sonntag we happened to have this weekend. I like having some degree of control over how blue the sky looks and/or how much glare reflects back toward the eye off of non-metallic surfaces.

We also finally ducked into the church we lived closest to for five years for the first time this afternoon. Holy Rococo, Batman!


6 thoughts on “some local pictures on a day with nice weather”

  1. damon

    Dear Lord,

    Why Rococo?

  2. Snooker68

    Dude, you’re rocking your polarizer!
    Number 2 is the money shot. Now find a way to move those funky clouds opposite the dom and it will be set!

  3. Jen

    Mein Gott! When I was in Regensburg a few weeks ago I went to that church, and I swear it’s one of the creepiest places I’ve ever been. Did you see the decapitated head on the platter sculpture thingy hanging on the wall? {Shiver}

    1. cliff1976

      Whoa, no! Missed that one. I think we were distracted by the cheesecake reliquaries.

  4. Dave

    Awesome, polarizers are the best. I try to balance the blue-sky effect with the crisp-clouds effect. Often it works that you get the crispest clouds with the bluest sky, which is the best of both worlds.

    Just be sure to take it off the camera when you are in low-light conditions. It takes the exposure down 2-3 stops and can make for blurry pics where you are at 1/8s instead of 1/30s. My Dad has this problem because his polarizer is misthreaded and won’t come off.

    1. cliff1976

      Heh, thanks for the reminder. I was standing in some shade right after getting some nice blue skies and I couldn’t figure out what was going on.

      It was definitely the polarizer.

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