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Favorites 2017

This year is drawing to a close. It has been become a traditon to share some of my personal favorites images. The actual period is still a moment to reflect this year in photography and to select some special, nice and memorable moments. For the gallery I selected 15 images. With one click on each photo, the WordPress Viewer makes the photos it large. Enjoy! Let me still use the chance to say thank you very much for your attention. Thank you for taking the time to read and follow my articles, my photography and my reading recommends.

I wish you a good start into the new year. Take care and Happy New Year.

Das Jahr neigt sich dem Ende zu. Es ist zu einer Traditon geworden zuletzt meine persönlichen Foto-Favouriten aus diesem Jahr auszuwählen. Denn die Zeit zwischen den Jahren ist auch die Zeit zurück zu schauen und das aktuelle Jahr mit einigen besonderen und schönen Momenten und Augenblicken zu beschließen. Für die Foto-Galerie habe ich 15 Aufnahmen ausgewählt. Mit einem Klick auf jedes Foto öffnet sich der WordPress Viewer und macht das Foto groß.

Ich möchte gern diesen Moment nutzen und mich herzlich bei allen Leserinnen und Leser bedanken. Danke für die Aufmerksamkeit und Zeit meine Artikel, Fotografien oder meine Leseempfehlungen zu verfolgen. Passt auf euch auf. Allen einen guten Rutsch. Kommt gut ins neue Jahr.

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Ascend in Architecture

Clouds Office Building
“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”
(Winston S. Churchill)

Share your upwards moments is the actual Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend. It is a good chance to share a post of architecture photography meeting the theme I think. The first image shows an Office Building and a wonderful sky. What an inspiring upward moment. To look uoward in photography can bring you new and interesting perspectives. Enjoy the small gallery.

Teile Deinen Moment mit Blick nach oben ist das aktuelle Wochenthema der “Photo Weekly Challenge: Ascend”. Eine gute Gelegenheit um einige Architektur-Fotos zu zeigen, wie ich finde. Das erste Foto zeigt ein Geschäftsgebäude mit einem fabelhaften Himmel samt Wolken. Der Blick nach oben kann immer wieder zu neuen wie interessanten Perspektiven führen.
Underground Station
Underground Station U4 in the city of Hamburg.
Die U-Bahn-Station U4 in Hamburg.
Swing Towers in St.Pauli
The Swing Towers in the city of Hamburg/ St. Pauli captured in black and white.
Die Tanzenden Türme in Hamburg, St.Pauli und fest gehalten in Schwarz/Weiß.

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Get Rhythm

Meadow Black and white
Get rhythm when you get the blues…

Momente, Augenblicke, Impressionen fernab des Lärms der Stadt. Und eine weitere Folge aus der wundervollen Welt der Natur in Schwarz/Weiß. Etwas mystisch aber auch der Versuch eine bestimmte Stimmung einzufangen und die magische Seite der Natur zu zeigen. Dieses Mal musikalisch untermalt und inspiriert von Johnny Cash´s Songtitel “Get Rhythm”. U.a. weil sich Formen, Linien, Strukturen in der Natur stetig verändern und faszinierend bleiben.

Moments and impressions far away from the noise of the city. Just to share the fascinating nature in black and white. A bit mystical but still to capture a special mood and all the magical places. This time accompanied by music from Johnny Cash´s Song Title “Get Rhythm”. Because forms, lines, structures are in a permant changeable and fascinating process.


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The World Is Full Of Magic Things


“The world is full of magic things,
patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
(W. B. Yeats)

Fotografie bedeutet u.a. mit Licht zu malen. Was ich an der Landschafts- und Naturfotografie besonders mag, dass man immer wunderschöne Motive entdeckt und die Natur ein wörtlich zauberhafter Ort ist. Und wenn man mit der Perspektiven dabei spielen kann, umso schöner. Gerade jetzt, wo das Licht etwas fehlt, lohnt ebenso ein Ausflug in die Natur. Farbe ist kein muss. Meine Schwarz/Weiß-Reise durch die Natur wird fortgesetzt.

Photography means among other things to paint with light. What I love in landscape and nature photography is that you always find and explore beautiful scenes. Nature is literally a magic place. And if you can play with the perspective it is perfect. Even now where the sunlight is missing, go out for a walk. Colour is not a must. My black and white journey through the nature will continued.


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T(h)ere

Mystic Nature
Am Anfang war es ein Gedanke und die Vorstellung die besondere Lichtstimmung in der Natur fest zu halten. Und entstanden ist daraus eine kleine lose Schwarz/Weiß Foto-Serie wo der Ort sekundär ist und hier wie dort sein könnte. Das die Fotos etwas mystisches ausstrahlen wie auch die Schwarz/Weiß-Optik ist erwünscht. Hier also ein weiteres Foto aus der losen Serie “T(h)ere” fernab vom Lärm des Tages.

At the beginning there was only the idea and the vision to capture the special light in the nature. The result was a small and lose black and white photo series where the place is secondary and could be find here or there. That´s why I called the series “T(h)ere”. I tried to keep the scene a bit mystical and in black and white. Here is to share another image from the T(h)ere photo series far from the noise of the day.

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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

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