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Sometimes It Just Needs A Sunset To Wake Up

Sunset
Sunset o the river
Auf das Wasser schauen mag ich besonders. Besonders weil es nicht so häufig vorkommt. Egal ob es die Bewegungen auf dem Wasser oder vorbeifahrende Schiffe sind…es gibt fast nicht schöneres als den Tag bei einem Sonnenuntergang zu beenden. Die wärmende Sonne, das Licht und malerische Farben. Auch wenn der Sommer dieses Jahr eher merkwürdig war, gab es auch rare und schöne Momente. Manchmal braucht es nur einen Sonnenuntergang um aufzuwachen.

“A photograph is usually looked at- seldom looked into.”
(Ansel Adams)

I really like looking on a lake or river. I like it very much because it did not happen often. What is more beautiful and relaxing to close the day at a sunset, looking for the water flow or for passing ships. The sun´s warm rayes, the light and picturesque colours. Even I know that this years summer period was strange there was still rare moments like this. Sometimes it just needs a sunset to wake up.

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Another Daisy Day

Daisy Flower
Über den Sommer dieses Jahr braucht es nicht viele Worte. Er war merkwürdig und zu wechselhaft. Beim Durchschauen meiner im Sommer gemachten Fotos gab es dennoch einige Highlights. Selbst an grauen Tagen mit schlechten Licht, gab es auch die besonderen Momente und so heißt es zum zweiten Mal: Daisy Day. Irgendwie hatten Margeriten es mir in diesem Sommer angetan, auch wenn der Look mehr monochrom als farbenfroh ist. Farbenfrohe Sommer-Fotos folgen noch. Und wer den ersten Post verpasst hat, klickt einfach auf den Link unter dem Text.

I don´t want to loose much words about this year summer season and will keep it short and simple. The summer period was strange and too changeable. But as I looked to the images I took this summer I found nevertheless some highlights. Even on days where the light was not perfect I found the extra in the ordinary. So it called for the second time: Daisy Day. Somehow I was impressed by daisy blossoms still the look is a bit monochrome instead of colourful. But I like it. it is just for the moment. Colourful summer memories will follow. If you missed my latest Daisy Day Photo, just click the link.

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There Was Nowhere To Go But Everywhere

Tree Green
Manchmal sehe ich meine Welt hauptsächlich in grünen Farben.
Und zusammen mit solch einer Aussicht…perfekt für den Moment.

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere…”
(Jack Kerouac)

Sometimes I see my world mainly in green colours.
And together with a fatastic view…perfect for the moment.


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T(h)ere

Trees Black and White
Und immer wieder das Licht. Zwei weitere Fotos aus der losen Schwarz/Weiß-Serie “T(h)ere” wo der Ort hier oder dort sein könnte. Momente an den Rändern des Tages fernab vom Lärm der Stadt. Abseits von bunten Sommerfarben zeigt die Natur sich auch von der magisch, mystischen Seite.

“There’s a crack in everything,
that’s how the light gets in.”
(Leonard Cohen)

Trees Black and White
Again and again the light. And two more images of the black and white series “T(h)ere” where the place can be here or there. Moments and impressions far away from the noise of the city. Beside colourful summer colours the nature is still a magical and mystical place.


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Photography is the story I fail to put into words

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While browsing through the internet I regularly come across on very interesting articles about photography and visual culture. Here is to share a new selection of handpicked articles, links and tweets. Enjoy!

“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”
(Destin Sparks)

Ezra Stoller’s Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright (Gallery)
This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of architect Frank Lloyd Wright—his radical designs are currently being celebrated at the Museum of Modern Art, and his buildings, as seen by architectural photographer Ezra Stoller, are the subject of a show at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City.

Long-Exposure Photos of Carnival Rides Over the Decades
Since the early 1970s, photographer Roger Vail has been visiting carnivals and documenting the amusement rides through long exposure photos, which turn them from beastly metal machines into beautiful light shapes.

Wimbledon 2017: tennis in infrared
Tom Jenkins, Guardian sports photographer, explains how he took his extraordinary shots of players at Wimbledon. ‘I had seen images taken by some landscape photographers with infrared and had seen how it rendered colours, especially greens, in a unique fashion. Knowing Wimbledon was a sea of different greens, from the grass to the clubhouse covered in ivy, I though it might be interesting to see what might happen. I also wanted to show a place that is so familiar to all of us, in a very different, almost surreal way.’

Photographer Peter Lindbergh’s Pro Tip For Taking Selfies Will Almost Certainly Not Surprise You
Quote: “I think that selfies are actually pretty much the stupidest thing that there is at all.”

In memory – David Newell-Smith: the art of the newspaper photographer photographing the 60s and 70s
He was a master of his craft. Look at the iconic Twiggy photo or Jean Luc Goddard together with the Rolling Stones and many more.

The spirit of steeltown: Elliott Erwitt’s lost shots of Pittsburgh
Years before he found fame as a Magnum photographer, Elliott Erwitt was commissioned to document the city of Pittsburgh. Many of the images he took as a 22-year-old lay forgotten for decades, but have now been compiled in a book.

THESE ARE NASA’S MIND-BLOWING PHOTOS OF 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse was visible in a part of the USA from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North America, along with some parts of South America, Africa, and Europe. In the gallery, you can see the close-up images of the Sun during the transition of the Moon.

The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women
This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present, is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record and hopefully the start of a new conversation.

In Memory – Sam Shepard, Actor and Pulitzer-Winning Playwright, Is Dead at 73
He was one of the most important and influential writers of his generation, specialized in capturing the darker sides of American family life.

Unseen David Bowie
In 1967, a wide-eyed 20-year-old posed for the cover of his debut album. It failed to chart and Gerald Fearnley’s photoshoot with David Bowie remained hidden – until now.

Colorized Photos Breathe New Life into Famous Faces from Russian History
Translator and amateur colorist Olga Shirnina, also known as Klimbim, has an incredible talent for transforming historical black and white photographs into color images. She often works to breath new life into vintage photographs that show Russian history, from portraits of the imperial Romanov family to women in the Red Army on the front lines of World War II.

Zum Tode von Jeanne Moreau
“Je suis lucide! Verstehen Sie? Ich sehe klar, mein Lieber … ich sehe sehr klar!”
Ein wunderbares Interview aus der SZ.

Jeanne Moreau, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, 2003 photographed by legendary photographer Peter Lindbergh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPvbkaAAeEx/ and this film scene.

Related. All previous montly web filets 2017. Just click…

Think up ideas for stories, go out and shoot them

You don’t take a photograph, you make it

Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.

The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer

The camera sees more than the eye, do why don´t make use of it?

I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them

The Painter Constructs, The Photographer Discloses

(Photo Credit: Unsplash/ https://unsplash.com/)


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Daisy Day

Daisy Wet Petals
Da hat sich der Regen richtig gelohnt. Eine Margerite mit schönen tropfnassen Blüten, kurz nach einem Regenschauer aufgenommen. Selbst bei schlechtem Wetter lassen sich viele Aufheller für die Sinne finden, wie hier zu sehen.

“The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.”
(Susan Sontag)

It was worth waiting for after the rain shower. A daisy flower with beautiful wet petals. Still on bad weather days you can always find the extra in the ordinary if you are looking around like a wet daisy.


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Cloudscapes

Cloud Nine
In der Zwischenzeit. Weitere An- und Aussichten vom Sommer dieses Jahr.
Manchmal braucht es nur einen bewegten und bewölkten Himmel um wach zu werden.

“To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’
I respond, There are always two people:
the photographer and the viewer.”
(Ansel Adams)

In the meantime. This year summer period so far. Facets of a season.
Sometimes it just needs a cloudy sky to wake up.