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3021 – I Got Stripes IV

If I didn’t know that this is my shadow, I wouldn’t recognize it at all. The Stairs make it look as if I’d wear a coat, while in reality I wore a short winter jacket πŸ™‚

By the way, I just found out, why I didn’t get email notifications for comments on my blog. I had tried a few things like using different email addresses (in the end all being redirected to my GMail account), but whatever I did on server side didn’t help a thing. Why? GMail had decided that those mails were SPAM.

In other words: keep an eye on your GMail SPAM folder. It may contain more than you expected it to πŸ˜€

The Song of the Day is one more time “I Got Stripes” by Johnny Cash. Hear it on YouTube.

2483 – Wide Boy III

I’ve hinted at possible new lenses yesterday, and here it is, my latest acquisition, one more ultra-wide lens, this time the super light-weight, collapsible Olympus 9-18.


Ugly, huh? In the first picture you see it together with the 17/1.8. It’s slightly bigger, but not much, it comes with a lens hood (!!!) and with hood and lens caps it weighs 183 g, that’s about 50 g less than the Panaleica 25/1.4. Guess which lens must go πŸ˜€

In fact the Panaleica is already up for sale, and I think that by the time you read this, it will be gone for about the price that I paid for the 9-18.

Why an ultra-wide at all? Well, there are certain situations, in churches for instance, when 12 mm (equivalent to 24 mm on “full frame”) is simply not wide enough. I won’t use it all the time, but my experience with such lenses shows, that I use them often enough to justify carrying them around, especially when they are so small and light.

The Song of the Day is “Wide Boy” from the 1982 Flying Pickets album “Lost Boys”. Hear it on YouTube.

2303 – Run Paint Run Run

Yesterday I missed a spectacular sunrise, but then it was gray and dull the whole day. Funnily enough, after all that grayness and dullness, I missed a spectacular sunset as well πŸ˜€

No problem, I decided to try my luck at night with some city lights instead. So I did, but I quickly recognized that it was not my day. It was nothing but cold and wet and a complete waste of time. Here is an image from Vienna instead. At least it has a composition πŸ˜€

The Song of the Day is “Run Paint Run Run” from Captain Beefheart’s 1980 album “Doc At The Radar Station”. Hear it on YouTube.