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Caucasian Stonecrop

A little forest of stonecrop by the water. The shots taken with the Raynox DCR-250 were done with a Nikon D3200 and a Nikon 70-300mm/4.5-5.6 lens. The Raynox just about fits on it.

2019-07-14More

USS Mount Whitney Visiting

People expecting a cruise ferry to Finland who get on the wrong boat will be surprised by the lack of tango and pickled herring buffet.

2019-07-14More

Liebe Verfliegt Nicht by Tanja Brandt

Or, further adventures of Ingo the dog, Poldi the owl, and their friends. This is a sequel of sorts to Wo die Liebe hinfliegt.

2019-07-13More

Wo die Liebe Hinfliegt by Tanja Brandt

I rarely - make that practically never - buy photo books. Sure, they have some nice pictures in them - but nice pictures are a dime a dozen and the material quite simply lacks staying power.

When I saw Tanja Brandt's photos on Facebook, though, I placed an order for two of her books. The photos of the friendship between a little owl and a dog were just magic.

2019-07-13More

Pusshållplats

Someone knitted a "kiss stop" as opposed to a "bus stop" (busshållplats).

2019-07-10More

Sedum Album

A colony of sedum album (white stonecrop) near Berggården.

2019-07-06More

GhettoPro 360 Helmet Mount for Less

Can't afford a GoPro helmet mount for your 360 camera? There's a cheaper solution for that. The downside is that you risk getting an M8 screw clean through your skull if you crash, but if you use GhettoPro 360 you weren't using your brain anyway.

2019-06-28More

Nine Flowers

Kitchen orchid outdoes itself again.

2019-06-26More

Haymaking at Järvafältet

Some partial crop circles, but mostly crop lines.

2019-06-26More

A Rainy Evening in Akalla

Walking around after a BBQ.

2019-06-26More

Evenings at the Bergius Botanic Garden

Sunny evenings and bees. I also found an explanation for the algae in the Japanese pond: salamanders use the algae to lay eggs, that's why they're not removed.

2019-06-26More

Enblend 4.2 Color Space Blending Bug

If you have color artifacts in the shadows when blending large panoramas with Enblend, try doing the blending in RGB color space with --blend-colorspace=unit.

2019-06-18More

Blood Red Sunset

The sunsets (especially the hazy summer ones) are amazing from here.

2019-06-07More

Deltaco TB-135

I have many times wished I had my laptop with me for writing longer emails. While I like compact cellphones, sometimes I really wish for a proper keyboard. But hauling a laptop around - even the small 10-inch laptop I have - is a bit of a bother. So I decided to try this foldable, super-compact bluetooth keyboard and see if it plus my cellphone could be some kind of in-between step between only carrying a cellphone and carrying a laptop.

2019-06-01More

The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts

After Blindsight, I went on a Peter Watts spree and after reading his masterful short story The Island I ended up with The Freeze-Frame Revolution.

2019-06-01More

Schweizer Kamel

High up on the Swiss alps, you'll find... a camel?

2019-05-18More

USS Mount Whitney

18,400 awesome tons of peace-making freedom-loving war machine! (That has its own Facebook page.)

2016-07-08More