German Town

German Town

Makeup picture #4.  I don’t even remember the name of this town. We stopped there on the return trip from our Rhine river tour.

I figured since I started this whole daily photo thing with one of the first ‘good’ pictures I took, I’ll end it with one of the last pictures I’ve taken. This, is the most recent picture I have cataloged.  Oddly enough, they’re both from Germany 1/4 of the way around the globe but taken less than 100 miles apart.

Technology has improved a bit over that time… from a 2MP Olympus C2040z that was best used at ISO 100 storing pictures on 64MB smartmedia cards back then to the 24MP Sony a6000 that can achieve better results all the way up to ISO 800 and maybe 1600 and uses a 128GB SD card that cost less than the 64MB.  Lenses too, though that’s equal parts technology and budget.

And with that… Happy impending new year.

Picture taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 30mm, 1/320 sec, f/13, ISO 200



Makeup picture #1 (WordPress tells me I missed 4 days).  Badlands in the fall.  Still remains one of what I would call the most surprising destinations – it doesn’t have anything that specifically interests me, but it’s just a cool place to go hike around.  Miniature mountains everywhere.

Picture taken with Panasonic TS4, lens @ 4.9mm (28mm eq.), 1/1250 sec, f/3.3, ISO 100

Murano Glass Shop

Glass Blowers

A different kind of picture from Italy.  Taken from Murano Island off of Venice where much of the fancy hand blown glassware that the place is famous for is made.  I didn’t make it out to the island when I was in Italy in 2001, so it was kind of my goal to get out there in the 2011 version of the trip.  I think it’s kind of a cool picture of the shop, and I’m entertained by the apparent lack of concern by anyone to the cigarette hanging out of the one worker’s mouth.

Pictures taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 66mm, f/5.6, 1/25 sec, ISO 400

Cinque Terre – Riomaggiore


By the time we got to Riomaggiore it was pretty much night – we went into town and got a few beers, walked back out to the point to watch the sunset and drink our beers and then hiked up the hill over the town while waiting for the train.  I suspect Riomaggiore was the smallest of the towns and the least touristy, you can see the train station is pretty minimal.

Pictures taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 10-22mm lens @ 10mm, f/3.5, 1/13 sec, ISO 1600