We arrived late on Saturday afternoon. We took a 2 days trip to the Baltic Sea and stayed in a small but very comfortable hotel next to the beach. In the summer a very busy location. At this time of year very relaxed and not many other people around. I used the remaining light for the first shot (of two that day). Fuji X-T1, the Fuji 50-230mm consumer zoom, tripod, no filter, 75mm, f5.6, 30 seconds, auto ISO, 10 sec timer. I took 5 shots in these 2 days. I will keep one shot for my local “print” portfolio. The other 3 will be published until Friday this week. Happy days. Reinhold
To collect photographs is to collect the world – Susan Sontag.
I am currently in the far north of Germany. Looking to find some more and challenging locations. Will be back tomorrow. Hopefully with some new images of stunning views. Happy days! Reinhold
Because we are living close to the sea, our lake is home of many seagulls. Some tourists feed these birds. If you go to the edge of one of the piers, they are actually waiting for it. But… not good for the lake in summer. Happy days! Reinhold
This morning I missed the ground fog in our local moor by just 1 hour. But I still like to be there at any time of the day. In 5 years all these trees will be gone… weathered. Until then it is my favorite “go to” location. For more responses to the theme, please click Weathered. Happy days. Reinhold
Yesterday evening we met our new neighbors for the first time in our new home. They told me about an eagle owl nearby which regularly attacks the dogs. So I tried my luck to capture an image of this owl. Ahhh… what should I say…nice walk, no owl. May be next time. On my way back I passed our access point to the lake. It was gray all day long. While I was watching the scene, the sky cleared in some areas. I set up tripod and camera and captured 2 shots (1 regular shot, 1 pano which is made up out of 7 images). And again… it is always good to carry the gear. Happy days. Reinhold
My pano procedure: I level my tripod, set the camera to M, select aperture and shutter speed (f9 / 1/60sec), set ISO to 200 (lowest ISO for the X-T1 at RAW file setting), set White Balance to “cloudy”, use the 10sec timer (to avoid that the camera is still shaking from the shutter release) and usually I create 5-7 overlapping images (portrait -> more space to crop the image). This time is used no filter.
3 more images of the ice art at our lake yesterday. Temperature is back to normal and all of the ice is gone. One of my rules of photography. You have to be in the right spot at the right time… and hopefully carry a camera in your rucksack! Happy days. Reinhold
Freezing cold, wind, waves, sunshine… and nature at our local lake created some really magic ice art. I just returned from the lake and I am still in the process of viewing and selecting images. May be some more to follow tomorrow. Until then. Happy days. Reinhold
This image has been taken during a boat trip in the harbour of Hamburg. I still like these “urban landscapes”. So in between my “usual” landscape photography, there will be some street and architecture images. Happy days and a good start into your week. Reinhold
In 2018 I would like to write about my workflow / my creative space. All of my camera gear and technical equipment is displayed above. The top 3 items are: glasses, tea and orange juice. First subject will be: my WACOM tablet. Why and how I use it, why it broke and how I fixed it. Happy days. Reinhold
Another project for 2018 will be “Mirrored Landscapes”. This means that the left and right / or top and bottom of the image have an identical source image, with minor modifications to one of them. All work is done in LR and PS CC. Happy days! Reinhold
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Location: Bornhorster Seen, at sunrise. These guys are “early birds”. Always needs a bit of luck to capture the fog at sunrise in this remote location. Happy days. Reinhold
A new year – a new location, a new home… new opportunities. It was basically the last evening to get this shot, the tree will be gone soon. I was looking out of the window of our living room, saw the lake, saw the moon and thought… may be. This is a long exposure of 20 seconds, no filter. F9, 28mm. Thanks to the young man in blue jeans. Adds a bit of scale to the composition. Happy days. Reinhold
This is #1 of one of my 2018 photography projects. 2 images of 1 location. Focus is to show the same spot/object/person in 2 different compositions. This image has been taken in Krummhörn in the National Park Wadden Sea. The other side of the bay is already a different country. The Netherlands. Happy days. Reinhold