Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Homeland – Amaryllis

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

That day the weather was cold but sunny – at least  in the morning. Sun was coming in through the large windows and gave some beautiful lighting.
This Amaryllis is going on now since Christmas and it’s still not at it’s end.

As I’m currently experimenting with a Sony A7R2 and old glass, I had mounted a Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 1.4/50mm.
This lens gives some very very beautiful results. As often, I have tried a black&white version too.

I applied some presets in Nik’s Color Efex and Silver Efex applications and I’m getting more and more pleased with the results.

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Homeland Daybreak

Friday, February 16th, 2018

A true homeland daybreak. Yesterday morning around 8 am, when sitting down for breakfast and looking out of the window, the eastern sky had turned orange and red in an impressive way. The only cam I could get hands on was my iPhone. Picking it up and getting ready to shoot gave me a beautiful image.

Short after 8 pm was near the end of the golden hour and true … 5 minutes later the sky had turned normal again.

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Hiking the Waldnaabaue Tirschenreuth

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Having a short break for Christmas in my Australian Adventure series, before finally entering the most creative city in Australia – Melbourne.

Around Christmas I made a short trip to the the small town of Tirschenreuth and its world famous Waldnaabaue – a beautiful small nature reserve – in the Upper Palatinate.

In this picture, I especially like – besides the black&white – the symmetry between the upper and the lower half. The quiet pond in the foreground separated by a curved line from the middle and the backround, where this curved line flipped twice gives exactly the same proportion.

During the past years, a handful of architectural highlights have been put into this area of a meandering small river and a lot of fish ponds.

On our path, we found a Celtic Cross for hikers, a funny stairway to heaven, an artful winded bridge over a small river and a couple of other pretty nice stuff.

Made curious by Dan James from 35hunter about the small Ricoh cameras and fascinated by his wondeful black&white images, I tried a Ricoh GR II. What shall I say – I was not disappointed regarding its compact size, the amazing lens and the quality it produces in combination with the APS-C sensor. I like this wonderful piece of camera technology.

Visit this lovely place in my Flickr album.

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Blossom Impressions …

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The last days I had some fun in the garden, as lots of flowers are giving their very best to make this time an amazing colourful one. I was lucky shooting three cameras/lens combinations.

Sonnenhut / Echinacea

Echinacea / Sonnenhut, shot with Pentax LX, Pentax-A SMC 2.8/28mm, Agfa Vista 400.

Herbst-Anemone / Anemone hupehensis

Anemone hupehensis / Herbst-Anemone shot with Fuji X100s with the nice 2.0/23mm onboard Fujinon lens.

Hibiskus / Hibiscus

Hibiscus / Hibiskus shot with Olympus OM-D E-M1, Voigtländer Skoparex 2.0/40mm, Focar C.

During the last years I see, that especially the Hibiscus is one of my favourite motivs.
The full series – and a lot more images – can be found on my Flickr page.

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