C8H10N4O2? The chemical formula for caffeine: Carbon 8, Hydrogen 10, Nitrogen 4, Oxygen 2.
Caffeine is the world’s most used drug: 90% of North American adults consume caffeine daily. For a long time I was planning to shoot these photos, the only thing I had to do was to go and buy some beans, so when Pierre from South Africa sent me coffee beans I had no reason to postpone it.
The organically grown beans Pierre sent had a very mild and fruity flavor and they were roasted at Espressolab Microroasters in South Africa. After the beans were grinded, we had to mix it with some locally roasted, strong, black coffee, in order to give it the kick that we need. Coffee is definitely a drink that has changed the world.
Check out Pierre’s blog: vasgevang.co.za
Pierre and I were connected through Jen: ohmyomiyage.wordpress.com
Wikipedia on caffeine: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caffeine
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Change
Oooh, The Treachery of Images (La trahison des images). I love it when I get to pretend that I’m a bit of an intellectual. René, this one is for you!
Played around with this photo I shot in Reykjavík.
The Lutheran Cathedral was built 1788-1796 enlarged and renovated around 1847. At the time of its inauguration 1796, all inhabitants of Reykjavik found room in the building.
There has been a church on this site since around 1200 AD. The sand for the masonry was imported from Denmark as if there were no sand to be found in Iceland. It was in this church that Iceland’s national anthem was first sung in 1874.
I’ve had the same Gravatar for a while now, so I figured out it was time to make a new one.
Here’s some of my old ones. As you can see they all play with the same theme:
Three versions of the same one:
I wasn’t satisfied with this burning head, so I never used it as a gravatar:
Trivia: The English word “skull” is probably derived from Old Norse “skalli” meaning bald, while the Latin word cranium comes from the Greek root κρανίον (kranion). (Wikipedia)
Here’s one more: http://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/the-cardinal/
Swans, genus Cygnus, are birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. This one is a pretty big…swan?
According to Wikipedia:
«Swans feed in the water and on land. They are almost entirely herbivorous, although they may eat small amounts of aquatic animals. In the water food is obtained by up-ending or dabbling, and their diet is composed of the roots, tubers, stems and leaves of aquatic and submerged plants.»
«Although swans only reach sexual maturity between 4 and 7 years of age, they can form socially monogamous pair bonds from as early as 20 months that last for many years, and in some cases these can last for life.»
More big posts here:
EDIT: Can someone please ask Sara Rosso why my pingback and comments doesn’t appear on the dailypost-site? As you can see above, I’ve already linked to http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/weekly-photo-challenge-big/ but there’s no pingback and the comment I wrote there isn’t visible.. (I could have asked her myself if my comments appeared…)
Fontaine au lion in Grenoble, near the bridge Saint-Laurent. The lion symbolizes the city, defeating the Isère river, represented by a snake. Sculpture by Victor Sappey, 1843. Sappey was inspired by the violent encounter of the two rivers, which was often punctuated by devastating floods. The fountain was carved directly into the stone.
At first I shot a version of this photo in the middle of the day, but the hard light ruined the atmosphere, so I decided to return in the night-time and shoot it again. To me it’s something solitary over this statue in the sense that you’ll have to fight your own fights in this life: no one can fight them for you.
Now that you’re here, please enjoy this clip with classical guitar. I composed the tune while my friend Sjur made the rhythm. We played this song in my mom’s funeral and it’s called “A Tune For Mom”.
Here’s another fountain sculpted by Vitor Sappeys: Chateau d’eau, Place Grenette, Grenoble.
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary (dailypost.wordpress.com)
You’ll find more of my music in these posts:
Sit down. Relax. Enjoy a Long Play.
The record player you see on this photo is an old “Rølex” (seriously, that’s the name of the brand!) and, if you were in doubt; Yes, it’s old.
Many surprises can come out of merging two different entities into one. Sometimes this fusion of the elements is what we call art. - Cheri Lucas, Weekly Photo Challenge, WordPress
Super-excited about the Weekly Photo Challenge this week. Last week I had a look at the History of Tattoo, this week I’ve chosen 3 photos that represent the theme “Merge”.
1. To cause to be absorbed, especially in gradual stages.
2. To combine or unite: merging two sets of data.
1. To blend together, especially in gradual stages.
2. To become combined or united.
How about you, did you like the WPC this week? Please share a link to your post if you’ve posted for the challenge this week.
Fellow bloggers interpretations:
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge (dailypost.wordpress.com)
- Flickrcomments.wordpress.com: Merge
- Windagainstcurrent.com: Merge
- Betigaklaten.wordpress.com: Merge
- Eagerexplorer.wordpress.com: Merge
- Laavventura.wordpress.com: Merge
- Warmhotchocolate.com: Merge
- Brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com: submerging
- Bukaningrat.wordpress.com: Merge on panoramic
- Annarashbrook.wordpress.com: Merge
Here’s something you don’t see often in this blog! They say that there’s a first time for everything, so without any further ado let me present: a drawing.
Don’t worry: probably I won’t be posting to many drawings. I have other talents that I hopefully master better than drawing digitally.
Sunday is coming to an end: Have a wonderful week everyone!
My headline can be a bit misleading, as he is technically not a God – only a deity, but here you have him: the most popular depiction of religious superheroes among the interior decorators of the world! It’s none other than Buddha himself!
Buddha: Technically not a God, but as close as one can get to ever being one (according to some people).
It’s still David Bowie week here and over at The Future Is Papier Mâché. “Moonage Daydream” is a song written by David Bowie in 1971 and first released as a single under the name Arnold Corns. A re-recorded version was released in 1972 on the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
This is the sequel of the post Tel Aviv Street Art 01, which was a bunch of graffiti from the Yafo area in Tel Aviv.
Here’s more graffiti from Tel Aviv, but this is from an area near Rothschild.
I know that most of you like graffiti. In Tel Aviv there are lots of it. Most of these are shot near Yafo.
Playing around with my new Canon EOS 600D. The last DSLR I bought was Canon 350D back in 2004, so it was about time to upgrade.
Graffiti in Tel Aviv. Obviously a spin on the Last Supper of Christ. Can you recognize all the people? Marx, Einstein.. Who else?
I’m thinking about buying a new DSLR camera. Most likely I’ll stick to Canon.
Any tips from the readers? EOS 5D? 600D? 60D?
Which camera do you prefer/recommend and why?
Edit: Here’s another photo:
- Street photo from Israel 01 (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Street photo from Israel 02 (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Street photo from Israel 03 (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Street photos from Israel 04-09 (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Street photos from Israel 10-14 (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Street photos from Israel 15-17 / The People look like flowers at last (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Street photos from Israel 18-21 (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
“Hands can be instrumental in a photo – they emphasis, they hide, they reveal.
Share a picture that has a HAND in it with everyone!” – WordPress.
- The History of Tattoo Part 1: Polynesia & New Zealand (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Photos of Tattoos Wanted (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Manicure Hands (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands (perzpective.com)
The Photo Challenge from WordPress this week: This should be a simple challenge for most of you – find a picture of people or things which are together in your picture.
“Share a picture that means TOGETHER to you!”
These two photos are heavily photoshopped. The first photo is not one, but two images combined together, and on both of them the background has been tampered with. I shot these some years ago when I was hired to do some shooting for a film festival called Bollywood Filmfest in Oslo.
When we went to visit our dear friends in Grenoble this Easter/Pesach/Days-off-work, and I promised you that I would keep you updated with some photos from Grenoble. I’ve already posted two in a post called Evening in Grenoble, and today I felt that the time was right to post another photo: this one slightly more photoshopped than the other two
Here’s one of Grenoble’s many fountains – one of countless charming features to this charming city.
(Needless to say, but as always you can click the image for larger version).
Any feedback (positive/negative) or questions is highly appreciated.
- Evening in Grenoble (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Emploi (movingtogrenoble.wordpress.com)
- Chateau d’eau, place Grenette, Grenoble. (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- At the fun fair – the Tivoli in Grenoble (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary Fight (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
This week WordPress wants us to: “Share a picture that means UNUSUAL to you!” So, I decided to present my readers to the Norwegian Saami artist Gjert Rognli. It’s not an understatement to claim that Gjert Rognli’s art is unusual: unusual & original, just like the artist himself. Here’s a short presentation and some of his photos: