No really! That is no trick question. I visited the botanical garden today and it was hot. Not hot as in hot but hot as hot as in hell. So stand in the middle of all the plants and start to question myself: How much water does a bee hive need? Do bees actually need water? Continue Reading →
There are a lot of pixels on that lovely Sony Nex-7. So many I could crop in the picture.
The Nex-7 has 24.3 MPixel on the sensor. The base file was 6000×4000 (24MP) and the final picture was a square crop 2580×2580 (6.7MP). That’s about 28% still left. Continue Reading →
Most people know Sun Tsu (or Sunzi, Sun Tse,…) for his treatise The art of war. Don’t worry. This is not some article on war and tactics. We are going to rip a thought out of Sun‘s book and use it for good in daily life.
By discovering the enemy’s dispositions and remaining invisible ourselves, we can keep our forces concentrated, while the enemy’s must be divided.
One of the principles underlying this paragraph is that you cannot fight something you do not perceive. Sun Tsu says:
Make it visible!
You cannot fight an invisible enemy. Who is the enemy? Maybe the question should be What. Think of it not only in terms of business – think of changing habits, managing projects,…
- Define things
Especially when working in a team. It is important to speak and think of the same things. Otherwise there will be ill communication.
- Write things down
You will forget things you do not write down. If you do not forget them they will occupy your memory. If you have to concentrate to remember you will not realize the important things.
- Make a plan
Once you layout the facts you know what, when and where. Guess what: If you have a map of the solar system it is easy to find a hidden planet.
- Stay reasonable
You do not need a map of the universe if you want to plan a trip to New York.
Especially when changing habits, you will have to stick to point 4. Based on field reports and studies from some clever scientists it takes at least 30 days to change a habit with a lasting effect.
Just in case, you wonder who this Sun Tsu guy is and what The art of war is all about, then start here:
If you really want to read the book I really suggest this one: Sunzi Speaks: The Art of War
What kind of lenses do you take on a trip to New Zealand? The choices could be many, depending on the camera system. The good thing is that I have a Sony Nex-7.
There are not many lenses for the Sony E mount. That way the choices are not many. I have not many lenses either and chose to take two. The lenses were my two favorites at that time:
- Sony 50mm f/1.8
- Sigma EX DN 19mm f/2.8
You could take millions of pictures in New Zealand. Don’t panic. You do not have to watch them all. I selected some for you and offer a video (unstabilized and ungraded) as a short vacation for you.
BTW: Next time I would go for the Sigma EX DN 30mm f/2.8 and a 18-200 for video. Enjoy.
A rainbow in NZ by Stefan Steinbauer
Dead Sulphur Mill by Stefan Steinbauer
Sunken into by Stefan Steinbauer
White Island Sulphur by Stefan Steinbauer
Orange steel by Stefan Steinbauer
Rusty tower by Stefan Steinbauer
Leaving White Island by Stefan Steinbauer
Champagne Pool by Stefan Steinbauer
Craters of the moon by Stefan Steinbauer
I spit fire by Stefan Steinbauer
On the moon by Stefan Steinbauer
Everything orange? by Stefan Steinbauer
Flowery water by Stefan Steinbauer
Well this one is an elephant. Enjoy the wallpaper…