Africa for Norway – Do you also have a spare radiator?

A friend showed me a great site that I cant keep for my self. – http://www.africafornorway.no – I think we all know about the poor kids in Norway that suffer from coldness and darkness. Now the great charity from Africa has founded a champaign to help this poor freezing and incapable kids over there and collects some radiators.

“Collecting radiators –

Shipping them over there –

Spread some warmth –

Spread some smiles –

Say yes to Radi-Aid.”

(quote by “africafornorway.no”)

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Photos: Salar de Uyuni

I only finished few of the many photos I took in Bolivia. Here I’m showing few Impressions from the Salar de Uyuni and the area around it. The Salar is a huge Saltflat on the Altiplano at around 4000m above sea level. The climate is really tough, as the temperature goes from minus 20′C up to 20′C during the day. But also the area around (up to 5000m above sea level) is one of the most beautiful landscape I have ever seen:
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time has past

Time has past without any sing on this blog. If I would say I didn’t had any time, it would be a falsehood, but fact is that I had some busy days.

I came back to Berlin, willing to found a so-called WG (German phrase for flat-share) and found out how difficult it became to find a affordable flat in Berlin. The former existing of cheap living space has become rare in Berlin. In few quarters the rent had doubled in the last 3 to 4 years.  Finally after months spend on “applying” for flats I managed to find flat and some really nice mate to share this flat. Yea!

Right now we are still setting up this flat, but the most dirty parts like rebuilding a wall are done.

Simultaneously I started my new job in a orphanage with pubescent boys in a shift. Quite a tough job to do here.

All this together brought me some interesting times. Now  I can’t say the next times are gone be more relaxed, but I hope that I might get the discipline to write a bit more frequently.  There are still hundreds of great pictures that wait for me to become well ordered, post-processed and published here.

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I’m back!

I’m back to good old germany. I brought a big amount of photos home from what you going to see a small collection here on the blog. But first I need to sift trough to this big amount of photos and convert them in to .jpg. Unfortunately on many of my photos you can see some sensor durst. It’s a lot of work to touch up all this photos, so it may take some time till you may see some results.

Dunes close to the salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

Back after one week of trekking to Choquequirau and machu pichu. It was one of the biggest trekks I’ve ever done. Unfortunately I slept one night on the screen of my mobile and it didn’t like it and just got gave up.. Now I don’t know how to convert my RAW pics to .Jpg… No more pics here at the Blog for the next time…

Photos – Flight to Lima

now, after some days of acclimation I found some time to publish some photos I took with my camera. My first flight from Frankfurt to São Paulo was at night so I couldn’t see anything. I would liked to see a bit of Africa…
But the connection flight to Lima, started in the Morning and I had 7 hours with a really great view to the big rivers that I think belongs to the Amazon. Later I had hours to watch the snow-covered head of the Andes. On the top is a great plano where the I could see the Lake Tikitaka. This hole area is so high that I thought I’m almost able to touch the ground out of the plane. At the cost the mountains incline suddenly. But what I first thought where the water, where in real clouds that covered the see, and couldn’t pass the mountains.

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School through a pinhole

Here I spent the most of my time of the last three years… Now when I had my last exam I took my self-made pinhole-camera with me.

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Like the most I came by bike. I was always in a haste, nearly to late.

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useful app

this app is too useful, I could not regret to mention it:

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Pinhole photos scanned again

Some time ago, I posted some Photos I made with a self-made Pinhole camera. At that time, I had big problems to find a shop that could scan my film. As I already wrote, I was looking to get a scanner.

Now I finally could borrow a negative-scanner. It’s a really cheap and low quality one (MEDION E89000 bought at ALDI), but at least it is a scanner. I didn’t get the scanner-software working, but after a while of trying around, I noticed that Ubuntu recognizes the scanner as a webcam (?!). So, I’m able to “take photos” with it. It’s a dirty workaround, and the quality could be better, but it could be also worse, so I’m still satisfied.

So here now you can see some more photos I made with the pinhole camera. You will probably recognize the most of the Photos from last time, but as I scanned them now by my own, I show them again to you.

Many of the “new” photos are double exposure. I didn’t plan to do so, but when I took the photos I just forgot to wind the film forward.

Now enjoy!

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selfmade pinhole camera

Some time ago I found a manual how to build a pinhole camera out of a matchbox. of course I had to try it. Knowing that I won’t get high quality photos out of it, I used a technique that’s called “cross processing”: Instead of a normal negative film I used a slid film (positive film) but then I gave it to the shop for processing with the normal chemicals for a negative film. This normally messes up every kind of colors. In combination with the rough picture that comes out of pinhole camera, I thought it could become a cool combination. I didn’t knew that a slid film needs a much more accurate exposure than a normal negative film, so most of the pics are wrong exposed, so it didn’t work for most of the Photos. But I still got some nice shots.

Later I had problems to find a shop that could scan the processed film, as the automated machines do not like films that do not follow on the normal side ratio, are positive and are totally wrong exposed. Also the one shop that has done it, missed the most of the Pictures. Afterwards I had to inverted the Photos by PC and re-calibrate the contrast. As the Scans where .jpg I couldn’t do much further. But for a fun project I got some cool pictures out of it. I’m still wondering how you can do real photos with that kind of simple self-made tools.

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Brauche eure Hilfe: Suche Wohung für WG-Gründung im Südosten von Berlin

Diesmal handelt es sich um einen Bitte mir zu Helfen. Ich habe ab August einen Job in Berlin Schöneweide und werde endlich wieder nach Berlin ziehen. Jetzt brauche ich nur noch eine Wohnung um eine WG zu gründen!

Vielleicht kennt ihr ja jemanden der jemanden kennt, der wieder jemanden kennt, der gerade eine Wohnung abgeben will. Also: Bitte verlinkt auf diesen Artikel, druckt ihn aus und Hängt ihn auf Arbeit oder sonst wo auf.

Jetzt brauche ich eine Wohnung um eine schöne, große WG zu gründen.

Hier was ich mir vorstelle:

– WG-geeignet für 4 oder am liebsten für noch mehr Bewohner

– Altbau (nicht renoviert evtl. noch mit Ofenheizung?)

– Kosten: Warm 180€ maximal(!) 250€ pro Person

-Termin: ab sofort jedoch auch ab Herbst da ich auch zwischendurch woanders unterkommen könnte

– Lage: nähe S oder U-Bahn mit guter Verbindung in die Stadt und nach Schöneweide z.B:  Neukölln, Kreuzberg, Lichtenberg, Rudow, Baumschulenweg, Köpenick…

– Große Küche oder separates Wohnzimmer (WG-Leben)

– möglichst keine Provision

– die ersten Monate gegen selbst renovieren mietfrei?

– natürlich träume auch ich von tollen Extras wie Balkon, echtem Parkett, Stuck an der Decke, bester Lage, tollen Nachbarn….

Wenn ihr da eine Wohnung habt, oder seht dass gegenüber eine Wohnung passenden Wohnung frei wird, schreibt mir bitte ein Mail an raubwaldy@gmail.com

neues von der oma

Nach dem letzten artikel meiner oma hier eine kleine Fortsetzung:

Mir wurde mitgeteilt, das der beitrag etwas zu kurz war deshalb hier eine erweiterung.

Warum mir der pc angst macht. Einmal das ich etwas kaputt machen kann, was für mich in der anschaffung sehr teuer war. Aber das ist es nicht wirklich. Viel mehr was macht es mit uns menschen. Zum kontakt halten ist es ja schon ganz in ordnung. Aber da wird ja auch anderes gemacht. z.b. meiner freundin ist folgendes passiert.

Sie hatte über 10 jahre eine beziehung zu einem alteren mann. Und eines tages bekommt sie eine mail, “Ich habe jemanden kennengelernt. Und deshalb möchte ich die beziehung, beenden. Aber wir können ja freunde bleiben.“ Wie schofel ist das denn nach zehn jahren will er es vermeiden ihr ins gesicht zu sehen wenn sie die nachricht erhällt.

Ich weiß das ist jetzt ziemlich schwarz weiß gemalt. Alles wird sachlich ohne anteilnahme ohne gefühl. Im gespräch miteinander sieht man sofort die reaktionen. Dabei ist die mimik und gestik oft ausschlaggebender als das gesprochene wort.

Wo bleibt das leben. Für mich besteht die gefahr, daß der mensch immer mehr versachtlicht, cool wird, wie ihr heute sagen würdet.

Aber ist es wirklich cool die menschen nicht mehr im realen zu treffen? alles wird flach wie der pc. In so einer welt möchte ich nicht leben. Da sind mir die diskusionen oser auch kaffeekränzchen lieber.

In diesem sinne eure oma