Dateline: Berlin, Day 2 — Sandeman Tour, Again

Berlin, Germany
31 July 2009

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60.0 mm || 1/1250 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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18.0 mm || 1/640 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


The Steles
70.0 mm || 1/1000 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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70.0 mm || 1/1000 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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18.0 mm || 1/3200 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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18.0 mm || 1/640 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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18.0 mm || 1/30 || f/10.0 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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18.0 mm || 1/125 || f/22.0 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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18.0 mm || 1/2500 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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18.0 mm || 1/1000 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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70.0 mm || 1/2000 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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18.0 mm || 1/1600 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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18.0 mm || 1/1600 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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22.0 mm || 1/1600 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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18.0 mm || 1/125 || f/22.0 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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18.0 mm || 1/2000 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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38.0 mm || 1/1250 || f/4.2 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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18.0 mm || 1/60 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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62.0 mm || 1/3200 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Dateline: Krakow, Day 3 – Schindler’s Factory

Krakow, Poland
29 July 2009

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50.0 mm || 1/2500 || f/2.8 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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50.0 mm || 1/1600 || f/2.8 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/25 || f/3.5 || ISO800 || NIKON D70
Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/100 || f/3.5 || ISO1600 || NIKON D70
Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/125 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/160 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/2500 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/640 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/800 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/1000 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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27.0 mm || 1/1250 || f/3.8 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/2000 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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70.0 mm || 1/500 || f/7.1 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland

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18.0 mm || 1/50 || f/3.5 || ISO1600 || NIKON D70
Dulowa, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 0.3 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Dulowa, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/40 || f/3.5 || ISO1600 || NIKON D70
Dulowa, Lesser Poland, Poland


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25.0 mm || 1/5 || f/3.8 || ISO1600 || NIKON D70

Dateline: Krakow, Day 2 – Auschwitz-Birkenau

Krakow, Poland
28 July 2009

Auschwitz

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18.0 mm || 1/8000 || f/7.1 || ISO1600 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


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38.0 mm || 1/640 || f/5.6 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


Halt! Stou!
70.0 mm || 1/500 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/320 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/13 || f/4.5 || ISO1600 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/10 || f/4.5 || ISO1600 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/10 || f/4.5 || ISO1600 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/10 || f/4.5 || ISO1600 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/400 || f/4.5 || ISO1600 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 0.4 || f/4.5 || ISO1600 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/1000 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/800 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


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70.0 mm || 1/800 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


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70.0 mm || 1/1000 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


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62.0 mm || 1/2000 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland

Birkenau

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18.0 mm || 1/500 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Jedlina, Silesian, Poland


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29.0 mm || 1/640 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Jedlina, Silesian, Poland


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70.0 mm || 1/1600 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Jedlina, Silesian, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/2500 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Jedlina, Silesian, Poland


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70.0 mm || 1/1250 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Jedlina, Silesian, Poland


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70.0 mm || 1/1250 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Jedlina, Silesian, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/25 || f/4.5 || ISO1600 || NIKON D70
Jedlina, Silesian, Poland


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18.0 mm || 1/50 || f/4.5 || ISO500 || NIKON D70
Jedlina, Silesian, Poland


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46.0 mm || 1/200 || f/4.5 || ISO500 || NIKON D70
Jedlina, Silesian, Poland


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35.0 mm || 1/4000 || f/4.5 || ISO500 || NIKON D70
Jedlina, Silesian, Poland

Dateline: Prauge, Day 5 — Random Sights

Prauge, Czech Republic
24 July 2009

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18.0 mm || 1/60 || f/22.0 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


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18.0 mm || 1/2000 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


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31.0 mm || 1/2500 || f/4.0 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


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70.0 mm || 1/800 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


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18.0 mm || 1/3200 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

The Green Blob

What the heck is going on here? I took a picture in burst mode (three consecutive pictures taken at 3fps). The first picture has some weird green blog in it (click on either image to embiggen):

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…and the very next shot, the green blob is gone…

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…thoughts? I was shooting with my 4 year old Nikon D70 with 18-70mm Nikkor Lens without a hood. Could it be an artifact from the sun over saturating the sensor?

What My Brother Is Doing This Summer

Editors Note: This is a post I asked my brother, Brian, to write. Since neither of us are home for the summer, I figured it might be nice to let everyone know what he’s been up to.

This summer I am working in the tiny mountain town of Salida, Colorado. I am the Summer youth Intern at First Presbyterian Church. Me and Hilary Downs, the associate pastor, are responsible for running the entire youth department, including but not limited to high school, middle school, and elementary school. Our ministry is almost completely relational and event based. We don’t have enough kids who would come to a weekly kids service to do one. So we basically just plan a lot of events and hang out with the kids. We have also had one 10-day high school mission trip and Hilary is gone on the middle school mission trip right now.

In addition to working with youth, I also have been helping out with the regular services. Almost a month ago, I was the “Lay leader” meaning I was the one who had to know when to go up between each thing and say things like “Please stand as we sing the first song of the morning” or “You may now be seated” and “Please pray with me”. Needless to say, I don’t think I will pursue a career being a lay leader.

And then two weeks ago, I got to sing with the worship team, and this week I gave the sermon at all three services. It was a great experience. Now I am focusing on Day Camp for the K-4th graders. This will be next week and A LOT has to get done before hand. One thing that is sometimes frustrating about small towns is that you will call people and leave them messages and some times several messages and you almost NEVER get called back. Apparently, it’s just the way things are here, which is fine but makes planning events a nightmare. If I want people to show up, I have to send a flier or postcard like two weeks in advance and then call to remind them. So all this to say I have come to greatly appreciate the youth groups I have worked with before where you could call up a bunch of kids a few hours before an event and still get a better turn out than I do here.

My favorite part of the job has been just doing stuff with high school boys. There is SOOOO much good mountain biking here and so I have been soaking up every ride. And we will get some of the guys together and play paintball at one of the kids ranch. Or I built a sick a jump and we went down to Fronzer lake and jumped mini bikes and scooters into it. It was Awesome.

Note: if you can’t see the video, you may need to click through to the post.

So thats a little bit about my summer.