Winter Begins

OK I had some time off, and during that time the winter season kicked off, Well that was lucky wasn't it!, Oh and it snowed too!!! Got some nice shots of the mountains in all their glory and had some pretty decent skiing too. All captured on an iPhone 6s with post done in Adobe Lightoroom Mobile and CC and some experimentation with a new thing or 2 that I learned in Photoshop CC. Tell me what you think in the comments below.

#winterishere #lovemayrhofen #somuessenbergesein #itsahardlifeinthemountains

Lightroom mobile manual controls for the iPhone

Last week saw the next iteration of the very powerful Lightroom mobile app from Adobe. There were a few visual and organizational changes to the interface which actually make things a bit easier to use especially on an iPhone.  The biggest change though is the introduction of the new 'pro' mode on the camera. Now not only can you shoot in RAW dng files but also you can adjust your own settings. The available options include ISO, exposure, white balance (which is a bit pointless since you can shoot in RAW and therefore change that in post production, but it's still nice to have!) and exposure compensation. Unfortunately you cannot change aperture as the iPhone has a fixed f/2.2 (6s) f/1.8 (7 & 7plus wide) and f/2.8 (7plus telephoto). 

I have included some shots for you to look at that I have taken using the app over the last few days.

I wouldn't say that this now makes taking photos any easier with Lightroom Mobile but it now allows for you to be more creative in how you take your iPhone photos and achieving the 'feel' that you want to the image. Manual settings are difficult to work out at first but once you start to understand the relationship in the 'exposure triangle' of the 3 main settings then it becomes a lot easier.

A cool little feature that has also been added is the grid lines for composition which can be added either as a standard thirds or as the golden ratio. More about that though in another post.


Skiing on the mountain 1/400 sec ISO 400 f/2.2


My cat scrounging for treats 1/80s ISO 640 f/2.8 (iPad mini 2 back camera test)


The Mayrhofen Church 1/500s ISO 64 f/2.2


the boys playing in the games room 1/80s ISO 1600 f/2.2


toys the games room 1/80s ISO 1600 f/2.2


The Penkenbahn in the winter 1/640s ISO 100 f/2.2

This now adds features to the iPhone making it easier to have a better camera with you all the time. It will of course not replace the large DSLR cameras as the sensor size is completely different and you will get much better low light capability with a bigger sensor. As I am a fan of shooting with natural light over flash this means that I will be using my big old Canon for a while yet, but it does mean that I can do more with my most important camera, the one I have with me all the time.

Please feel free to share any iPhone/Android photos that you havein the comments below

#iphone #iphoneography #lightroommobile #manualcontrol #shootinraw #dng

The Month of Colour Complete Collection

Well the Month of colour is past and I would like to thank you all for putting up with my constant barrage of posts. It was hard work getting an image every day for you lot to consume but I feel it was worth it. Anyway here is the complete collection for you all to view with a couple of bonus images thrown in for good measure. Also thank you for all those who signed up to the email list, you will be receiving your images shortly, and I shall probably sell your email to some spam company or the prince of Nigeria!

Once again, Thank You, and stay tuned more images to come.

#monthofcolour #einmonatderfarbe #colour #farbe #June #Juni #apictureaday

November Panoramas

I have been playing around with some panoramas recently with the new features in Adobe Lightroom CC. It allows you to make full panorama shots in RAW (the digital version of a negative) and then you can still edit them getting the best out of the image that you took.
 It does make the files a bit bigger, the original copy of the final image here was over 150MB.

The new astroturf spielfeld here in Mayrhofen.

The Ahorn sitting above Mayrhofen shot from the Northside.

High Altitude clouds whisping over Horberg.

The sun about to set behind the penken from Horberg

This image is actually 9 images sewn together as it is a test in HDR Panorama. Each of the 3 views was shot 3 times at 3 different exposures, 1 just right, 1 too dark and 1 a bit too light. Then all chucked in a bowl, mixed together with spices and Voila! this is what came out. The coluring has not been changed as this is what the actual sky looked like.

I hope that you enjoyed these images and if you have any comments please leave them in the section below. If you would like a copy of any pictures in the Blog please contact me through the contact page.

Have a great day!


#panorama #zillertal #mayrhofen #lovetirol #visitaustria

The Complete Monchrome Oktober Collection

Just thought that I would share with you the complete collection from last months 'Monochrome Oktober' Thanks for your support and comments, and I am glad that you enjoyed them. More will come in the future! Gavin.

Ich habe dachte, dass ich mit Ihnen von den letzten Monaten, 'Monochrome Oktober' die komplette Sammlung teilen. Vielen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung und Kommentare. Ich bin froh, dass Sie sie genießen. Mehrer in der Zukunft kommen! Gavin.


#monochromeoktober #blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #completecollection