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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Guy with cigarette

Somewhere in Cologne, 2006

Friday, January 25, 2008

Fortune Cookie

I had lunch from a Chinese place today and just opened a fortune cookie:
"Traveling this year will bring your life into greater perspective."

I'm going for a longer trip to Germany tonight...have a nice weekend everybody!

And before I forget, here are my lucky numbers: 19, 20, 26, 28, 30, 40.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Girl with violin

Somewhere in Cologne, 2006

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Before sunset

Saturday, January 19, 2008

View from Manhattan Bridge

Another stop from last Sunday. Taking pictures from Manhattan Bridge is always a little tricky. First of all you cannot move freely, since you have to shoot through a fence. The other problem is the heavy train and car traffic which makes the bridge vibrate most of the time. At the end I've spent quite some time up there to catch a good moment.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Trump World Tower

With almost 270 meters the 8th tallest building in New York City. Interestingly, there are no businesses or offices in there, it's all apartments. Wikipedia says that the penthouse on the top 2 floors costs $58 million...hurray!
I stopped by there after having breakfast with Denis on Sunday, the beginning of a longer photo hike through the city.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Old Town No.2

Friday, January 11, 2008

Interesting night yesterday

Last night was quite interesting. First I went to the monthly photo club meeting. The speaker was Kate Ware, the curator of photography at the Philadelphia Art Museum. She talked a little about her projects as a curator and then gave a presentation about Lee Miller, a female photographer, model and war correspondent who did a lot of surreal work, mostly in the 1930s and 40s. Those presentations work especially well, when a speaker is somewhat fascinated by the topic. I had the feeling that this was the case, so it was a pleasure to listen.
Later on I wanted to do some final touch ups on one of my images over a cup of tea, so I went to Starbucks where I got to talk to Connelly Barnes, a grad student at Princeton. He saw what I did and we talked a little about "gigapixel images" - the creation of photographes 100-300 times larger than what you capture with an everage camera. The results are truly impressive, check out the link below. Connelly also drew my attention to a Princeton lecture series called slasharts ( /@rts), where he recently got to listen to Clifford Ross. Ross invented a camera that captures the analogues equivalent to gigapixel images.


Princeton Photography Club
Lee Miller
Connelly Barnes
Gigapixel Images
/@rts Lecture Series
Clifford Ross

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Old Town of Limburg

From a late-night excursion through the old part of my hometown.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

New Design

I more or less spontaneously gave this page a new look. The old one bothered me since a while and I finally changed it when I found a good template a couple of days ago. I actually didn't like any until I found this one (called Ambiru) on geckoandfly.com. The one on the Gecko page only works with the classic blogger. An XML version can be found on blogcrowds.com.
Besides the fresh look, there are also two new features. A chatbox/guestbook and the blog has a German version now. You can click on those little flags to switch between both versions. I hope it won't create too much of an overhead writing both. Shouldn't be that bad, though. You might see some small adjustments during the next couple of days, that depends on discussions with my web design consultant Snirgel. :)

Friday, January 4, 2008


I took a bunch of pictures in Germany that I will look at, process and post from time to time. This one is from Cologne. We were actually on the way to a spa and just happened to be around the Dom when the sun went down. At that point I couldn't resist and started to rotate around it looking for a good angle. What I ended up with is this ultra-classic view. You can see it on almost every Cologne postcard and every other amateur has tried it as well. Now there is also a fluck-version.

Thursday, January 3, 2008


My trip to Germany was very nice. Cagil was with me and so were our friends Denis and Kathryn. In this blog, private shots are rare. Here are some, taken during train rides.