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DC Impressions   Leave a comment

A quick business trip to Washington DC provided only a few occasions for snapshots while walking past the Capitol:

 

 

Capitol Blurred

 

Capitol Tourists

 

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Sunday Morning Cartoon Bliss   2 comments

Cartoons on the iPad are much more compelling than those on TV, as I discovered when I observed these visiting kids lounging on our couch.

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Posted March 30, 2014 by Lutz Braum in People

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Kaffeeklatsch   Leave a comment

‘Kaffeeklatsch is German for ‘chatting and gossiping over coffee with friends’, and it’s what I witnessed today at a coffee shop. These two ladies were truly enjoying the coffee and their conversation.

2 ladies chatting over coffee

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 800
f/8
1/10 sec
Edited with Silver Efex Pro

Winter Creatures in Montana   2 comments

This moose didn’t seem to be too concerned about me taking pictures. The other creatures actually enjoyed it (giving me some practice with action shots).

Moose eating

Snowboard jump

ski jump

 

Sleeping in Paris   5 comments

I caught these folks napping in the same park in Paris – I guess the afternoon sunshine made everyone a bit sleepy. Wish it were that warm here, now…

Sleepy man

Sleepy tourists

Soccer Mania   Leave a comment

I love going to the Sounders games in Seattle:  40,000+ fans, standing room only, flags flying, choruses echoing through the stadium, fireworks, and some pretty good soccer, too.

Panorama of Seattle Sounders Stadium

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Posted October 12, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, People, US

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Father & Son Moment on Metro North   1 comment

The dad seemed to enjoy the video more than his young son. Still, they were glued to the iphone for quite a while, oblivious to the rest of the world.

Father and son on train

iphone Hipstamatic
lens: John S.
film: Ina’s 1969

Posted October 5, 2013 by Lutz Braum in People, US

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Abandoned Factory Studio   10 comments

I took pictures in an old factory today, using it as a giant studio. Got to practice with lighting quite a bit. That’s why I look so pleased.

Man sitting in abandoned factory

Canon 7D, EFS 10-22mm
ISO 320
f/5.6
1/8 sec

And one in Sepia. Which one do you prefer?Factory Studio B&W

Posted September 14, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, People, US

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Enjoying the Menu   1 comment

This lady clearly enjoyed checking the menu items at a local bookstore cafe.

woman checking the menu

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Posted September 13, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, People, US

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Packed House at the US Open   Leave a comment

Despite rain delays, the stands were packed for the Federer match. Even people on the other court tried to get a peek of the match:

Ashe spectators watching Armstrong action

The stands were full to the very top:

Packed Bleachers at Armstrong Stadium

Standing room only:

Sunset over Armstrong Stadium

Rainy day at the US Open   1 comment

Spectators taking cover during a downpour at the US Open.

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Posted September 2, 2013 by Lutz Braum in New York, People, US

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Saturday Night Fever   1 comment

Caught a few couples showing off their moves at the local Fred Astaire Dance Studio.

Dancers in Dance Studio

iphone
ISO 125
f/2.4
1/20 sec

Posted August 25, 2013 by Lutz Braum in People

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Madonna and Margarita   4 comments

This scene reminded me of a Vermeer, who was an expert at taking a mundane subject (girl filling a jug, woman doing needlepoint) and making it look absolutely stunning. Caught in a local Mexican restaurant (which explains the skull in the background).

Woman checking email

iphone Hipstamatic
lens: Doris
film: Sussex
flash: off

Posted August 22, 2013 by Lutz Braum in People, US

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Spartan Warriors   2 comments

My son and his buddy after finishing the Spartan Sprint in Washougal, WA. One hour and forty minutes of running, jumping, and crawling through mud! I did this race with them as a last hurrah before they go to college in a few weeks.

Spartan Race survivors

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B&W conversion with Nik Silver Efex

Posted August 16, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, People, US

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Checking Email in the Wrong Place   1 comment

The sign is clearly telling her where to go…

And can you call it ‘Street Photography’ when you shoot indoors?

Woman checking email

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 200
f/4.5
1/6 sec

New York’s Finest Taking a Break   Leave a comment

NYPD officers at Dunkin Donuts at JFK airport, enjoying a cup of coffee while keeping us safe.

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Shot with iPhone Hipstamatic

Watchyalookingat???   1 comment

Waiting for the bus with attitude. Caught in New York City, 41st Street.

Black woman waiting for the bus

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Posted July 19, 2013 by Lutz Braum in People

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Dutch Street Photography   1 comment

Or, given that canals are just as good a means of transportation as streets in other cities, maybe I should call this post ‘canal photography.’ It was a warm and sunny day, so life spilled onto the sidewalk, stairways, and boats. Click any image to see them in slideshow format:

Velomobile   2 comments

This guy won’t get wet when it rains in Amsterdam, but how he squeezes in there is a mystery to me. You can find out more at velomobiel.ne.

Velomobile closeup

He didn’t seem to command much attention among the other bike riders:Velomobile large

Canon 7D
ISO 125
f/11
1/80 sec

Newlyweds in Grand Central Terminal   2 comments

This couple chose the busiest place in New York to have their wedding photos taken. Romantic, yet very frustrating for the photographer who wanted no people in the background!

Newlyweds in Grand Central Terminal

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Who Needs Strollers?   3 comments

I didn’t see any strollers in Amsterdam: Kids either walked with their parents or they were ferried around on bikes. And helmets? Didn’t see any of those, either. And pets of course got the same treatment. :)

Click on any image to see images in slide show format.

The World’s Capital of Cycling   1 comment

Amsterdam offered a great opportunity to practice panning, while enjoying the variety of bicycle riders. I’m not sure how romantic all this seems when it rains, but in the summer it is enchanting to see how everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) rides their bike. And no one bothers with helmets – how wonderfully nonchalant!

Click on any image to see them in slide show format.

Innocence, personified   Leave a comment

Would love to be able to find the parents of this little girl, so I can give them a picture of their beautiful daughter.

Little girl in red dress

Canon EOS 7D, 100mm macro lens
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/320 sec

Posted June 15, 2013 by Lutz Braum in People

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Keep Children on a Leash at All Times   6 comments

Walking a child in Manhattan — much like walking a dog:

Small child on a leash

iphone, Hipstamatic

Success!   Leave a comment

Or: Dinner!

Shot at sunset near our local beach:

Fisherman with fish

Canon EOS 7D, 100mm macro
ISO 100
f/4.5
1/60 sec

Jazz in Madison Park   2 comments

Sat in Madison Park yesterday before lunch, and enjoyed an impromptu trumpet concerto while enjoying the warm weather and the view of the Flatiron Building, one of my favorite buildings in the world.

Jazz in Madison Park, NYC

Jazz in front of the Flatiron Building

iphone, Hipstamatic app

 

Scenes at an Airport   2 comments

Found a few interesting shots even in such humdrum environment as a small regional airport. These were taken in Eugene, OR:

Girl playing the violin at the airport

Airport garage

Airplane propeller

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Posted April 6, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, People, US

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10 gallon hat and a pint of beer   4 comments

Caught in Salt Lake City airport bar. Where true cowboys still roam (Utah, that is, NOT the airport).

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Posted March 21, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, People, US

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The Ghost of Parking Meters   Leave a comment

Took this double exposure of my son and a parking meter in Missoula, MT:

Parking Meter Double Exposure

Shot with iphone Hipstamatic, lens: John S, film: Ina’s 1969

Posted March 6, 2013 by Lutz Braum in People, US

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San Francisco – not the usual tourist snapshots   3 comments

I was on just a quick visit to San Francisco last week, but it was still worthy of a few pictures. The first 3 are at the Wells Fargo Museum:

Wells Fargo Stage Coach

Old Adding Machine

Bank adding machine

A promotion on Union Square, with lots of pretty girls handing out balloons. Caught them during their photo shoot:

Pretty Girls on Union Square

Old-fashioned barber shop on Valencia Street:

Old Fashioned Barber Shop

All shot with iPhone, Hipstamatic app

Father and Son Lunch   1 comment

Caught these two having lunch at our local bookstore cafe:Father Son Lunchiphone Hipstamatic

Posted February 15, 2013 by Lutz Braum in People, US

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Indian Chief   2 comments

Another shot from the pow wow I attended in Montana, near Little Bighorn Battleground:

Indian Chief at pow-wow

 

Canon EOS  7D, EF 70-200mm
ISO 100
f/9
1/400 sec
B&W adjustment in Nik Silver Efex

Indian Head   2 comments

I photographed this gentleman at an Indian pow wow near Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana:

Indian Head

Canon EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm
ISO 100
165mm
f/9
1/25 sec
B&W conversion in Nik Silver Efex

Posted February 6, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, People, Travel, US

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Rushing to Work   Leave a comment

Caught while walking through New York, where nobody walks slow enough to get a shot that’s sharply focused. That’s New York: you blink and you miss it.

Rushing to Work

iphone Hipstamatic
lens: John S.
film: Ina’s 1969

Posted January 24, 2013 by Lutz Braum in New York, People

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Times Square Memories (part 3)   Leave a comment

Despite the cold weather, Times Square is teeming with tourists during the holiday season. These pictures are part of an ongoing project I’m having fun with: all the various ways people memorialize their visit to New York, and to Times Square specifically. The full series is in a gallery on my  photography site.


Man’s Best Friend   8 comments

Well, at least THIS man’s best friend.  Caught this man and his dog while walking through Brooklyn – both were completely content sitting on the doorstep of their house and pursing their favorite activity – reading and people watching.

Man and Dog sitting on Doorstep

Shot with Canon EOS 7D, 100mm f/2.8L Macro
ISO 800
100mm
f/3.2
1/80 sec

Posted September 21, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, New York, People

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New York’s Finest is also New York’s Nicest   2 comments

Who would have thought that the New York Police Department has time for photo opportunities? But they do, and they endure the onslaught of tourists in Times Square gracefully. This is a continuation of my Times Square series I started a few weeks ago.

NYPD Cop in Times Square with Tourists

NYC cop taking a family's picture in Times Square

Captured with Canon Powershot G12, modified with Silver Efex 2

Times Square Memories   3 comments

I found these moments of vacation snapshots more interesting than the actual splendor (or squalor, depending on your point of view) of Times Square.

Photo of tourists taking each other's photo in Times Square, New York

Photo of tourists taking each other's photo in Times Square, New York

Photo of tourists taking each other's photo in Times Square, New York

Photo of tourists taking each other's photo in Times Square, New York

Photo of tourists taking each other's photo in Times Square, New York

Photo of tourists taking each other's photo in Times Square, New York

father taking snapshot of son in Times Square

All photos taken with Canon Powershot G12, modified with SilverEfex 2.

Wish upon a carousel   Leave a comment

This little girl watched with envy as her bigger sister rode the carousel in Bryant Park. I hope she got her turn later.

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 100
f/3.5
1.0 sec

Posted June 27, 2012 by Lutz Braum in New York, People

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A stolen kiss   1 comment

I don’t think these two really cared whether anyone noticed. Caught on a viewing platform of New York’s High Line.

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Posted June 24, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, New York, People

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Blissful peace in Times Square   2 comments

I happened upon this massive yoga session in Times Square yesterday. Unfortunately the organizers didn’t know that it would be 95 degrees at 7pm. Nobody seemed to mind though, and for an hour, Times Square was an oasis of peace.

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Posted June 21, 2012 by Lutz Braum in New York, People

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Graffiti and Gelato   1 comment

The surroundings didn’t take anything away from this couple’s enjoyment of their ice cream. Captured in New York, 18th Street.

Shot with Canon Powershot G12
ISO 400
f/4
1/5 sec

Posted June 5, 2012 by Lutz Braum in New York, People

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Saluting our heroes   Leave a comment

Even a small Memorial Day parade as the one in our town (Clinton, CT)  is a great opportunity to honor our fallen heroes.

All photographs taken with Canon EOS 7D, 70-200mm
ISO 100
f/5.6
1/125 sec

Swinging into summer   Leave a comment

Summer has officially started on Clinton Beach!

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Posted May 19, 2012 by Lutz Braum in People

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Who’s taking who to work?   Leave a comment

Caught on my way to work today: father and son on Park Avenue.

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Posted April 24, 2012 by Lutz Braum in New York, People

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US Open   Leave a comment

3 days at the US Open provided lots of photo opportunities, but I had more fun playing with the colors of the crowd in attendance.

Canon Powershot G12

Posted September 10, 2011 by Lutz Braum in New York, People

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Beach Volleyball   Leave a comment

I shot this while on Long Beach in Long Island,NY playing volleyball with my colleagues. Over 1000 people congregate every summer evening to play.

camera: iphone
app: Hipstamatic
Lens: Helga Viking
film: AO B&W

 

Posted August 27, 2011 by Lutz Braum in New York, People

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Summer Party at the Marina   1 comment

Someone is definitely enjoying the gorgeous summer evening! Shot in Clinton Marina, 20 minutes after sunset.

Canon EOS 7D, EF70-200mm f/2.8
ISO 400
200mm
f/3.2
1/640 sec

Posted August 12, 2011 by Lutz Braum in People

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Puppy love   1 comment

I shot these 2 girls and their dog a few summers ago in Clinton, CT. My favorite picture from that summer.

Pentax K100D
ISO 400
18mm
f/3.5
1/250 sec

Posted April 22, 2011 by Lutz Braum in People

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Sunday Morning Bliss   1 comment

No comments necessary. No better place to be on a Sunday morning.

Canon EOS 7D, EF-S10-22mm
ISO 400
13 mm
f/4
1/8 sec

Posted March 27, 2011 by Lutz Braum in People

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