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Friday, May 30, 2008

(x, y, z) ?

I don't know what his message was, I only remember that I photographed him in 2006 in Germany...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Big Franchise...

...also known as United States. Even after such a long time I'm still wondering how it can happen that no matter in which direction I drive I see an identical line-up of shops. Independent shops are very rare, especially in Central New Jersey. This Target here was just built - with half an hour driving distance to another one. Where is this going? I'm often reminded of a caricature I once saw in a newspaper, showing a couple sitting in their living room with an own Starbucks branch inside...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The whole thing

Monday, May 19, 2008

NYC - Cut-Out

Cut out of a larger image.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Princeton - Infrared

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Clarinet Player

Seen in Ocean Beach, San Diego.

Friday, May 9, 2008


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

San Francisco Panorama

I just remembered that I have this - thanks to Dario's post in the guestbook yesterday.
As usual the Golden Gate Bridge (on the very left) is covered in fog. The well illuminated street in the center of the image is market street which goes all the way from the Twin Peaks neighborhood to the Embarcadero.
It's probably obvious that I'm not familiar with stitching software yet. I basically put this together by hand out of many single photographs (don't remember how many). This file here is down-sampled from 275 MB to 800 KB.

Some useless text that comes with the image:
I remember that it was a hot afternoon when I walked up to that spot. I waited for some twilight in order to have some city lights in the image and was seriously freezing shortly after the sun disappeared. Rapid temperature drops are typical for San Francisco and I should have known it better. However, when I was done I tried to find someone who could give me a ride down to the city. The first people I asked was a young couple with a baby who agreed to take me. As in most cases when I talk to strangers in public they turn out to be from Germany. No idea how it happens that my compatriots and I always find each other, but it happens quite often.

Friday, May 2, 2008