Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Now with 100% more Flickr

In an effort not to jam this blog with photos of trees, I caved in and got myself a profile on Flickr. I'll try to keep the photos there most of the time. Anyone else here on Flickr?

37 comments:

Anders said...

I think the more appropriate nick for you would have been Tree-hugging Willy...

Anders said...

Hey, there's a new photo on there. The cold one. I really liked that one, best shot so far, in my opinion. Aood composition, I liked the little brownish color on to rock to the left in all the "blueness". Acts as a nice focal point. The moutains in the back emphasize the wastness of the sea. The frost on the rocks and the naked trees on the right give the photo it's wild and cold charater. Good job, broski.

The new tree one is also cool, but it would have been better without the smaller tree(s) in the back. Bring an axe next time. ;-)

Wilhelm said...

I think the more appropriate nick for you would have been Tree-hugging Willy...

Would be kinda hard to "branch out" into other types of motives if I'm typecasting myself like that, dontcha' think?

Hey, there's a new photo on there. The cold one. I really liked that one, best shot so far, in my opinion.

Thanks, Chief. Very black metal, almost to the extent that you expect some anemic douchebag in oreo-cookie face paint to come running out of the woods wielding a spiky costume and a plastic sword. I'll be slamming lots of pics out on this one. Turns out it's a good way to screen which shots are suitable for displaying on, say, a digital frame at home.

The new tree one is also cool, but it would have been better without the smaller tree(s) in the back. Bring an axe next time. ;-)

It's from the same place as the cold one. The chopping of the smaller tree got ixnayed due to (a) it wouldn't go with my treehugger-nick, and (b) the aforementioned skinny black metal twerp only had a Toys R'Us sword.

Anders said...

(b) the aforementioned skinny black metal twerp only had a Toys R'Us sword.

Kids today. Let me tell you, when I was young, we didn't have any fancy Toys'R'Us or oreo cookie....

Wilhelm said...

..we had pointy sticks, dammit, and we were thrilled about that

Anders said...

Pointy sticks, eh? I would dream of owning a pointy stick. We only had blunt sticks! And it wasn't even a real stick, just some straws bundled up...

Wilhelm said...

..you fool! Just let the middle straws extend further than the other straws

Anders said...

You engineering nerd, you...
;-)

Anders said...

So. It's been a while since you updated your Flickr page. I've checked it several times today.

Wilhelm said...

WTF!?

Make like Axl and give me just a li'l patience, broski :-)

Anders said...

Good boy! Finally an update.
Just kidding bro. :-D

Good photos again. But my favorite is still the cold one.

Anders said...

Looking good there, chief! Can't bother signing up just to be able to comment on your photos. But some of those locations look a bit familiary...
;-)

Wilhelm said...

Thanks, Chief

Bet you think some of them places are familiar..

Wilhelm said...

Have you considered puttin' some shots up on a similar site, btw?

Anders said...

No. I haven't found any need to put up photos on the 'net (plenty of other ways to emarrass myself...). Nor do I have the time to maintain something like that (been meaning to update my webpage for ages, but haven't gotten around to it)

Wilhelm said...

I don't really think about it like that - for me this is a very useful way to organize pics in a photo album - something that in my experience doesn't happen that much when you deal with digital photos - in such a way as to access them at all times, but also to screen which shots if any - are worthy of being printed out and actually displayed. The sum total of three or so people who might check out my flickr page doesn't even factor in

Anders said...

Well, my kids are on 99.5% and then some of my photos. So I'm a bit restricted of putting those out on the 'net.

What I have considered, is buying a software (or maybe it's already included with Windows) which makes it easy to scroll through my photos, tag of the ones that are good and store them somewhere else then the "raw" photos. Because, with a digital camera, it's easy to take a lot of photos. And lot of them are crap, especailly if you try to take action shots. And I've also have had a problem with the autofocus on my camera (how's your camera in that regard?) so some of the photos aren't sharp enough.

Wilhelm said...

Well, my kids are on 99.5% and then some of my photos. So I'm a bit restricted of putting those out on the 'net.

I hear ya. Rocks and trees only.

And I've also have had a problem with the autofocus on my camera (how's your camera in that regard?) so some of the photos aren't sharp enough.

I'm really happy with the autofocus, save for it's tendency to use flash when I specifically don't want it. Other than that, I couldn't be happier with it. Then again, I haven't used it for "action" shots.

Anders said...

Rocks and trees only.

And flowers. I do believe I have a couple of shots of rhododendron and roses. Apart from that, I need to get my ass out and start taking snaps of bushes and trees, then...
;-)

I'm really happy with the autofocus, save for it's tendency to use flash when I specifically don't want it. Other than that, I couldn't be happier with it. Then again, I haven't used it for "action" shots.

It's not really for "action shots". It's just that when I press down the trigger, the camera refuses to take a photo. And sometimes it takes a photo, but later the photo is slightly out of focus. Seems to be worse then the battery isn't fully charged. Or at least that's my working hypothesis. I've already sent the camera to service once for this, so I'm considering investing in a new one. It's 3 years old, and I was hoping for a bit more milage out of it, though. :-(

Never had a problem with the flash. On my camera, that's separate button.

Wilhelm said...

Apart from that, I need to get my ass out and start taking snaps of bushes and trees, then...

Hey hey HEY....was that sass?

It's not really for "action shots". It's just that when I press down the trigger, the camera refuses to take a photo. And sometimes it takes a photo, but later the photo is slightly out of focus.

None of that with my camera

Never had a problem with the flash. On my camera, that's separate button.

On mine as well, but using the "auto" setting, the camera is going to engage the flash if it deems necessary, sometimes contrary to my wishes.

Anders said...

but using the "auto" setting,

Yes, I'm very fond of the idiot setting as well. I know you can get some really good effects by using manual settings, but my main reason for buying a single-lens reflex camera, was a) you could take pictures much faster, b) the (techincal) quality of the photo is much better and c) zoom options. Which I think I got from my camera, now it's just my skills that are lacking. ;-)

Wilhelm said...

Three cheers for the idiot setting

Kjerstin said...

Never had a problem with the flash. On my camera, that's separate button.

On mine as well, but using the "auto" setting, the camera is going to engage the flash if it deems necessary, sometimes contrary to my wishes.


You may want to use the "P" setting. Works like the auto as far as exposure goes, with the exception that it never launches the flash unless you specifically ask it to, and it lets you choose focus point instead of randomly picking one by itself.

Wilhelm said...

Excellent - much appreciated! Since a comprehensive manual didn't come with the camera save for a .pdf version I'm reluctant to print out, I don't even know what most of those symbols stand for.

Anders said...

Aah. I'd forgotten how beautiful Vienna is, but your photos brought me back. Thanks.

Anders said...

Btw, some of those photos must be really great in grey tones or sephia.

Wilhelm said...

Aah. I'd forgotten how beautiful Vienna is, but your photos brought me back. Thanks.Wien rocks, I tells ya. Despite it being nothin' but grey and partly rainy, it was absolutely beautiful.

Btw, some of those photos must be really great in grey tones or sephia...grey I know, but sephia? Was that a really snooty way of suggesting that I b&w them images? :-)

Anders said...

grey I know, but sephia?Grey with some brown in it...

Some of those statues and old buildings must look great in B&W/ Grey/ Sephia. (The exception beeing this one, which I really loved the color of). And B&W would add a kind of old time feeling that might be cool on that line of horses and carriages.

Wilhelm said...

You're right.

If only I had the skillz...

Anders said...

A couple of your photos:
Horses and carriages
Statsoper
Just playing around with your photos a bit there, bro.
Not too sure about the Statsoper, but I really liked the horses in sephia.
(Then again, that's just one white man's opinion).

This is just a quick photo adjustment done in MS Word. Nothing fancy.

Wilhelm said...

That was cool....

Anders said...

Now, putting up those beautiful photos of the view from your house is just plain cruel. How 'bout some consideration for us with about 10 meters view from our house?
:-D

Wilhelm said...

Like the great British philosophers Bananarama once said (albeit many times in the same song); It's a cruel, cruel summer :-)

Anders said...

LOL!

Yes, you've always been the intellectual of us, submerging yourself in great philosophers from the British islands. I don't recall Bananarama from my Ex.Phil, though, so they must be for the intellectual elite...
:-D

Wilhelm said...

Sure was.....the lyrical stylings of Bananarama and Dr. Alban wre integral parts of the Advanced Placement version of Ex Phil

Anders said...

...advanced placement version...
LOL!

Wilhelm said...

..yeah...they called it "Humaniora" for reasons unknown