Some first impressions of Finland: 2005 photos. I took these photos in November but hadn’t gotten around to fixing them in photoshop. And that was really necessary because of the poor light conditions that my aging powershot A40 can’t handle. I’m probably going to buy the new Canon S80 soon.
Between the now frequent disconnects, I managed to upload some photos of my new apartment with my stuff inside.
I spent some time fixing the output of my aging but trusty Canon Powershot A40. This was an excellent camera when I bought it and it is still capable of producing some nice pictures: with a little help. The photos are crap by default. You need to carefully edit color balance, contrast and use a sharpen filter to compensate for the lens blur and relatively low amount of pixels. If you do that properly, the output approches that of a modern camera.
The first set of photos is from my summer holiday. This year, I spent my vacation in Andalucia (South Spain) after spending it in the eastern half last year.
Anadalucia is huge. It looks relatively small on the map but I managed to drive 4000 kilometers in it with a small excursion to Murcia (a small province inorth-east of Andalucia) to catch the plane to Helsinki for a job interview (also see previous post).
The second (smaller) set of photos is a series of photos I took last weekend in London. My father and I decided to spend the weekend there and had a few pints, walked all over the center and visited Leeds Castle on our way back to the Chunnel (channel tunnel).
A few weeks ago I spent a weekend in Berlin with my father and nephew. We made lots of photos and I have put a small selection online. http://photos.jillesvangurp.com/Album/2005/2005%20I%20Berlin/index.html