While some German christmas markets have been called off last-minute due to the the spiralling Covid-19 infection rate, Frankfurt’s traditional christmas market was opened Nov.22, 2021. Hot alcoholic beverages such as mulled wine and hot apple wine (a Frankfurt specialty), baked marzipan mixes like Brenten and Bethmännchen and Quetschemännchen (figures made out of prunes and nuts) are sold among lots of other things. The event’s history has been traced back to the 14th century.
People walk along Frankfurt’s main shopping mile, the Zeil, Oct.30, 2021.
Sony A7r IV, Sigma 100-400 at 172 mm, iso100, f5.6, 1/8 sec.
A Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus or Haubentaucher in German) and its eight young on a little rock at Grundlsee in the evening haze after a rain shower in Styria, Austria.
The Dachstein mountains in Austria are reflected in a little lake near Gosau in the Salzkammergut region.
Fuji X100F, Adobe neural filter-added colors to b-w photo.
German tv journalist and presenter Eric Mayer during a photo shoot on a rainy day in Frankfurt.
Snow and spruces in the Taunus range just north of Frankfurt, Dec.4.
(Vertical movement of camera, f4, 1/8 sec)
Raindrops freeze upon contact with cold leaves near a crossing with traffic lights in Frankfurt, Nov.30.
(Sony A7r III, FE 1.8/135 GM – 1.8, 1/160 sec, ISO1600)
As the partial lockdown in Germany due to the coronavirus and the release of Photoshop’s new neural filter “colorize” almost coincided, I had time to try and see what the filter can do. Here is an example of a color photo of Frankfurt taken just after nightfall. The original is shown at right above, the de-colorized version below, done in Photoshop. The neural filter then created a new version of the b-w picture adding computer-generated colors. See for yourself and let me know what you think.