Jakob Montrasio

Jakob Montrasio

My new favorite colors.

Here are my new favorite colors. From left to right: #09f911 #029d74 #e35bd8 #4156c5 #635688 #c0. Hope you like them!

Fantastic Four in Shanghai.

So I just checked out the new 'Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer' trailer and guess what's in it: the Oriental Pearl TV Tower! Awesome, seems like Mission Impossible 3 did it's part in bringing more moviemakers to China. I wonder though, if the directors are going to show any clothes hanging around this time. Here are three screen captures, in case you don't believe…

justin.tv: The Truman Show comes alive.

I wanted to write something about this guy Justin since weeks. So he lives in San Francisco and he has a mobile web-cam that he never turns off. He is live 24 hours a day. On the internet. Via live-stream. On the domain justin.tv. I guess he hooked up his web-cam to his notebook which is hooked up to the net via UMTS or something. It's…

AOL could be chinese.

Funny. I just saw 'New AOL.com Beta Rips Off Yahoo! Home Page' on digg (but TechChrunch reported first) and it's so true! Seems like AOL is yet another Microsoft and can't figure out to make their own design, see Windows Live aka MSN and Google. Well, better a good copy then a horrible redesign, I guess. Like all the chinese Web 2.0 sites copy the abroad…

SS: China Top Brand.

Austin Ramzy has posted something rather crazy on the TIME China-Blog, a new symbol that 'designates a product as one of China's top brands'. Click on the symbol to read the whole story...

Jin Mao Tower & World Financial Center: Vertical Panoramas.

ChinaNext Entry #3

So when I went to Lujiazui yesterday to take some new Pudong pictures for the ChinaNext competition, all of a sudden an idea flew to my head: Why not create a vertical panorama of the beautiful Jin Mao tower? So I took five images at full zoom and stitched them together in Photoshop CS3, which has a new and goddamn hard rocking Photomerging function. Do you like the result?

Cooking spaghetti - my way.

55: Spaghetti!!!

Since my guests always seem to like my spaghetti, I thought I'd post my recipe. Today my friend theshanghaieye from flickr came over and took pics while my wife and I were cooking, so you can see the progress with images.

Nikon D50 HDR test: Single RAW vs. 3 RAW's vs. 3 JPEG's.

Nikon D50: ordered!

Since people keep telling me that you can achieve better HDR results by taking images with different exposures, I performed a test for this. I was quite surprised by the result. But let's begin with the setup.


Zhouzhuang is supposed to be the most famous, or at least most beautiful water town in China. You may have never heard of it, but there is a chance that you have seen it already: It is used during the showdown of the third 'Mission: Impossible' movie with Tom Cruise. In the movie, the editors 'fake' the town to be in Shanghai, but that is not…

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