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I had to work on Saturday, but we had the morning free so Steffie suggested we finally cross off something on my To-See-List. Maybe she is just sick and tired of me talking about it all the time! So we decided on Ludwigshafen and jumped in the car to drive towards Mannheim and over the bridge into the Rhineland-Pfalz. Ludwigshafen was on the news recently because there was a huge gas explosion near ...
Steffie and I had Saturday to ourselves for a change. Normally I have to work weekends, so it was nice to have one off. The weather was behaving and it remains warm. I read that it was one of the warmest Octobers on record and certainly miles away from what it was like the first time I was in Heidelberg two years ago. My hands were frozen and it was about 2 degrees with rain!
... to that it was not the case. We visited the Heidelberg Castle which sits on top of the city, and you can see the town below. There are no furniture left. Only empty castle and some of the areas are just facades. In the Heidelberg Castle you can see the biggest wine barrel in the world. In the olden days, the townspeople had to pay taxes, and if they could not pay money, ...
... TAFE and Adelaide University. I remember spending quite a bit of time in the latter, pulling up books about the harmful effects of cigarette production, manufacture and consumption or Russian History like Leonid Brezhnev or The Fable of the Bees by Bernard Mandeville. Fables like that one or the Tragedy of the Commons were influential in helping me discover philosophy and learning to think for myself.
... ships cruising up and down the river with bands and music and even an Elvis impersonator!
I've never made a serious attempt to photograph fireworks before and that's because it isn't very easy. It is distinct set of inputs that you need to get any sort of result and the constant wind blowing over the bridge didn't make life any easier! Basically you need a low ISO, a slow shutter speed and a large aperture. In my case it was around ISO200, f5,6 and 2 seconds. ...