222 - Sneak peek from my hat photo shoot with Chris

Yeah, I'm a big kid and not a grown up. But who is watching us there? Is it a spy? Stealing our ideas?!

Basel (Switzerland) Series - Looking down an alley


Hold it Girl - Whoops, out of focus.

Trying to hold a camera steady while holding the release for an unspecified time for nightshots isn't exactly easy and I got this. But I really like the first and the last pic anyway.


hats make me happy

This hat you can buy at my hatter Bräuer Hüte in Leipzig, the adress of it you'll find at my new "style" blog: "hats make me happy". Which you find here: http://hatsmakemehappy.blogspot.com/

Leipzig at Night series - Old Townhall Arcades


Current Obsession: Japan

May I present: my first attempt at Udon. It's pretty easy all you need is some broth (I used instant miso), some Udon noodles, an egg, some slices of spring onions. I used bell pepper, smoked tofu and wakame. Itadakimasu.


Sunday perfection

Markkleeberger See


The sky over Basel

Didn't see any angels, but it was beautiful nonetheless.


10.10.10 - What a date!

Details of the church in Röcken, where Friedrich Nietzsche rests. His grave is just on the right side of this door.


Can you believe that it's already October again?

I know I sound like an old woman, but I have the feeling that time races. Those pics I took at the start of June, that was 4 months ago! Crazy.

Have a great weekend.


Basel (Switzerland) Series - The Münster and A*

This is my friend A*, who had birthday yesterday. I'm lucky to call her my friend. Together we had a fabulous time in Basel.


Post 200 - I can't believe that I'm already here

It's not even a year since I started this blog and I'm already at post 200. This is incredible to me. Because it took me a year to get to post 200 with my Triathlon blog. And my first two blogs never got over post number 5.

For one thing I'm sure it's because I just love to share my photography. It's much more fun to take pictures when you can share them with people who have the same interest. An old friend of mine (we know each other since 8th grade) asked me on my birthday dinner 2 weeks ago, what I take all those pictures for? What do I do with all those pictures? (She even made fun of my organized archive!)
I just had shown two freshly developed films with pretty amazing pictures. Chris (the digital photographer) loved them and was totally excited about the outcome. Chris and my jaw dropped on these questions.
It seems my old friend has no concept of what a hobby means to someone. She and her husband stopped taking pictures because they would only crowd the harddrive or the room (he used to take slides a few years back).
So after I had collected my scattered brain I said that I want to get better at photography, so that I can take part in contests for the fun of it (and the possible won cameras) and that I publish them in my blog. I don't think that she grasped the whole idea of just having fun while taking the pictures, to explore the possibilities and then sharing the excitement with other photographers. (Poor girl.)

So, I'm glad that I've got all of you photographers out there, to share the fun. Thanks for coming here.


Leipzig at Night series - One of my Nikon Photo Contest entries

Okay, it isn't exactly the entry picture. The Entry isn't that blurry and has another camera position. But I nearly took it and then switched to the other. Anyway, I like this one A LOT.


Basel (Switzerland) Series - Part of the Münster

Welcome to a new week. I hope all of you enjoyed your weekend. We've had awesome weather and Chris and I were enjoying it with some nice digital photography. Some pics of it later on.




Oh, how I wish I could go to the sea today. Instead I'll be going to the national library to read in an awesome book and to ponder my life afterwards with a nice coffee from Star.... sounds like the second best plan to me and it doesn't cost me a fortune.
Have a great weekend.