NYC from the lens.

I’ve been around here for a while now, and it’s amazing the amount of people who come and go from this world. Then there are the ones who stay and we still keep contact, and the ones who go and never come back, and the ones who go and come back after a while. That’s the case with this girl. I’ve been in love with her photos for such a loooooong time, and her blog was one of the first I really started following.

I’ve been following her for so so so long that I don’t even know for how long, but she’s amazing. She’s the kind of girl who, despite all struggles, always has a smile on her face. If that alone wasn’t enough, she takes awesome photos. I’ve been in love with her photos for such a long time now. I love her candid style and how she manages to capture so many emotions in every pic. She’s one of the young photographers/bloggers out there who really inspires me. She inspires me to smile everyday and to live life to the fullest, while taking photos. She’s amazing. She has moved to Copenhagen with her husband and pug, and her new blog is precisely about that. CPHbound is her new place. I found out she moved to Copenhagen not long ago, and got a little sad, because we were booked for a trip to Copenhagen this summer, but opted for New York instead. Oh well… One day.

Make sure you take a look at her blog, even if you have to use the translation feature.

Also here are some pics from NYC.

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Have a great day!

RNI Flashback.

I’m a big fan of RNI products, and this new app is their latest development.

These days, people often try to go back in time with their photographs, despite the many technological advances, using apps, filters and whatnot to make their phone/camera’s photos look like they were taken with an old camera.

RNI Flashback does just that for you, in the most simple way. The one thing that bugs me in most apps is that you have so many filters to choose from and so many little tweaks you can use, that I end up either using it too much or not at all.


Flashback is a photography app that takes your photo 100 years back (or something like that) with just a simple tap.

With a tap on the roll of film, you give your photo a new profound look that emulates old film in a near perfect way. You don’t have to know the name of the filter, if it’s from the 40’s or the 60’s, you just need to keep tapping until you find the one you like.

With a tap on the little heart, you can mark your favorite films for that photo and go back to them.

And you can also make it look less filmish by editing the strength of the look, grain, contrast, brightness, dust and scratches, shadows and highlights.

You can then share your photo to the main social apps directly, or save it to your camera roll.


This app couldn’t be any simpler, and its results are simply astounding. I haven’t yet gone through editing a photo and find two looks that are the same, as there are infinite possibilities.

The look of the app is, for me, one of its major advantages: it’s simple, yet beautiful and performs spectacularly well.

If I wanted to point out something to improve, I’d love to have a way to save those looks that are really some of my favorites to apply in other photos, but that would defeat the purpose of the app: to create something unique.

All in all, this app is definitely a must if you want that special tone to your “flat” digital photos. The price is definitely fair for what these guys have done here.

Here are a few NYC photos edited with RNI Flashback.

Day 58/365 & 59/365

Yesterday K and me got up at 7 am (on a Sunday, mind you). Not that I’m not used to that by now, but I’ve been completely exausted lately, so it was hard. 

I offered K a diving lesson for his birthday, that incidentally was a lesson for two people (am I clever or what?), so off we went. It also included a boat ride along the coast, that was pretty awesome. After that we went to a small beach only accessible by boat and started learning how to dive. I always assumed it would be complicated to learn everything in one go and just dive the next minute…it’s quite daunting, to say the least, to think that you’ll be immersed, with heavy gear weighing you down, while a humongous body of water compresses you, not being able to breathe normally. But you kinda get used to it! 

  

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I had so much fun down there. I had an octopus stuck to my hand – you can actually pet them! – and saw so much small cute fish. There’ll be a video soon. It was amazing!

   
This isn’t me, it’s one of the instructors. My experience with the octopus was in the water. 

 
Day 58/365 – yesterday was pretty fun! 

Needless to say we had the grandparents taking care of Baby Leo, which also gave me a chance to go out shopping for winter clothes for her. So many cute little clothes! 

And today I was sooooo tired. And Baby Leo decided against naps today, so I’m just rotten… 

  
Day 59/365 – I wanted coffee today. 

Randoms.

We’re past the middle of September. I might as well start thinking about the end of my maternity leave.

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This is a drawing made in Japan. We grabbed a picture of Akira and asked an artist in Omotesando to draw his own version, and make it look like he was in Japan with us. This is the result. It’s perfect.

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Have a great Monday!

Day 40/365 & 41/365

It was a busy busy day yesterday.

  
Day 40/365 – planning the next time we go back.

By the end of the day I watched the Apple event with Baby L sleeping on my lap… And eventually reached the conclusion that I’m an Apple girl. I want everything. 

Today (10th of Sep – I should really write these posts on the proper days) we went to the 3 month doctor’s appointment with Baby L. She is just great! Big, fat, reaching her milestones…and teething. Teething! She’s not even 3 months yet! I’ve been noticing this for weeks now, but first I kept it to myself because I thought it was way too soon, and when it became kind of obvious to me, I shared my thoughts, but still everyone thought it was too soon. Today the doctor confirmed. 

Which made me realize…in a few weeks time, we will never ever see that toothless grin ever again! It was such a mix of emotions for me.  

Day 41/365 – Smoked salmon sandwich.

Everyday there’s a little something that makes me fall in love even more. Today, for instance, while I was holding her, and was trying to make her sleep, I started singing/whispering Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, she looked at me, smiled and laid her head on my chest, closed her eyes and fell asleep. It was *beautiful*. There are no words to describe it, really. 

     
   
 
We were also on a walk in the afternoon and found Mr. Maique, chief horticulturist and the Master of the camera. It’s hard to find truly good, authentic people like him. Check out his work! 

With so many outings today, Baby L was completely exhausted when she got home. She went to sleep at 10pm ish. Hence why I’m currently re-editing this post for the hundredth time (numerous things have interrupted me), at 6.30 am of a Friday. 

I promise I’ll try to be more thorough when it comes to posting stuff. I’ll try. 

It was a good day. 

Enjoy your Friday!