29 September 2009

Who'll Stop The Rain

Manhattan as seen from Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. Taken on the 4th of July this year, just a few minutes before the fireworks display.

It's been raining for most of today and yesterday wasn't much better, so I'm still waiting for the kind of weather conditions which would allow me to take pretty long exposures. In northern Germany, autumn is coming early, and soon the leaves will be falling down and it'll be raining even more. Most Germans think the weather in Britain is worse, but that's not true. 

I always loved to take the train from Richmond to Waterloo Station and walk along the River Thames on autumn weekends, visit an exhibition at Tate Modern, and have pizza or pasta at Al Rollo's upon my arrival back home in Richmond.

Now that I mentioned my beloved Richmond: If you ever visit London, make sure to find a couple hours to make a trip to Richmond. It's worth the visit if only because of William Curley's shop - which might very well be chocolate heaven!

Goodnight, and have a great week everyone!

- Dom 

27 September 2009

Running To The Light

Hello there, folks!

You may have noticed that since today, this blog has a name; it's named after a great song by a great band. This name might only be a temporary solution until I can think of something cooler, but for a while, this blog will be called "Running To The Light" - a very fitting title for everybody who hopes to achieve his or her goals in life, don't you think?

Finally, it's safe to say that my website will be online soon - my web designer Marc will be working on it over the next week. I can't wait until then.

I've got no new material at the moment, so here are two pictures taken two months ago...

The wall of a building in Kreuzberg and the Spree river respectively, Berlin, Germany. July 2009.

Have a great week everybody!

- Dom

23 September 2009

The River

Amsterdam, the Netherlands. September 2009.

Today is Bruce Springsteen's 60th birthday... the title of this blog post was taken from one of my favourite songs by the Boss.

22 September 2009

When The Stars Go Blue

Magere Brug ("Skinny Bridge"), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. September 2009.

This lovely bascule bridge connects the banks of the river Amstel, or rather the Binnenamstel, according to the map that I bought at the central station. The Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals are nearby. The Magere Brug is illuminated at night time (when we were there, after 8 o'clock in the evening), though a lot of the light bulbs weren't working or were not switched on - hence, the dark right section of the bridge. I already posted one blog post including pictures of my recent trip and there'll be more to come.

Have a great evening.

- Dom

21 September 2009

The Last Resort

Wind mills in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands. September 2009.

I'm back from the Netherlands. Me and my travel buddy Freddy visited Rotterdam on Friday, Amsterdam on Saturday, and yesterday we made another trip to Den Haag and its seaside suburb Scheveningen. More pictures coming over the next few days...

Have a great week!

- Dom

11 September 2009

Spirit In The Night

First picture: Sony Center, Berlin, Germany.

Second & third picture: Speicherstadt and Central Station respectively, Hamburg, Germany.

September 2009.

If you ask me, nighttime is the best time to take pictures in the city. A year ago, I didn't think that way, mainly because I was too lazy to stay out late. Picture 2 is the un-retouched version; I'm gonna have to work on that because I had to shoot at ISO 800 because it was too windy to do a 10 or 20 minute exposure.

Have a nice weekend!

- Dom