Mittwoch, 31. August 2011

It's a lensbaby!


I have wanted one  for so long. And now I have it. A composer. Prepare for tons of shots. :-)



I love how the boy is designed. And I can tell you now it is quite tricky to find the sweetspot (the sharp area) but it is well worth it.

Dienstag, 30. August 2011

Books



I have to stop buying books. Because there are so many  in my possession as of yet unread.
:-)

Montag, 29. August 2011

I heart...

... 30 Seconds to Mars: Revenge. So fucking amazing.







... this tumblr because it is not just called Lookgasm, it also provides them.



... bookshops that are awesome. Sadly I don't know where this one is located:
http://lizznotliz.tumblr.com/post/8650259867/heartwarming-hipsters-in-space
... I just leave this here:

http://chelseahasatumblr.tumblr.com/post/8695637007/everlane-how-to-wear-man-jewelry-featuring

... these posters. Have an example:



Sonntag, 28. August 2011

Naomi Noki: Throne of Jade

Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)  Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2) by Naomi Novik

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


The part on the ship could have been a bit shorter or faster paced. It makes sense it wasn't since it conveys the 'ordeal' or the annoyance of such a long travel. But I wouldn't have needed all that much. This time I also didn't get so emotionally involved in the story, but that was to be expected since the first one caught me unawares and this rarely happens anyway.

I still enjoyed the story a lot. It is a relaxing and quick read. And I have started in book 3.



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Freitag, 26. August 2011

Naomi Novik: His Majesty's Dragon

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1)His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I love this. At first I it really reminded me of "How to Train your Dragon" but then, the whole Man-meets-dragon-and-forms-bond-for-life Story isn't really new. That is was set in the past of Britain/Europe I didn't like at first but I was quickly won over.

It might be that I am a horse-person, but I immediately took to Temeraire and the other dragons. I want one. It's like a horse but cooler. *lol*

I am also not ashamed to admit I was moved to tears by the end of chapter 1. This happened only on rare occasions before, such as TLOTR. Levitus broke my heart (naturally I wanted to adopt him too).

I have ordered the next 2 books and don't know whether I should wait for them to arrive to continue reading the series or read something in between. Mh.

Anyway, I read it in 3 days, it has 350 pages. This is extremely fast for me and I haven't dug into a novel as happily as I have with this one. I'd like to add more stars now please.



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Donnerstag, 25. August 2011

Concert: 30 Seconds to Mars

Uncle: "He's coming here!!!"
I: "Whut? WHUT? WHUT?????"

This happened during "The Kill" which started off as acoustic and then turned into the 'normal' song and suddenly he jumps of that tiny stage and runs up the stalls and straight at my uncle and me. I was holding the photo and was completely unable to deal. *Lol*

And then Jared Leto stood 20 cm in front of me and the following thoughts ran through my head simultaneously:

1. Whut?
2. Dude, shave your armpits for crying out loud!
3. Whut?
4. OMG he's tiny.
5. Uhm.
6. Shit that security guy's leg is bigger than me.
7. Ribcage, I could just reach...

And then he was gone, leaving me in a hysterical puddle of fangirly ridiculousness (there went my cool) because he is sooo pretty. It has to be said even though he annoyed the FUCK out of me for starting 2 fucking hours late. I was already exhausted before it even began.

But he seemed to be in a good mood and completely different from Oberhausen. The crowd was so great (Mannheim, I knew you wouldn't disappoint).

I have maybe slept (if one can call it that) for 4 hours (optimistic estimate). I shall now start searching youtube for videos. I hope I am not in many because I surely look like someone who hasn't taken her medicine this morning and is now losing it. But well... these things happen.

This isn't my video but I do stand behind/next to the security guy on the left. (Once my uncle hands me the files I shall upload our view):



this is pretty awesome:




Dienstag, 23. August 2011

Journalling

200-something (2004?) Lord of the Rings-daily planner
 In my daily planners I always aim for structure. I am a very structured person. I love to plan. I rely on visuals, therefore I set out with various colors.  For instance, I marked probably important stuff in orange (this was in my final years at University). However, then more colors come along and it ends up a mess.

2008

2008
Exhibit B and C. I always mean so well and then end up confusing myself. I especially love the use of random arrows which surely made perfect sense at the time (this was during me studying to be a drama educator).

Do you keep daily planners? Do you have a system that actually works and would you like to share?

Sonntag, 21. August 2011

Agatha Christie: The Man in The Brown Suit

The Man in the Brown Suit (Agatha Christie Collection)The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I don't like to read crime novels because the only thing interesting to me is the beginning and then the end. The middle part is just in the way. I don't try to figure out who did it while reading. I just wanna be told already.

That out of the way, the novel is my first Agatha Christie read. I bought it for 80c in a sale. Otherwise I probably wouldn't have bought one ever. I have seen a lot of the movies and enjoyed them a lot.

And now I can happily add, that I might just pick up some of her other books. Because I really enjoyed myself. I quite liked the heroine, even though she is a bit dated in certain characteristics (love, marriage, men-women), but in others she is quite modern and I liked that. I also loved Sir Eustace and his sense of humor.

I didn't much care for the love story because it didn't feel real to me. But I also don't like e.g. "Gone with the Wind" because it is just too much. So that might be just me.

It is also an easy and quick read, I think. And entertaining without forcing you to think much (but you could, if you tried to solve the murder.. which I didn't do.).



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Samstag, 20. August 2011

Caturday

playing = much easier with tongue sticking out

but it also makes me very tired

Freitag, 19. August 2011

Wedding photography





I got the opportunity to shoot another wedding (am I using this expression wrong? It always makes me cringe. As if I was heading there with a gun or something equally evil.) at the Burg Guttenberg. The weather was a bit bitchy but we managed to squeeze in and finish the portraits just until a huge thunderstorm arrived to do its job.

Ich hatte wieder das Vergnügen auf der Burg Guttenberg eine Hochzeit zu fotografieren. Wir wurden gerade rechtzeitig fertig bevor ein Gewitter losging und uns in die Wirtschaft getrieben hat.
 
fun at church
the church, small just as the village it belongs to but pretty

that speaks for itself :-)


yummie cake

and pretty flowers

Mittwoch, 17. August 2011

Concert: 30 Seconds to Mars


My tickets arrived. Thanks to ebay I'll manage to go to the sold out concert of 30 Seconds to Mars at my hometown! The second for me and I'm excited!!

Montag, 15. August 2011

I heart...

letterstodeadpeople.tumblr.com
 ... this because it is true.


linnlindgren.tumblr.com
 ... Wall-E. Because it never grows old and it doesn't need an abundance of words to evoke feelings.



... this portrait of Christina Ricci. Because it is perfection. I think Rankin did it but I am not sure.



 ... a nice cuppa tea.
iamincendiarysofeckyou.tumblr.com
... Cristina Yang because she stays true to herself. Also she is right.

Sonntag, 14. August 2011

inspire me...

... Hasselblad photography. Click on the pics and you will end up at the owners page on flickr.

Le Point Mort

clasp

Star Trails above Shihmenshan 石門山星軌

Machu Picchu

Tahquamenon Falls

Ryonen_064

Yellow Mountain sunset

Cow Dude 2

You have to know what you're doing when you take her out and aim her at life around you. But when you do, you will get unique shots.

Clear. Background blur. Film. No wonder she was on the moon.

More on flickr and tumblr.

Freitag, 12. August 2011

Movie: Buried



Watched Buried yesterday and I really really like that movie. Ryan Reynolds just got upgraded to "pretty but kinda lame boy" to "oh he can act". Also, the director deserves all the awards. Anyone can make a movie about blue people or cars that change into aliens. But to make a movie about a man in a box and never leave that box and have my attention all the way through? Not easily accomplished. The ending had me yelling at the screen because it was so intense.

Have you watched it?

Mittwoch, 10. August 2011

new snug bed



My mom and I made this bag-bed for the cats. While Wesley loves it, Leeloo doesn't know what the hell she's supposed to do with it. :-)

Montag, 8. August 2011

at full speed




When in doubt... shoot out of a driving car. Of course I didn't drive the car, that would be stupid.




Sonntag, 7. August 2011

On the streets.




I am always shy to shoot things and people on the street. The Supersampler comes in handy at that. I just aimed it behind me and get funny shots.






Samstag, 6. August 2011

moody? moody.


This is my "You! Off my planet!"-face. Snapped with the Supersampler. Mine is yellow and I quite like it. I'll upload shots for you.

Donnerstag, 4. August 2011

Happy Birthday.


Wes and Leeloo turn three years today!
 Happy birthday!

Look how small they were:

that's from the day they moved in with me