One week with Holga

holgaIch und einige andere sind schon mittendrin – in der Holga Week, die von HolgaJen ins Leben gerufen wurde.

Eine Woche lang wird mit der Plastikknipse fotografiert, was das Zeug hält – oder in meinem Fall: was der Zeitplan zulässt.
Meine Holga habe ich noch nicht sehr lange und ehrlich gesagt weiß ich noch gar nicht so recht, was bei meinen Sessions rausschauen wird. Bis auf eine Testrolle habe ich nämlich noch nichts mit der Holga fotografiert. Aber im Grunde weiß man ja nie genau, was beim Fotografieren mit einer Holga am Ende herauskommt, oder?

Heute habe ich eine Rolle Velvia 50 begonnen, bis Ende der Woche möchte ich noch 2-3 Rollen verknipsen. Bis zum 31. August können dann bis zu drei Fotos eingereicht werden, der kreative Überschuss kann außerdem in der Holga Week Flickr Group geteilt werden.

Ich denke, diese Woche ist eine nette Idee um sich kreativ auf einen Kameratyp einzulassen – und für mich ideal, um meine Holga kennen zu lernen. Außerdem freue ich mich darauf zu sehen, was andere Holgagrafen binnen einer Woche so kreieren.

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Holga Week has already begun! My Holga is rather new and this project is a great opportunity to get to know my new plastic friend.  Celebrate Holga during the week of July 21-27.
Thanks HolgaJen for initializing Holga Week! :)

 

Etsy Picks: Summer Bath

I love shopping on Etsy. Maybe I’m even a little obsessed when it comes to handmade stuff. Whenever I need a gift or want to buy something special, I find myself browsing through Etsy Stores. Plus, I like the idea of supporting creative people who run their own (small) business, instead of buying everything at big mainstream stores.

Today I want to share with you nice finds for the bathroom.

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Fruity Bath Bomb by PiscesPieces
There’s nothing wrong with having a refreshing bath when it’s hot outside.

Oil for body and hair by ZoliaVera
With Lemon and Rosemary oil.

Botanical Perfume Oil by Midnight Gypsy Alchemy
I already own several perfume oils from Midnight Gypsy Alchemy and I really like them. “Viento” is dedicated to the element air, lovely idea!

Deep Cleansing Scrub Soap by Fisikashop
I discovered this Etsy shop a few days ago, when I was randomly browsing for a gift. All soaps and creams are handmade in Greece.

The Big Apple

image Oh New York! ♥

After visiting Washington DC, we took the Greyhound Bus back to New York. I was quite excited about the city because some people love it and others hate it because it’s loud, sometimes dirty and everyone is rushing.
In my book, New York city is awesome! You get delicious food everywhere (hello Pastrami Sandwich!), Central Park is great for relaxation, the buildings are awesome and the city itself is a photographers dream.
We only had four days in the Big Apple but I think we managed to visit all “Must Sees”.

Here are five things I really enjoyed in NYC:

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Even if you are not that interested in art, this museum is such a great place! And it’s huge.
    They have a garden café at the roof where you can sip cocktails while enjoying the view over Central Park.
  • China Town
    If you are into Asian food (Peking Duck is my weak spot) don’t miss China Town.
  • Lunch with a view
    If you explore the financial district/Wall Street and get hungry, grab a sandwich or lunch from one of the food trucks and head down to East River. Between Pier 11 and Pier 15 there’s a nice esplanade with chairs where you can enjoy your lunch and the view to Brooklyn.
  • Central Park
    Be prepared to walk a lot. It’s huge. Grab the free app or get a map in the park, so you don’t miss all the things to see and do: The Alice in Wonderland sculpture, Strawberry Fields, the beautiful bridges and the lake – and there’s so much more!
  •  Food
    NYC is a paradise for foodies. I had delicious Chicken Enchiladas with Mole at The Great Burrito (tiny place at 405 Amsterdam Ave/Upper West Side). At Shake Shack, I had one of the best burgers ever! And then there was a huge breakfast, yummy Pastrami Sandwich and lots of Frappuccino.

I really like this city and can’t wait to be back!

All the beautiful colors

Although I own quite a lot of make up, most of the time I’m too lazy to use it (means: I’m always in a hurry at morning). Or I’m not sure how to use all the wonderful eyeshadows in different colors. So I stick to my daily routine with mascara, eyeliner and powder almost every day.
BUT I really like to watch make up tutorials on youtube (what a confession!), and a channel I really like is the one from easyNeon: