Mar 122017
 

I have no idea what they do when suddenly rain comes falling, but I found the idea of having that furniture out on the street pretty charming 🙂

By the way, I’m writing this on March 8 and yesterday Adobe released new versions of ACR and Lightroom with full support for the E-M1 MkII (among others). Sweet! I can again choose from the Olympus camera profiles (like “Standard” or “Vivid”) as starting points.

2844 – The Mourner’s Bench

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Aug 012014
 

Well, no mourning. Actually it’s just a bench in front of our office building, a bench that I’ve passed a hundred times and that I feel I’ve finally documented adequately.

The Song of the Day is “The Mourner’s Bench” from the Death In June album “But, What Ends When the Symbols Shatter?”. Yeah, really! Thankfully it’s already late July 😀

Hear it on YouTube.

Jul 242014
 

I don’t really know why, but somehow I have less time for photography at the moment. This may be connected to stress at work, but it may also be simply due to the fact that I read a lot lately. I even have found pleasure in reading modern German literature. I haven’t done that in a long time, maybe 90% of what I’ve read during the last 20 years was in English. Well, I won’t run out of books either way 🙂

Here’s another railway station image. I took it for the shadows and got the light as a bonus 😀

The Song of the Day is “Standing In The Way Of The Light” from Birdy’s 2013 second studio album “Fire Within”. Hear it on YouTube.

2809 – Casual Conversations

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Jun 262014
 

Light! Isn’t it the heart of photography? Here’s a reflection off a metal table in Gänsehäufel, Vienna’s biggest bath, occupying a whole island in an arm of river Danube.

The Song of the Day is “Casual Conversations” from the classic Supertramp album “Breakfast in America”. Hear it, along with a Japanese introduction, on YouTube.

Jun 072014
 

How about some color images for a change? I’ve taken this one in my apartment in Vienna. It is not what I recently have written about, not something created organically over a period of long years, but I still have spent plenty of time with the details in this one-room apartment. Colors were one important factor and the area near entrance is green with red Chinese furniture and a big gold framed mirror. I guess it’s a photographically interesting place and I could show you more of it.

The Song of the Day is “This Is Called My Home” by We Are the Ocean. Hear it on YouTube.

2512 – Lunch Break

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Sep 022013
 

I took this image while sitting on the terrace around noon, watching the pattern of light and shadow cast by the cheap wooden table, delighted by the warmth of one of the last hot days in August.

I already knew that it wouldn’t stay that way, that summer would give way to fall, but at this moment it was still there in all its glory. Now that I write about it, only four days later, I am on the train, crossing cold and rainy Alps, hoping that by the time you read this, we’ll be getting a few more, a few last sunny days.

The Song of the Day is “Lunch Break” from the classic 1967 Moody Blues album “Days Of Future Passed”. Hear it on YouTube.

2393 – Simple Things III

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May 092013
 

There is an element of surrealism in this image. The stencil in the background reads “mehr mehr”, meaning “more more”. It is in no way connected to anything else depicted here, but the way I have framed the image and due to the contrasting color, it becomes a strong focal point, giving it an importance that it normally wouldn’t have. Consequently a hidden meaning is suggested, a mystery is hinted at, geometric structure seems to imply a message.

You may have seen that method of framing in many of my past images and you will see it for sure in the next 🙂

The Song of the Day is “Simple Things” from the 2002 album “Wildlife” by The Crash. Hear it on YouTube.