Tomorrow it will melt like ice in the sunshine. But today the wind still creates some beautiful ice art at our lake. This easter wind will remain for another night. And tomorrow we will have sunshine and temperatures above the freezing point. Happy days. Reinhold
Sunrise. Our lake. Frozen. Not even birds in the sky. It is extremely cold. But I enjoyed the moment, the silence and the view. If I jump and run…
In this moment I recognized where I live. Silence and emptiness all around me. I shared our lake with the Queen of the Lake. What a precious moment.
Our frozen lake after 2 days of temperatures above the freezing point. Most of the ice is gone. We had a wonderful period of a few weeks with sunshine and cold weather and wind from the east. I used my Fuji X100 for all the images I captured because my Fuji X-T1 is in service. For nearly 5 weeks now. It is still in the shipment phase. For 1 week now. Left England and is on its way to Germany. Hopefully I will get my camera back before summer. 🙂 Happy days. Reinhold
Never tried to capture the Dänikhorster Moor (Entrance Area) as a whole. I shot 10-12 individual images of each location and created 4 panoramic images. To shoot about 40 images was quite a challenge in the short time frame of the sun rising. But everything worked out quiet well. Hope you will enjoy the “tour” of the moor. Happy days.
Your Tour Guide Reinhold.
Good news and bad news. My first exposed 6×6 film with functionality test shots has returned from the lab. The good news is… the old camera still works. The bad news is, I have a problem. Major or minor, I don’t know. Light flares on all of the sheets of film. Top right corner, and some in the right center of the frame. Could be the lens, could be the back of the camera (the little window where the sheet no of the film is displayed). I could fix 2 of the images in post. I used Photoshop to darken the areas of the light flares. Otherwise I changed the exposure and darkened the images slightly. I overexposed the film by 1 stop. Did the metering with my Fuji X100 and used the results as a guideline for the manual metering. The next steps: I have 3 films left and I will try a few other things. #1 – Close the window on the back while I shoot. #2 Cover the camera with a black piece of fabric while I shoot. Hopefully this will help! Any ideas from your side? Happy days. Reinhold
Location: Dänikhorster Moor
Camera: Fuji X100
My other (fun) project for 2018: “Mirrored Landscapes”. The left and right / or top and bottom of the image have an identical source image. All work is done in LR and PS CC. I took the original shot in our local moor, the Fintlandsmoor the other day. Happy days! Reinhold
Second day of our trip to the Baltic Sea. East Germany. An island attached to the baltic sea coast line. Poel Island. We have no rocks in the National Park Wadden Sea / North Sea … at our local access points (at home). But they always create some foreground interest in a composition. It was a moment of silence, frozen silence. Happy days! Reinhold
More entries of silent moments: Silence
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This is the second image of day 1. We had quiet heavy wind and waves. I decided to take a closer look at the rocks in the foreground of my first image. Actually… I always wanted to shoot an image like this. A simple and minimalistic composition with all the aspects of a long exposure image. 50mm, f5.6, 30 sec, ISO 200, 10 sec timer. Same camera, same lens. Same location. After that the light was gone. I did one other “test” shot. But I think of it more as an experiment than a planned composition. I add this one as well. Interested what you think about it! Happy days. Reinhold
This is the pier of my first image. This time straight from the front. 80mm, f5.6, 30 sec, ISO 200, 10 sec timer. Same camera, same lens. Same location.
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
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