Will it catch on?
Trying to capture the inner structure of a kaki persimone fruit aka sharon fruit:
Here’s the link to Yohan Zerdoun’s blog on architectural photography
So close that i managed to get quite a good snapshot with my small digicam:
More Malawi photos to follow…
Another addition for my boring flower snapshot set:
Carpe diem. Enjoy today. Don’t fight and argue. Meditate on beautiful and worthy things. Create something. Relax. Life is very short and fragile.
I went photo walking again.
I took the S3 from Basel to Saint-Ursanne today. It was beautifully sunny.
BTW, I am planning to work my way thru this little guide by the Swiss Heritage Society.
I walked up Tüllinger Hügel and took some snapshots:
I am thankful for lots of big and little things.
The possibility to learn and study new things
Political and religious freedom
Enough water to take a shower when i want or wash my clothes
Reliable public transport when i need it
Challenges and adventures
A place to stay and store stuff (aka home)
Ways to express myself
The power to keep going
To know i can be happy and at peace despite the circumstances
I am thankful that my mood is independent of the weather or the situation
Enough clothes to wear
Learning that wearing the right clothes makes cold weather more bearable
A digital camera to catch a moment
Clouds in the sky
Cooking and baking
Not living in a warzone
Nutella and chocolate
Sipping coffee, planning tasks, listening to the radio.
Here’s a quick review of my year on Flickr:
Walked thru parts of Riehen and Chrischona today. The weather was better than expected. Took lots of flower snapshots for the boring flower snapshot set. So boring they easily qualify.
I found this sign on my way back to my bicycle:
Made me smile.
I continued exploring Jekyll (see yesterday’s post). Bin gespannt.
Took part in a photo shooting at the day job. I learnt a lot by watching a pro.
Lighting – using indirect flash and white boards to bounce the light.
Tethered shooting – to position the photo and to check the lighting and sharpness on a larger screen.
Quantity – the photographer took 28 GB for 10 photos. We tried 40 to 50 photos per theme.
I attended Barcamp Bodensee in Friedrichshafen yesterday. Very enjoyable.
Big thank you to the organizers. It was worth getting up early.
And it was truly impressive to see so many people attending and participating.
The location at Zeppelin University on the shore of Lake Constance was perfect.
A few highlights:
A talk on sleep by Jan Krämer
“sleep is good for creativity”
Facebook community management
Romy showed us how she manages comments, spam on a large Facebook fan page. Her advice: never delete a comment or block the user. Rather mark the comment as spam and then explain why. She recommended having a page on policies and handling of comments in a “Netiquette” page. She showed the new content management features that went live recently for fan pages: you can now schedule posts and assign different admin roles. And her take: all the brands are spending $$$ to gain Facebook followers; very few followers are organic.
I learnt a lot just by listening.
And if I ever start a company, I would go to each and every barcamp in Europe and present my idea. Startup presenters get so much free and useful consulting and marketing ideas from attendees.
BTW, the DB train along the German side of the Rhine river is very noisy and made me feel queasy and travel-sick. Buy some new trains and renew the tracks. Or maybe SBB should take over this route?
Blogging advice in 2012 err… 2011:
Heh, I thought blogging’s dead?!
It’s the first of May – a public holiday in my part of Switzerland. I am listening to BBC radio and reading news distributed via Facebook and Twitter.
Random useless fact of the day:
I woke up at 5:40. For the second day in a row.
I have been posting snapshots on Flickr:
I received an offline comment on this phrase on my Flickr profile:
Unhindered by talent or technical skills, I hope I can at least convey the fun I’m having.
Questions and random observations:
By the way, where can i find the best samosas in Basel? And I still haven’t solved the issue of best dim sum in Basel.
Which Klippan cover should i get for my Klippan couch?
I was just reminded of my first cooking class at Saint Andrew’s: we made fruit fool – with custard and seasonal fruit.
Twitter has changed my reading habits. If a webpage is full of text… So I’d better stop soon.
I cycled over 60 km to Bad Säckingen via an unwanted detour to Liestal, and then on to Rheinfelden, Möhlin, Wallbach, Stein. I cycled back on the German side via Schwörstadt, Grenzach-Wyhlen.
No mountains. A few hills.
I only took a few photos.