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WildestDreams Photography Photo-BLOG

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Canon G1X update – what I really hate about this camera
Manta Ray Video This is a quick post, providing an update to my earlier post Canon G1X First Thoughts. I really hate the color shifts that occurs in videos made with the G1X. The quality of the video itself is good I guess, at least I’m impressed that this little camera provides 1080-HD movies. However, in more difficult light conditions the video has some flaws, as illustrated by the embedded youtube video (full-HD version is available!).
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Expedition to Antarctica part 3: South Orkney
blue ice This article is part three of a four part series of articles describing my expedition to Antarctica. Part three describes the adventures near the South Orkney Islands. This article focuses on photography and provides tips for shooting in antarctic conditions.
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Canon G1X arrived – first thoughts
Canon G1X Since 5 hours I’m a lucky (?) owner of the new Canon G1X camera as a successor to my IXUS 980IS. I used the Canon 980IS primarily with an Ikelite underwater housing as my underwater camera. Here are my first thoughts.
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Cleaning and maintenance
colorful dust I had to do some cleaning and equipment maintenance. So I thought, why not mix business with pleasure and take some pictures along the process. Read along to see the back story of this picture.
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Expedition to Antarctica part 2: South Georgia
penguins This article is part two of a four part series of articles describing my expedition to Antarctica. Part two describes the adventures in South Georgia. This article focuses on photography and provides tips for shooting in antarctic conditions.
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Expedition to Antarctica part 1: Ushuaia and Falklands
penguins This article is part one of a four part series of articles describing my expedition to Antarctica. Part one describes the adventures in Argentina (Ushuaia) and Falkland Islands. This article focuses on photography and provides tips for shooting in antarctic conditions.
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Trip report to Landschaftspark Duisburg
turbine Last week I went with several friends / colleagues to Landschaftspark in Duisburg-Nord. This might well be a first in a series of what we call a NCIM Photo Walk.

Landschaftspark is a former coal and steel production plant. Entrance to the park is free and the park provides great photo opportunities.
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Image sharpness: how to take a razor sharp photo
sharpness - back-focus test Lately I’ve been reading a lot about image sharpness and did some experiments. When I took my first pictures some 20 years ago on a pocket camera even a 10*15 cm print wasn’t sharp. Today my equipment has improved a lot and people are impressed by the 50*75cm and 70*100cm enlargements.
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Equipment
Equipment: old minolta analog camera on DIY beanbag I took my first photos with a cheap analog compact camera. There was no way in taking a technically good picture. When I wanted to visit New Zealand I decided to move to an analog SLR. From that moment onward, I went on a journey of continuously improving my photo gear.
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how to safely store your photographs
pile of photos Many photographers take thousands of photos. Obviously you want to keep them. But are your photo’s really safe?
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