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Saturday, May 5th, 2012
Noon in Flensburg
(Almost) the same place, 12 hours later. (I didn’t think I’d be coming by there again this soon, so I did not take not where I stood last night when taking that photo at all. Close enough.) Also, no more endive salad until autumn. (There’s only one place on the local market that carries it from time to time, and they’re out for the season and don’t expect it to come back until late autumn. So I bought some spinach to turn into a salad later on instead.) Until then – back to work. Work work work.
Friday, May 4th, 2012
Midnight in Flensburg
As seen when making my way home from the impro theater rehearsal (yes, a bit of an oxymoron, I know). Now I need to sleep, and tomorrow I need to write, finish shortening and editing a lot of academic things. (And maybe go to the market and buy some asparagus. And some endive salad, if they still have any).
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
So, after Facebook paid an insane amout of money for
Hipstamatic Instagram ($1 BN!) (a photo app for android and iphone), I though I’d try it* out to see what it was all about … and, yeah, I am decidedly lukewarm about it. I’ll probably get more adept at using it if I try it out more, but so far I am decidedly ‘meh’ about it. What I dislike the most is that the little ‘preview’ window it shows you before taking a picture does not, actually, correspond to the frame that the final picture will actually have. And since I really, really like to compose photos and spend quite some time thinking about angles and stuff before I shoot, that is what will ultimately keep me from using it, as the final result does in no way make up for having to take ten pictures to get even close to the composition you want. If I want to my photos to look weird and scratchy, I can just add layers in photoshop, after all … . (None of the pictures here have the composition I wanted, though the poster/earring one comes close [after about 15 attempts!], and you can’t really go wrong with a shot of a car like that. The street one is off by about 30% at least – too much road, not enough sky).
So: I am not convinced. Do you lot use it? What to you think? Any favourite settings?
(*Only I ended up testing Hipstamatic, ooops…)