Freitag, 28. September 2012

Truman Capote: In Cold Blood

In Cold BloodIn Cold Blood by Truman Capote
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

That was intense. Impossible to put down and keeping me alive and sometimes made an appearance at night. I wonder whether it is the content (which I knew about before) or the style. But I'd say this is a must read. And after you read it, you go and watch the movie "Capote" which is brilliant.

View all my reviews

Samstag, 22. September 2012

Harry Potter - book 1

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As it came out I felt too old for this. I was off to university and reading Shakespeare and Tony Morrison. At least, that's when I became aware the book existed.

Now, 32 years old, I feel to be the right age to pick it up and, not expecting much, I really really liked it. Of course I had the images of the movie stuck in my head (I actually watched the first one, but it didn't catch my interest) but that's not so bad. I now understand how generations even want to live in this world, pick houses to belong to. It is a warm and fuzzy story despite it being not about happy things all the time.

Now I need to get my hands on the next book (I'm lacking 3, the others I bought for 1 Euro on flea markets). And, believe it or not, I am completely unspoiled for what happens next. (I think I have watched the movie with David Tennant in it...but I might have skipped to his scenes...despite the awesomeness of the cast...maybe I'll watch the movies after I read the books).

Okay, off to hunt for book 2.

View all my reviews

Sonntag, 16. September 2012

dragonfly






I don't even know what the fly needs all that hair for but whatever.

The dragonfly seems to live in our garden. It flew around me and always came back to study me in another position just as I studied it. Creepy yet fascinating (I could even touch it).

Donnerstag, 13. September 2012

Charles Dickens: David Copperfield

David Copperfield David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I seem to pick up the long books recently. And then I complain that they take forever to end. :-)

This one I started maybe last year even. And then abandoned it half way through. I picked it up again, enjoyed it, laughed, cried, and finished it today. I'm glad I did because even though it holds a lot of information, it is a wonderful read and I recommend it to everyone who likes classics and the story of a person's life.

View all my reviews

Samstag, 8. September 2012

the horse is good



Two days ago my riding instructor Sonja and I met up early in the morning to shoot some photos. Our male model on this occasion was Beppo, an eleven year old Appaloosa stallion.

Vor ein paar Tagen haben sich meine Reitlehrerin und ich zusammengetan, um ein paar Fotos zu schießen. Unterstützt wurden wir dabei von Beppo, einem 11-jährigen Appaloosahengst.



More information about the ranch can be found here.

Wer mehr über die Wranglein ranch wissen möchte, kann sich hier schlau machen.

Donnerstag, 6. September 2012

And the winner is

I told you about the camera that I won, some weeks ago.





It arrived about a week ago and of course I had to try it out straight away:










I like it, because it feels good to carry around. It's stable (which I cannot say for either the Diana Mini or the Diana F+) and easy to handle and once you remember to better put in a 400 ISO film, you'll be fine.

Find out more about the La Sardina here. It comes in a pretty package created with love and that is why Lomography is precious. They care.

Dienstag, 4. September 2012

Doubles







And an experiment that I love, when other people do it. I first shot a film with the Fisheye 2. Then I rewound the film and put it in the Praktika, shooting doubles.

Didn't quite work the way I envisioned it. But I like those three shots.

Sonntag, 2. September 2012

garbage and prettiness





First, I don't know why people would dump their stuff at a place like this. Probably because they are retarded.

Secondly, I am almost out of those rolls of film. A handful are left and I might use them in the spinner because the green is staring to annoy me.