Thursday, January 31, 2008

some digital fun again.

shots taken with canon 5d and ts-e 45 2.8 ef lens except the first.

shooting out of the car. quite fun.

neat font !

neat lens. shift and tilt.

my "boss". 20 2.8 with flash.

going around in the city.. remembering that there was some event happening.. lotsa police around.

so i went to the opera to see what's going on at the famous ball in vienna.

after i somehow got into without permission.. i decided to stay.

red curtains and black shoes.

a bunch of professional photographers around..

the moderation couple for the local tv stations.

kinda cute.

an american lady as far as i remember. she and her friend had good fun. cool people.

and this shoe. she told me it's popular in the states.. i just find it funny that she could wear these under the skirt without anyone taking notice of it.. nice trick.

thought i'd take one for her. very kitsch but where else would it fit better ?

this is her friend.. i always felt like knowing her from somewhere.. maybe somebody can help me !

police still standing there.. (they kicked me out, because i didn't have a ticket)

first VIPs arriving.

my chance to smuggle myself back inside.

she's an actress. forgot her name.. even when i must have heard it a dozens of times by the screaming photographers... that acted like wild animals.. but it was fun for me.

she was there with this asian guy.. i liked him.. he seemed cool to me.

she was telling her name quite often so that the stupid photographers will remember for the next time.

waiting behind the red thread !

oh real fun. the real kind of.

nice dress lady ! actually the focus is right on her mouth.. kinda nice.

some important politican ?

wanted her to stand out.

the slimy reporter.

what a couple.

aaannddeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! a famous ex-soccer player.. in austria.. you must not know.

miriam !!! a shooting star in austria. but only in austria. she looks much older than i thought. that's what you pay for this business i guess.

more ex-soccer players... the only one i missed was toni polster.


model. she is even somehow related with my half sister.. of course the pro-photographers screamed her name "cordula hier her!!"

someone you might know. she is quite good in singing *hint*

the photographer in the back is screming her name.. his voice almost broke.


awesome how the flash made her glow.

tv-star in austria. nothing important though. we're all sexy, that's her motto.

dunno. just like how the dof of the tilt worked here.

photographer in extasy.

chancellor aka gusi.

mayor of vienna. a bissal vorgeglüht wie immer.

vize-chancellor. conservatives. it's his left hand just to make sure.. in the back our subtile secretary of the austrian state.

oh. benita ferrero ! you might know her "Kampflächeln"

mr. president !

like i care ? well the two elderly photographers cared a lot about her. quite a bunch of incredible chauvinists if you ask me. next time i definately need a recorder with me.

more of the real fun.

you surely know her. bet she wasn't the only houswife there.. but maybe the richest ?

ah finaly ! must say, she has something.

mr. lugner in all seiner pracht.

one more of the diva.

and that was their "car" they arrived with.

must say.. taking celebrety photos on the red curtain is quite a challenge itself. all the photographers around you trying to get the best position. not much time to get the right photo of the right persons... but shooting with a tilt/shift lens, without automatic focus or metering can be tricky.. but it was fun and i think the photos differ from the usual.. so yeah might not be the last time i used this lens for an event.
but kids! don't try this at home