Jani Kotakoski's blog -- RSS Feed photography\n"http://kotakoski.fi/" Thoughts on science, sports and everything else Introducing new family members http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20150920-FamilyUpdate http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20150920-FamilyUpdate Monday, 21st September, 2015 <?php $id = (string) "20150920-FamilyUpdate"; ?> <h1>Introducing new family members</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> After literally years of contamplating, we finally bit the bullet and went to visit the local shelter for abandoned cats. We ended up taking a taxi home with two little kittens (both presumably born in May this year). Let me introduce to you: <b>Muru</b> and <b>Usva</b>. <p> <center> <b>Muru</b> (click to enlarge)</br> <a href="https://jkkoski.smugmug.com/photos/i-96gwWMG/0/X3/i-96gwWMG-X3.jpg"><img class="img_horiz" src="https://jkkoski.smugmug.com/photos/i-96gwWMG/0/L/i-96gwWMG-L.jpg" alt="Muru" /></a> <br/> <br/> <b>Usva</b> (click to enlarge)</br> <a href="https://jkkoski.smugmug.com/photos/i-253R7Zv/0/X3/i-253R7Zv-X3.jpg"><img class="img_horiz" src="https://jkkoski.smugmug.com/photos/i-253R7Zv/0/L/i-253R7Zv-L.jpg" alt="Usva" /></a> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?> Two Months Gone http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130318-TwoMonthsGone http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130318-TwoMonthsGone Monday, 18th March, 2013 <?php $id = (string) "20130318-TwoMonthsGone"; ?> <h1>Two Months Gone</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> Phew... After returning from Ulm, we headed to Finland for two weeks (collaboration at Aalto University and a workshop in Lapland). Then, we headed to Semmering with my sister's family for skiing. Having yet again stayed at home for a couple of days, I attended a winterschool in Kirchberg in Tirol. Since then, I have now been in Vienna for a bit more than a week, trying to get myself back into shape for the Vienna marathon which seems to be approaching faster than I'd hope for. In a week I will be heading to Barcelona for a couple of days, which means that now was a great opportunity to post something over here. </p> <p> In the meanwhile we got an article published in Nano Letters: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl400321r">Scaling Properties of Charge Transport in Polycrystalline Graphene</a>. If you are interested in this work, but don't have access to the paper, have a look at my <a href="http://kotakoski.fi/publ.php">publication list</a> for a download link. </p> <p> Here are a couple of my favorite shots from the picture-a-day project for 2013 since the last post: <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2410681675&k=VrXNJdX&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-VrXNJdX/0/M/20130316_162749-M.jpg" alt="075&mdash;Swinging in Pink"/></a> <br/> <b>075&mdash;Swinging in Pink</b> </center> </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2410680764&k=LpTFG4p&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-LpTFG4p/0/M/20130313_093930-M.jpg" alt="072&mdash;Matchbox in Light"/></a> <br/> <b>072&mdash;Matchbox in Light</b> </center> </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2401524417&k=4hHZqBk&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-4hHZqBk/0/M/20130308_115056-M.jpg" alt="067&mdash;Squares, hexagons and circles"/></a> <br/> <b>067&mdash;Squares, hexagons and circles</b> </center> </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2395555117&k=8m89wsM&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-8m89wsM/0/M/20130302_181416-M.jpg" alt="061&mdash;Red Clouds Over Tyrol"/></a> <br/> <b>061&mdash;Red Clouds Over Tyrol</b> </center> </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2352315860&k=q2VkftB&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-q2VkftB/0/L/20130205_181924-L.jpg" alt="036&mdash;Helsinki"/></a> <br/> <b>036&mdash;Helsinki</b> </center> </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2340446219&k=gg4KHzL&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-gg4KHzL/0/M/20130128_092016-M.jpg" alt="028&mdash;No 66"/></a> <br/> <b>028&mdash;No 66</b> </center> </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2326569696&k=mBpd8RX&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-mBpd8RX/0/M/20130119_182213-M.jpg" alt="019&mdash;Echt schwäbische Wibele"/></a> <br/> <b>019&mdash;Echt schwäbische Wibele</b> </center> </p> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?> A Leaf and an Icicle http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130118-LeafAndIcicle http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130118-LeafAndIcicle Friday, 18th January, 2013 <?php $id = (string) "20130118-LeafAndIcicle"; ?> <h1>A Leaf and an Icicle</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> Last two from Ulm. I'm heading back home tomorrow morning after a 10-day trip. About a time ;) </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2324396333&k=z2Zxbp3&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-z2Zxbp3/0/M/20130117_083123-M.jpg" alt="017 -- Last Year's Model"/></a> <br/> <b>017&mdash;Last Year's Model</b> </center> </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2325466124&k=cLrXpvp&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-cLrXpvp/0/M/20130118_131644-M.jpg" alt="018 -- Icicle"/></a> <br/> <b>018&mdash;Icicle</b> </center> </p> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?> 015 &mdash; 016 http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130116-015-016 http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130116-015-016 Wednesday, 16th January, 2013 <?php $id = (string) "20130116-015-016"; ?> <h1>015 &mdash; 016</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> Two latest daily shots. </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2321522545&k=hRt7Vv5&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-hRt7Vv5/0/M/20130115_074739-M.jpg" alt="015 -- Something's Cooking"/></a> <br/> <b>015&mdash;Something's Cooking</b> </center> </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2322888760&k=wJ23QpW&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-wJ23QpW/0/M/20130116_082137-M.jpg" alt="016 -- Bent Under the Weight"/></a> <br/> <b>016&mdash;Bent Under the Weight</b> </center> </p> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?> Hiding in The Shadows http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130114-HidingInTheShadows http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130114-HidingInTheShadows Monday, 14th January, 2013 <?php $id = (string) "20130114-HidingInTheShadows"; ?> <h1>Hiding in The Shadows</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> A quick one from today. </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2319833397&k=gkHs294&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-gkHs294/0/M/20130114_151317-M.jpg" alt="014 -- Hiding in the Shadows"/></a> <br/> <b>014&mdash;Hiding in the Shadows</b> </center> </p> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?> Wiblingen http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130113-012-013-Wiblingen http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130113-012-013-Wiblingen Sunday, 13th January, 2013 <?php $id = (string) "20130113-012-013-Wiblingen"; ?> <h1>Wiblingen</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> We had a long but rewarding 12-hour day at work yesterday. When we finished, there was just time for a quick shot before we went for dinner and, afterwards, for a few beers. </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2317929920&k=8Q2Ts9X&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-8Q2Ts9X/0/M/20130112_215210-M.jpg" alt="012 -- Snowscape"/></a> <br/> <b>012&mdash;Snowscape</b> </center> </p><p> Today, after sleeping for about 4 hours, we went for a walk with Franz to Wiblingen where we stayed 3 months with the family back in 2011. This shot is from behind the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiblingen_Abbey">Kloster Wiblingen</a>. </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2317955583&k=47DMmLc&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-47DMmLc/0/M/20130113_135105-M.jpg" alt="013 -- Entrance"/></a> <br/> <b>013&mdash;Entrance</b> </center> </p> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?> Update From Ulm http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130111-009-011-UpdateFromUlm http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130111-009-011-UpdateFromUlm Friday, 11th January, 2013 <?php $id = (string) "20130111-009-011-UpdateFromUlm"; ?> <h1>Update From Ulm</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> I arrived in Ulm for a research visit two days ago. Preparing samples and catching up with friends kept me too busy for uploading the most recent photos. Today I took a couple of hours off before returning to work tomorrow (Saturday) morning. Here they come. </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2315097118&k=42jq7jf&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-42jq7jf/0/M/20130109_150526-M.jpg" alt="009 -- Yellow Pole"/></a> <br/> <b>009&mdash;Yellow Pole</b> </center> </p><p> </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2315099901&k=xQk6kjf&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-xQk6kjf/0/M/20130110_095258-M.jpg" alt="010 -- Hanging"/></a> <br/> <b>010&mdash;Hanging</b> </center> </p><p> </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2315103379&k=LBgQMc3&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-LBgQMc3/0/M/20130111_084058-M.jpg" alt="011 -- Branching Out"/></a> <br/> <b>011&mdash;Branching Out</b> </center> </p><p> </p> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?> Shot 008/365&mdash;Snow Cover http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130108-008-SnowCover http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130108-008-SnowCover Tuesday, 08th January, 2013 <?php $id = (string) "20130108-008-SnowCover"; ?> <h1>Shot 008/365&mdash;Snow Cover</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> We got some snow today :) Admittedly it melted as soon as it landed, but it kept snowing for the whole day. </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2310857071&k=M8m8n4t&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-M8m8n4t/0/M/20130108_095219-M.jpg" alt="008 -- Snow Covered"/></a> <br/> <b>008&mdash;Snow Covered</b> </center> </p><p> </p> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?> Shot 007/365&mdash;The Dark Hours http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130107-007-TheDarkHours http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130107-007-TheDarkHours Monday, 07th January, 2013 <?php $id = (string) "20130107-007-TheDarkHours"; ?> <h1>Shot 007/365&mdash;The Dark Hours</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> Today's shot. </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2309371740&k=pcW6nkt&lb=1&s=A"> <img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-pcW6nkt/0/L/20130107_172207-L.jpg" alt="007 -- The Dark Hours"/></a> <br/> <b>007&mdash;The Dark Hours</b> </center> </p><p> </p> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?> Shot 006/365&mdash;New Life http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130106-006-NewLife http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130106-006-NewLife Sunday, 06th January, 2013 <?php $id = (string) "20130105-006-NewLife"; ?> <h1>Shot 006/365&mdash;New Life</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> Today's shot. </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2307264851&k=GsTjLk8&lb=1&s=A"><img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-GsTjLk8/0/M/20130106_154010-M.jpg" alt="006 -- New Life"/></a> <br/> <b>006&mdash;New Life</b> </center> </p><p> </p> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?> Shot 005/365&mdash;5.1. http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130105-005-5-1 http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130105-005-5-1 Sunday, 06th January, 2013 <?php $id = (string) "20130105-005-5-1"; ?> <h1>Shot 005/365&mdash;5.1.</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> Here we go again. </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2307010670&k=F8LGgzQ&lb=1&s=A"><img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-F8LGgzQ/0/M/20130105_225935-pink-M.jpg" alt="005 -- 5.1."/></a> <br/> <b>005&mdash;5.1.</b> </center> </p><p> </p> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?> Shot 004/365&mdash;J http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130104-J http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130104-J Friday, 04th January, 2013 <?php $id = (string) "20130104-J"; ?> <h1>Shot 004/365&mdash;J</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> Yet another shot taken during the evening. I'll try to up my game tomorrow. </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2304471925&k=9ZQFmx8&lb=1&s=A"><img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-9ZQFmx8/0/M/20130104_193853-M.jpg" alt="004 -- J"/></a> <br/> <b>004&mdash;J</b> </center> </p><p> </p> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?> Shot 003/365&mdash;Genie of the Bottle http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130103-GenieOfTheBottle http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130103-GenieOfTheBottle Thursday, 03rd January, 2013 <?php $id = (string) "20130103-GenieOfTheBottle"; ?> <h1>Shot 003/365&mdash;Genie of the Bottle</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> Here comes the third shot of the year. Should've taken one while we were in the city. Alas, here comes another shot taken at home. A bottle cork carved by our daughter. Scary, huh? </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2302853895&k=QCjgQ5Q&lb=1&s=A"><img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-QCjgQ5Q/0/M/20130103_184053-M.jpg" alt="003 -- Genie of the Bottle"/></a> <br/> <b>003&mdash;Genie of The Bottle</b> </center> </p><p> </p> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?> Happy New Year 2013! http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130102-HappyNewYear http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130102-HappyNewYear Wednesday, 02nd January, 2013 <?php $id = (string) "20130102-HappyNewYear"; ?> <h1>Happy New Year 2013!</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> After slacking with my photography for the whole year 2012 (and quite a bit of the previous years as well), I have reestablished my <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/">Smugmug account</a> and started another picture-a-day projects: <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/">365 days of 2013</a>. Below is the first of the bunch. </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2299523065&k=JPGZFjs&lb=1&s=A"><img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-JPGZFjs/0/M/20130101_174037-M.jpg" alt="001 -- Goodbye, 2012!" /></a> <br/> <b>001 -- Goodbye, 2012!</b> </center> </p><p> </p> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?> #002 Suspended http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130102-002-Suspended http://kotakoski.fi/blog.php?blogpost=20130102-002-Suspended Wednesday, 02nd January, 2013 <?php $id = (string) "20130102-002-Suspended"; ?> <h1>#002 Suspended</h1> <?php blogref($id); ?> <div class="txt"> <p> Here comes the second shot for the <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013">365-day-project of 2013</a>. The subject matter is boring, but I'm quite happy with the shot. </p> <p> <center> <a href="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/27353811_VBBPTZ#!i=2301439397&k=287dJd8&lb=1&s=A"><img class="imgblog" src="http://jkkoski.smugmug.com/Photography/2013/i-287dJd8/0/M/20130102_212422-M.jpg" alt="002 -- Suspended" /></a> <br/> <b>002 -- Suspended</b> </center> </p><p> </p> </div> <hr/> <?php blogcomment($id); ?>