Golden Ears

Whenever I hear someone proclaim that they can hear the difference between MP3 and uncompressed audio, I ask them whether they did an ABX (so-called “double blind”) test. When they reply “a what?” I have my answer. ;-) If you’re

Golden Ears

Whenever I hear someone proclaim that they can hear the difference between MP3 and uncompressed audio, I ask them whether they did an ABX (so-called “double blind”) test. When they reply “a what?” I have my answer. ;-) If you’re

Sunset Cliffs Cellphone pano 

Making photos with the phone can be so much fun because it’s intuitive, spontaneous, and not so serious. I’m not quite sure what to do with all those cellphone photos that do not fit into Instagram’s annoying square format restriction…

Sunset Cliffs Cellphone pano 

Making photos with the phone can be so much fun because it’s intuitive, spontaneous, and not so serious. I’m not quite sure what to do with all those cellphone photos that do not fit into Instagram’s annoying square format restriction…

Vangelis – Ask the Mountains time-stretched

This time-stretched version of Vangelis’ “Ask the Mountains” track from the 1995 album “Voices” must be one of the best time-stretched pieces I’ve ever discovered… it works so incredibly well, absolutely fascinating & mesmerizing.

Vangelis – Ask the Mountains time-stretched

This time-stretched version of Vangelis’ “Ask the Mountains” track from the 1995 album “Voices” must be one of the best time-stretched pieces I’ve ever discovered… it works so incredibly well, absolutely fascinating & mesmerizing.

Stellardrone

To aid me with my neverending task to actually more or less frequently listen to all the music that I have, I created an auto-playlist in foobar2000 (my audio player of choice*) that shows me all music that I haven’t

Stellardrone

To aid me with my neverending task to actually more or less frequently listen to all the music that I have, I created an auto-playlist in foobar2000 (my audio player of choice*) that shows me all music that I haven’t

Alio Die/Robert Rich - Fissures Front Cover

Robert Rich/Alio Die – Fissures (1997)

Alio Die (Stefano Musso) and Robert Rich are both insanely prolific musicians with an impressive catalog of releases. I can’t really tell you how I first heard of Alio Die (Italian for “another day”, btw.) and why I ended up

Alio Die/Robert Rich - Fissures Front Cover

Robert Rich/Alio Die – Fissures (1997)

Alio Die (Stefano Musso) and Robert Rich are both insanely prolific musicians with an impressive catalog of releases. I can’t really tell you how I first heard of Alio Die (Italian for “another day”, btw.) and why I ended up

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What am I? (solved)

Here’s a new quiz for you… what is that? First one to answer it will be officially awesome. :)

IMG_1459

What am I? (solved)

Here’s a new quiz for you… what is that? First one to answer it will be officially awesome. :)

Chamise Info Sign, Black Mountain Open Space Preserve, San Diego, CA. June 2015.
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What is wrong with this sign?

I took a slow and relaxed walk with Toni and the camera at Black Mountain Open Space Preserve this morning. A deep marine layer nicely cooled the area, there was a light drizzle, and at the highest point of the

Chamise Info Sign, Black Mountain Open Space Preserve, San Diego, CA. June 2015.
/ Misc

What is wrong with this sign?

I took a slow and relaxed walk with Toni and the camera at Black Mountain Open Space Preserve this morning. A deep marine layer nicely cooled the area, there was a light drizzle, and at the highest point of the

Cellphone long exposure photo

The Wave of the Future

Look at the four long exposure seascape photos below. What do you notice? Yes, they are InstaGram flavored, square cropped and with filter effects. :) What’s more though… they are cellphone photos – made with an iOS app called “Slow

Cellphone long exposure photo

The Wave of the Future

Look at the four long exposure seascape photos below. What do you notice? Yes, they are InstaGram flavored, square cropped and with filter effects. :) What’s more though… they are cellphone photos – made with an iOS app called “Slow

No Bikes sign

Dear MTB riders…

…at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve (and anywhere else for that matter, I guess): if you do not comprehend what these signs mean, please get off that bike.

No Bikes sign

Dear MTB riders…

…at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve (and anywhere else for that matter, I guess): if you do not comprehend what these signs mean, please get off that bike.

Dewdrops on a leaf.

Macro Photography

Alexander’s rule of outdoor macro photography: once you’ve found good framing and perfect focus, nature will test your patience with multiple puffs of wind.

Dewdrops on a leaf.

Macro Photography

Alexander’s rule of outdoor macro photography: once you’ve found good framing and perfect focus, nature will test your patience with multiple puffs of wind.