The Glienicke Bridge was one of the few places where East and West Berlin were connected during the Cold War. It was the location of many prisoner exchanges between the east and west. I took a photo while I was on a boat trip of the Havel River.
Monthly Archives: June 2012
An Ode To My Lens: 2007-2012
I am of course talking about my Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR DX Zoom Nikkor Lens.
The vast majority of photos you’ve seen on this site have been taken with the same lens. The 18-200mm VR Nikon lens is probably the most versatile lens in the world. It can take reasonable wide angle shots as well as zoom up to 200mm. When ever I go out for the day, I know I’ll have a 95% chance of dealing with whatever I come across with this lens.
Monday Travel Update – Stranded in New York Edition
The two extra nights gave me a chance to see the premier of a documentary film about Catalonian Castell groups called Enxaneta. They create human towers sometimes up to 10 levels high and it is a tradition which has been declared a Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The top levels are usually topped off by small children who are the lightest of the group. The castell group I saw in New York flew 140 members all the way from Catalonia to perform.
Here is a short video I took of them creating a 7-layer tower. Note the music and how it is synched to their progress in the tower. The people on the lower levels of the tower know how far along they are by the progression of the music.