Posts Tagged ‘black&white’

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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Enjoy

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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.

Enjoy 😉

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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 😉

P.S. In case you’d like to com­ment … it’s appre­ci­ated!
P.P.S. … and maybe, you want to check out my web­site too.
P.P.P.S. … and don’t for­get my Flickr page.