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A trip to Tuscany or how I fell in love with Bistecca alla fiorentina

Not a single day of rain during our easter-trip to Montepulciano. How lucky. Each day better weather, better food and even better sceneries. Squeezed into a tiny BMW 116i with a little Thule box on the roof, my brothers from Berlin as well as my daughter started the trip from Germany. We drove through France and Switzerland and made our first stop at the lake of Como. Thanks to the beats of Coldplay, Jamiroquai and soft West- and Eastcoast beats, it was a fun ride all the time. A stupid traffic jam at the Gotthard tunnel stole us over two hours, but my grandmother made such an delicious dish with eggplant and melted cheese that we quickly forgot about it. Even Emily enjoyed the veggies, which are usually disgusting to her. After enjoying the epic view oft he Como lake during sun rise the next day, we hit the road again, driving south, to meet up with our sister in Parma, for lunch. Here we were also joined by Rudi and his family, they came along fort he rest of the trip. Parma was incerdibly warm, the sun bruning down, surreal, considering we were in freezing Germany just a day […]

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645 PRO Image quality.

645 PRO has been designed, from the ground up, for professional and serious amateur photographers. So it works the way a camera works, not some piece of computer software. Every setting is managed directly from the camera—no layers of menus to negotiate. You have instant access to everything that can be controlled, from focus/exposure and white balance locking to a 645 PRO-exclusive choice between spot and multi-zone metering. And you have all the information you need, all the time, including a real-time ISO and shutter-speed reading and even a live histogram! (Almost) no compression 645 PRO is the first and only iPhone camera app to give you lossless “developed RAW”—dRAW—TIFF files*, a workflow essential for many professionals. Its HI-quality JPEGs, too, are of a quality typically associated with higher-end digital cameras, with the option to save MAX-quality JPEGs with no visible compression artefacts at all. The JPEGs are enhanced by 645 PRO’s seven gorgeous Film Modes, inspired by classic film stock as used by top photographers from the 1960s through to the present day. You’ll get photographs from your iPhone like you never imagined! Get the app thru iTunes in the Apple app store, here. […]

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Merry Christmas! Here’s a gift for everyone, the free iBook ‘ASIA’ with my best photos from 2005-2010.

Check out a preview from the book ASIA: ASIA by JAKOB MONTRASIO You can download the iBook version for the iPhone and iPad free of charge right here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/533526/Asia-by_Jakob_Montrasio.epub You can download the book directly if you open the link from an iPhone or iPad. If you download it with a computer, just import it into iTunes afterwards and sync it to your device. You can also order a beautiful hardcopy through Blurb: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2803637 I recommend the premium paper, it really makes a difference. Merry Christmas, and a happy new year! – Jakob […]

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A DHL Book Review: Social Memories.

The Social Memories of Jakob Montrasio. Review Today my “Social Memories” book arrived. It’s a new book service that DHL offers. The Facebook application diggs thru your Facebook account and creates a book based on a timeframe that you can edit and ships it to you. The Quality You are able to choose between different languages, different colors and you can replace pictures that were chosen with other ones within the same image set that they come from. You can not, and this is where I am a bit disappointed, change whole pages or areas against other ones. I hope this will be changed in the future and become more flexible as the service hopefully gets extended. The book comes in a hardcover and has a very good quality and feel to it. The paper of the pages feels strong and good, too, all in all quite a decent quality. I hated the photo book that I got thru Apple’s iPhoto some years ago and expected this to be on that level, but it was much better than that. It has 24 pages full of web 2.0 styled diagrams, informations and photos. For the crappy quality that the Facebook pictures […]

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Unhappy Emily.

The poor girl hit her head twice in the last days, and has a small fever since the last two days. She never cries hard, only wakes up at night screaming, but then she calms down quickly once she knows we are there for her. We also got a place for her in a pre-kindergarten club from June on, so her mother can finally work a bit, too. We’re really lucky, usually you have to wait for 6-12 months to get a place, but we’ll have to wait for only two. […]

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Alchemist Cocktail Kitchen Shanghai: Digital Poster Outdoor Advertising.

Alchemist Cocktail Kitchen Shanghai: A unique molecular gastro-lounge by prolific restaurateur Kelley Lee. Expect creative cocktails deconstructed, turned inside out, frozen with liquid nitrogen and garnished with vapors. There is also a menu of bar bites featuring some exotic snacks like crispy sweetbread and truffled oxtail sliders and popcorn pig brain with jalapeno-gribiche emulsion. This video was directed, shot and edited by Jakob Montrasio for an outdoor advertising screen. […]

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