living in clover

living in clover - sony nex 7 | sel 35 f1.8 | f4.0 | ISO1600 | 1/25

days are long this week. today we were cordially invited to a workmate's place. he, his wife and the two dogs cared lovingly for us. an appetiser, two courses of fish and dessert were served. i've to admit that to a certain extent they really live in clover here, or like people would say in germany: living like god in france.

0101 - too much

too much (for an european) - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/60

although the vietnamese don't celebrate on our new year's day, having a dinner at a great foreign restaurant seems the thing to do. it's not just that you still receive little christmas presents by the vietnamese on the 1st of january: besides the wonderful asian food also the interior and especially the decoration is worth the visit.

i wonder how they may have furnished their living rooms? even if it seems to be a bit too much, at least for a central european: enjoying a delicious dinner in an authentic surrounding - therefore i love the cultural diversity in our new world.

1812 - k42

sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f4.0 | ISO1000 | 1/60

there are a few great restaurants on the lake, even in boring friedrichshafen. for our today's christmas party with some work mates tina had chosen the k42 felders restaurant, which is located directly on the waterfront. 

sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f2.8 | ISO500 | 1/60

in retrospect i have to say that this was the best choice she could have made - in my opinion the k42 is the best restaurant in friedrichshafen. cool design, pleasant service, great food and delicious wines. recommendation!

1712 - waiting spread-eagled

sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO1600 | 1/50

sometimes tina doesn't realise when i watch her doing anything funny in daily life. she is a great, first-rate amateur chef, not just since she prepares our dinners with much more blood, sweat and tears than some years ago. on that issue she does not even flinch from surveying the food while it is stewing in the oven, not even if she has to wait spread-eagled on the kitchen floor.

fortunately my nex7 is always ready to shoot scenes like that one.

3110 - invigorating hustle and bustle

setup: sony nex 7 with walimex pro 8 f2.8 fisheye | 8mm | f2.8 | ISO320 | 1/60 | cornerfix & lightroom 4.2

reunion with the family after a long time is always a special event. everybody is excited, great food is served and old stories are told. and you realise that the next generation has finally taken command.

i'm looking forward to the next days here in our homeland, with marv and the rest of the gang.

cu, trshptr

1610 - parabolic arc

setup: sony nex 7 with walimex pro 8 f2.8 fisheye | 8mm | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/20 | cornerfix & lightroom 4.2

in the past i often moaned about the minor opportunities to spend a great evening.

but i told you a few, proper possibilities, too. after a long and intense week in berlin and hamburg i was wishing for a more comfortable and smaller surrounding to enjoy nothing but the presence of tina when i arrived at home. the restaurant lichtblick gave us this environment without limitation.

great place for a tiny little town like markdorf.

cu, trshptr