3633 – Waiting for a Bus

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Sep 292016

A bus stop below a combined highway and railway bridge. This is a most unpleasant place, but I have to wait there for the bus at least weekly on my way to Carinthia. What can I say, this is the second image that I was able to make there. It’s unlikely that I’ll ever bother you with a third one though 🙂

2889 – Bus Stop

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Sep 152014

This is an image taken at an old bus stop in Villach. It displays the usual niceties that children fling at each other: “Maja = slut”, “Fatty stinks” and so on. Just as we all remember from our innocent childhoods 🙂

The Song of the Day is “Bus Stop” by The Hollies. Hear it on YouTube.

2644 – Sign On The Window

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Jan 122014

The viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1 is incredibly good, but with images like this one, I always have trouble framing them exactly as I want. You have to have exactly the right distance from your subject, the sensor plane must be exactly parallel to the window, the center of the image must be exactly in the center of the cross, and of course you have to be careful to not hold the camera at an angle.

You may forgive me or not, but that’s what Photoshop is for. “Edit / Transform / Skew”, you tug at the corners and in three seconds everything is nicely aligned. Peace of mind – I love it 😀

The Song of the Day is “Sign On The Window” from Bob Dylan’s 1970 album “New Morning”. Hear it on YouTube.

Oct 162012

Weather was predicted to recover this afternoon and in a way it did. It stopped raining. Unfortunately that was all.

I left home at around 6 pm, but I soon realized that I lacked an important thing: a plan. After driving around aimlessly for a few minutes, I at least posted a letter and bought some tortelloni for dinner at the local Italian supermarket. I had already given up hope for an image when I saw this bus stop.

“Win up to 30.000€”, that’s what’s promised by an ad for some lottery game. People seem to be crazy for them, but I am not. I sometimes play the lottery when there’s a jackpot of more than 30 million Euros. I know the chances, but then, freak accidents happen and the thought of drawing tens of millions is somehow more attractive than the thought of getting “up to 30.000”. I know, probabilities are different, but so are the qualities of dreams 😀

But I won anyway: after the recently sold Nikon 70-300 VR and the Sigma 10-20, I have sold my Tokina 11-16/2.8 today, and someone else considers buying the Nikon 18-200 VR and the Nikon 35/1.8. Let’s see.

The Song of the Day is “I Am The Winner” from k.d.lang’s 2011 album “K.D. Lang And The Siss Boom Bang: Sing It Loud”. Hear it on YouTube.