Sunday Post: Nature

My first entry for the sunday post: A picture of a seagull, I took at the San Francisco beach.


Californian Beach

Hi there and thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

I recently was at the beach in Southern California. Of course I took the opportunity to take some pictures. Two of them I want to share with you. In the first one I applied a photoshop tool which is called cross processing. It adapts the colours and strengthens the contasts. With the second one I edited the colours by hand to get the slighly artifical look. Also I took out the contrasts and darkened the shadows, so the rock in the background looks like one single piece. Doesn’t she almost seem to dance on the Rock?

I hope you enjoyed my pictures. Please let me know what you think and feel free to link me to your own work. I always like seeing new things 🙂


Dance on the Rock

It’s time to leave.

Everything in here seems to scream it out loudly…it’s time to leave. It’s time to grab my backpacks and fly away from this city…a city I love. Maybe it was bad timing, maybe I should have left one week earlier. But now, being here, feeling the apathy of winter fading into a revival of spring…I can’t help but feel melancholic.

Melancholy – an excellent description of what it is that I’m going through. There is the excitement to re-engage with the new, while on the other hand I had to notice that the old is not anything I really want to leave behind. It’s sadness and yet a positive energy. All at once. Maybe one of my favorite emotions?

Tomorrow in the early morning my alarm will sound. I will get up, pack the remainders and then leave to the airport. I will step into my plane and 14 hours later step out again. And everything will be different.

Despite all this melancholy – if you would offer me to enter this plane right now, I would not even hesitate.

At this point, I feel like there’s nothing left to say except from this…Goodbye Amsterdam. And especially, goodbye to all of you lovely people who made my last weeks and months here as beautiful as they were. I will miss you. But I’ll see you again soon 🙂

View from my window in the morning



Just a couple of things that you may soon read about on this blog:

  • Interesting stuff I found on the internet; As in, if I found beautiful music, I will share it. If I found a beautiful video, I will share it. If I found a beautiful thought I will share it. If I found a beautiful orange peel, I will share it.
  • Interesting stuff I created myself; (hoping you find it interesting as well)…If I took a picture I like, I will share it. If I wrote a song I like I will share it. If I had an idea on how to change the world, I will share it. (One of the above is terribly unlikely to occur.)
  • I will keep you up to date on my time in California; Yes indeed. In less than three weeks I will leave cold Amsterdam and visit warm California. Over there I will do my research internship at UC Davis. In order to stay connected with you, my dear Amsterdammers, Berliners and World citizens, I will tell you about my experiences, desperately hoping you will tell me about yours.
  • And I will write whatever else that comes to mind; note, that this sentence renders the entire purpose of this blog post completely redundant. But who doesn’t enjoy a bit of redundancy once in a while?

I do.