Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Now I don't delude myself that I am a brilliant photographer or that the quality of my photos is extraordinary, but I simply love taking photos and I do think I have an eye for detail (hence my love for close-ups).
I have enjoyed taking pictures since I was a child, because my Dad took really good pictures and sometimes let me help develop black and white prints at home. When we were on a family holiday in Ireland when I was six years old, I pretended to take pictures with the case of Dad's camera and mimicked him whenever he got out of the car to capture something.
I can't remember how old I was when I got my first camera, but I was in my teens when I got a proper SLR. I was really proud and experimented a lot with it. What really annoyed me though was the size of the camera and the way you could not really be as spontaneous with it as I would have liked. I've been taking photos with small compact cameras ever since.
Sure, it's a compromise and the quality will never get near that of a "proper" camera with expensive lenses and zooms, but for me it's important to be able to have a camera with me at all time (you never know!) and be able to take a picture before the subject or object disappears. I also like the challenge of achieving decent photos with an average camera and although they are famous for watches rather than cameras, I really like the Casio brand and am now using the third one in a row (Exilim EX-H10). By the way, I recently bought a stylish Burberry case for it, ahem.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Really, I Should Recycle Last Year's Title
When you park your car, you board an old bus with snow chains on the tyres that takes you further up the mountain to the lifts:
On some of the slopes, the fog was still pretty dense and it was just as well that the PP's sister (in the picture below) and I wore such bright anoraks:
The very peak of Unterberg offered blue skies and a view of the "fog blanket" in the valley:
Despite the bitter cold, it was a good destination for a winter walk:
Jesus was a bit snotty...
MC with her cute hat (hiding her new haircut)
Karl Borromäus Church (architect Max Hegele)
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Diarrhoea Is the New Black
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Oh la la!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
The End is Near
I asked a man in ski gear if the lift went further up than one could see. He said it was his first time there and he was not sure, but supposed it did. I eventually queued up at the ticket counter to ask and had my suspicions confirmed: there was not more than met the eye...
Friday, January 15, 2010
A Sweet Place and Even Sweeter Gifts
With my yuzu temple tea (very good), I had "cashew caramel" and PB "macadamia caramel", which quite to my surprise were served warm. They also have cakes, macarons and ice cream.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Temptation, Thy Name is Happy Cola
The photo was taken this morning...the total number is far from 100 now. I've actually only eaten 3 in the course of today, but it feels like 30. Apparently my younger self was more resistant to E numbers...
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Another Viennese Matcha Latte Experience
Saturday, January 09, 2010
Not having worn it for years, I dug out a DKNY bag (bought in the sale absolutely ages ago, in fact I think it was my first ever "expensive brand" bag). I'd convinced myself that "Speedy"-style bags with short handles weren't really my thing, but now I have fallen back in love with it:
Friday, January 08, 2010
Doing a bit of research in the wide, wide web, I learnt that unless it has something today with an outdated driver (nope) or wrongly inserted cartridges (nope), it was probably a case of congested printer heads. With little trust in the miracles I would work, I removed the cartridges and painstakingly cleaned the printer heads and contacts with q-tips and alcohol. And lo and hehold: