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November 17, 2005

Luxembourg Reflection

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Houses in Luxembourg reflected in the water
Another shot from the pleasant town of Luxembourg.
The new part of the city is a busy economic centre, however.

November 16, 2005

Dance Group

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Egyptian Dance Group
An Egyptian Dance Group in Aswan, 1992.

November 13, 2005

An unfair comparison

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Comparing an analogue and a digital photograph

Cloud, photographed with a Minolta Dynax 9 on Fujichrome Velvia
How often have I seen a beautiful sky and could not capture it - except in my mind? When I was in Carlisle, I had the luxury to have two cameras with me: my Minolta Dynax 9 (or Maxxum 9 in the US) and a very small point-and shoot Panasonic Lumix FX8 digital camera.

I was quite happy with the result produced by the Panasonic, but I very much prefer the result I got back from the lab when my slide was developed.
Cloud in Carlisle photographed using a Panasonic Lumix FX 8
Actually, apart from the fact that the SLR camera is much bulkier and heavier, it also has a spot meter, which explains the much more dramatic sky. I did underexpose a bit with the Panasonic as well, but I guess to a much lesser degree (one of the disadvantages of analogue photos: no EXIF data…

November 12, 2005

Luxembourg

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Luxembourg
Luxembourg is a very small country, but as a host to many important European instututions it is also one of the wealthiest states in Europe.
Surprisingly, the city of Luxembourg is a very green place and you can see such seemingly “rural” scenes right in the centre of it.

November 10, 2005

Sleepy Dog in Xochimilco

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sleepy dog
A dog sleeping on one of the many rowing boats of Xochimilco (Mexico City).
More about Xochimilco.

November 6, 2005

Valle de la Luna

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valle de la luna - moon valley
The “moon valley” in the Chielan Andes - one of the most spectacular lanscapes I’ve come across on my travels.
If you click on the image and look at the lower right, you may see that the small black dot there is in fact a human figure…

November 4, 2005

Ghats of Varanasi, before sunrise

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Ghats of Varanasi
Varanasi is maybe the “holiest” place in Hinduism. Many people believe that “death in Varanasi is Liberation” meaning that if you are cremated here, you have a good chance to escape the cycle of rebirth.
Consequently, many people come here to die, dead are brought here for cremation and there are millions of pilgrims.
There are over 100 “ghats”, some of which are dedicated to burning bodies while others are pure bathing ghats for the ritual cleansing (puja).
There also are plenty of small rowing boats for pilgrims and tourists who want to see this all from the water of the holy river Ganges.

Other names for Varanasi: Benares, Banaras, Kashi.

November 3, 2005

Cemetary, Edinburgh

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St John's
Shot on a graveyard next to St John’s church at the end of Princes Street in Edinburgh.

November 1, 2005

Wiesbaden: Fall in the Park

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autumn colours in Wiesbaden
Aren’t these nice autumn colours? That’s what the local park is like right now….



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