3833 – Got Apples

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Apr 182017
 

In fall 2008 we moved from “the country” to Villach. There we spent three years in one apartment until we finally moved to where we live now.

In a way I miss living in the country. I took many, many more images of trees, flowers and landscapes there. No wonder, but …

Today we have an exception. This tree is a hundred meters off the main road entering Villach from the south, maybe 150 meters further on is our apartment block. It’s near all shops, it’s only minutes to the next five supermarkets and so on, but it is almost as silent and rural as “in the country”.

Still, it makes a difference whether you only drive by those trees or if they grow in your garden. You give more attention to those in your garden 🙂

3814 – The Old Bus

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Mar 302017
 

A few times in my childhood I remember having used such a bus. Is that scary?

Well, my father is in a late phase of cancer. If you experience something like that, thoughts about age are not that uncommon, I guess. How about this one: I’ll be 70 in 17 years.

Today I am closer to being 70, than to the year I was finally getting my master’s degree – and I was late at that.

I am closer to being 80, than I am to the year when I started working as a programmer.

I am closer to being 100, than I am to the year when I started elementary school.

It’s very unlikely that my father gets 82. Practically no male in his family did. We like to think of 50 as “Half Time”, but but in reality that’s not even close for most of us.

Scary? Yes 🙂

3736 – The Big Eye

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Jan 112017
 

Alternatively I could also call this post “The Fisheye” 🙂

It’s interesting: I don’t use that lens very often, but I use it regularly. Sure, this image was taken more than five months ago, but I’ve used my new fisheye every once in a while in between.

I had one on the Nikon D300, and there it was more of a novelty. I used it for some time and then almost never again. It seems, that in the meantime I have found my way of working with this lens.

3602 – Welcome to the Jungle!

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Aug 292016
 

We’ve had this shopping center in Villach a few times, I guess. I like the decoration made of real plants growing up the columns, and I also like the strange effect of the curved, mirrored surfaces. Add a few blossoms and you can imagine being in the jungle on an alien planet. Ok, maybe you can’t, but I can for sure 😀

3598 – The Cost of Living

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Aug 252016
 

Sometimes it looks good when you completely straighten verticals, sometimes it doesn’t, and sometimes it produces a weird effect, almost looking like standing in front of a big ship’s bow. Along with the colors and the tight crop, I like the effect in this image.

3596 – The Blue Hut

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Aug 232016
 

This year we changed to summer tyres extremely late. I didn’t regret it though, as the appointed day was one day after the unexpected snowfall. This is an image taken while I was waiting. You see, the snow on this garden hut’s roof had already melted away. The hut, the car and I were ready for summer 😀

3595 – Two Days Later

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Aug 222016
 

Looks like a long time has passed, right? It didn’t. Only two days are between the images in yesterday’s post and these two.

I’ve used the same lens and I’ve tried for roughly the same perspective. It’s not perfect, but hopefully good enough to convey the sense of wonder 🙂

Aug 212016
 

April 28. We’ve had snow that late in earlier years. Well, I can remember at least two occasions, one was even in early May. Never before was it that much though.

We had already brought most of the plants out, and it was arranged that in a few days the protective nets for the cats would be strengthened, in order to better survive next winter. They had suffered a little, even though we’d had an exceptionally mild winter.

Well, and then 15 cm of that wet, heavy slush fell down on us in a single day. It was even more in Klagenfurt, around 20 cm, and friends from Rosental, the valley where we lived for 20 years, told us a story of 40 cm of snow and almost two days without electricity.