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Saturday, July 31, 2010

All Star

A New York subway snap.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Little Waterfalls

Sometimes you get images that just don't need any processing. Click on it to see it in large.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Nose Manual - East Village Skate Park

Actually, I don't know if it's called East Village Skate Park, but it's a skate park in East Village.

Picture was taken with the lightweight and inexpensive Tamron 28-200mm lens. With this zoom range it will probably be my lens of choice for Burning Man - an upcoming event I'm starting to get excited about as the date gets closer.

I thought I would try something new: If you follow the link to the lens and end up buying it, I get a small percentage of the sales price. I'm wondering if you guys would appreciate occasional links like that. Thinking about it, there are so many online stores where one can buy photo gear: where do you shop? I believe Amazon.com is the most known and trusted one.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Girls with Books

New York last Saturday. The heat during the day was unbearable, but the night was perfect to roam around, take pictures of things, listen to musicians and play some games of chess with street-smart strangers.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Icelandic Horses

"Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the country and exported animals are not allowed to return."

Sucks to be a horse in Iceland.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Philadelphia Street

Philly as it is, raw and uncut.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Chinatown Philadelphia

I'm on the East Coast for a couple of days, working and enjoying the humidity ;)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Creative Commons

I really enjoy seeing you guys using my images and turn it into something new. This time I want to introduce you to someone from Malaysia who used one of the New York street pictures as a backdrop for a song. His name is Seen Loh and the song is called "Stay". He contacted me on Facebook where he also uploaded his clip. You might need to log in to Facebook in order to listen to it.

If you are making any kind of artwork that incorporates my images it would be nice if you would contact me - maybe I post it here on the blog. You could shoot me an email or do it like Seen and hit me up on Facebook.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

South New Yorkers

April 2009.

From a walk on Coney Island. CI has a somewhat special atmosphere during off season times. Probably because it is so old and appears so abandoned then. April is somewhere in between. You can already watch people, but it's not as crowded as during summer. I don't know what else to say. People I brought there either appreciated the experience or seriously disliked this place. You have to be there and experience it to do either of those.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Iceland #7

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Banana - NYC

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Desert Plant

White Sands, New Mexico

These plants are interesting. As the dune moves and the surface gets higher, the plants grow quickly in order to stay on the surface and survive. However, as the dune moves on and the sand gets lower the plant gets too tall and unstable. It eventually collapses and dies. How sad is that?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Flattr Update & iFolio

I just created a portfolio on a free iPhone/iPod app named iFolio. It really doesn't do much more than showcasing images, but that very nicely. You can find it right here. Once you have the app you get to see lots of beautiful imagery. I'm sure that my stuff will get lost there, but for now you can find it if you tab on 'new'.

Flattr: After participating on Flattr for one month I counted about 90 clicks on my two Flattr buttons (one is in the New York HDR series). You might be wondering how much they accumulated. I'm looking at a revenue of 33 Euros ($42).

Monday, July 5, 2010

Morning Landscape

I stopped the car on the side of the road and once reaching the spot in the grass from where I wanted to take the picture, I started a struggle with strong winds and light rain. While the winds kept shaking the tripod, the rain kept reaching the glass of the lens. The whole thing took quite a while and was pretty annoying. When I saw a police car approaching, I got even more annoyed. From my experience with police and security guards in the US I got ready to explain myself and the things I am doing, stop photographing, move my car, or whatever. To my surprise, the officers just drove by slowly and waved friendly. A little remainder that I wasn't in the US, but in a place where crime, terrorism and the resulting paranoia does not exist.

Arizona Gas Station

December 2009.

Greetings to all who -like me- are sick in bed on 4th of July ;)