Category: Landscape


Sea Rock Needles

Sea Rock Needle 1

The title says it all.
Found these by chance when going on a hike in Southern France.

Sea Rock Needle 2

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Directions…

Dirrections...

A Happy New Year to everyone!

Which direction will this planet take?
I prefer not to talk about things like politics, religion, etc. Just look back at last year and think about the things that went wrong and the opportunities this new year might offer.
I am not here to judge, I just take photos, that’s all.
Let me just say that we should not take this world for granted.

Three Sides: Wind Turbine

Wind Turbine 1

A few weeks ago I showed you three “sides” of a mushroom.
Today you get to see three different perspectives of a wind turbine. I planned to do this in black and white.

The first picture above was taken with a fisheye lens, as you can tell by the distorted horizon. I deliberately shot against the sun, so I chose all settings manually to avoid an underexposure of the image that automatic settings would have probably created.
Although the fisheye perspective is quite unrealistic, I kind of like it, as you can be creative and add some drama with it. (I will post another fisheye shot which has a much more extreme perspective on Flickr in the next couple of days.)

Wind Turbine 2

The second picture was a bit tricky, as it was a very bright day, but at the same time quite windy. Since I wanted to show the motion of the wheel, I needed a slower shutter speed, so the above conditions were not perfect for what I had in mind (no tripod with me). I used an ND filter, so I could choose a shutter speed that allowed me capturing the motion of the wheel without overexposing it.
Shooting in RAW was quite helpful, too – in fact, it was a must here.

Wind Turbine 3

The last one, taken from below in front of the wind turbine.
I chose a short shutter speed for this one, because I wanted to have the three blades in a certain position without any motion.
The high contrast and black and white make this apppear almost like an abstract geometric shape.

I hope I did not bore you too much with those technical details.

Next week back to colourful Croatia! ­čśë

In The Mountains

In The Mountains

Today’s picture was taken from the Seiser Alm in Italy, the largest high-altitude Alpine meadow in Europe, which I visited this summer.
Unfortunately, weather conditions were not perfect for taking photographs, but still I like this picture somehow and wanted to share it with you.
The massif in the background is the Langkofel Group.

Cologne From Above

Cologne From Above

This is Cologne from above – or at least the part where you can see the Cathedral, Hohenzollern Bridge, the river Rhine and the Central Station to name but a few.
Best viewed large (click).