If I could…

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… travel through time, this would be my destination. I think I have to live here and now… but I always have the choice to switch off the radio and television, close the MacBook and browser, leave the iPhone at my desk, take my camera and gear and walk out the door into the landscape. Happy shooting and weekend! Reinhold

It’s not over until it’s over

Amsterdam. Remember? A few days ago I asked for advice of photo locations offsite the usual tourist attractions? I also studied the internet and made a plan of locations to visit (obviously the top 10 tourist attractions). I had 1.5 “daytime slots” only. To summarize my results in a few words: wrong expectations, wrong planning, wrong attitude (one that day), mixed weather, overwhelmed by the amount of cars, people, bridges, house boats, bicycles…I wasn’t prepared for street photography either (-> Noortje’s advice)  The location and my state of mind wouldn’t come together on day 1. The next day was just a sequel of the first day. Amsterdam is such a beautiful location. I know there are these hidden gems I was looking for. Somewhere. It’s not over until it’s over. I have to come back. Different time of the year and definitely at night time. Different / other expectations and attitude. I will leave you now with a few impression of Amsterdam and Haarlem (last 2 photos). Did you ever had a similar experience? I felt like being part of a movie. It wasn’t real. Smiles. Reinhold

Time is passing by…

Do you remember

… the sound of the sewing machine?
… reading the book on the table?
… hearing the music of the old radio?
… the laughter and talks drinking out of these shot glasses?
… the sound of the kettle and smell of Sunday roast?

Time is passing by. So quickly. Enjoy your weekend!

Smiles. Reinhold

 

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Time is passing by

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Time is passing by

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Time is passing by

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Time is passing by

Photoessay: STS Мир (MIR) – 26 photos

Photos taken in Wilhelmshaven / Germany two weeks ago. The ship was on its way to the harbour birthday celebration in Hamburg this weekend.

STS Mir (Russian: Мир, meaning Peace) is a three-masted, full rigged training ship, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was built in 1987 at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland.

Mir is the second largest of six sister ships designed by designed by Polish naval architect Zygmunt Choreń and weighs 2,385 tonnes. It is 109.2 m long, with a beam of 13.9 m and a draught of 6.3 m. The main mast is 52 m high and along with the other masts supports a total sail area of 2,771 m2.

Its shipowner is the Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy (AMSMA) in Saint Petersburg who operates Mir as its main training vessel.

Source: Wikipedia