day 8: where is mr fox?
Yesterday for the first time since I started this blog I was too tired to write a meaningful post to go with the picture. I shot during the day. Maybe that was due to the fact that I walked more than 6 km while taking pictures! I walked all the way to the Plötzensee, a lake where you can also go swimming in summer. It even has a little sandy beach. I then went back on the other side and discovered a very nice bike path that almost avoids Seestraße altogether. I was walking around almost 2 hours and filled up my 1GB SD card too which hopefully taught me a lesson so that I will take my second 1GB card with me the next time. I made sure that I took pictures at the S-Bahn stations Beusselstraße and Westhafen too since I wanted to try to make a Tilt/Shift picture in Photoshop. With this effect you can make a real picture look like a picture of a model. I will put a link to some first attempts at it at the end of this post.
On the way back from the Plötzensee I was incredibly lucky. A fox just appeared in front of me! I took many pictures of it, but I think it was already getting a bit too dark and the spot where we crossed paths was surrounded by trees, so there was not a lot of light. I managed to take the shot above when a jogger passed the fox slowly because he was afraid that it might have rabies. I managed to take the picture just before the guy startled the animal and it ran off into the little patch of forest on the side of the path.
I also tried out a new gadget I got yesterday: A GPS logger. With this I can import the geo-location of where the pictures were taken into my photos and I also set up flickr to show the information. Ezequiel said that it takes away the exceptional meaning a picture has when it is the only link to a certain moment in time. I partly agree with him, but when I look at my iPhoto library I would love to go to certain places again and I can’t since I don’t remember where I took the pictures! What’s your opinion on this?