Posts Tagged ‘black&white’

El norte de España

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

In spring 2016 I travelled to Northern Spain, visiting the Basque Country, Cantabria, Aragon and Castile and Leon. Flying to Bilbao and heading to our first location in San Sebastian, we made a stopover in Zumaia. The little town is nice … but more famous is its rock formation – The Flysch. The landscape is stunning and so we stayed some hours before going to San Sebastian.

The workhorse was – again – the Olympus OM-D E-M1 with its M.Zuiko 12-40mm PRO lens, completed by an iPhone 5s. So this was again a pure digital journey. This time I’ll try staying at B&W only, knowing that the colours here were wonderful too.

Over the next weeks I’ll post more of this trip – here on my blog, but also on my flickr page.

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Hiking the Burgruine Weissenstein

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Between the years we were hiking to the Burg Weissenstein in the Upper Palatinates Stonewood Forest. During a snowstorm, in a winter wonderland, we found the Burg covered by an ice shield. This area is one of my favorite hiking regions during all seasons.

All images were taken with the highly appreciated Ricoh GR II. The more I use this camera, the more I find it a really wonderful camera, both, in the resulting images and in the ease and flexibility of use.

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Hiking along the Waldnaab

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

After Christmas A.D. 2017, with all its wonderful and exhaustive meals, we found time to hike along the small river Waldnaab.

Waldnaab / Flutkanal, Ricoh GR II Waldnaab / Flutkanal, Ricoh GR II

This time I collected a handful of black&white bark images – made with the Ricoh GR II – from trees lined up along the small river – or better, along it’s flood channel.

Waldnaab / Flutkanal, Ricoh GR II Waldnaab / Flutkanal, Ricoh GR II

As we were hiking this trail already many many times, taking a camera with you and perceiving the environment consciously is someting completely different. Seeing the differing structure of the barks on each tree – where you normally simply pass by – makes each of these trees … unique.

Just to mention:
Regarding this beautiful small river, even if the river Waldnaab is a small river by all means, at it’s estuary into the river Donau, it’s even wider (not deeper) than this legendary German river – as can be confirmed on Google Maps. River Naab is the beautiful dark one coming from the left, river Donau is the muddy one coming from the bottom right of the screenshot.

Screenshot from Google Maps

My trip to that estuary can be found here.

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Hiking around Flossenbürg and Gaisweiher

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

The last day of the year A.D. 2017 we made a short trip to the Burg Flossenbürg.

The small town is know for one of the KZ (Concentration Camp) during the darkest era in German history – the Nazi Era. This time however, we did not visit the KZ, but hiked down to the small lake – the Gaisweiher. That’s a short hiking tour which takes ~1,5 hours.

Burg Flossenbürg, Ricoh GR II Burg Flossenbürg, Ricoh GR II

Not to mention, I gave the Ricoh GR II another try. It did not disappoint me and delivered wonderful results.

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Australian Adventure IV – Melbourne

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Coming to the final part of our tip to tne world’s end, we now entered Melbourne, a fascinating big city – Australia’s second largest. with nearly 10 times the size of Berlin (10000 km²:1000 km²) it hast around the same number of people living there – approx. 4.5 mio.

This city is so colourful and full of structures and forms, so that I still struggle about the type of series to show. On the one side, you can make a full b&w series with all the forms and structures and subtle tones and on the other side you can show the rich colours of that city.

Limiting oneself to one or the other would make the series more consistent – but would also not show the full picture. Driven by this, I’ll show either the one or the other or … both, as many views can be appealing in both styles.

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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.

Enjoy 😉

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