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Our long weekend ended in Heidelberg which is one of our favorite cities so far. After finding our hotel and parking about a half mile away, we stopped for lunch at Cafe Romantic. As it turns out, it wasn't very romantic at all and left disappointed, but we moved on to the bridge and then the castle. We found the funicular train which took us to the caste and explored the castle ...
... But at least the sun was shining meaning we got some good colours!
Tips for photographing animals
1. High ISO - 800 or 1600
2. NO FLASH!
3. Quick shutter speed of around 1/500sec
4. Focus the camera exactly on the subject
5. Try and rest the camera on the fence or use a monopod
6. Check the white balance to make sure the colours are ok.
OR you could just try black and white, which probably would have been better! ...
My mum, a friend of her and I took a day tour to visit the Christmas markets in Heidelberg and to hopefully have nice weather for some pictures.
I remember that I visited Heidelberg some years ago in summer and that I did not like it as it was so full of tourists.
It is funny how sometimes when you think of a place you are full of joy and sometimes you just do not like a place at all.
I guess Heidelberg is a mixture.
Now Christmas in Germany is a bit different to back home. Shops close around midday Christmas Eve and Christmas Eve is the main day when families exchange presents. If you are religious then you will also attend a mass on the 24th. We heard the bells chiming away at 9:50pm calling people to the "midnight" mass. The 25th is usually the day for having a family meal. Conny and Berni celebrate by combining the meal and present giving all on the 24th. So at 6:50am on Xmas Eve, Ric ...
... had to study. So I went to primark again and bought sandals and a bikini for 5 euros and a ring for 1 euro. Then I went to a ticket desk and bought 2 tickets to the Ahoi rock festival in München at the end of July, where I will be seeing Fall Out Boy, my favourite band. Then I bought another ring and came home. We then got changed and went grocery shopping and then went to Paul and cooked supper there together. And then came back ...