It feels like yesterday.
This morning I just realized, that I missed the ‘Mlenny Birthdate’ – 10 Years Mlenny on iStockphoto anniversary – by roughly 3 weeks. My first images got accepted on iStockphoto on the 31st August 2005.
A lot has changed in those 10 years, to the bad but also a lot to the good! The brand new ‘Microstock Business of 2005’ evolved and matured. In those ten years I literally met with hundreds or maybe even thousands of interesting people from all over the world to shoot together people, concepts, travel, landscapes and simply having fun together with like-minded people sharing the same craziness, passion and love for photography and travel. Many became good and close friends, independent how often and where we meet on our small planet! This is by far the greatest and best part of those ten years. So happy birthday to my Alter Ego: Mlenny. Cheers to the next 10 years and to all people and friends I met and will see soon again. I can`t wait for the next 10 years of travel and adventures.
The image below got accepted on iStockphoto exactly 10 years ago. It´s from a snowmobile trip with friends in Lapland/Finland in the cold month of February 2005. Processed 16.9.2005 and uploaded Mid September 2005, it got accepted on 21st September 2005.
Snow Landscape in Lapland – Finland – Europe. Snowmobile Expedition through the Ice Cold Northern Europe in Winter.
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Even 10 years old, with the (from todays point of view) low MegaPixel of the original Canon 1D of 2005, I still like it. But even more: I fell back into memories of this 2005 trip by simply seeing it in my portfolio. Thanks iStock!
Arctic Icebergs in the clean, transparent arctic sea. On this image you can easily to realise that only 1/10th of an iceberg is over the water surface, and 9/10th is below the water surface. Arctic Sea, Greenland
Colorful greenlandic houses in Oqaatsut – with parked snow mobiles in front of the colorful homes – Greenland Rodebay settlement (with approx. 50 inhabitants) in summer. The Oqaatsut settlement first operated as Rodebay, a trading post for 18th-century Dutch whalers. Qaasuitsup municipality. Rodebay, Oqaatsut, West Greenland
New iStockphoto Images: End of February 2011 Photo Update:
Arctic Collection: Greenland, Nuuk, Ilulissat and more.
French Polynesia, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Cook Islands & More.
Men and Boys – Male Photo Collection
Women and Girls – Female Photo Collection
India Photo Collection: New Dehli, Jaipur, Agra, Pushkar
Tokyo – Japan Photo Collection: People, Architecture and more
…with a über-late happy new year to everybody following my photo blog. As I travelled between christmas 2010 and yesterday, there was simply no time for updates and answering emails…In the meantime a bunch of photos uploaded in late 2010 got accepted into my iStockphoto portfolio. So here are some samples of newly added images…stay tuned for a lot more photos to come in the next weeks and months.
Circle Squared, Modern Geisha Portrait
Disco Dance Japanese Night Club Party
Meditation Young Japanese Man Sitting in Zen Garden
Arctic North Polar Iceberg Greenland during Sunrise
Camel Safari in the Desert
Indian Elephant Convoy Amber Palace Jaipur
Arctic Polar Icebergs at Sunrise Greenland
India Hands of the Poor
Back from a trip to Greenland and afterwards to Iceland during late summer 2010. Here are the first images from this beautiful untouched nature you can experience there. It`s really hard to capture the beauty of this arctic polar region in a photo. Simply to capture the gigantic size of icebergs drifting on top of the arctic ocean – there is no visual reference for your eye to realise how large those large icebergs are – is kind of mission impossible. Here are the first uploads to my istockphoto portfolio, hope you enjoy them:
Arctic Iceberg Dramatic Skyscape West Greenland
Arctic Sunrise Iceberg North West Greenland
Arctic Icebergs Greenland
Ice Arch in Iceberg Greenland Twilight
Arctic Icebergs Greenland North Pole
Greenland West Coast Aerial Helicopter View
Arctic Icebergs Ilulissat Greenland
Greenland Icefjord Arctic Icebergs
Arctic Landscape Greenland Icebergs
Natural Arch in Tabular Iceberg Greenland Arctic Ocean
Greenland Arctic Collection: Nuuk, Ilulissat and more.
Icebergs, Ice, Drake Passage, Textures, Ocean, Nature in Winter
Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Landscapes, Nature, Panoramics
Penguins, Seals and Antarctic Animals
While building up the new blog structure here on my photoblog, I sorted my FlickR Account and updated some collections and sets there. More new image sets and collections will be added in the next days. You can find them here in the Top Menu in the ‘Mlenny FlickR Slideshow” section. There is a drop-down menu, where new sets and collection will be added in the next weeks.
As the first start here are the first 4 slide shows:
People Portfolio (142 Images) (click here to view fullscreen):
Antarctica Portfolio (134 Images) (click here to view fullscreen):
Namibia Portfolio (181 Images) (click here to view fullscreen):
Iceland Portfolio (150 Images) (click here to view fullscreen):
Slideshows normally have to have musik or a soundtrack. Unfortunately it`s not possible to add music or sound to flickR slideshows. Another way to show a portfolio is to render a short videoclip. You can add music, sound and in the business version of animoto also custom text. Check out Animoto.com. The good thing is that you don`t have to upload twice (if you have already a flickR account) as animoto is able to grab your sets/collections directly from your photostream at flickR. This makes it very easy and convenient to built up a quick portfolio video. I will add soon some downloadable portfolio DVD`s here made with their technology.
Have fun playing around with this amazing technology. But beware, today is Friday the 13th ;)
All images in the above flickR slideshows can be downloaded and licensed at iStockphoto. You find them in those istock lightboxes: