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Showing posts from May, 2015

Little planet Rotterdam

You all know those cheesy 'little planet' pictures where a touristy place is depicted as a sphere. I decided to give it a try as well. I checked some tutorials on youtube and followed this one. It explains you in several minutes how to create a 'little planet' from one single picture. Et voilĂ  :

It was a cold winterday with a very bright orange/yellow sky after sunset. The original photo was taken from the terrace of Hotel New York, it gives a great panorama view on the city's harbor. That little boat is a Watertaxi, one of the fastest and most fun ways to get around in Rotterdam. Make sure to go for a ride when you're in town!

I took me about one hour in Photoshop to put this picture together. Although I hate the genre ... I am still pretty pleased with this attempt. That's why I've added it also to my shop at It's a great website that allows you to sell / buy photos on canvas. This shot might appeal to some people.

The best camera is the one you have with you

Last month I visited Italy and I promised to share some more photos from the trip. Let me start with a panorama photo taken with my iPhone 5. As they say 'the best camera is the one you have with you' and I always carry my phone around. Unfortunately its battery is quite shitty, so I prefer to rephrase that 'the best camera is the one you have with you ... and has a charged battery'.

Anyway, I love the contrast of the blue skye and the green fields. Such a peaceful place. Enlarge the image and note all the white daisies on the right. Actually I am pretty impressed with capabilities of the iPhone. This result makes me wonder how good the new iPhone 6 performs.