day 7: curiosity killed the cat
Today, sunshine, 26°C and what did I do? I sat inside, writing my MSc dissertation. Well, I have to admit that I made some very good progress, but it still seemed like such a waste considering that the summer this year didn’t even deserve that name! And just when I finally wanted to go outside to take some pictures Ezequiel comes online on skype. In the end I rushed outside after a very nice conversation to catch the last evening light. I was already worried that it would be too dark, but obviously I hadn’t considered that I have a way better camera than some years ago when I last tried to take pictures in the twilight.
In the end I just walked a few blocks and took pictures of just about all the things that caught my eye, since I didn’t have much time until it really got dark. There is almost nothing obvious to take pictures of around here, so one has to keep the eyes open for things that go unnoticed under normal circumstances. After all this is just a “Kiez”, a neighbourhood which isn’t that fancy, so one runs out of interesting pre-war buildings to photograph very quickly. I also tried to sneakily take some pictures of people, but without a proper zoom lens it’s almost impossible to do that without them noticing. And you never know what reaction that could provoke! However, as you might have noticed already, today I was lucky with that! The two girls in the photo were trying to see something through a window and weren’t paying attention, so I quickly turned around and took a picture. Shots like those are good training since there isn’t much time to get the camera ready. Already when I was walking past them I smelled the opportunity and put the camera in the right setting almost automatically.
Although I am still very fond of the idea that only the best picture of the day should be featured on this blog, I also realised that picking just that one picture is really hard. I therefore reactivated my flickr account and will put some of the pictures which I also like on there. You can also find many of my old pictures on it.