General Photography

Eine etwas andere Art des Computerspiels: Inside the Haiti Earthquake

Im Oktober/November 2010 hat die kanadische Produktionsfirma PTV Productions unter dem Namen “Inside the Haiti Earthquake” eine etwas andere Art der First-Person Simulation veröffentlicht.

Serious Game: Inside the Haiti Earthquake (PTV Productions)

Mit “Inside the Haiti Earthquake” kann der Spieler interaktiv in der Rolle eines Journalisten, eines Helfers oder eines Überlebenden die Ausmaße und Eindrücke der Erdbebenkatastrophe in Haiti hautnah erleben (mehr Informationen). Das Spiel kann kostenlos im Internet gespielt werden, auf die Vergabe von Spielpunkten oder gar die Kür eine Gewinners wurde entsprechend verzichtet. [via]

Die Produktion war für die Canadian New Media Awards 2010 in den Kategorien “Best Cross-Platform Project” und “Best Web-Based Game” nominiert.


HowTo: Linking within the Flash Web Gallery of Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom

As image processing and management software I am using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (meanwhile in version 2.4, still looking for an adequate Open Source alternative).

One thing I like about Lightroom is the easy, fast and integrated way to create web galleries out of your photo collections. What I was missing so far was a way to link back from a certain flash web gallery to my gallery overview and to the main page of my blog.


Tilt-Shift Photography

This is one of my first experiments in the field of tilt-shift photography. The expert eye will have recognized immediately that this seems to be a photo of a miniature model of Ålesund … actually it is not, it was just faked to look like one 😉

Better examples of this technique can be found at You can create your own tiltshift photographies at


The Commons at


If you like vintage photos than The Commons could be worth a click.

It is a pilot project of the U.S. Library of Congress. They digitized images from their collections that have no known copyright restrictions and uploaded them to


Gallery online

The gallery is now online. Enjoy …

Update: To be able to view the gallery you need Flash. Windows and Mac users can download it from Adobe’s Web site [English|Deutsch]. If Ubuntu users might need help: Take a look at and search for “Flash”. Normally a

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

should do it.