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iPhone Wallpaper: My Contribution.

I took personal favorites out of my 200 most popular flickr pictures and converted them into the iPhone accepted wallpaper size of 320 to 480 pixels.

Feel free to modify them or whatever, they are all with a creative commons license.

Enjoy these free iPhone wallpapers:

Rain And Advertising iPhone Wallpaper

Oriental Pearl TV Tower Shanghai China iPhone Wallpaper

Puxi iPhone Wallpaper

Night Time Is The Right Time iPhone Wallpaper

Blurred Shanghai Traffic iPhone Wallpaper

Rome Christmas Colosseum iPhone Wallpaper

Shopping Street Nanjing Lu HDR iPhone Wallpaper

HDR Tower iPhone Wallpaper

Pudong Bund iPhone Wallpaper

Hangzhou HDR Pagoda iPhone Wallpaper

Beautiful HDR Skyscrapers iPhone Wallpaper

Old Shanghai Skyscraper iPhone Wallpaper

Two Asian Brothers iPhone Wallpaper

Unfinished Business iPhone Wallpaper HDR Shanghai Pudong

Beautiful HDR Garden iPhone Wallpaper

HDR Zen iPhone Wallpaper

HDR Tea Mountain Pagoda iPhone Wallpaper

Ray Of Light On Lake iPhone Wallpaper

Forbidden City Beijing Hengdian HDR iPhone Wallpaper

Mountain Path HDR iPhone Wallpaper

Sanya Hainan Beach iPhone Wallpaper

That’s it for now. If I can ever afford an iPhone myself, I’ll probably make more.

I can’t even test them… *cry*

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Official John Rabe(约翰拉贝) pictures.

Most of my friends know what I’ve been doing during the last three months: working with the VFX team on the german movie John Rabe. Sadly, no trailer has been officially released yet so I don’t really have anything to show. But! ‘Majestic Film Verleih’, the company who will bring the movie to german cinemas this year (or so I hope) released 8 official press pictures.

So here you go, a little something to feed your appetite in regards to this movie. 8 pictures!

Dr. Georg Rosen (Daniel Brühl)

Dr. Georg Rosen (Daniel Brühl), employee of the german embassy, tries to handle the threat in regard of the chinese civilians in diplomatic ways.
(Picture: Majestic / Ruggero Rossi)

Dr. Robert Wilson (Steve Buscemi)

Dr. Robert Wilson (Steve Buscemi), leader of Nanjing’s hospital, fights tireless for the survival of the people.
(Picture: Majestic / Tomoko Kikuchi)

Valérie Dupres (Anne Consigny)

Valérie Dupres (Anne Consigny), leader of the International Girls College, can’t enjoy the festivities – she’s worried about her students.
(Picture: Majestic / Tomoko Kikuchi)

Werner Fließ (Mathias Herrmann)

Nazi Werner Fließ (Mathias Herrmann, 3.v.l.) is supposed to take John Rabe’s (Ulrich Tukur, 5.v.l.) place as the leader of the Siemens branch in Nanking.
(Picture: Majestic / Ruggero Rossi)

John Rabe (Ulrich Tukur)

John Rabe (Ulrich Tukur) is desperate, the uncertain future worries him.
(Picture: Majestic / Jörg Gruber)

Members of the international Committee

The members of the international committee for creating a safety zone (Ulrich Tukur, Anne Consigny, Steve Buscemi, Christian Rodska, Daniel Brühl, Shaun Lawton) don’t know how to handle the rush of 250.000 people at once.
(Picture: Majestic / Ruggero Rossi)

Dora Rabe (Dagmar Manzel) and John Rabe (Ulrich Tukur)

Dora Rabe (Dagmar Manzel) tries to convince her husband John (Ulrich Tukur) to leave Nanking.
(Picture: Majestic / Jörg Gruber)

Langshu (Zhang Jingchu, 张静初)

Schoolgirl Langshu (Zhang Jingchu, 张静初), a student of Valérie Dupres, takes pictures of the japanese war crimes in Nanjing.
(Picture: Majestic / Tomoko Kikuchi)

Well, that’s it. As soon as Majestic releases more pictures and / or a trailer, I’ll post it.

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A walk on the wall.

Through The Wall.

Yesterday we took a day off from all that family-meeting-during-spring-festival business and took a almost two hour long walk on the famous Xi’An city wall. The Xi’An city wall surrounds completely the inner downtown area, which makes it a incredible 13.74 kilometers long. It was established in the year 582, which was the second year of the Sui dynasty and it was always repaired and kept in shape during the following dynasties (Tang, Ming), too! It has four huge gates in the north, south, west and each as well as many smaller ones in between them. Every gate has a temple-like looking watch post, but what you can see from up there during walking from one gate to the other one is even more interesting.

Luckily I took my camera and shot a lot, have a look.

Watchpost.
Watchpost.

Unfinished.
Unfinished.

The Bell.
The Bell.

Sorting The Trash.
Sorting The Trash.

Roofs.
Roofs.

Restaurant In A Corner.
Restaurant In A corner.

Poor Place.
Poor Place.

My Angel Jiajia.
My Angel Jiajia.

Lanterns.
Lanterns.

Endless Wall.
Endless Wall.

Cannon.
Cannon.

Broken.
Broken.

A Tower.
A Tower.

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The Edison Chen “Sexgate”.

Edison Chen Sex Pictures

Top topic among people in the wife’s and mine age rank this spring festival: the stolen sex tape pictures from Hong Kong star Edison Chen.

So this dude is a famous singer slash actor, and bedded recently quite an impressive amount of chinese female stars (god knows how many before, the thieves probably didn’t steal all his tapes, and he probably didn’t film every girl he seduced). The tape and / or pictures were not even stolen from his apartment, no no, that’d been real easy: He handed his personal computer to a company to fix it, something must have been broken, and one of the employees there is now either sitting in Hawaii drinking Pina Coladas or he has been caught and rots in jail… Who knows?

Anyway, like every other famous dumb ass, he filmed every one of the above mentioned females in various actions: fellatio, stripping for him, erotic / pornographic posing… And of course he filmed himself too, giving them oral pleasure and whatnot.

But Hong Kong is not America and most likely this ‘incident’ wont boost his career Paris Hilton style. No, this is China, where correct behavior (kind of) still values and where such a thing might even get you killed. Quite a lot of people, if you trust rumors, are insanely angry at Edison now. He did not only sleep with a married, rising star with child (who now faces divorce), no, he also got some stars in his bedroom who really had reputation before this scandal. And their reputation was based on years of exercise and millions of Hong Kong dollars from their production companies who stood behind them.

If you really, really believe in rumors, then you might even believe that one of the production companies set out a ransom on his head. But that’s a bit far, I guess. But then again, he currently is ‘hiding mode’, as number one source says. Nobody knows if he’s in China, Hong Kong or Canada, where he seems to have a home, too. Clever from him, to release his so called ‘press conference’ on YouTube, filmed in front of a white wall.

What a mess he created, I really don’t want to be in his shoes right now…

It would take me way too long to explain every one of these women’s fame and Edison Chen, so go ahead and read into it deeper on other sources if you’d like. They made a real witch hunt out of this happening here in some chinese boulevard newspapers, analyzing the hell out of each image.

He should find out where the ‘anonymous sex tapers’ self-help group meets and join Rob Lowe, Pamela Anderson, Severina Vuckovic, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, R Kelly, Keeley Hazell, Carolyn Murphy, Tonya Harding, Fred Durst, Colin Farrell and all the other stars who stepped into the sex tape trap before him…

Oh, the pictures! I almost forgot. You probably want to see something, don’t you? Well, I wont post any pictures here, because I wont let this blog get sued… So go look somewhere else!

UPDATE 2008/02/21:

Shanghaiist is now reporting rumors too, about some big mafia dudes in Hong Kong.

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Golden week, so far: Ningbo, a lake, tea mountain and faked cities.


Hengdian Fake Beijing Palace by =yakobusan on deviantART

This pictures was not taken in Beijing.

Confusing headline? You should have seen me when I was standing in the fake forbidden palace! Hengdian World Studios is the name of the crazy movie studio that ‘rebuild’ the forbidden city for cinematic purposes. And not only Beijing, but they also copied some buildings from Xi’An, Hongkong, Guangzhou and other cities. I didn’t know this, but quite a few big movie titles were completely or partly shot here: Gong Li’s THE EMPEROR AND THE ASSASSIN, Zhen Kaige’s horrible THE PROMISE and last but not least Zhang Yimou’s latest drama THE CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER. And countless chinese TV series, as it seems.

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flickr is now known as sevenload.

Now that flickr is (again) really completely blocked in China (or is it?), I decided to move away from it for good. Since I am german, the decision was easy: I went to sevenload. I also created an account with ipernity, but they seem to be too much of a flickr clone, which I simply don’t like (no really, it’s because they’re french). Sevenload offers me free hosting of images and videos which is exactly what I need. After my flickr pro account has finished, I will not renew it anymore. Instead, I will only upload to sevenload in the future. I will not delete my flickr account because there are too many images, so feel free to browse around, in my photographical past. Here are some new HDR images I made today. Hosted by sevenload.

'Balls' von yakobusan

'HDR'ed Great Wall of China' von yakobusan

'Sitting Man in HDR' von yakobusan

'Bridge to HDR' von yakobusan

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D50 RAW to HDR tutorial.

NEW TUTORIAL FROM 2009 HERE!

Nikon D50 RAW to HDR tutorial

Here it is, the promised Nikon D50 HDR tutorial or ‘How To Make A HDR Image Out Of A Single RAW file’. Do you want to make a image like the one above? Then read my tutorial and try for yourself. Now I didn’t teach everything myself, I learned a lot from ‘stuck in customs’, but there are some things I do different. Let’s get started.

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