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Route 50

Hamburg Skyline Black and White
Die Skyline von Hamburg, aufgenommen an der sogenannten 50er Strecke. Wo momentan die Uferanlagen modernisiert werden und Bauzäune stehen, hat man entlang der alten Schuppen 50-52, auf der Elbinsel Veddel, einen der schönsten Blicke auf die Skyline. Die Elbphilharmonie, der Michel, Fernsehturm und die HafenCity. Dort wo der Hafen noch originär ist und seine letzten Lagerschuppen stehen, die mehr als 100 Jahre alt sind, ist nach wie vor ein (Geheim-)Tipp für alle Besucher. Auf der anderen Seite der Norderelbe finden sich ausrangierte Hafenkräne, alte Züge, das Hafenmuseum und interessante Motive. Ich hoffe, dass die Bauarbeiten entlang des Ufers bald beendet werden. Man stelle sich nur vor: Sommer, milde Temperaturen und ein Sonnenuntergang vor dieser Kulisse. Da ich mich nicht entscheiden konnte, stelle ich beide Versionen, Farbe und Schwarz/Weiß aus. Mehr Bilder vom historischen Hamburger Hafengibt es beim NDR nachzuschauen. Bitte hier entlang…
Hamburg Skyline Colour
The skyline from the city of Hamburg. The so-called route 50 along old storage sheds. Actually the wharfages will be modernised. Along the storage shreds 50-52 where many on the elbe island called Veddel you get a fanastic view on the skyline with the elbphilharmonic hall, the michel´s church, TV-Tower and it is still an insider tip for all visitors. The elbe island is seperated due to the northern river elbe. But you find here the old and real harbour and history with lots of old harbour cranes, old trains and many interesting scenes. I hope that the public works along the beach will be soon soon. Imagine only the following scene, summer, mild temperatures and a sunset in front of this scenery. Because I couldn´t descide which version is better. So here to share both versions in colour and black and white.


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Along The Harbour

Easter At The Harbour
Manchmal mag ich es sehr im Foto-Archiv zurück zu schauen. Gegenwärtig ist das Wetter recht wechselhaft und unbeständig und viel zu kühl. Umso schöner dieses stimmungsvolle Foto, dass zu Ostern, bei einem langen Spaziergang entlang der Elbe auf Höhe der Landungsbrücken 2014 entstand.

Ich wünsche allen ein schönes und friedliches Osterfest.

Sometimes I love looking back into my photo archive. It is the long easter weekend and actually there is really changeable weather and it is too fresh. But I remember a long athmospheric walk along the elbe river in 2014 where I used the moment to capture a beautiful sunset along the jetties.

This is to wish you happy and peaceful easter.


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Raindrops

Rainy Day Black And White
“A window covered with raindrops interests me more
than a photograph of a famous person.”
(Saul Leiter)

Passend zum aktuellen Wetter. Manche Motive in der Fotografie ergeben sich beiläufig. Es regnet und man schaut aus dem Fenster und das Interesse an den Regentropfen ist auf einmal groß.

Aus dem Archiv ein weiteres Foto mit einem Fundstück von unterwegs mit Regentropfen die Blätter bedecken.

Perfect with the actual weather. Some scenes in photography happened by accident. It is raining outside and you look on the window covered with raindrops and the scene is gettting really interesting. Here is to share a second image showing an on the way finding where raindrops cover leafs.
Raindrops


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Feeling Of Spring

Cherry Blossom Tree
Darum mag ich den Frühling. Denn so richtig beginnt der Frühling mit der Kirschblüte und der kurzen wie schönen Blütephase. Nicht zu vergessen die Farben und das Licht. Man sollte sich von diesen besonderen Augenblicken im positiven anstecken lassen. Alle Aufnahmen sind in dieser Woche gemacht worden.

That´s why I love the spring season. Because spring begins really with the blooming cherry blossoms tree and the short but beautiful blossom period. Not to forget the colours and light. Finally we have to be light and joyful sometimes I think. I have taken all images within this week.
Cherry Blossom Tree Black And White
Sakura, sakura,

“Wie Nebel, wie Wolken.
Der Duft und die Farben,
gehen wir, gehen wir
Uns am Anblick erfreuen”.

“Is it mist, or clouds?
Fragrant in the air.
Come now, come now,
Let’s go and see them!”
Cherry Blossom Tree
“In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.”
(Henry Rollins)


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The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer

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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 selection of handpicked articles and links.

“The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.”
(Gordon Parks)

Technique counts but to make a photo that touches your soul, empathy is the key.
Why Photos Should Be ‘So Much More Than Beautiful’ (National Geographic Story)
“Photographer Ami Vitale covers stories about culture, animals, and global issues with a thoughtful eye. Her work aims to engage viewer’s emotions while informing them about global issues. As part of our “Through the Lens” series, we spoke with Vitale to find out what makes her tick.”

Good and really workable tips”: 5 Things That Will Instantly Improve Your Photography
Tip number 1:  “Have Patience.”
“If you are not prepared to be patient, you’re not going to get many shots you like.”

Behind the photos – The Man on the Bed (Time)
This AFP photo from Aleppo is one of the most haunting, powerful images I’ve seen in a long time. A novel in one shot. A 70-year-old man smokes his pipe as he sits in his destroyed bedroom, listening to music, in Aleppo’s formerly rebel-held neighborhood of al-Shaar on March 9, 2017.

And read the story by the original photographer Joseph Eid: The music over the ruins of Aleppo (AFP)

Follow New York Street Photographer Daniel Arnold´s special look and his really creatively Streetphotography
Daniel Arnold’s Tongue-in-Cheek Take on New York Style (New York Times)

What a photo series. Photographies of giant Pipes in Germany. (Fubiz)
“Robert Götzfried grew up and lives today in southern Germany, surrounded by church, including Catholic churches. Buildings of which he appreciates the architecture and the calm that reigns inside. What intrigued him inside these places of worship are the giant pipes emerging from the organs. His Pipes series below demonstrates this.”

Backstage with “Lady” Billie Holiday. An intimate photo set taken in 1957. Two Years before she died.

How dogs get older: A fascinating and deeply touching photography project
Photographer Amanda Jones has dedicated the past 20 years to an incredible photography project which aims to show just how fleeting the lives of our beloved pets are.

A look back. New York Street Photography in the 70s and 80s
“The 1970s and 1980s were gritty, exciting times in New York City. Manhattan pulsed with energy, with different sides of the city revealing danger and opulence. As the city transformed into the New York we now know, those heady days seem a distant memory.”

How to Spot a Highly Evolved Photographer
Beautiful photo set with inspiring quotes. “Photographers are found in abundance. Exceptional ones, though are extremely rare. Even in the most respected organizations, few can captivate the viewer by evoking wonder, curiosity, and inspiration. Only a handful of highly evolved photographers can capture imagery with the potency and emotion that wins Pulitzers.”

30 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1987
Take a step into a visual time capsule now, for a brief look at the year 1987 (41 photos).

Stunning photo selection of cloud images captured from around the world.
“Roll clouds and wave-like asperitas are among the additions to the new digital International Cloud Atlas, that dates back to the 19th century. It features hundreds of images captured by meteorologists and cloud lovers from around the world.”

Evocative abstract images mark Ray K Metzker out as one of the great masters of photography
Metzker was a modernist who experimented with formal techniques to create new ways of seeing. His evocative cityscapes mark him out as one of the great masters of American photography.
(via https://twitter.com/fshields)

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Here Comes The Sun

Ship´s rigging at sunset
“Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right
It’s all right…”
(George Harrison)

Das Foto erinnert mich auch an das Lied “Here Comes The Sun”, geschrieben von George Harrison und gesungen von Nina Simone. Beide waren ganz große Künstler. Letztlich ist das Foto auch ein schöner Vorgeschmack auf den Sommer.

Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun (YouTube-Link)

The image reminds me too on the song “Here Comes The Sun”. Written by George Harrison and performed by Nina Simone. Both were really great artists. Finally the image looks like a good fortaste of summer.


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Down By The River

Down By The River
Spaziergänge an den Rändern des Tages fernab vom Lärm des Tages. Wie die Zeit vergeht. Das Zitat von Auden vor Augen. Beim Bearbeiten des Fotos lief zudem Louis Armstrong´s Bond-Song “We Have All Time In The World” im Radio. Eine gute Ergänzung.

“See without looking, hear without listening, breathe without asking”.
(W.H. Auden)

Evening walks far from the noises of the day. How time flies. The quote by Auden unfolded before my eyes. Editing the image and still listening to Louis Armstrong´s Bond-Song “We Have All Time In The World” in the radio. A perfect companion.

Louis Armstrong – We Have All The Time In The World (YouTube-Link)