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.