db.

db.

Lives in Switzerland Zurich, Switzerland
Works as a Retired Journalist (Foreign Correspondent)
Has a website at www.pbase.com/bollag
Joined on Apr 24, 2000
About me:

Canon EOS 6D
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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On challenge Your City - Dinertime! (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

PedroReina: I've a naive question to the challenger, AdVeen:
When you say "your city", do you mean exactly that, the city where I live in, or can I upload a picture taken on another city?
I'm thinking too about people who live in a very small town, but travel around the globe.

Well, Pedro: if you are «kind of a newbie» here, ¡bienvenido! I do not know whether or not my Spanish is «very good» (as you think after having read two words written by me), but—por lo menos—I lived for 36 years «en el foro» before coming back to Switzerland two years ago ;-))

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 02:47 UTC
On challenge Your City - Dinertime! (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

PedroReina: I've a naive question to the challenger, AdVeen:
When you say "your city", do you mean exactly that, the city where I live in, or can I upload a picture taken on another city?
I'm thinking too about people who live in a very small town, but travel around the globe.

I don't know, Pedro, what the host's idea is exactly; but why don't you just go ahead?? If AdVeen thinks you didn't do «the right thing», he will let you know, no doubt. ¡Adelante! No seas tímido...

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 08:37 UTC
In reply to:

upptick: Probably fake news, but still plausible. I lived / worked in Switzerland for two years. It's a hyper-regulated quasi police state. A pretty one though.

«Hyper-regulated»? Maybe. But «quasi police state»?? That's about the most stupid thing I ever read about my country ... due to ignorance (after two years living among us!) or just lack of sense of humor??? («Poor Guy», as The Donald would judge.)

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 10:40 UTC
In reply to:

Clyde Thomas: I call BS. The best kind with a happy ending leaving everyone with a raised eye smile.

It's fascinating to see how many comments here show a deplorable lack of sense of humor; are we photographers maybe overly serious and earnest people? Or just too stupid to be able to laugh at an innocent but (IMO) anyway funny publicity stunt?? (I, possibly, understood it because I'm Swiss myself???)

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 10:17 UTC
On challenge Where People Eat (3 comments in total)

In order to write such a set of «rules», Anirut, one must be quite obsessed with wanting everyone else doing things exactly «your way»! I do refrain from taking part in that sort of game(s). Thank you!

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 12:21 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On photo Where In The World..? in the Puzzle challenge (1 comment in total)

In Granada (Spain), of course... Where else?? ;-))

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 09:45 UTC as 1st comment
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db.: The description of your challenge sounds obsessively sexist and overly nationalistic in my (BTW «unequivocally male», in case you want to know) European ears. Only to me? Is that the verbal expression of Trump's America («America First»)?? Anyway: I can refrain from participating; thank you!

What makes you think I hate «them» Americans? I do not at all! I found friendly people all over America. I lived for a while in NYC (anyway my personal «Shangri-La» as far as urban and cultural life go) and loved it. I owned an aircraft made in the USA. I write this on a computer made in the USA. And I talk on phones made in the USA. I admire Clint Eastwood as a director (who even writes the very good music scores of his films himself!) as much as you do. And so on. But last year's electoral campaign brought a so far partly hidden dimension of a certain American mentality to surface I, indeed, dislike. *This* is—to answer your question—where (sexist among many other things I despise) Trump comes in, whom *you* admire as you proudly state in your dpr-profile. All that has by all means little to do with your, IMO, «obsessively sexist and overly nationalistic» language that shows once more that converts are often worse than most other firm believers. Never mind: to each his own...

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 12:00 UTC

Sorry, my mistake: I moved what I had written here to below «My standing on the Shoulders of Giants» (what a handle!) answer to my former message: where it belongs. I apologize.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 11:57 UTC as 8th comment

The description of your challenge sounds obsessively sexist and overly nationalistic in my (BTW «unequivocally male», in case you want to know) European ears. Only to me? Is that the verbal expression of Trump's America («America First»)?? Anyway: I can refrain from participating; thank you!

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 05:07 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies
On photo DSCF1325 in the Have a seat.. challenge (2 comments in total)

What an original, amusingly witty and, at the same time, most informative title: «DSCF1325»!

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 03:50 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Cjp_2009_07_18_155521 in the Have a seat.. challenge (1 comment in total)

That other one might be an ideal challenge to enter this: «How to ruin a good image with a bad title»...

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 03:47 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Illuminated Santa Cruz in the Christmas lights challenge (1 comment in total)

Santa Cruz or Santa Claus? Or, maybe, Santa Claus in Santa Cruz??

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 10:31 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DSC09534 in the Christmas lights challenge (3 comments in total)

«DSC09534»: Too bad you didn't accompany your image with a more attractive title...

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 10:29 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On photo BloombergTower (Manhattan, NYC) in the All about glass challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

photoman555: I think this translates to "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones".
Good photo db.

Thank you, photoman555! (And yes: the German proverb means exactly that.)
Best regards, db.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 03:05 UTC
On photo Rainy Day in Florence, Italy in the Your City - Through a Window challenge (2 comments in total)

You are quite right: I shot the image in the Uffizi museum; but I do not think I took it in the museum's restaurant, rather in an other part of the building...

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 15:11 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Fraunfeld, Schweiz in the Your City - Through a Window challenge (1 comment in total)

Frau*e*nfeld?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 15:02 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Painted River in the Landscape - Colour #1 challenge (1 comment in total)

That's a very fine image indeed; but you seem to enter in several Challenges each week: how many times already?

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 23:53 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Painted River in the Show us LIQUIDS! challenge (1 comment in total)

It's amazing to see into how many different challenges with how many different topics this image of yours fits perfectly well ... again and again ;-))

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 16:44 UTC as 1st comment

Wrongly? Would you want to still live in a cave??

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 12:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Flowing in the Flowing challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice take on the subject!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 14:43 UTC as 1st comment
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