Flying the Rainbow
Flying the Rainbow
Canon EOS 350D     22mm     1/400s     f/4.5     ISO100    


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Flying the Rainbow

Taken: 18 July 2007, somewhere between Amsterdam and Barcelona.

Neat trick for the photographers out there: Use a polarizer to take pictures from the scenery outside. The incoming light reflects and refracts in the airplane windows, and the polarizer reinforces the effect.

Anyway.

Is this a cool picture or what?

Painted Sky
Painted Sky
Canon EOS 350D     85mm     1/800s     f/5.0     ISO100    


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Painted Sky

Taken: 18 July 2007, somewhere between Amsterdam and Barcelona.

Like I said in the previous post, sunset and sunrise in the sky are awesome. In this particular picture, the rising sun casts some yellowish light over the top of these clouds. Isn’t it amazing?

Flying
Flying
Canon EOS 350D     17mm     1/2000s     f/4.0     ISO100    


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Flying

Taken: 18 July 2007, somewhere between Amsterdam and Barcelona.

Flying is awesome.
I usually sit next to a window, when possible.

Normally you see clouds from the ground, but they do look different when looking upon them from a plane. All the cars and people on the ground look so small. The mountains look awesome. And the sun setting or rising… amazing.

Did you ever travel by plane?
Do you like it or hate it?

The Dead Hard Drive
The Dead Hard Drive
Canon EOS 350D     36mm     1/25s     f/4.0     ISO400    


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The Dead Hard Drive

Taken: 11 July 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

This is kinda becoming a tradition: Dead hard drive photography. This means I took one before.

Hard drive 1
Brand: Seagate
I don’t have other details on the first one that died.

Hard drive 2
Brand: IBM/Hitachi Deskstar, also known as the Deathstar
Type: 120GB ATA drive
Bought on: 23 April 2003
Died on: 25 January 2005
Lifetime: About 643 days (1 year and 9 months)

Hard drive 3
Brand: Maxtor DiamondMax 6
Type: 120GB SATA, model 6Y120M0
Bought on: 23 August 2003
Died on: 10 July 2007
Lifetime: About 1417 days (3 years and 10 months)

Based on a current average lifetime of 1030 days (2 years and 10 months), a minimum lifetime of 643 days (1 year and 9 months) and maximum lifetime of 1417 days (3 years and 10 months), I can do the following calculations (yay), which look very grim (boo):

Hard drive 4
Brand: Western Digital
Bought on: 26 May 2004
Was supposed to die on: 21 March 2007 (About 112 days ago)
Minimum lifetime: 27 February 2006 (About 499 days ago)
Maximum lifetime: 12 April 2008 (In about 274 days)

Hard drive 5
Brand: Maxtor
Bought on: 25 January 2005
Will die on: 21 November 2007 (In about 131 days)
Minimum lifetime: 30 October 2006 (About 255 days ago)
Maximum lifetime: 12 December 2008 (In about 518 days)

So… do you every make backups? And for the more technical people, which brand/type hard drives do you prefer and why?

Architecture (4)
Architecture (4)
Canon EOS 350D     85mm     1/400s     f/2.0     ISO200    


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Architecture (4)

Taken: 23 June 2007, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

This is the Beurs / World Trade Center building in Rotterdam, the picture was taken on an architecture day event.

Still the same building as in the previous three pictures. They are still renovating parts of the building: this is how the wall looked like, they plastered it later but now they are bringing it back.

I think it looks nice. Nice and retro.

I attended a wedding last Friday, I’ll post some pictures of that day later on. Also, one of my hard drives died on me. It mostly held backups, backups of my pictures and temporary files, so I practically didn’t lose any data. But still, I hate when this happens. It’s about the third hard drive that died on me so far.

Architecture (3)
Architecture (3)
Canon EOS 350D     10mm     1/320s     f/3.5     ISO100    


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Architecture (3)

Taken: 23 June 2007, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

This is the Beurs / World Trade Center building in Rotterdam, the picture was taken on an architecture day event.

Still the same building as in the previous two pictures, this is how the ceiling of the lobby looks like. Apparently, it previously was dark brown until they renovated it to make it look more like its original state, as designed by the architect Staal.

Architecture (2)
Architecture (2)
Canon EOS 350D     10mm     1/13s     f/3.5     ISO100    


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Architecture (2)

Taken: 23 June 2007, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

This is the Beurs / World Trade Center building in Rotterdam, the picture was taken on an architecture day event.

One of the coolest things about this building is that the inside has many different looks. Yes, this is still the same building as in the previous one. The stairway leads down to a public gallery downstairs.

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