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It was a busy week for me. On Wednesday after work I went to the local meeting of some group within the German “Model Kartei“, which was quite nice.
On Thursday it was Mitchie’s birthday. Here are some flowers which Zuleikha got for her Mama:
And today we had to go to Zuleikha’s school which had some open day for interested kids and parents of next semester’s new 5th classes. So we had to ‘cater’ them a bit, selling coffee and cake.
Oh, and Zuleikha had her first public stage performance with her brass class, which was very nice. Gut gemacht, Schätzchen!
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Me, photographed by Markus Kuhn
… taking a photograph:
Meike on the Rhine river in Mainz, shot by me. Simulated Ilford FP4+ film with an orange filter.
As you probably remember, I was invited to a shooting with friends in Mainz mid January. And the two other photographers were Mélanie and Markus.
The photo of me shooting Meike was taken by Markus, and he has some more awesome photos, some of which he kindly allowed me to show here:
Jana, photographed by Markus
Rhia, photographed by Markus
It was a fun day, really. And it should be repeated as soon as possible.
Yesterday I installed Debian 8 “Jessie” into a free partition of my primary hard drive. Jessie isn’t ready yet, and the installer still is RC1, but it works and looks great:
Get these screenshots in their full resolution (1920×1200) from Flickr if you click on any of them. This will be a great release.
Oh, and as a photographer, you’ll get RawTherapee 4.2 with it, to which you can add film simulations. One-click Kodak Tri-X or Ilford HP5 look anyone? It can also now open the raw X-Trans files from my colleague’s Fuji XT-1 camera, which is quite amazing as well. I have an ISO 3200 picture from that camera which was a bit over 1 stop underexposed, so it’s more like ISO 6400. Still practically noise-free, and the out of camera jpg is great as well. A good one definitely.
But that said, look at Kirk’s out of camera black & white photos from his Olympus E-M5… and our E-PL5 cameras have that very same sensor, plus tilting viewfinders, so I looked at these XT-1 files more out of curiosity.
Anyway – that new Debian version is highly recommended.
Update, from short before midnight:
As beautiful as that new ‘lines’ theme of Debian is, I decided to tweak it and use my own wallpaper again. So this is how my desktop looks right now:
Desktop wallpaper art for my new Debian “Jessie” installation
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I haven’t done or tried it since a while, but “Today’s Big Story” on LXer with its headline “The current state of video editing on Linux” grabbed my attention. And the article on opensource.com gives some nice links to learn Blender – I should watch a couple of these, since I was a bit overwhelmed by that program in the past.
Read an interesting article in the New York Times Magazine about Brad Kroenig, who is currently Karl Lagerfeld’s favourite male model. Interesting for all amateur models at least, but also for photographers (I didn’t know for instance that Karl also works as an official photographer for Audi).
Also interesting how much more Mrs. Bündchen earns… 😉
From a short (ca. 4 hours) photowalk with friends, yesterday in Mainz:
Meike & Rhia, January 2015
Looking through her hair…
Rhia, profile, January 2015
Meike, profile, January 2015
Mélanie & Markus reviewing photos, January 2015
The fading sun in her eyes…
On the bridge
Jana, January 2015
Full size photos on Flickr if you click on them, as always.
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