High Dynamic Range

The "Blue Pavillion"

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 17:59
In Panmunjeom, a military settlement in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, in which the end of the Korean War was negotiated from 1951 to 1953, meetings between North and South Korean delegations take place in the "Blue Pavilion". In Seoul you can book sightseeing tours and you have the opportunity to visit the Blue Pavilion, unless there are consultations between North and South. We were lucky.

Holocaust in Lithuania

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Tue, 03/23/2021 - 19:51

The sources for the following outline of National Socialism in Lithuania can be found in the included links, well documented without a doubt. Many scientists worldwide have carefully revised this dark chapter in human history - whether for Germany, France, Lithuania, etc. Based on these facts, the number of those who embrace the repulsive ideas of the National Socialists of the 20th century should be reduced, even in the current information age.


Photo technique: "High Dynamic Range (HDR)"

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 12:15

The HDR display technology is primarily intended to compensate for the restricted dynamic ranges of digital sensors. If subjects have very bright and at the same time very dark areas, the details in the (overexposed) bright and (underexposed) dark areas disappear with a single shot. Just think of the window flooded with daylight, which - when properly lit - makes the surrounding objects disappear in the dark. With HDR technology, multiple shots of a subject with different exposure values ​​are now taken and then offset by software so that the structures are retained in all areas.


The Moldavian monasteries

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 06/22/2020 - 14:03

The Principality of Moldova, founded in the 14th century, reached its cultural heyday in the 15th century under the province of Stephen the Great. Stephan cleverly managed to assert himself against Hungarian, Polish and Ottoman expansionist desires and he promised to build a religious building for every victory. His successes over Hungary, Poland and Turks finally led to the construction of over 40 churches and at the same time to the largest expansion of the Principality of Moldova in the areas of what is now Romania, Moldova (Republick Moldau) and Ukraine.


The super moon in April 2020

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 04/10/2020 - 14:48
Even if the color of this super moon on April 8, 2020 at 9:20 p.m. seems rather orange, it is still called the Pink Moon. This label obviously has nothing to do with its color. The terms actually arose from the rituals of the Native Americans, who saw the full moon in April in connection with the pink blooming of the flame flowers (phlox) made from the pearweed family (Polemoniaceae). Thus the super moon became the messenger of the approaching spring.

Castle Chambord on the Loire

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 14:54

What happens when camera technology advances? One would prefer to visit all former photo motifs again to take technically better photos. Well, that played a role in the second photo trip to the Loire castles in France. After we had recorded the first series on Fuji film with a Nikon F90x in 1996 and later digitized it with a Nikon Coolscan V-scanner,  we went along the river Loire  in spring 2017 again, now equipped with with a Nikon D810 and a Nikkor 24-20mm /f2.8 lenses.


Eltz Castle on the Elz

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 12/21/2019 - 14:07
Eltz Castle, on the border between Maifeld and Eifel, was built at the beginning of the 12th century. It was built on an elliptical, 70 m high rock head and is surrounded by the Elz on three sides. Eltz Castle is one of the most beautiful historical buildings in Germany and has e.g. managed on the back of the former 500 DM bill at DM times. The castle is a protected cultural monument according to the Monument Protection Act (DSchG) and a protected cultural asset according to the Hague Convention and is marked with the blue and white protection symbol.

Fotopraxis contest "HDR"

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 19:17

4th place in the Photo Competition of the photo practice 2012 with the topic "High Dynamic Range Photography". The photo was taken from 4 photos and shows the sunset over the village Liesberg in Hennef, North Rhine-Westphalia. Lamera Nikon D 800, lens: Nikkor 24 - 70 mm / f / 2.8