Tag Archives: Fountain

2108 – By The Rivers Dark II

I have no images for Thursday. Thursday was nothing but stress, the only images that I took were documentary, actually images of documents 🙂

It’s funny, for me photocopiers are a thing of the past. Want a copy of some paper? Take an image.

The Image of the Day, taken on Friday, is actually not of a river but of a fountain. Going near and wide produced the effect.

The Song of the Day is “By The Rivers Dark” from Leonard Cohen’s 2001 album “Ten New Songs”. We already had it a long time ago. Hear it on YouTube.

2071 – Reel Around The Fountain

This is a typical image where I need to go into Photoshop. I shot square and I had two versions, one cut at the top, one cut at the bottom.

Developed in Lightroom, combined in Photoshop, vignette applied in Lightroom again.

The Song of the Day is “Reel Around The Fountain” from the 1984 Smiths album “Hatful of Hollow”. Hear it on YouTube.

1279 – Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

I had evening dates for two consecutive days, returned late and got nothing done.

This is the Wednesday image, part of a fountain in front of Austria’s Parliament. I used the Sigma 70/2.8 at that day. It’s not stabilized and I don’t use it below 1/100s, thus I had to look for well-lit things. Oh how I miss my Tamron 17-50/2.8 VC! It’s not only stabilization, it’s the useful range as well.

The Song of the Day is the old CCR hit “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?“, this time from the soundtrack to “Philadelphia”, interpreted by The Spin Doctors. YouTube has it.

928 – Pictures Of Home

The bad weather goes on and on. I was lucky. Yesterday when I had to go to Klagenfurt, my hometown, and when I had to wait on the streets for more than an hour, it did just not rain. As soon as I was back in the car, it began to pour down.

Klagenfurt is actually a nice town. It has about 93000 inhabitants, and in the 25 years that I have not lived there, it has changed radically. There are many more restaurants, cafés and bars now, the patios and thoroughfares are opened to the public, and the general impression is that of a place where people live. Amazing.

Btw, the correct term for those thoroughfares is “Durchhaus”. I was tempted to use it in the paragraph above, and as always, I wanted to look up an english term.

While searching on LEO, the best online dictionary for German/English, German/French, German/Italian and German/Spanish (they even have German/Chinese, but I can’t possibly judge that), I stumbled upon a link to the professional translator’s forum ProZ, and one advise was to not translate the word, but instead explain it. I was already determined to use one of the two quoted explanations

… a house between two streets, with one or more courtyards connected by a thoroughfare, basically a shortcut between the streets, going right through the house.”

when to my surprise I found out that the supplied link pointed back to one of my own blog posts, “33 – Hanging Gardens“, written way back in November 2006 🙂

Regardless of weather, photographing in Klagenfurt was a nice experience. I met a group of street musicians who played very, very well and had no problems with me taking pictures, and in the course of that hour, I constantly changed between the Nikon 70-300 VR, the Nikon 35/1.8 and the Nikon 10.5/2.8 fisheye.

The Image of the Day was obviously made with the fish, and then treated with Fisheye-Hemi™, the same goes for the small place with the people.

The metal sculpture is actually a drinking fountain, taken at 70mm, and somehow I found that the metal looks much better in a conventional B&W process.

The other two images were taken with the Nikon 35/1.8. The square with the water droplets is another fountain, basically a sheet of glass, and on one side water comes down like from a shower head, only that the nozzles are lined up in a distance of about 5cm from the glass. I have used speed priority (S) mode and 1/8000s at f1.8 to capture the droplets.

The Song of the Day is “Pictures Of Home” from the 1972 Deep Purple album “Machine Head”. Deezer has the album, and YouTube has – among many many others – a 1999 live version from The Royal Albert Hall, together with the London Symphony Orchestra.

284 – Walking Alone

This is an image from yesterday. I’ve spent the whole day in bed, well, at least those times that I could stay off of the toilet. It must be something that I’ve eaten yesterday. I hate it, but don’t worry, it will go away.

This is Worms’ “Festplatz” or festival place. This is not where the festival, that I’m here for, takes place, it seems to be more of a circus ground or place for occasional Rock concerts. The funny thing is this fountain, that seems so completely out of place.

The Song of the Day is from Sophie B. Hawkins’ 2001 album “Timbre” and is called “I Walk Alone“.

210 – Leaf in the Fountain

Friday at noon I went to the nearby Rathauspark to enjoy the warm weather and make some photos. There is a small fountain meant for drinking that often catches my eye. In its small basin, cast of brass and only slightly more than a foot in diameter, I found this leaf.

The Song of the Day is “Fallen Leaves” (the only place I found the lyrics was on Simon Telford’s blog, scroll all way down) from Norma Waterson’s fantastic album “The Very Thought of You“. For a sound sample I have to direct you to Amazon in Germany. They have it readily available as import from Canada, Amazon.ca has it only via marketplace dealers, and Amazon in the US does not have it at all. Isn’t globalization a wonderful thing 🙂