Dienstag, 26. Mai 2009

Catch the sun

Black and White in BW (Ver. 2), originally uploaded by topfloor.

This is an example of the fine beaches near the hotel at the OBX. The clear line and tones led me to this BW, hope you enjoy it.

Have fun!

Jockeys Ridge

Sun sets, originally uploaded by topfloor.

On my way to the car, back from the big dune, the sun caught my eye reflecting in this light.

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Nice Blackpoint

Nice Blackpoint, originally uploaded by topfloor.

Different Lighthouse, looked for something else than the classic Lnadscape thing, so I went for this graphical Close-Up.

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Classic of a Lighthouse

Colors, originally uploaded by topfloor.

The sky was friendly, and so I did best as I could to capture some of the beauty of this place on the OBX.

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Beaches 1, originally uploaded by topfloor.

Sometimes it can be hard to find a decent foreground for shooting the clouds :-)

Did my best and this is the result of a HDR.

Hard working man

Hard working man - BW Ver., originally uploaded by topfloor.

In the same little harbour, this friendly fella was nice enough to pose for us for me for a minute - Thank you.

To compensate for the very hard sunlight I took a rapid bracketed series of 7 shots and let Photomatix do its magic.

Converted in LR.

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Colors of the US of A

Colors of the US of A, originally uploaded by topfloor.

While walking a small harbour, these reflections caught my eye. All I did to the file in LR / PS was to crop a little and turn the image. These abstracts sometimes get me :-)

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Montag, 11. Mai 2009

Another Shot made it to Flickr's Explore

My picture
By the Chicago River - Photochallenge.org 2009 Day 098 - Urban
was listed on the Explore Page. Thx for the views, comments and favs to all of you! Have fun!

Look and See

Look and See, originally uploaded by topfloor.

My days in Chicago are over. Very cool city with so much to see that the 3 nights I spent there were short. Have to return one day :-)

I am now heaed to Seattle which will me my starting point to drive south along the Oregon and California coast.

Have fun!

Dienstag, 5. Mai 2009

Rock in Row - Lighthouse morning

Rock in Row, originally uploaded by topfloor.

This morning I went to the Currituck Lighthouse (in the forest) and gave my best to compose a shot - not too easy with boring clouds at the sky. You can see my pics of the day here at

Sonntag, 3. Mai 2009


Sunset variation, originally uploaded by topfloor.

After 25 hours of railing, flying, waiting and driving, I made it in one piece to Kitty Hawk. My first day there was spent driving the entire island (made more than 200 miles trip) and finding some nice spots. More photos from my first day at the OBX can be found on my Flickr stream http://www.flickr.com/photos/geopirat/sets/72157617546735875/

Boarding will start in 5 minutes

I am on my way from Germany to th eOuter Banks / Kitty Hawk in the US of A. Starting by train at 05:51 am, I hope to reach my destination safely in 19 hours. This is the beóarding room in Frankfurt airport Terminal 2.

More pics from this day of travel can be found on my Flickr stream here http://www.flickr.com/photos/geopirat/sets/72157617638826814/