Deep in the wetlands

The predator slowly moved forward. He listened to the sounds of the wetlands and smelled possible prey nearby. He had to be careful. There was this old guardian of the moors. He would be able to tame him with spells like „sit“ and „down“. But may be chicken and cheese would still be his reward. So he moved on.

… are you serious? 🐶

Christmas Calendar – 9/24

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Christmas Calendar

My christmas / advent calendar is divided into 3 sections:

Day 1-8: mimic the objects in the frame with the day no
Day 9-16: Moorland – images of my new photography concept
Day 17-24: Winter photography

Section 1 is complete. This is the first image of section 2. Hope you enjoy it!

Happy days.

Section 1:

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

I need a friend

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Need a Friend
I need a friend…

Dragonfly in search of a Friend… photo has been taken in the Fintlandsmoor, a new cultivated piece of wetland to support the global climate. I am proud that we do something right over here. Otherwise it will be “very, very bad” for this dragonfly and our children. Not a good deal.

Make our planet great again. Earth first.

Wetland Fog

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Wetland Fog
Develop my personal style

Image 5/20 – This shot has been taken early in the morning in the wetlands. Fuji X-T1 and LEE Filter System to balance the light. This was one of the last shots into the sunlight. I stopped doing that. When I see a nice sunset / sunrise today I take the shot before or after the sun dominates the sky. Or I turn round and take a shot in the opposite direction. The light is much nicer / softer. In this case it still works because of the fog over the wetlands. It is magic to be there at this time of the day.

This image is part of my series: Develop my personal style

The first 5 images are published. You can see the first quarter of my series here:


Ancient Tree

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Ancient tree
Develop my personal style

Image 3/20 – An old tree in the frozen wetlands at sunset last winter. No color (bronze) adjustments to this image. The effect has been created with a long exposure and a graduated filter using my LEE filter / my Fuji X-T1. Only minor adjustments in Lightroom.

This image is part of my series: Develop my personal style

This is image 1/20.
This is image 2/20.