the snow starts falling
It has been a miserable winter in Berlin. Cold, lots of snow and very dark. A couple of weeks back I went to Viktoria-Luise-Platz to look at Micro Four Thirds cameras in a small camera shop. We discovered the shop a while back when we were walking around the area surrounding the Argentinian Embassy. It’s probably not the closest camera shop, but I remembered that they had a number of MFT cameras on display last time we were there, so I went to check it out. Just when I reached Viktoria-Luise-Platz it started snowing and quickly it turned into half a blizzard. The square looked like the picture above when I went into the camera shop. By the time I came out there was already a thick layer of snow.
The old subways running on that line actually have separate coaches which provided me with this surreal photo opportunity.
Here a picture that shows you the kind of miserable experience snow in the city means. Can you notice that I am longing for spring? It’s almost April and we still have 5 degrees below freezing out there. I guess next year I should try to spend my winter in a less cold part of the world.
After a few good days yesterday wasn’t so great healthwise. I stayed in bed for most of the day, edited pictures and added my photo library to Lightroom. 17000 pictures. I sure was busy! Over time I will start to delete the ones that are not worth keeping, because this number strikes me as a bit too excessive. I had a quick look over the library and especially when I started figuring out my camera there were lots of blurry and bad pictures. If I keep up this pace my pictures are going to be unmanageable pretty soon, so I need to be a bit more ruthless with my editing. That said, I’ve also seen quite a number of pictures worth posting. At the time when I took them I only allowed myself to post one shot a day, so there are lots of pictures that haven’t gotten much attention from me, because they didn’t make the cut.
I hope tomorrow I can manage to finish my portfolio. All it needs is a bit of a glueing session and a quick stop at the local copy shop to print out some forms. I am very happy that I’m doing this and it’s been quite a learning experience already.