Apples and Grapes in a Box

Apples and Grapes in a Box

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Another accidental still life: Apples and Grapes in a wooden box. The light situation is far from optimal, but I still like the photo for its colors and its fruitfulness. And the darkness somehow also suits the image. I guess.

Pears Still Life by Chance

Pears Still Life by Chance

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Sometimes it’s like this: you’re in the country side, some celebration in a barn, located in a village that is famous for its pears. An empty table that is about to tranform into a buffet soon – and somebody places a few pears randomly on that table. Suddenly you’re struck by the beauty of the situation – and the photo turns out to be what I would call an accidental still life. Greatness.

Berlin Skyline: Wedding with Clouds

Berlin Skyline: Wedding with Clouds

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A view from the highrise in Voltastrasse, housing the Deutsche Welle headquarters. In the center of the photo you can see the almost iconic floodlights of Jahnstadion – the football stadium at Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark next to Mauerpark. On the left side you find the satellite dishes, from where Deutsche Welle is broadcasting 20/7.

The photo was taken in HDR with an iPhone4.

The IBM Personal Computer

IBM Personal Computer - Photo: T.Bortels/bilderbook.org

The IBM Personal Computer

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The IBM Personal Computer on display in a window in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. Actually – my window, back in the days when we still had our office in Oderberger Strasse 2. So next to the IBM you also see a mini DIY TV-Tower which can be downloaded from here.

IBM PC with Modem

IBM PC with modem - Photo: T.Bortels/bilderbook.org

IBM PC with Modem

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Another photo of my old IBM PC together with the modem we used to connect to the internet, which basically did not exist back in the days.

American Standard (Radiator) Building / Empire State Building

American Standard (Radiator) Building / Empire State Building

New York skyline view towards the top of the American Standard Building (Radiator Building) and Empire State Building

New York: white facade, fire ladder

New York: white facade, fire ladder

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News York: wooden water tower

News York: wooden water tower

New York: truck in front of a red building

New York: truck in front of a red building

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New York: Canal Street / Broadway

New York: Canal Street / Broadway

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Contrast and Brightness controls of a IBM Screen

Brightness and Contrast Controls on an IBM PC screen - Photo: T.Bortels/bilderbook.org

Contrast and Brightness controls of a IBM Screen

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Oh how I loved to play around with the contrast and brightness controls – and it was just so intuitive. Today no computer screen I know has extra buttons to control brightness and contrast – but back in the days, at least the screen of the IBM PC had this basic set of controls.

IBM Personal Computer

The IBM Personal Computer - Photo: T.Bortels/bilderbook.org

IBM Personal Computer

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A ‘portrait’ of the IBM Personal Computer – the original PC – my first computer. What a beauty! Two floppy drives, one RGB screen – and loaded with a promising 64 kBytes of RAM. We also had an Acoustic Coupler which would connect me to the world whenever I liked – although there was not much to connect to.

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