Monthly Archives: July 2010

Marshall Watching

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My friend Carl Weese sent me this image today: Their cat Marshall scrutinizing the last post on spring2life, probably checking if that small biker might make up a substitute for a mouse. Seems that spring2life has some renommee also with quadrupeds. Thanks Carl!

Bench and Biker

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Found this just stepping out of the tramway, before entering the office. It seems there are certain predispositions where I just see. Now if I could only find the switch or trigger for it…

‘R’ for Reservation

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Commuting again, while the summer weather takes a break to make place for rain showers and cold temperatures around 13°C in the morning (that’s 55°F for you folks outside the metric system). My self chosen lens diet – only the wideangle – is not a diet in the sense of restriction, instead reveals constantly new… Read more »

PIT

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Working on prominent lines and combining strong foreground with a blurred, yet still informative background, I found new joy in wideangle perspectives. Of course I am curious if the partial unsharpness I deplored in my widangle images from Budapest and Krk is a problem of the lens – then I would be willing to replace… Read more »

Golden Light at the Backwaters

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Sunday ended with a short excursion, one of the daughters with me. Talking a little bit, explaining to her an older film camera but also various plants and insects, and enjoying the last light of the sun, already hiding behind rain-filled clouds, but still providing a golden shine. Quality time, a reservoir for a week… Read more »

Not Insects

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Never leave the house without the camera – and never hurry. I was sent on a mission to capture some pastries for sunday afternoon and did hide the camera well to avoid admonishments re. loitering et. al. And after business I saw this board, which I have probably passed hundreds of times, always in the… Read more »

Sparse Tourists

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Again from yesterday’s photowalk: One of the main tourist attractions here is the Old Saline, dating back to 1837 and filled with the most advanced pumping machinery invented at that time. The staircase to the miner’s chapel (here) proved a rain protected vantage point for this image.

A Wet Affair: Photowalk 2010 in Bad Reichenhall

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Hard to believe, but this year’s weather for the photowalk was even more wet than last year’s. The palm trees (planted in pots and brought into the streets by the spa administration, only to pretend a mediterranean climate) were dripping with rain. At least I was lucky having brought my own model (to the right)…. Read more »

Cafe in Decay

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Can’t resist to answer Tyler Monson’s duplicities in “American View”, which gave me such a lasting smile today. That late summer look was achieved by some curves magic in bibble5.

(Tree) Shadows On The Wall

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The house in the image to the right was already subject of a post, here. This time I got a glimpse of the shadows’ play out of the bus window, and instead of changing immediately (and reaching the office early) I decided in favor of the sunlight’s spectacle on the walls. Processing of these images… Read more »

Not A SoFoBoMo Book: Budapest Fringe Time

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A missed deadline is a missed deadline, and a SoFoBoMo book that takes more to complete than the given 31 day period is not a SoFoBoMo book. Such as mine. What is a failure in SoFoBoMo categories is still not a failure for me. I made my book, and the process of selecting, editing and… Read more »

Cello, Commuting

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The view of a cello, especially in such a somewhat surreal situation, always reminds me of the Swiss author and cabaret performer Franz Hohler, who used to accompagny his performances with his cello. The English wikipedia article unfortunately is not more than a stub, and even Amazon doesn’t list any books available in English. At… Read more »

“Burschenlauf” – Country Wedding III

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After having returned from church, again marching behind the brass band, and before entering the inn for the meal, a traditional “Burschenrennen” – a race of the unmarried young men – was held. The price for the winner was a dance with the bride.

Country Wedding II

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As I was kind of backup-photographer at this wedding, I had time and freedom enough to get the “different” frames. It was interesting to see how far I could get without flash. Of course in the church I had the advantage of an overall bright situation, allowing to use a long tele zoom to pick… Read more »

New Galleries: Salzburg From Above and Wrapped Trailers

Interrupting the merely started series from the Country Wedding, I want to announce the two additions in the galleries section: “Wrapped Trailers”, a find from this year on the island of Krk, Croatia, and “Salzburg From Above”, the result of excursions on the Kapuzinerberg in Salzburg, Austria. The Wedding Series will continue tomorrow.

Country Wedding I

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A country wedding here in Bavaria was and is a day-long event. Family and guests meet well before church for a drink and maybe a soup, the brass band starts playing, and after a while the festive procession of 150+ people walks together towards the decorated church.

Hat Shot

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The only activity I was able to perform to day was a bit of resting in the shadow, reading a book. So this is a hat shot, summarizing this hot summer day. And this is one of the rare occasions I use shoot/shot in context with photography – for me it’s a much too belligerent… Read more »

Budapest Fire Plugs

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Carl Weese’s Pink Fire Plug inspired me to for today’s posting. Yesterday I was at a wedding, but those 1200+ images are an intimidating amount even for skulling. It was a rural-style wedding, which had lasted already for 11 hours when I left early, so the number of pictures per hour is not that big… Read more »

Cars and Doors

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There seems to be still an unimpeded joy of colors you won’t find in Germany. But then, we are far more north, probably with a tendency towards melancholy and graveness. Found in the Jewish quarters of Budapest.

Art Deco Overflow

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Still Budapest, still doorways. Amazing enough that those doors have survived a 100 years or even more, through times when money was an even more scarce resource than now and sensitivity for bourgeouis architectural monuments was certainly not overwhelming. For me it was a bit like delving into the past, or more precisely, swinging between… Read more »

The Urban-Detail-and-Doorway Genre

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I read this labelling recently on The Online Photographer and I can’t help the feeling that it sounds a tad patronizing – but maybe I am only overly sensitive and don’t want to see such a readymade denomination fitting my own selection of images. Yet those streets, facades and doors are a substantial part of… Read more »

July Wallpapers

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The wallpapers for July are ready for download on the wallpapers page. This month’s image is from the Kapuzinerberg in Salzburg, where I spent a fruitful evening with friends from the local photography group (not camera club). More images from this event are in the pipeline. Enjoy.