New Gallery – Tokyo

I added a new gallery today – Tokyo. It contains photos from September 2012.

During the trip I stayed in one of the hotels on the Odaiba island. There were some downsides to staying in Odaiba (mainly extra commute cost to get to Tokyo) but overall I really enjoyed it. Apart from the peace and quiet I did not expect to find in Tokyo (very welcome after the full day of sightseeing!) hotels on the island offer some stunning views. It was definitely worth to pay extra for the room with the Rainbow Bridge view. The balcony was just big enough to set up a tripod – this way I managed to take a few decent shots, like this one of the boat.

Whilst wondering around Shimbashi I came across a building that really caught my attention due to its’ bizarre form. It looked too run-down for a hotel and too small to be a residential building. It turned out to be the Nakagin Capsule Tower. Built in 1972 and designed by Kisho Kurokawa it was a world’s first example of capsule architecture built for actual use – both as residential(!) and office space. Unfortunately I have no photos from the inside, though I found quite interesting post about the current (March 2012) state of the building with some photos on TokyoTimes.

Check out the rest of the photos in Tokyo gallery.

Aga

Welcome

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Paris Panorama at Night

Welcome to my website!

I finally posted my first gallery here – Paris. It contains a selection of photos from my recent trip to Paris.

As it’s the first real content here I figured I will consider it the “Grand Opening” of worldinstills.com. I’ll also tell you a little bit about my website and recent efforts to organize 6 years worth of photos.

World In Stills

I’ve been taking photos for a few years now (who hasn’t, right?). I even experimented with Stock Photography for a while, which helped me improve considerably as a Photographer. There’s nothing like someone saying your work is not yet good enough to make you try harder.

This website is my attempt to organize, review, process and most importantly show you the last 6 years worth of photos. Whilst I enjoy the process of taking photos I figured what’s the point if no one ever sees them…

Out of Disk Space

Organizing and storing proved to be a challenge in itself. I started from reorganizing all the photos into a consistent folder structure that works for me but run out of disk space before I managed to copy over the photos from my recent trip to Japan.

This coupled with an increased paranoia of hard disk failure in my laptop prompted me to finally buy a 6TB dual-storage system with RAID 1 support (My Book Studio II). I’m still amazed on how quickly this thing is filling up.

Paris Gallery

All the photos in the Paris gallery were processed with Adobe Lightroom 4. Having previously done the majority of my post production/editing in the past with Photoshop, I decided to give Lightroom a try based on James’ recommendation.

I was quite pleased with it (not so much with its’ memory usage).

I’ll save more thoughts on that topic for some other post and simply invite you to take a look at my photos!

Aga