Uns hat Chur sehr gefallen. Der Brambrüesch war auch nicht schlecht. Claudia war halt mitten in der Chemotherapie und konnte keine längere Wanderung unternehmen.
I found a way to filter my photos on Flickr by camera used!
We returned from Portugal on October 5.
First, we spent a few days in the Algarve. (Pictures.) Then we spent a day in Lisbon and at my mom’s place. It was her birthday and so her two brothers and their wives were also there. My sister and my half-siblings were also there. It was great. (Pictures.)
Now we’re back to work and trying to get the flat back under control after our recent move.
Im August sind wir von Vrin im Graubünden auf die Terrihütte gewandert, haben dort übernachtet, und sind dann über die Scaletta Hütte hinab ins Tessin gewandert.
Einziger Nachteil: Massenschlag auf der Terrihütte mit Schnarchlern links, rechts, und gegenüber. Und wir ohne Lärmschutz.
I like the new camera, an Olympus E-P5 with the 17mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko lens.
In 2012, I basically took pictures using Instagram, shared them with Facebook (part of the family), Twitter (another part of the family), Flickr (my favorite), and I used IFTTT to send a copy to Picasa Web because I felt that I’d like to have some pictures for people to see on Google+.
I liked the new Flickr app somewhat.
I tried organizing my pictures on Picasa Web but was unable to create a new empty album in order to move some of my pictures in the Scrapbook album. When I selected more than 300 of the pictures and tried to move them, it also told me I could not move more than 100 at a time. I was confused. It looked like the user interface could use some improvements. I even started up my local Picasa copy and wasn’t clear on how to use it to manage my albums online. Perhaps you can’t. I was not impressed. It looks as if I’m not going to abandon iPhoto any time soon. Then again, I really want to abandon iPhoto one of these days because I hate it’s opaque storage regime.
Also, the lens or the protective plastic cover of my iPhone camera is scratched. The photos from the main camera now all look hazy. The terrible quality had resulted in me taking a lot of self-portraits from the second camera.
Since I didn’t want to use Instagram too often, I have uploaded the pictures to Flickr directly. This means that I haven’t posted any pictures to Facebook; I haven’t posted any pictures to Twitter, and none where uploaded to Picasa Web.
Strangely enough it doesn’t bother me.
Maybe it bothers me a bit because I’ve been using simple photos of my daily life as a replacement for status updates for my family and friends. We’ll see. Perhaps I’ll post status updates again. Or I’ll abandon Facebook. Or resume the use of Instagram.
Unser Projekt dieses Wochenende: ein QCLOCKTWO Nachbau mit Anleitung aus dem Internet. Wir brauchen noch einen dritten Tag. Bastelheld Uwe Funk hat Claudia und mich und ein paar weitere Kollegen vom Geschäft dabei unterstützt: das Material beschafft, vorbereitet, organisiert, Geräte ausgeliehen, geholfen, beraten, aufgeheitert und ermutigt. Ich vermute, dass ich es ohne Uwe nie geschafft hätte!
Discourse & Dragons has a blog post called Wanted: Old School Artists. Some nice links!
Others I found in my feed reader:
People I noted in Fight On! magazine:
Others I remember seeing on actual products I bought:
Argh, I really should pay more attention to the names of artists!
Pet peeve of mine: artist but a website without obvious ways to contact you and no real names? That’s weird.
Why is that? I think that distorting the image by reducing the resolution, adding noise, and distorting colors invites us to use our imagination to complete the picture. Similar to reading a book, where we imagine the visuals; similar to comics, where we imagine the transitions between the panels; similar to listening to people, where we imagine the rest – less is more.
Which is why we’re sometimes disappointed by movies if we’ve already read the book. I noticed that sometimes I am disappointed when I look at the high-resolution, true-color originals of these pictures. Which is why I love the dream like non-reality of these images.