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Indian Panorama X100

Posted: March 14, 2014 in Photography, Travels
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Here is a selection of (my much maligned) panoramas taken with the Fujifilm X100.

Day 2 – Visit to the Gateway of India and Bombay Harbour,

Panoramas and water… doesn’t work so well (except, see below)

Bombay

Day 6 – Jaipur Pink City, the Palace

Jaipur Pink City

Busy streets of Jaipur, I like the effect on traffic 🙂

Jaipur Street

Fort Outside of Jaipur

Jaipur Fort Pano 2

Some different Lightroom adjustments

Jaipur Fort Pano 1

B&W

Jaipur Fort Pano 4

Some light

Jaipur Fort Pano 3

Day 7 – My favourite pano from Udaipur

Udaipur Pano 2

Day 8 – Palace of Udapiur, top to bottom pano

Udaipur Palace

Retro B&W

Udaipur Pano 1

India Days 1 & 2

Posted: March 8, 2014 in Photography, Travels

I got a window seat hoping to take some nice pictures, unfortunately,

there were clouds for most of the flight.

Somewhere over Iran

Fortunately I got a few nice pictures over Iran

Somewhere over Iran-2

Sunset

My first breakfast in India, Parsee!

Parsee Breakfast

Home for a few days!

Home in Bombay

Garden

After a nice relaxing day we went to the beach for a drink,

I caught a few moments of life around this family picnic

The Beach @ Night

The Beach @ Night-2

The Beach @ Night-3

The Beach @ Night-4

Last Friday we spent the afternoon walking on the Bisse du Milieu, from Planchouet to Haut-Nentaz and back to Planchouet by bus. Since the 13thC the Bisses of the Suisse Valais are irrigation canals that served to bring water to mills, turbines, textile factories, and water wheels. They criss-cross the Alps of the Valais and hiking paths follow alongside their paths.

After the walk we had a very nice lunch at the Auberge Les Bisses.

There are also a few photos from:

The Simplon Pass, a fascinating pass famous for brigands, smugglers (of salt to avoid… taxes of course), it’s tunnel, and where Napoleon decided would be the quickest route to bring munitions to Italy.

Saillion, a small hillside village in the Valais, most famous for it’s Thermal Baths.

Photos from the Norled express boat from Stavanger to Bergen; most are snapshots of the Fjords and ships along the way. I also included the first views of Bergen and the Hanseatic Trading Post quarter of the city. We were lucky enough to be welcomed by a Tall Ship leaving the city. There were also two Skjold Class missile patrol boats docked there. Next up: Bergen, the bus trip back to Stavanger and a few photos of Lysefjord – and my commentary on the visit.

UFO over Dublin

Posted: June 2, 2013 in Photography, Travels
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My camera caught a UFO flying over Dublin.

UFO

And a few other things as well.

Perspectives of Norway

Posted: May 25, 2013 in Photography, Travels

[music: I follow rivers – Lykke Li]

The following pictures are perspectives of Norway, mostly landscapes. All of these photos were caught with Fujifilm X1oo and post-processed in Lightroom, mostly on a preset I call Bergen Blue. I was looking for mood and movement. I removed all of the colours except for blue, which is barely perceptible in some of the pictures. A Nordic follow-up to Mysterious Winter.

What do you think?

 

Organs in Lausanne

Posted: April 20, 2013 in Music, Photography, Travels
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[music:  Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra]

I was in Lausanne a few weeks ago.

Lausanne View from Cathedral

Sitting down few minutes at the Lausanne Cathedral, I noticed someone working on the organ console. As he made his way up the stairs, I motioned to him and asked him if I could see the organ. I was in luck, he was an American from CB Fisk working on the 10 year maintenance of the organ.

So I snapped a few pictures 🙂

Insides 5 Insides 4 Insides 3 Voix Celeste Basse Quinte Chairs trumpets 2 Insides 2 Insides 1 Trumpets 24-26-28 Pipes Organ view from ground