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Beams Of Light

Beams of Light/ Trees
Heute wird es ein klein bisschen psychedelisch. Das Strahlen des Lichtes und der Kontrast zwischen den leuchtenden wie dynamischen Farben. Alles auf Maximum hoch gefahren um des möglichst beste Ergebnis zu erhalten. Die Farben Grün und Blau machen zusammen das Foto besonders. Sozusagen eine Postkarte aus der nördlichen Twilight Zone.

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”
(David Alan Harvey)

Today it gets a bit psychedelic. Look at the beams of light and contrast between the vibrant colours. They are all pushed to the maximum to get the best result and it works. The green and blues are so wonderful and made the photo special. So to say a postcard from the northern twilight zone.


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Green Lake

Spring Green Lake
Grün ist die Farbe die am meisten mit der Frühlingszeit, dem Wiedererwachen der Natur assoziiert wird. Perfekt für den Ausblick auf einen See eingerahmt mit grünen Ästen und Blätter und mit einer schönen Wasserspiegelung. Zeit um die Batterien wieder aufzuladen und einfach sich für den Moment zu entschleunigen.

“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”
(Diane Arbus)

Green is the color most associated with springtime, growth and nature. Perfect with the view on a lake framed with green leafes and with a nice water surface reflection. Time to recharge the battery and to take a deep breathe and to relax for a moment.


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

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

“The camera sees more than the eye, do why don´t make use of it?”
(Edward Weston)

Night owls: portraits of life on the night bus
Beautiful Street Photography. In an ongoing project, Guardian photographer Sarah Lee immerses herself in the world of London’s buses, capturing candid portraits of people during their night-time journeys.

Travel 3,000 Miles Through China’s Wondrous Wild West
“It’s one of the longest train journeys in the world—2,910 miles (4,683 kilometers) across China. And when photographer Matthieu Paley was looking for ways to get his wife and two sons from Hong Kong to northwest China, it looked like the perfect option.” (National Geographic)

NORTH – An interactive and illustrated travelogue
This is so wonderful: Christoph Niemann travelled to a Norwegian archipel and made this illustrated travelogue for National Geographic.

Dazed and confused: Joseph Szabo’s portraits of adolescence
Joseph Szabo was a frustrated high-school teacher in need of inspiration – so he started photographing his students, and captured all the angst and excitement of being caught between childhood and adulthood.

Will London Fall? How Dare You! (New York Times)
Very good read. The city of London after the brexit. This is an excellent piece in storytelling with brilliant images.

Pull up to the bumper
From 1978 to 1981, David Freund photographed petrol stations in more than 40 US states – adding up to an everyman portrait of America.

Iggy Pop chats to Mary Anne Hobbs (30 minutes/BBC)
Mary Anne Hobbs speaks to music icon Iggy Pop, as part of his 70th Birthday celebrations. The punk pioneer, born James Newell Osterberg, speaks about love, loss and beauty, and his plans for the future.

New York City after the second world war
Todd Webb’s photographs of postwar New York depict the warmth and diversity of the city. He studied under Ansel Adams, and his beautiful black and white shots reflect that influence.

Diane Arbus: portraits in New York City parks
A new exhibition at Lévy Gorvy in New York focuses on early portraits by Diane Arbus shot in Central and Washington Square parks. The show traces her career from her beginnings as a portrait photographer to a shot of a young man and his girlfriend with hot dogs in the park from 1971, the year of her death.

Modern Blackout Curtains Turn Windows into Penthouse Views of a City at Night
When it comes to window blinds, our options for something that’s truly unique can seem limited. But as Ukrainian designers HoleRoll demonstrate, modern blinds for windows can transcend their practicality and double as spectacular shadow art for your home.

6 Photography Tips for Making Puddles Look Epic
I love puddle photography. Here are six tips for photographing puddles to create epic photos, whether you’re shooting with a DSLR, a point-and-shoot camera, or your smartphone.
For example: 1. Get low to the ground and try different angles.

6 Lessons I’ve Learned After Shooting All the Expensive Cameras
The well known Photographer Erick Kim about the lessons he learned after shooting all the expensive cameras out there.
First Lesson: If your photos aren’t good enough, your camera isn’t expensive enough

Bei ZEITOnline gibt es einen bemerkenswerten Artikel über Digitalfotografie und dazu einige philosophische Gedanken und Betrachtungen. Verschwindet die Digitalkamera und bleiben nur Mobilgeräte in einigen Jahren überig? Hier weiterlesen…Melancholie der Bilddatenbank

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The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer

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


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Behind The Curtain

Sunset At The River
In Anbetracht des derzeit zu kühlen und verregneten Wetters ein Blick zurück. Warme Farben, herabhängende Äste die den Sonnenuntergang einrahmen. Momente der Ruhe fernab vom Lärm. Zumindest kann man sich bei solchen Aussichten warme Gedanken machen. Möge der Frühling mit Sonne, Licht und milden Temperaturen bald zurück kommen. Für den Moment heißt es Geduld zu haben.

Considering the actual cold weather with lots of rain a view back. Warm colours, hanging branches which framed the beautiful sunset. Moment of silence far from noises. At least the image brings warmer thoughts on a cold and rainy day. May the spring will return soon with sun, light and mild temperatures. For the moment it is called be patient. 


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Happy May

Stork
Kommen wir nun zu etwas völlig anderem. Es ist vielleicht etwas ungewöhnlich hier im Blog Tiere zu zeigen. Denn die Tierfotografie ist nicht die meine, mit einigen wenigen Ausnahmen. Da ich aber gern in der Natur bin, fand ich am vergangenen Wochenende zufällig diesen Vogel bzw. ein Pärchen. Also eine gute Gelegenheit den Wonnemonat Mai mit diesen Fotos zu begrüßen, nach vielen wechselhaften Tagen im April.

Habt alle einen guten wie glücklichen Mai mit Licht und Sonne in der Fotografie.
Stork
And now for something completely different. Maybe it is a bit unusual here in the blog to share animal images. Because animal photography is actually not my favourite topic with a few expectations. But I love walking in nature and last weekend I saw by surprise the above bird resp. a couple of birds. So I think it is good way to welcome the merry month of may after really changeable weeks in april.

I am wishing you a happy may with light and sun in photography.

Related articles:

The eurasian Jay/ Der Eichelhäher

A couple of Pigeons/ Ein Taubenpärchen


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A Love Supreme

Tulip Art
Nach den Spaziergängen entlang der Elbe und am Hafen, heute wieder ein Blick zurück zur Natur mit einer kunstvollen Tulpe. Vielleicht irritiert der Titel etwas. Wenn ich zum Beispiel Fotos bearbeite höre ich dabei Musik und gern Jazz. So auch bei diesem Foto, wo John Coltrane den musikalischen Hintergrund mit “A Love Surpreme” bildete. Ein Album mit unergründlicher Kraft und Spiritualität. Zusammen mit dem Foto wünsche ich allen ein schönes wie entspanntes Wochenende und für viele wird es auch ein langes Wochenende werden.

After the walks along the elbe river and around the port area today it is called back to nature with a more artistic tulip. You may wonder about the title. When I am editing images I often listen to music most Jazz. This time I listened to John Coltranes master piece “A Love Surpreme”. It is an album full with myterious energy and spirituality. Together with the image this is to wish you all a happy weekend.