Alignment

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Alignment

Done is better than perfect – if perfect ain’t done – Eric Thomas.
This photograph finishes my Minimalism series. For now.
I have new projects in preparation but will definitely continue working in this direction.

This is image #4 of 4 of my series: Minimalism

Transient Moments

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Transient Moments

Early in the morning – the mist vanishes in the background, a transient moment. I like this type of weather… but it is usually restricted to autumn. Pah…only a few months to go and then my camera and me are ready again… for these transient moments.

This is image #3 of 4 of my series: Minimalism

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Misty #2
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Heartbeat #1

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Misty

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Misty

A winter morning… freezing cold… the mist is still floating over the marshland… you can already smell the coast and wadden sea. I have to move faster to reach the coastline before the fog is gone.

This is image #2 of 4 of my series: Minimalism

Heartbeat

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Heartbeat

Can you see my heartbeat? Strong wind in today’s weather forecast. Come on over to me and let us get ready. Let us fly with the upcoming wind. To new borders and new limits. Let us hear the sound of the wind in my sails and feel the energy of the speed and motion.

This is image #1 of 4 of my series: Minimalism

Dreaming: Moor

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Dreaming… I saw me walking through the moor, the wetlands of the North… moving on into a world without fear, hate, politics, war, anger… I must be dreaming. Afraid to wake up. My dream will be continued tomorrow. See you there!

Dreaming: Pier

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Dreaming… I saw me walking into the water, the fog, the clouds… moving on into a world without fear, hate, politics, war, anger… I must be dreaming. Afraid to wake up. My dream will be continued tomorrow. See you there!

Urban Landscape: Sky Tower in Light

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Reinhold Staden Photography – Sky tower in Light

Sometimes landscape photography has to include urban landscapes. I still miss to shoot architecture. Living in a remote spot in the North of Germany, there are not many tall buildings nearby. Actually NO tall buildings. When I search through my archives I often stumble over an urban / architecture image. So today I have a go. This image was taken a few years ago in Frankfurt. Processed in LR and PS today. A journey back in time…

Tears in Heaven

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Tears in Heaven

Watching the news, reading newspapers or listening to the radio can create one reaction only: TEARS IN HEAVEN! I created my composition in Photoshop using an image taken in Hamburg and 2 layers (eye and tears). This image is part of my Fiction Series…wish you a tearless time! But may be that is fiction too!

Old Water Mill

 

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Today I worked with an image of an old water mill for a few moments. The first step was to develop the digital negative with a few minor adjustments in Lightroom. In step 2 I converted it in Photoshop into B+W. Each section of the image, the waterfall, the wheel, the bridge was processed in separate selections with levels and curves. In total 10. After that I saved it and switched back to LR to print it for my mobile portfolio and to export it for the Internet and future printing.

 

Using Lee Seven5 filter system at Lake Zwischenahner Meer

Location:
Lake Zwischenahner Meer, Ammerland, North Germany

Date:
August 26, 2016

Time:
19:30 – 20:30

Gear:
Fuji X-T1, 14mm f2.8, Lee lens adapted and filter holder, ND Grad. 0.6 Hard (2 stops), Big Stopper (10 stops), Manfrotto tripod, cable release

The Plan:
Long exposure photographs of pier and boats at lake “Zwischenahner Meer”.  I created my vision with a sketch app (Sketches) of my iPad.

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Boats
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Boats

Estimated shots: 4

1 bracket shot (no filter) 3 exposures -1 +-0 +1

1 focused on foreground (no filter)

1 focused on pier and boats (no filter)

1 long exposure (30-240 sec) f8-16

 

And here are two results:

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Boats

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Boats

I was lucky to meet 3 young men who were fishing at the lake. One of these guys positioned the net for me in the foreground. Very helpful!

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August 2016