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Throwback Thursday: paint it black

“I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black”

written by Keith Richards / Mick Jagger

Some time ago, I heard some familiar-sounding tunes coming from my daughter’s room. Although I knew the lyrics, it sounded a bit different. It was much faster and the voice a lot higher than I had it in my mind. Surprisingly, she runs it over and over again. So, I went over to her and asked her, if she would know, how old that song is. She started guessing with 10 years than 20. before she gave up.

It’s from 1966!!! So it’s more than 50 years old!!!!

OK, she was listening to the Nightcore version of the Chiara cover which was used for the movie “The last witch hunter”. The Chiara version certainly is way younger. But, I had asked for the ‘original’ version.

In case you want to refresh your memories, I’d recommend to check out also the Chiara album version. This cover is quite good in my opinion as it transports the song from the 1960s to our current time without throwing it into the blender first. The Australian choreographer Anne Murray produced a great dance video to the song. It’s also available on Youtube.

Take care!

 

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What a difference …

610_6006-e2f_wThose of you, following me on Instagram too, might wonder about my last two images I posted.

Yesterday morning I posted an image of a wet surface and grumbling about rain just on time for the weekend. My next image is taken last night during a firework at a lake nearby. Surprisingly, the weather changed yesterday dramatically. Starting with a grey, wet and rainy morning the sky cleared up during the afternoon and gave us a pretty nice evening. Unfortunately, we have had an extremely high moisture in the air. Although, we only have had about 23°C, we were sweating very much, even without moving any part of our bodies.

I love watching and photographing fireworks, although I know, wild animals don’t like them. This one was rather short: only 7 minutes long.

We have an artificial lake nearby with a marina. Here, they have a festival each year. It’s called “Hafenfest” (literally: harbor festival). It’s always at the end of July. It’s organized similar to a german Kirmes (kermis, fun fair). They have some carousels, many food stands, life music and many, many visitors 🙂

We arrived about an hour before the proposed start to set up our gear and to give my accompanies a short introduction into how to photograph fireworks. Although, I didn’t see any results of them until now, I guess, they were satisfied with their results (hopefully they are still satisfied with their results, when they are watching their images on the big computer screen).

Because of darkness, you have to master your gear blind and be able to correct each setting quickly for not missing any shot. You also have to adjust the exposure time manually, to make sure to neither overexpose nor underexpose your images. So, this was a tiny workshop for my two rookies 🙂

Enjoy!