Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pazo de Oca

Galicia is a region full of "Pazos", big stone houses from the old Landlords. Some of them are converted into small hotels and can be visited now. We went to the one in the small village Oca and I decided to try the infrared filter and I am quite satisfied of the outcome.

Taking IR photos means that you need to use the tripod, compose, put the filter, take a test picture, correct the exposure, try again.... Luckily the 40D can autofocus with the filter on, since IR focuses at a different point as visible light. Another good way is to use live-view with a 10x factor and focus manually.

All this implies that you need time and a bit of peace which is not easy to get with 2 kids around. So this was the only time in the 2 months that I managed to take any IR pictures. I hope you like them.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I am slowly starting to edit all the photos from the vacations. It turns out that I have taken 12000 pictures from which Lightroom tells me are only 2500 left. This means that I still have a lot to delete if I want to have a maximum of 10% keepers.

Anyway here are a few from Santander on a day with a great stormy weather sunset. They are taken with the G10 which behaved quite good in the low light, high ISO and no tripod. I hope you like them.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Home, sweet home

After a 17 hour drive we are back in Düsseldorf. Now we just need to finish unpacking and sometime I will manage to sort the 6000 pictures from the last 2 months so I can post something decent.

Here is what we got for most of the trip. Diego did not really like to ride the car. You are lucky that you get only the image and not the sound