Strandkörbe in Borkum

This is a re-edit of an image from way back.  Hopefully i’ll receive the print back from White Wall in the next days.  Perhaps it can go on the wall.



The colour of the day is…


This will be the last Borkum picture I post…. promise (fingers crossed behind my back). I just couldn’t resist pulling some selective red out of this one.

Snapseed Just got better

This app is so cool and it just got better.

Today Nixsoftware released version V1.3 of it’s iPad photography app. I have the complete Nixsoftware range as a plugin for Aperture so when they released their iPad app a few months back I was interested to see what it was like.

Actually these days I’m using Snapseed a lot. The possibility to apply creative filters at various levels of subtlety on the go makes this app really interesting. The ingenious user interface is what really attracted me to this app. It’s obviously written to make the most of the iPad’s touchscreen technology and you can make the choice, simply apply the filter as provided or modify the effect as you wish.

Version 1.3 now provides a tilt-shift effect. This is an effect that seems to be in trend at the moment where a photo/video of a life sized location or subject appears as a miniature-scale model. A really nice addition to an already great photography app.

Another recent photo from Borkum beach takes this effect quite well I think.

Goodbye Borkum

Had a nice week in Borkum with the wife and baby. For a short escape away I can recommend it. Some really nice holiday apartments to rent, a great coastline (even in choppy weather) and some quaint little places to eat.

Last day off today to tidy a few things up and then back to the daily routine tomorrow… I guess this leaving picture of Borkum says it all.

Last summer sun

My hopes of a late one week summer vacation complete with sun have been dashed. After two days of splendid sunshine Borkum is now covered in a depressing grey cloud and the wind seems to be increasing by the hour. Perhaps we’ll even have some coastal storms towards the end of the week.

Hey ho, I can’t complain. The weather we have now is exactly what I expected when packing for this trip. At least now I’m able to venture outside without looking completely overdressed.

I guess this lonely Strandkorb (I don’t know the name in English) is a nice reminder of two sunny summer days in Borkum… that is before the weather went to shit.

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