Circular Polarizer Filter

Today I received a CPL (circular polarizer filter) for my DSRL. A few weeks ago, the one I made myself got scratched very easily, and I didn’t find any efficient way to attach it to my camera.

Here are some example pictures I took with and without the filter. Now I can say one thing for sure: The filter is never getting off my camera =)

Pics on the left: With the filter
Pics on the right: Without the filter

Last Day

So… today is my last day in Hamburg. Tomorrow I fly to Greece and will stay there for a while until I get bored ;-)

My impressions?

  • The weather in Hamburg can change 20 times a day.
  • Germans need to learn English.
  • The people at InnoGames are awesome! It’s a great environment to work in with fun people all over around you. You actually have fun at work! I’d love to work there if I didn’t have my studies, but I have to prioritize a few things in life.

And a few pics from the today.

Nino in HDR!


A cup of coffee.


Sunny street.


Sun sun sun!


Bye Germany!


Hamburg is a really nice city, but a thing happened today that annoyed me really a lot.

As most of you know, I like digital photography. I actually love it. So this is why I decided to upgrade my digital camera. I found a great deal for a Nikon D700, including the battery pack at Media Markt for 2200€ here in Hamburg, so I thought I’d go for it.

I arrive at Media Markt and grab a seller. I ask him if he can unlock the locker where the D700 was to take a look at it (I was determined to get it anyway). It was impossible to have a conversation with him, as HE DIDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH (which is a major problem in most of Germany). I also asked him if they had other FX-lenses (full format) besides the little 50mm thingy, which they didn’t. Come on! You sell Nikon D700, and you don’t have any FX lenses? This is nothing compared to what happened later…

After much struggling and hand movements with him, I got the Nikon D700, the 50mm lens, and a camera bag. He gave me a piece of paper and told me to pay for it. So I did… I go to the cashier and give her my VISA card. Guess what? THEY DON’T ACCEPT VISAS! Oh my F*** GOD! They wanted me to go to the bank, withdraw cash and come back and pay them. CASH? WTF? What happens when somebody wants to buy the 40000€ big-ass TV? Should they walk around with 40000€ in cash? This is insane! It’s not even Sparta. It’s insane! If you don’t accept Visas at Media Markt, go and close the f*** shop.

So long for my frustration… Here are a few pics from Hamburg.

Buss station in Hamburg in HDR.


A few pictures on my way from home to InnoGames.



The building where InnoGames GmbH resides.


Me and Nino at Inno (heh, it rimes).


A small party at Nino’s place. Nino and Tim.


Eike and Nino.


Hendrik and Unknown German Lady.


One of my bosses birthday was yesterday, Hendrik, so we all had some cake. The room that you see in the back is where “The West” is being developed ;-)


Clocks for every community. Yes I put there “Athens” myself ;-)


Nino working hard…


Me working even harder…





So now I’m in Hamburg at the InnoGames office. It is interesting to see how all the people here work together, the developers and all the other “soft”-guys and girls (cause developers are hardcore ;))

Before I left, I fixed my server to be able to update this site =)


The train station in Copenhagen.


The train to Hamburg actually goes on a boat for 45 minutes! I didn’t know that, and I looked quite confused when they asked us to get out.


This is where I sleep. Over at my homey’s place (Nino).


This is my tiny notebook that I’m writing you from.


Nino himself working.


Domi working.


Saara working ;)


This was Nino and me when he was showing me around at the developers’ place. Cool guys, but they didn’t know about Balmer’s peak! Of course, I gave them a lecture.


Guess what, they had a Greek Tribal Wars poster in the middle of the corridor!


More info coming up later, stay tuned!