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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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Evening Blues

Sunset
Im Moment ist nur wenig Zeit für die Fotografie und Blog übrig. Daher ein eingeschobener Abendgruß mit stimmungsvollen blauen Himmel, wunderbaren Wolken, aufgenommen zur Blauen Stunde…und immer wieder sind solche Augenblicke besonders und manchmal spektakulär.

“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue,
one stroke at a time,
into deeper and deeper shades of night.”
(Haruki Murakami)

At the moment there is not much time for photography and blog. Here to share a picturesque sunset with that moody dark blue sky, clouds, taken at the blue hour, always beautiful and sometimes stunning moments.


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The Eye Should Learn To Listen Before It Looks

Sunflower Abstract
Manche Fotos geschehen beiläufig sowie bei dieser Sonnenblume (Helianthus annuus), wo mich das “Auge” interessierte. Ein Freund machte mich aufmerksam, in Anlehnung auf das Wort “Auge”, auf das Auge des Fibonacci. Die Wikipedia schreibt u.a. dazu: “Viele Pflanzen weisen in der Anordnung ihrer Blätter (Phyllotaxis) und anderer Teile Spiralen auf, deren Anzahlen durch Fibonacci-Zahlen gegeben sind, wie beispielsweise bei den Früchten in Fruchtständen.” Mehr dazu gibt es in der Wikipedia. Fibonacci Folgen

“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
(Robert Frank)

Some images happened en passant like this sunflower (Helianthus annuus) where I was focussed on the “eye” of the flower. A friend paid my attention on the word “eye” and said it is the eye of Fibonacci. The wikipedia writes among other things: “Fibonacci sequences appear in biological settings, in two consecutive Fibonacci numbers, such as branching in trees, arrangement of leaves on a stem, the fruitlets of a pineapple, the flowering of artichoke, an uncurling fern and the arrangement of a pine cone and the family tree of honeybees.” Read more: Fibonacci Number (Wikipedia)


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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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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

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