Triathlon photography

This weekend I photographed the local DLRG (German equivalent to American Lifeguard Association) while they kept watch over the swimming part of a large triathlon here (Kraichgau Challenge). The swimmers started in 2 groups (1.9km and 1.5km) at the Hardtsee in Ubstadt-Weiher. It did get a bit cloudy by late afternoon, but the whole morning and early afternoon the weather was great allowing me to get some good shots. I selected around 45 photos, cleaned up the lighting where needed, and uplaoded them to the DLRG Ubstadt-Weiher picture gallery

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website IP, Deviant Art

Sorry for the problem with the website. Seems my DNS Provider decided to do a rollback and the old IP was active for dopefish.de (www.dopefish.de still worked). Both DNS entries now point to the new IP again. In my last posting I forgot to mention I set up an account over at Deviant Art where I am posting pictures of mine I actually find worthwhile looking at. Not that I find the rest of my pictures outright bad, but they are more average and sorted by events/vacations. The ones I post at Deviant Art are pictures I find are above (my) average and worth the time to have a look. […]

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Gaming & Photo

Haven’t posted here for a while, so I’ll catch up on events. I got two new lenses for my camera, both Nikon. The 50mm 1.4 and the 18-200mm 3.5-5.6. Both very good lenses, and it seems that either Nikon heard the complaints about the 18-200 and fixed the design, or I am just plain lucky because mine has no creeping when used vertically. Very cool. And words can’t describe how great the 50/1.4 is in low-light situations. New games: Street Fighter IV (PS3) and Wii Fit I played Street Fighter IV at the Games Convention in Leipzig last year, and it was fun. I liked the good old Street Fighter […]

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Happy New Year

My last few postings were all a bit technical, so this one is going to beĀ  a bit more “normal”. I hope every reading this had nice Christmas and New Years celebrations. It is a cold as heck here, but still no snow. My guess is that it won’t snow here whis winter, just cold and windy weather. I must admit I haven’t been climbing for about a month. I really need to get back to the gym and train more. I want to shoot some nice pictures during climbing outdoors this year (not just from the bottom or top, I want to shoot pictures while in the route). And […]

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New theme, new pictures

I finally got done getting the new theme adjusted to the site. To make life easier I added the links to the gallery as a separate page, will save me the trouble of customizing the whole thing again the next time I change themes. While I was at it a updated my gallery with the pictures I shot at the Games Convention in Leipzig this year. A few thumbnails from the gallery … Any while I’m at it, I totally forgot to mention our last adventure with my helmet camera. We took a few videos while climbing indoors, and out came a 18 min. clip. Next time we do this, […]

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