October 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
after scouting for photo-locations and the bachelor party, the day of my sister’s wedding finally arrived. unfortunately the sky was covered with a a gray sheet of blah, but at lest the temperature was ok and there was no wind or rain.
first thing in the morning we drove up to the castle and took the wedding portraits. this is one of the 3 kinds that we did.
a custom in our village: the groom has to “buy out” the bride from the local youth and prove his “suitability” for her by drinking a number of alcoholic beverages.
now because berni decided to drive up to the castle himself he only had to drink very, very light spritzers.
the newlyweds with their son. also best-man and bride of honor.
ballons at the reception and fun-frame portraits for everyone. those portraits were later added to the guestbook.
dinner opening speech.
cutting the wedding (cupcake-)cake. those cupcakes were delicious!
berni receives an unexpected kiss from a friend.
another custom: the bride gets kidnapped by her friends and they go to the nearest bar and the groom has to search for her, consuming a glass of schnaps at every place he searches.
now because we were in a castle and around us was nothing, the bride was led to another room and the husband searched for her in the yard.
while bernie swept for money some thought it would be fun to take his shoes.
*insert romantic music here*
more can be seen here: hochzeit.balroxcat.at
August 9, 2010 § Leave a comment
another installment of the random kind. they’re bits and pieces of numerous stories.
everything in chronological order.
arriving at the train station, waiting to board.
in the car with my sister to go and help berni get his car started
we couldn’t get it to run, so we decided to tow him home
the tow-cable was scary short and my sister was going 70kph. eventually (1km from home) the cable broke. we tied a knot and it got even more scary-short. later we learned that the car was fine; the chip in the key was borked.
upon arriving back in vienna, a massive storm showed up.
two days later water from the storm was still standing in the prater.
and another watery prater view.
i decided to walk around without any particular destination and ended up in the arsenal.
kreso and i play lots of pool lately; we even bought cue-sticks. also this is a very nice pool-café at st.marx run by a very nice couple.
my pseudo-quiche experiment without eggs, but very delicious :)
cyclist at 3:30am and two drunk kids in a shopping cart.
she was fun; came in smiling, sat down and greeted me nicely.
i love these glowing orb, misty atmosphere/dirty lens light orbs.
this was on my way home after a night out and cooking for friends. it was great to cook at someone else’s place, for: no dishes to wash!
at my parents place i got distracted by sun-play while watering the plants.
sun through slit and smoke.
water, sun and trees.
water and sun at high shutter speeds. looks almost like space.
motion with water and sun.
was at the skin doctor with my sister to get some moles checked: all fine. while walking around this dog stood there waiting for his owner.
behind my parents garden. this is a neighbors cat; she was just sitting there, turning her head ever so slightly.
this i love about being away from the city. stars, lots of stars.
everyone was rushing to catch the train, including me.
the train had odd, artifacting polarizing filters on the windows.
and it’s a self-portait.
this fly, in the most thoughtful manner, died in a wonderful pose.
it’s storm season. the storms are so powerful and full of lightning that it is virtually impossible to take a photo and not catch some lightning.
also: caught one with my ipod nano. this one was about 500~600m away and killed the street lamps.
this is a rooftop garden of the akh. ‘slightly’ overprocessed.
lights and more lights. looks so much more impressive with a wider lens (or if seen in person)
kinda like the how the light, though harsh, plays softly with clouds and surroundings.
pinhole fun: it always produces rainbows <3 …
… and wonderful starbursts. but it also shows that i should really clean the sensor. (the top one has most spots cloned out)
it’s just standing there. and around it construction sites.
everyone is totally confused due to the bad signage and crosswalk zoo at the hauptbahnhof construction site. man with beer knows the way :)
June 11, 2010 § Leave a comment
sunny and warm. oh and a slight case of oversaturated ccd …
he was yelling “hey!” while i took this :)
slightly defocused; i think it gives a nice effect
some golden monopoly
like the weathered letters on bright yellow
this hotel looks quite ugly if you at it in whole, but if you only look at certain parts it becomes an interesting pattern madness. i guess this is how the architect sold it to the owners.
let’s all be patriots … or whatever.
all this dirt must be horrible when it gets windy
through colored glass
continuing the color theme
saw this when walking home one night.
above 2: popfest at karlsplatz
it was raining a lot in may
here i am standing in between the tracks, but it was totally safe (kinda) since nothing was moving here due to a technical fault.
this was once a place named südbahnhof
without the the südbahnhof buildings this park has become quite bright
playing pool at gasometer. i think the table was not exactly level (just very, very slightly)
whatever this is, i think it looked neat
this is looking the other way of the very first shot in this entry
February 26, 2010 § Leave a comment
so, on sunday was the baptism of my nephew and i was his godfather. it was very, very cold in the church, but luckily the priest made the ceremony last only 15mins.
pictures are from the dinner after the ceremony.
my grandmother looking all flirty with the priest. i don’t know what he said, but it must’ve been a nice compliment.
tobi slept through the dinner. look at his tiny little suit.
oh, my mom broke her hand recently and everyone signed the cast. the handprint is tobi’s
‘them colors are moving’