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Monday, July 30, 2007

Gas Lamp Quater

Date: February 2007
Location: San Diego, CA

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Doing it the lazy way

A very convenient way of doing street photography, instead of permanently walking, is sitting down with something to drink and shoot the same spot whenever someone passes by. Here are five anonymous pictures taken in ten minutes.
Date: March 2007
Location: Philadelphia

Friday, July 27, 2007

Another JPG Submission

I just had an idea for another submission. The theme is titled "Fashion" in a wider sense - not necessarily pictures of cloths.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Creative license

Creative license is about finding the boundaries of what you can do with photography. We would like to explore images here that are the abstract edge of what is considered photography. For this theme, think about a photo as a design, composing with lines, patterns, geometry, contrast, saturation, simplicity and complexity. How can you think differently about what photography means and take creative license?

I cannot say that I 100% understand what the people of JPG Magazine had in mind when they came up with this theme, but I submitted this photograph. This is a theme for the next issue of JPG Mag and is sponsored by Adobe. That means besides money and a free magazine subscription, there are also Adobe software packages for the lucky ones who make it.

The image shows alternately concave and convex bent windows reflecting and distorting another building. I photographed this in Downtown LA two years ago.

Monday, July 23, 2007


No photographic activities during the last week, but that doesn't mean that I have nothing to post here.
This one is an old classic on my hard drive that didn't make it to this page yet. I took it at an Amish farm not far from here in Pennsylvania in 2005. I found it very fascinating how these Amish communities are living in their own world which really has nothing to do with ours. The people are very friendly and talkative (their native language is some kind of German dialect), but when it comes to taking pictures, I learned that most of them don't really like it, mostly because it involves technology, and technology is something they don't want to deal with.
Anyway, these Amish sheep seemed to have a different opinion on that and posed patiently.

A picture from a corn harvest:

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Some Fun Stuff

I'm not sick but I'm not well
1-click Award 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007


This gem of a skatepark is two minutes away from my house and never really crowded. I'm starting to take more and more andvantage of that. Not with my camera, but with my skateboard.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Beach at Night

A while ago I visited a website of an artist who takes pictures in total darkness doing exposures for hours. The images are very intriguing, and that's I guess why I still remember this. I will post a link once I've found it again.
So here is the story. A couple of days ago, Cagil and I went to the beach and after the sun was gone, I tried to do something like that. Because of the lanterns on the near boardwalk, it was not totally dark and I only needed to do exposures of around 15 minutes with ISO 100.
This is what it looks like.

The white blurry areas are the waves obviously. The little light in the back blinked from time to time, which came out quite bright.
Also interesting: besides a lot of grain, you can see how the stars "move" on the sky because of earth rotation.

And what I found most surprising: Because of the light from the near boardwalk, you can actually see a very ghosty shadow of my tripod on top of the blurry waves. This is on the right side of the image.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Matting Workshop

You know what? Today I learned everything about how to mat photographs. A workshop that was hosted by the Princeton Photography Club. I also got to know some new people and learned that some members are familiar with my website. So let me quickly thank you guys for organizing this. I think it was very valuable for everybody. If you want to find out a bit about what matting is all about, I have this link for you.
I guess my next step would be getting a cutter (like this one) and get started.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Date: April 07
Location: Wallstreet, I guess

Monday, July 9, 2007

Date: July 08, 2007
Location: West Windsor, NJ. Could have been anywhere, though.
What else? I know that the left one was interested in the right one, because he was looking at her constantly. But she only showed him her cold shoulder. Too bad for the left one.
Result of Art all Night in Trenton
One picture exhibited for one day. The result: Three people ordered a print of it. It was tagged with $160 (instead of $140), but only because my handwritten 4 looks like a 6. However, I now have three 16"x20" fine art watercolor prints on Hahnemühle paper in the making and can't wait to make my customers happy with it. What a nice thing to do. I think at some point I will convert my online gallery into an online shop.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Montreal '07

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Lenny Hoops

You can find Lenny Hoops in Central Park these days. He makes rhythmic beats with Bongos and Rattles and provides Hula Hoops for everybody who is up for it.

Monday, July 2, 2007

New Page

Do you know that desire to write or draw something when you have a plain white sheet of paper and a pen in front of you. I have that right now at this new page for the 2nd half of 2007. I will keep the tradition and start the new page with something personal - me and a relative of mine from Brooklyn. The photo credit goes to Cagil.

Newer Posts

You can find posts of the second half of 2007 here.

Older Posts

You can find my posts of the first half of 2007 here.