Thursday, December 2, 2010

Snowman in Geneva


Snowman in Geneva, originally uploaded by daniel_pfund.

Over the last couple of days, Geneva was covered with 19cm of snow, which was unheard of since 1981.

The snow made the joy of kids and even not so young kids. Lots of snowmen grew in the city's parks, like here in the Parc des Bastions.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower on RATP map
Eiffel Tower, originally uploaded by daniel_pfund.
Remembering a recent trip in Paris, I thought it may make a nice picture.

When at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower, you'll be offered tons of souvenirs for sale. I just had to get one of these mini towers for my daughter ;-)

Strobist info:
-Canon 550 EX @1/32 into 60x60cm softbox from above
-Nikon SB25 @1/64 bare camera right

See setup shot in this picture.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hotel Mandarin Oriental

Hotel Mandarin Oriental du Rhone Geneva Switzerland
Hotel Mandarin Oriental, originally uploaded by daniel_pfund.
This is a photo of the Geneva Mandarin Oriental hotel, which used to be called the Hotel du Rhone before it was sold. The river flowing by is of course the Rhone, coming just out of the lake of Geneva.

The weather was a little overcast, but some great light came through and just shone on it. The time of the day was just before sunset, a period called the "golden hour" as the sun's rays are more towards the orange side than during the rest of the day. It also happens early in the morning, basically when the sun is low on the horizon. It's really the best time of the day to shoot with natural light.

This is an untouched iPhone photo.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Night time in Paris

Daniel Pfund
Night time in Paris, originally uploaded by daniel_pfund.
A picture of myself taken by my friend Jérôme Matt (have a look at his pictures at www.jeromematt.com ) in Paris on a bloody cold March night in 2010. The whole gallery is available here.

We were having some fun, inspired by Dustin Diaz (see his great pictures at photography.dustindiaz.com ). This was our first trial. I'm sure there's room for improvement.

Strobist info: Nikon SB-25 camera left into 60x60cm softbox @1/4 power, triggered by Cactus v4.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Paris - L'arc de Triomphe

Paris - L'arc de Triomphe
Paris - L'arc de Triomphe, originally uploaded by daniel_pfund.
A beautiful day in Paris today.

I'm in Paris for some days for a business conference. Close to sunset I wandered around my hotel and was struck by the beautiful light.

Traffic around the arch is simply mind boggling... Just remember that it's priority of right. In theory! In practice it's priority of the biggest and fiercest. That's why they have police officers around to auto-control drivers. It's fun watching, and the light was just so good.

This is an untouched iPhone photo.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The man with the pigeons

man feeding pigeons in Geneva
The man with the pigeons, originally uploaded by daniel_pfund.

Today I took one of my first iPhone pictures and took the decision to make a photoblog.

This man was feeding the pigeons and at one time even got one to eat from his hand. Unfortunately I wasn't quick enough to catch that.