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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  : Little planet Rotterdam - Harbor and Watertaxi. 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 o

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 '. Panorama in Abruzzo, Italy - iPhone 5. 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.