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Exposed - most of the photos are rather from the beginning, the oldest one is from 1980. Therefore please understand that they are more snap shots than designed photos. Mostly they were made with a simple fixed focus pocket camera or even with a disposal camera. (These do not need a battery, need not to boot and also do not hang up; meanwhile there are the cameras in the mobile phones ;-)
Eastern Germany: In the middle of downtown of Leipzig old
and new encounter. Obviously the skyscraping tower of the
Karl-Marx-University should have demonstrated the progress and
superiority of the socialism. It does not harmonically fit in the
Altstadt (Engl.: old downtown) really, but it works like an alien
(In Leipzig 1989 the reunion of Germany was initialized.)
Skyscraper, the Nuremberg Egg
Egg shaped broadcasting tower is also called »Nuremberg
Egg« after the mechanic pocket watch Henlein invented here. Since
years it stands empty.
(I just do not want to know what a Freudian fellow says about the photos... ;-)
Under the Bridge over the River Pegnitz
Dr.-Gustav-Heinemann Bridge at the 5 Streams Cycle Route
East Nuremberg. Often I cross by bike under this bridge over the Pegnitz. Here on both sides a footpath/cycle track leads into the countryside. The section belongs to the 5 Streams Cycle Route. Thus coming from the east one easily reaches the downtown of Nuremberg along the Pegnitz valley without troubles caused by cars.
Crossroads on the Way to Lake Birkensee
Extended overhead transmission lines in the middle of the
woods over a crossing of forest paths between Schwaig/Dreihöhe and
Nuremberg. The cycle track between Nuremberg Zoo and the lake
Birkensee crosses or carries along the lines, resp.
In the skies the vapor trail of a plane heading west.
Old and New
In the country, east of Nuremberg in the Pegnitz valley
Exciting fern was to be found in a brushwood in the industrial area of Röthenbach-Mühllach.
Enjoy Röthenbach from an unusual perspective: The Lutheran church with the Moritzberg (603 m) in the background. Photo made from the Paradises Path in the Pegnitz valley.
Right for Work, Life and Beauty!
Engineered landscape - The rails of the DB seem to lead
through the plant directly.
To make photos of the factory from a hill I had to cross a freeway due to be pressed for time. And this with a well filled rucksack...
(Obviously every photographer makes »his« photos of a smelting plant ;-)
Additional photos you will find in Rails:
Express steam loco S 3/6, Type 2'C1' h4v of the K.BAY.STS.B.
Sundown near the Dutzendteich
Even Mighty in Retirement
Entirely reconstructed S 3/6 of the former Königlich Bayerische Staatsbahn (K.BAY.STS.B.; Engl.: Royal Bavarian State Railroad) at the 100th anniversary of the museum in 1999. (above)
Exciting front of 10 001 in the DDM; together with 10 002, the last new DB steam loco nicknamed »Black Swan«. (left)
Set-up (74 KB)
The Power of Light
Entirely touch-free temperature measurement with an
ellipsometer. Reference dimension is the change of polarization of
a laser beam caused by change in temperature. Twice it runs through
a thin quartz pane (thickness 1 mm), which can be heated by
halogen lamps. Prisms are used to change the beam direction.
The light bulb - the better stove: Seven 500 W halogen bulbs easily achieve 1 200 °C (2 192 °F) within seconds.
Making Colors (56 KB)
Slow Motion - some info
Engineering - putting a filter on an opened CCD sensor:
During the color stripe filter (glass substrate) is coming down
interference fringes appear caused by the adhesive blot on the CCD
The fault colors are caused by faulty calculation of the color algorithm fed with wrong values. The correlation between color and location shows a mismatch due to a too big distance.
In the monochrome image one recognizes the refraction by the glue drop.
Find more info about this process by clicking on one of the images.
Tomcat Felix Tone in Tone in Twilight
Enjoy little tomcat Felix in the living room. Snapshot.
More animal things from the Animal Farm are to
be found here:
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Update: V8.5, 2012-12-12