Cat on the Roof


Here is a photo that I shot a while ago when I walked through the garden areas. While I sometimes meet the same cats again, I met this one for the first time and I’ve never uploaded a photo of this one. Over time I have learned that cats do like to walk over the roofs of the garden shacks. Sometimes I spotted several of them on the roofs. They do also jump from one roof to the other and so. But this tuxedo cat just enjoyed the time and view. Continue reading Cat on the Roof

Declassified


If you ever wondered who is writing on this blog, I have good news for you. The secret is lifted, with a pencil. I am kidding. I still like a certain degree of anonymity. But recently I discovered that the photo app of my Huawei phone has some basic effects. I messed around with them and discovered one effect that was called “pencil” and I really liked it. It turns my selfies into pencil drawings as you can only see outlines but no textures. However, then I did import the photo into Lightroom to make further adjustments to my liking. … Continue reading Declassified

VHS Cassettes, Chips and Salsa


Here is just a snapshot I took with my phone. I did spend quite a bit of time with my mother the last days as we went through several VHS cassettes that our family recorded. Meanwhile, we ate chips with salsa. We’ve been sad when we found out that some cassettes didn’t work anymore but maybe we will find a solution to recover them. But others worked. The videos we watched were recorded in the ’80s and ’90s. We went through videos of weddings, holidays, and parties. Man, we had a good laugh because the `80s haircuts make our family … Continue reading VHS Cassettes, Chips and Salsa

Foreground and Background


I think the image at the top was an experimental shot. I could imagine that I liked the dark forest background and that I wanted to find out how the depth of field looks like if I focus on the plants. There is a small meadow in front of the forest. Nothing more to add, it’s not a special photo but I somehow like how the foreground is separated from the background. Continue reading Foreground and Background