There weren’t really time for any photo excursions the last weekend, but at least I stepped outside at the mansion and shot a dahlia which I then played around a little with in Photoshop. Adding the original image unedited as well, all that has been done to that is cropping.
As of right now I am an active ambassador for Christian Lawson, this is my first promotional photo for the purpose shot by my trusted assistant and one of the few that will be of me.
This morning I finally got my very own Swiss quality watch from Christian Lawson. It’s a really sweet time piece that goes beautifully together with my usual black style of clothing. Please feel free to visit their website and look around, there is without a doubt a wrist watch that’s to your taste as well (link in bio). I’m giving you a 30% discount on any watch in their webstore.
Imagine people banging on the windows of your home eight hours a day every day. This is what animals at the zoo will have to endure, the other day I witnessed and endless stream of children and adults alike doing just that and you’d think the adults would be enlightened enough to refrain from doing this.
When you visit a zoo, please do not bang at the windows to the animals, you are stressing them out. If there at least had been signs notifying people to not engage in this behaviour.
A sign found across the zoo was one asking people to not feed the animals, something I find frightening that it is needed. Still, good of the zoo to at least put these up.
“Make sure it is only the animal care takers that feed our animals”
On Saturday we went on a family outing to visit Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna, Sweden, and I must say that I was rather disappointed with the zoo. Sure, it’s a smaller zoo but still there were a lot of things they could have done much better.
To begin with they could have made it easier to actually see the animals, some of them were nowhere to be found and others could hide away entirely. The pygmy hippopotamus couldn’t be seen anywhere, the red pandas hid themselves entirely in the foilage of large trees and the mane wolf could totally obscure itself from view just to mention a few. When I visit a zoo it’s to actually see the animals.
The facilities left a lot to be desired as well. Many of the compounds where separated from us humans by acrylic glass and in some cases they actually had real glass, but none of them were non-reflective glass making it quite difficult to see (and photograph) what was behind. Not to mention how dirty the glass panes were, there were a lot of hand smears obscuring the view and it wasn’t just a couple of hours of smears but days worth of it.
One of the main reasons for me to visit and shoot was the great cats, but in all but one compound they were just laying flat down motionless. In other words, no tigers, lions or cheetahs were captured which rather annoys me. If they at least had somehow made it a little easier to overlook the compounds it wouldn’t have been so bad, maybe an elevated vantage so the view wasn’t obscured by the topography
I’m sorry to say, but I’m not so sure I’ll visit this zoo ever again.