Variations on a theme: Moor and Mist

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Variations
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Variations
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Variations
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Variations
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Variations
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Variations
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Variations
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Variations
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Variations
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Variations

Location: Dänikhorster Moor
Camera: Fuji X100

Variations on a Theme

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Lightfall

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lightfall
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Lightfall

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

Weathered

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

1 Location – 2 Images: #4 Lake Access

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Access
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Lake Access
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Access
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Lake Access

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.

Icelake

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Icelake #1
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Icelake #1
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Icelake #2
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Icelake #2
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Icelake #3
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Icelake #3

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

Art by Nature

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Art by Nature
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Art by Nature

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

Fintlandsmoor… and a lot of wet snow

I left home 1 hour before sunrise. It was still raining and most of the snow turned into wet, heavy snow. I wasn’t sure if I could make an image out of this. But I decided to go on and drove 5 minutes to my planned location. My journey ended in front of a fallen tree. No access by car. I had to walk for 1 mile through the moor to the moor lakes. It is a challenge in dry conditions. But I know this area and it was a save walk. I was hoping to get at least one decent image.

iPhone images:

At the moor lake the weather actually decided to get worse. I spent another hour and tried to get my image of the day. In the end I took 4 images, packed my stuff and left to get a decent breakfast and a nice, hot cup of tea. On my short way home I decided that everyday out in nature is a good day. Happy days. Reinhold

Fuji X-T1 images:

RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography

Winter’s Moor

Winter has arrived. First snow in the Dänikhorster Moor. It is usually a very quiet place. The snow has further reduced the sounds of animals and birds. I only heard the barking of a fox in the distance. Hopefully the snow will stay until tomorrow morning. I am planning to visit the Fintlandsmoor and the moor lakes to capture some snowy wetlands early in the morning. Fingers crossed! Happy days. Reinhold