Updated 2012.12.31 16:11 +0100 |
Yes, it is December. Yes, it is gray outside (at least here on the northern hemisphere). But then it is nice that you can warm yourself with some great music.
I've collected a few videos (among others from via) which you hopefully will enjoy. Click on the photo to link/see the video. Enjoy...
The first one is from the Danish dance duo Brasco & Miller's with Shine. Pretty good and solid video with a groovy dance rhythm. Strangely I haven't been able to find any information about them. Alternative link: http://www.m2film.dk/?id=12359999995
The next one is Madonna's newest album Confessions On A Dancefloor (2005), which also moves the body accordingly satisfactorily to my taste. I especially like that she has used some DJ's which samples from old 80'ties tracks. I've tried to collect information about which tracks she (they) has sampled from:
Other mentions that she also samples from: S.O.S. Band, Tom Tom Club, Blondie, Depeche Mode and even from Iggy Pop.
Then we have the Danish group TV-2 which finally has arrived at their old good rhythm. The new album De Første Kærester På Månen (2005) (The First Lovers On the Moon) is simply great. Especially I like the track Hvem Vil Danse Denne Nat (Who Want To Dance This Night?).
Finally an exciting video from the Norwegian group Röyksopp's with the track What Else Is There? (2005). The video is directed by Dane Martin De Thurah which seems to made himself a reputation as video director. It is also a very good video that he has created here.
I've read the book Kepler's Conjecture, which tells the 400 year story behind the mathematical proof of how you most effectively can arrange spheres, e.g. as known when the grocer stacks apples in his shop.
The origin of the problem was of course formulated in relation to war - namely by the English adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh, who asked how one most effectively could cargo a warship with canon balls. That was in the end of the 16. century. In 1611 the renown mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler formulated a conjecture (Keplers Conjecture I,II) about how this could be done, however he did not prove it.
It was first in 1998 that the mathematician Tom Hales with the help of computers delivered a satisfactorily mathematical proof of the conjecture.
The book follows the story from the beginning with the problem formulation and through times of different mathematicians trying to prove the conjecture. There are some formulas in the book but you don't need to understand these or follow them in details to enjoy it. The book does luckily also describe the people behind the problems and it is interesting to get an inside view and function of the mathematical academically world.
I can recommend all with some interest in the history of mathematics to read the book.
As a last comment I will tell that in the book I noticed a term which I of course recognized immediately. The Arab/Hebraic term Yallah means Just do it, which - you know - is my tag.
Kepler's Conjecture: How Some of the Greatest Minds in History Helped Solve One of the Oldest Math Problems in the World
by George G. Szpiro
John Wiley & Sons Inc
“To realize the importance of prioritization is to acknowledge that you do not have time to do the right thing, but only time to choose not do the wrong thing.”
Michael Suodenjoki, 2005-11-23
Wouldn't be interesting to see this week photo in large scale, e.g. on a large wall? I think it would look good.
I've been on a walk to Søllerød Nature Park and the 46 hectare Church forest (Kirkeskov).
If you know that that your life is recorded on film and that at your funeral a 1½ hour cutted movie resumé of your life will be shown to your living friends and family? Would you consider your actions?
That is one of the side stories in the sci-fi movie The Final Cut (2004). In the movie we follow the cutter Alan Hakman (Robin Williams), that is, the future filmic mortician (undertaker) which cuts your life into a movie summary, in his life and his attempt to resolve a childhood situation.
Of course there are resistance from certain people in the society against the chip, which can be bought (by the rich of course) and placed in the body to record your life. The cutters may not themselves carry the chip, because they - qua their work - see a lot of human secrets. Should the cutter show the cruel human truth, or should he create a romantic show, that so many of the surviving relatives would like it?
I've always been fascinated by science fiction movies. It is a difficult filmic art which only a few directors masters. But when a sci-fi movie works, as the Final Cut do, it is usually quite thought provocative and exciting topics which are depicted.
I don't know exactly why this weeks photo works; it just do. It's taken up in a Birch tree. The leaves are still green even though we rapidly moves in on the autumn. Enjoy...
It was a strange coincidence that made me rise from the sofa and go the the keyboard. I was sitting in front of the television and zapped between the different channels. Suddenly I realized that the same song/video was playing on 4 channels at the same time! Never happened before. My cable TV connection is delivered with approximately 30 television channels. That 4 channels, completely independently and unconnected, should show the same video/song is pretty amazing and unlikely. Calculate the chance yourself. By the way; the video/song was James Blunt's beautiful song You're Beautiful.
Nevertheless it reminded me about some music that I would like to recommend.
For a while back, by reasons unknown to me, I downloaded the song 0% Interest by - at that time for me unknown - the American singer Jason Mraz. The song was really good and I quickly found Mraz' website and could see that he recently have made a new CD Mr. A-Z. So, when I visited USA on one of my business trips I bought a couple of CD's with him at Best Buy. I like them. His music is a kind of sing-a-song-writer soft rock 'n roll with nice rhythms. If you want to see/hear his music you should drop by his website to see/hear his video Wordplay from his recent CD.
Another kind of music that I've discovered is coming the new Danish duo Hookah. They play electronic pop music - with roots and inspiration from the British electropop bands from the 80'ties such as Depeche Mode, Erasure and Yazoo. I've heard them on the radio and bought their one and only CD - released last month (Aug. 2005). I really like them. It's fresh new happy electronic pop music. Some of the songs are even in Danish. It works really well and I'm already looking forward to hear more from them. Their latest single Distance Between Us is played a lot on Danish radio and you may see the video on their website.
I've been yet on a trip to Malmö and walked closer to the Turning Torso, the beautiful new skyscraper drawn by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Sadly it is not easy to come up in the high building (approx 190meters). You need an appointment.
I took some really good photos during a walk around the building. This weeks photo is one of them. I was positively surprised when I saw the effectiveness of the composition in the picture. I didn't expect that it worked so well as it did. Judge for yourself...
This weeks photo is actually a series of 3 photos which I've taken on a trip to Malmö, Sweden. The weather was not the best so I've taken the liberty to manipulate the pictures a bit in Photoshop to make them a bit more dramatic.
As you may have noted I have for a while used a tagline Just do it, as you can see in my logo to the left under the suodenjoki name. I've been thinking about it. And the keyword here is thinking. One may believe that I by using Just do it recommends that you just do things without planning. This is not what is behind the tagline. I've myself pretty bad to use oceans of time planning and thinking about everything - and often I never reach the point to actually carry out the thing that I would like to do. So the point behind the tagline is to pressure myself to actually do it.
I can also illustrate it with the - maybe known - situation, which is also used by some lecturers in motivation.
In front of an audience you take your wallet and selects a $100 bill and put it up on the whiteboard. Then you ask the audience: "If you want to obtain something, what should you do? If you for example want this money here..."
Maybe there will go a while and several persons will come up with good or less good ways of getting the money. However it usually ends up with that one person actually stands up and go up to the whiteboard and takes the money. Well, that is Just do it.
You can talk as much as you like about something, but it only happens if you do something.
I also recently used a slightly extended tagline, which I also find pretty good:
“just do it - make vision to reality
Most of you would probably remember the Nike commercials (see).
“Stop sucking and get awesome
The main shopping street of Kgs. Lyngby - the city in where I live - is named Lyngby Hovedgade. It has many exciting shops - from chain shops to small special shops. An evenings walk down the main street with the camera could produce a number of illustrative shop windows.
Just watched the movie Sideways - a wonderful pearl of a movie that I would recommend to all grownups. It has humor and now you should hear what you should do:
PS. When the movie end, you should put a jazz CD in your stereo and take it from there...
The weekly photo (above) is chosen after a very interesting and educational experience, which I hereby says thank you for. For the first time I've been still photographer on a Danish movie set.
From what I could find a still photographer have several tasks. One task is to produce high quality photos for press material, posters etc. and another task to document the movie recording in front as well as behind the movie camera.
For a Danish movie I guess it what somewhat of a unusual movie recording, since most of the scenes had to depict soldiers in war. That is a lot of action, special effects like makeup gun wounds, smoking grenades and explosions.
Since I didn't have any preconceived notions about the way the still photographer does his job, I could (had to) more or less try to do it in my own way. And that I did. Of course you need to have some gefühl of the situation and be ready to adapt to the ever changing environment.
Arriving on the set, the first thing was to question the director for instructions of how to behave and what he want to focus on. Luckily I could do more or less what pleased me. And I shouldn't expect to get help, because everybody would be tied up in work by themselves.
I asked whether the SLR camera's shutter would be a problem - as you know, it is not entirely sound proof. I've read that many still photographers uses a so called sound blimp, which can be bought at Jacobson Photographic Instruments, however I didn't want to invest the $800 for a one-time purpose only. I do hope that my presence didn't destroy the sound recording. I believe not, since the director used his voice a lot during the recordings. Also the different actions scenes made substantially enough noise to cover the camera shutter sound.
I had received the manuscript and read it - it proved as a good thing. Especially I had underlined all words depicting emotions so I could detect when the emotional scenes were coming. Usually these a key scenes that you really have to focus on.
Tips to the still photographer (based on one-time only experience):
As said it has been a very educational experience to see a movie set in action, especially to able to follow the director together with the actors and camera crew..
If you think the still photographer has a easy job, I believe that I can deny it. It was surprisingly hard walk, usually long hours. You have to follow everything and predict where the best shots occurs.
If I ever happen to try still photography again there probably is a thing or three that I would correct.
For once I've had my camera with me at work and on the way home I found this beautiful flower - a Lesser Burdock, which looks like a kind of virus bomb. I'm currently reading the The Demon in the Freezer! When I searched the net to find the proper latin name for it (not easy on a flower that you don't know nothing from) I found a interesting history about the invention of Velcro®
Yet a architectonical photo from the trip to New York. A fine example of some of the interesting office buildings on Manhattan - here from One Battery Park Plaza. I particular like the window frames.
I've always been interested in sci-fi movies (see my DVD collection, however text is in Danish). It must be one of those things that we engineers always find fascinating; okay some of us. I don't really know why. Maybe it's a kind of escape from reality or maybe it's the future technology and the sorts that fascinates. However it's not my point here to dive into the ... of sci-fi, but more list some of the future sci-fi movies coming to the movie screen. This is what I've selected so far:
This weeks photo is taken this May at Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York (USA), where Salvador Dali's painting The Persistence of Memory at the moment is exhibited. It is one of Dali's most renowned paintings containing the famous floating watches. The original is smaller than expected and can easily be overlooked, if it was not for the many people standing around it.
This weeks photo was a mistake! That said, it is a beautiful mistake. The picture was shot while trying to capture two butterflies flying around in circles around me.
I've visited the Ordrupgaard, a local museum of paintings, which is temporarily closed while building new exhibition space. The new building is designed by the international architect Zaha Hadid. They are still not finished with it, but you can sense that the building definitely has great potential and it will probably look good when opening in September later this year.
I can recommend to visit the beautiful little accompanying garden of Ordrupgaard. I added the macro lens for today's equipment in the hope of taking some photographs of some flowers, but I was too early (or too late). Instead I found some spiders to capture. In the post-processing I was a bit disappointed. They were not as sharp as I would have liked them to be. I took them without tripod, which always is a good idea to use when taking macro shots.
It's been a lovely weekend with really nice weather. Sunday was the traditionally great derby horserace on Klampenborg Galopbane. Like last year I was on the spot, and this time I could plan the shooting a bit better. I could bring a better zoom lens, namely the Canon EF 70-300 DO IS USM. I use this lens more and more and I'm really satisfied with it. It's a bit heavy, but not compared to other lenses on that range. It's short, due to its diffractive optics and black - both things a real advantage.
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This weeks photo has of course been selected from the weekends trip to Isle of Hallands Väder and the chosen photo was the one that I quickest selected as one of the best photographs from the trip.
After a photo day I always do some post-processing, as follows:
In the weekend I have visited Hallands Väderø for a photo excursion. The island is approximately 3 km² in size and is located in southern Sweden at the west coast. Closest inland town is Torekov on the peninsula of Bjære approximately 60 km north of Helsingborg.
The weather was excellent with high sun the whole day and together with the salty wind from the Øresund this made the day complete. We hiked along the isle coast and experienced the terrain, from dense forest over beach like alcoves and to stony beaches with many different types of birds.
I must admit that I envy the Swedes. They can take their boats, speedboats or sailboats, from inland and park it along the nicest little sand beaches on the island where they can enjoy the day and bath in the shallow waters. Really nice.
I took over 300 photographs in about 12 hours time. When I going photo hiking I don't bring my tripod or flash and for this trip I especially have planned to use my new 100mm macro lens. I had the following lenses with me: EF 17-40mm, EF 70-300mm and EF 100mm which was used respectively to landscape photos, birds and humans and flowers. It may sound a lot, but I can't see how you can avoid taking more lenses with you. I don't think a good 17-300mm lens has been invented (yet!).
I'm very surprised with the quality of my macro shots. Whew, they are great and very different from my usual photos.
I can highly recommend you to visit the island. I hope that I will be able to visit it again. There are many photo opportunities on the island, from wide-angle landscape, telephoto bird photography to macro flower shots. It has great potential and I think that every season will bring you great images into the frame.
On Wednesday the 8'th of June I went to a concert with the great guitarist Carlos Santana on the Festival Pier in Philadelphia, New Jersey. It was a great concert. The weather was great and it was not too crowded. Santana had a couple of warm up bands and one of these was Los Lonely Boys, three Mexican brothers playing Mexican Rock and Roll. It was simply perfect. A drummer, a bass player and a guitarist. Nothing else. Simple and fantastic. They played for an hour and made a lasting impression for me. Much more than Santana I must say. In the airport I bought a dual-disc CD/DVD with them and I've been playing it all weekend. Very recommendable.
Not much else to do than say "Have a nice summer".
This weeks "photo" is based on a photograph taken on a recent visit on the island of Saltholm in Øresund. Saltholm is a lovely Danish flat light island (max. height of 3 meters) on approximately 10 square miles (16km²) which nowadays mostly have ornithological interest, since there exists some large bird colonies on the island. The southern 4/5-part of the island is preserved area with limited access. On the southern point there is also a small seal colony, with no access for private persons.
Photographically speaking Saltholm is somewhat a special location. There is a fantastic light and I wished that I could see the light at sunrise and sunset - possibly producing some amazing photos. There are a good opportunities to take landscape photos and if you can see through the mist an opportunity to get the bridge over Øresund on the photo. Of course there are also possibilities for taking bird photos. However it is not easy to take good bird photos. The most important aspect is to be patient. Patient to find the right moment for your photo, giving the right motive for the photo. This is not easy. You must also have a good telephoto lens of at least 300mm - however this do require extra patience to get close enough on the birds. I would assume that 500-600 mm is required to get the most out of the photos. The 5-6 hours I spend on the island could be considered as a scouting patrol with only very limited success on bird photos. I was too far away from the bird "action".
The above weekly photo has been manipulated in Photoshop and I've used the artistic filter Rough Pastels so the picture gives associations towards landscape painting. I think it has a good summer-like effect.
I've bought a new lens extending my equipment with a 100mm Macro lens. This weeks photo is my first attempt using it. I'm quite satisfied with the performance and you should expect to see more macro photos in future weekly photos.
New York is amazing! I've been so lucky to be able to spend five lovely days in New York
New York is amazing! I've been so lucky to be able to spend five lovely days in New York City. I've walked the streets and my feet was every evening hurting and I had absolutely no problems of sleeping whatsoever. New York is so incredible large and exciting that you cannot see and experience it all in five days.
I can recommend everybody to visit New York. In my experience it is a safe city to visit. With all the the police in the streets, especially in the day hours, I felt really safe walking around with my camera equipment.
Here's the list of locations that I've visited to some degree and you can also see a photo gallery from my trip:
I'm expecting to visit New Jersey, USA in connection with my job and I'm planning to extend it with a few days in NY. When you, as I, haven't been in NY before you get somewhat of a chock when you examine the hotel prices. The moderate "cheap" hotels on Manhattan is about $180 pr. overnight stay, if not more! Five days in NY costs you a great deal and can easily alone be compared to the tourist airline tickets from Europe to USA.
Well, there isn't much to do about it and you can only hope that you aren't screwed too much. I'm at least setting this aside and looks forward to my stay. There are a lot of exciting leisure's to look forward to in New York. If you have any recommendations I would be more than happy to hear about it...
When building (developing) software there are 3 pillars that constitutes the foundation upon which you can build your solutions and which is one of the cornerstones of useful software:
If none of these are actively in place your platform is insecure and everything else is in danger of falling apart. These 3 attributes of your software must be satisfied. Again and again users experience problems in one of these areas - which fundamentally rocks the foundation of the product/solution and seriously affects how customers reacts towards software makers.
So these are necessities but are not enough for delivering a useful and successful software product/solution. Other quality attributes can be found in the below figure illustrating the Software Quality Triangle, translated courtesy from a Danish book that I'd read while studying for software engineer. The main author Rolf Molich has a website which you may visit.
Its not all seagulls that are dull to look at. Just see this weeks photo. I found the seagull standing nearby some tourists at Lousiana art museum (Humlebæk, Denmark), waiting to catch some breadcrumbs. It was fairly easy to get close and the colorful beak really was photogenic.
I've started to practice taking photographs of birds, since I've planned to attend some nature trekking days on the isle of Saltholm (Denmark) and in Sweden the next couple of months. This week photo is taken right outside my window, where I discovered this little Blue Tit sitting on the electricity pole.
The Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) is an ordinary breeding-bird in Denmark. Its one of the most ordinary Tits seen in Denmark. The Blue Tit is usually found in the well dressed gardens, parks and in hardwood forests. Size approx. 12 cm.
This weeks photo is from a series of shots that I took while dishwashing. Who said that it shouldn't be fun? I've applied a blue photo filter in Photoshop for the cool color cast.
I have for a while been interested in poster design. I only own one - namely the movie poster for the classic science-fiction movie Bladerunner from 1982. I've recently found the blog www.posterwire.com which talks about movie poster design. I would recommend a visit. Funny enough it uses the Bladerunner image in its header and have also a blog entry about the Bladerunner poster itself. Interesting stuff.
I've been in Humlebæk (city in Denmark) at the Louisiana - the Danish museum for modern art and a walk around the harbor (what last weeks photo proves). It was a long day but also a good day where I took a lot of photographs. Above photo is inspired from a classic motive from Louisiana which - I think - has been used as book cover or poster.
Of course I experienced the current exhibition with paintings of the German artist Gerhard Richter. Sadly it was not allowed to photograph in the special exhibition. On the other hand there were a lot of other stuff to photograph. So expect some more photos from my trip.
When you cook it can be quite colorful and fun to try photographing the ingredients and the finished dish. It is not always easy. Take for example this weeks photo which is a photograph of sliced leeks which are an important ingredient for a leek pie. As a curiosity it should be mentioned that the water drops are added in Photoshop.
Easter and the spring is rapidly closing in and the forest floor swarms with life and colors. This weeks photo is taken on a cold 2 hours walk at the Meriebjerg Cemetery, which is located nearby Kgs. Lyngby and not far from where I live. It's my first visit there (I'm tempted to say luckily) and have only recently discovered the area, even though I'm been living around for over ten years. The cemetery is actually quite enjoyable (considering) and a wonderful place to take photographs. It only shows you that you don't have to travel far away to discover new places.
I've been so lucky to watch the lovely, funny and romantic movie Hitch with Will Smith and beautiful Eva Mendes in the leading roles. Is highly recommendable. So invite your spouse to a enjoyable movie. The movie premieres here in Denmark on Friday the 11th of March.
This weeks photo is a pattern that many Danish commuters see every day. It's used on the seats in many public busses and trains.
For a while I've toyed with the idea of creating a exhibition poster with a painting done by my grandpa. Recently I had the opportunity to take some photographs of some of his paintings which I thought would fit well into my little project.
For now I've created a A4 prototype poster of one of his paintings and I have printed it on my new printer. I'm fairly satisfied with the result but I do acknowledge that I have to learn a bit more about color profiles, before producing the final result.
The final result should hopefully end up in a 80x60 cm framed poster which I (and maybe the rest of the family) can hang up in the living room.
I have to note that Louisiana of course has nothing to do with the matter. It is purely for fun and even though grandpa's paintings are fairly good, I do not believe that they ever will be exhibited at Louisiana.
For some time I have wandered by a light-commercial for a local hair saloon www.spagetti.dk here in Kgs. Lyngby. The light-commercial is showing what looks like a photograph of a very young Mette Lisby (a Danish standup comedian), but whether it is her I'm not sure about.
I cannot take credit for this photograph, because mine (above) is a photograph of the light-commercial and as such a photo of a photo. I don't know who is the original photographer, which seems to have done it quite well here. By the way it could be fun to try photographing in a photo studio, which probably is used here.
As many other persons in the blogosphere I have tested the new Google Maps service, and it works quite well - if you're looking for a place within the United States. Outside the US the map service won't work (yet). However here in Denmark there are several alternatives, e.g. www.krak.dk. I've recently found a place at region.hur.dk where I could find images of the place where I live (the two buildings on the lower right).
I've just watched the 45 minutes presentation named Pollinate Chain Reaction 2004, which I must admit was amazingly inspiring to watch. I would recommend it to anyone that want to create something - to make a difference.
I've bought myself a new printer. The old one went broke recently and good for that - it was very old and not very good. I considered to buy a dedicated photo printer, but ended up selecting a multiprinter that is capable of scanning, copying, printing and faxing. The model is Canon PIXMA MP780.
I've started to learn everything about it. Of course it a lot better of printing photos and the few test prints that I've done are excellent. Also I've been experimenting with the scanner because I have a number of really old photos scanned with my old printer/scanner. To compare the result I've selected a photo from one of my first skiing holidays back in 1998, a photo that I at that time scanned using my old printer/scanner. I've found the original and rescanned it in my new printer. Also I've manipulated the picture in Photoshop. It may sounds like cheating but I think it is part of the process of producing the best photo. Well, the difference is clearly seen in the picture below where the new scan/photo is on the left and the old one is on the right. Notice especially the details in the shadows and on the mountain ridge.
I'm fairly happy with my new purchase. Only time will tell whether I will be satisfied with it.
It's yet a new year and you have a weekend to deal with 2005 before starting on work on Monday. If I should try to put a word on what will become the challenge of 2005 I think it can be said in one word coherence.
The society of the world today is incredible complex both socially, occupationally and technologically that you as individual has difficulties understanding everything. It is not possible. However it doesn't mean that you shouldn't try understand everything. The problem is however that to become an effective system (e.g. as a society, company or group of people) you must make a choice. Should you concentrate on a few things which you hopefully will master or should you try to spread your activities? This question is relevant not only for the man on the floor but also the leader. The answer is not either/or but both/and. You have to do both things even though it is difficult and even seems to be harmful. It is a insecure strategy to say no to changes.
The best way to secure that the development goes into the right direction - the so called sustainable development - is to try to create coherence between going deep and going wide, between the few and the many, between the expert and the people etc. It is not enough that only a few people try to create overview and coherence. It must be done by everyone. Also by you.
Well, as I'm saying the big challenge according to me, of 2005 and maybe the milestone of the century is to create coherence between...
Can you all have a happy new year and remember to aid the victims in Asia by contacting your local Red Cross.
This years weekly photo project has ended. As the observant reader may have noticed I have never publicized a weekly photo number 1. Luckily it fits well into the the problem of having 53 photos when everyone knows that a year have 52 weeks. Comfortably I have therefore chosen to let weekly photo 53 and 1 be one and the same, so that I have published 52 weekly photos for 2004.
I hope that I can present all the photos in a connection where the present themselves well, e.g. a slideshow or similar. So stay tuned.
What else? I haven't yet decided whether there should be a weekly photo in 2005 or whether I should present photos in another manner. I'm susceptible for proposals.
Funny that all sorts of top lists are displayed around the end/beginning of a year. Of course I would also like to show off a list. Not a list compiled by myself but found at Google Answers, an excellent service from Google.
Here's a prediction of the next 20 year period from 2005-2025. The numbers are probabilities these events will occur:
Original source to the list of predictions. Thanks to the people at http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=447880.
Well, the year is nearly up and it is a tradition to look back on what has happened in the recent year. The years seems to go faster and faster without you have more time to do what you want to. It must be the age.
It is not much that I remember from the year. The summer holiday to India was clearly the most vivid and exciting experience of the year. Traveling in other countries and seeing other cultures is something that I positively enjoy. It opens so many thoughts and possibilities. It is definitely something that I will do as long as I have the possibility for it. I would even say that I would like to expand the repertoire (so to speak) with culture related holidays, maybe even long weekends to some of the more cultural exciting cities in Europe.
The family trips to Jutland, both the long weekend in Struer/Vrist and the autumn holiday in Southern Jutland is also something to remember with pleasure, what several of my weekly photos also witnesses.
My interest for photography has, here seen from one of last days of the year, not been so successfully as I would have liked. My weekly photo project has done exactly what it was supposed to do - namely force me to take photographs. But I do not feel that it is enough. I am afraid that a more extensive upgrade of my photographic capabilities demands a lot more of my time. More time that I have with my current job - which I still like. It is way too interesting. As it is now my photographic capabilities are only increasing slowly. There are too few good photographs and I feel it goes too slow. I must come up with some ideas for fixing that situation.
However there is one special event from the year that I would like to remember. My grandma died July 2nd at the age of 86 years, unfortunately for me without having said properly goodbye. I must admit that I didn't visit her at the end. Her burial ceremony was held during my summer holiday and I didn't participate. Luckily I got the possibility to participate in her funeral ceremony (the actual burial of her ash into the ground). I would like here to honor her with a photograph.