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World Relaxation Day…

Something I read a few minutes before…

“It’s National Relaxation Day! Today we live in a very fast-paced world that is often stressful and overwhelming. National Relaxation Day is all about taking a step back to unwind and decompress.

Although a certain amount of stress is normal, too much of it can be harmful to your physical and mental health. Take care of yourself today. Read a book, get a message, watch a movie, go for a long walk, or take a nap. No matter what you choose to do, just remember to take it easy, even if it’s only for a few minutes. Happy National Relaxation Day!”

 

… so what shall I think about it… I have to relish that one and only day and be prepared to survive the stressing time during the rest of the year what means in days:    3 6 4   (in words THREEHUNDREDSIXTYFOUR)…

Westerhever Lighthouse


r.i.p. Neil Armstrong

it was one of the great moments in my childhood to share the first landing on the moon summer ’69. We spent our holidays at the north sea in a cottage my mother rented. We had to feed the TV with DM coins and when the moment came that the eagle should land on the moon’s surface suddenly the screen was black!!!!

“Where are all the coins” was the question – and a lot of panic in the whole family to find them. I suppose it was only a few seconds till we found them, but I felt it was like an eternity….

 

That’s why I was  in the mood to compose this little image.


summer?

I shot one image in december 2011 and the other one a few days before…


serenity

Wallpaper 16:9 – a day in Eastern Frisia (in the north west of Lower Saxony)


post production…..

Last summer I was in Scandinavia for three weeks. The day Anders Breivik killed 70 young socialist at the island utoya and bombed the gov.-quarter inOslo we didn’t hear about it ’cause we were in the mountains. There I shot a panorama of Sognefjellet (a part of Jotunheimen which are the highest mountains in Norway). The high contrast the lights made were difficult to capture (particularly if you want to shoot a HDR when the clouds are moving so fast and the tripod is not the best….

When I came home I tried the first stitch (1) and made some corrections – hmmm the result wasn’t that good – look at the clouds (crop 1). A few weeks ago I started a second try (2 and crop 2). The first thing was that I corrected the aperture in RAW then I stitched the images (5 pieces) and afterwards some editing in CS 4…

What did I learn: I need some more time to shoot to utilize the performance of my camera so I can save a lot of time in post production – and I need a better tripod (done!)…

Next start for a project is tomorrow. We’ll have a little vacation at the North Sea. I want some magic light 😉

btw. I’ll print the stitch in 170 x 70 cm when I’m back!

btw I never lived to see such a bad weather in Norway in my whole life (and I’ve been a lot of times up there)…


Sometimes I really want to know what’s going up in her little soul….

Wish you all had a wonderful Whit Weekend!


> 30° C in the shade…..

… too hot. So Tony found the coolest place in the house – the dorm.


Kari again (1920×1080 px.)


“La Guerre Des Boutons”

Our two little  “furry ladies” played “War Of The Buttons” this morning. Here you can see the result…..


I don’t need no “tilt shift generator” ;-)


Kari


When the short night was over….

Here we say “der frühe Vogel fängt den Wurm” what means “the early bird catches the worm”.  I woke up early this morning and when I had a look out of the window and I saw a clear black sky I said to myself  “later you’ll live to see how it is to shoot at ./. 12 ° Celsius and some wind…. When I arrived at the place to make the first shoot I realized that I forgot my remote control and my 70-200mm 1:2,8….. OMG my fingers 😉

Two shots for you


Hello!

Yes I know I’m very late with it – Happy New Year!
I’ll promise that I’ll improve and show some more presence…
Meanwhile winter has come to the northern parts of Germany
and in spite of the low temperatures I’ve been outside to make some shots.
Here you see an image of my hometown


Death Reminds live @ Rock against National-Socialism

Well Death Reminds is one of the 4 juvenile bands who traveled around Scandinavia with the Tour-Project I was with as the musical leader of that project. Here they performed at a rock festival that ran one day before the election in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern . The good news is that the Nazis lost loyalists but they are still in the parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (and that’s the bad news)……


I suppose you can see what kind of music they play 😉


Greetings from L. A.

 


Norway 2 Lights and Shadows


Norway – Rain and Tears…..


Three weeks…..

…. full of new experiences.I’m in need of much time to contemplate, collect images, check my diary and – last not least – really arrive at home 😉

more about my wonderful time I had, later 😉

cheers!


Good Morning

Do you wanna fly with me?

 

 

I want to share

the beginning

of a beautiful day

with a wonderful light…

and two of my

blossoming roses…

with you

 

 

 


DOF games with my new lens ;-)

F/7,1   50 mm

 

F/1,8   50 mm

 


A new edit of my song “Valle Gran Rey”


Hi again!

Last Saturday I screwed my new 50 mm 1/1,8 lens on my camera and went downtown to be with at the oldtown-festival. It was a wonderful warm summer night at the late spring and I realized that this lens is not only easy to handle, but also it has a great light yield. The following shots I made free hand – about one hour after sunset. It’s the wonderful time when the sky is changing from dark blue to black – we call it “Blaue Stunde” – the “blue hour”…

 

 

Some of you may remember that I posted a HDR-photo of this church last year in November (or so). The problem that I had is that I’m in urgent need of a steady tripod – an I mean steady – to make more crispy HDR’s. I think I found a good one that is not too expensive. OK, I ordered one and it will be delivered the next few days. Then I can start with some HDR-panorama-shots… We’ll see 😉


For Your Eyes….

The original image…

… and the edited version

After a little bit too long period of wonderful sunny weather

the rain is back… So good ’cause the nature is in urgent

need of rain. The following image I shot  the day before  yesterday.


For Your Ears…..

Seems that I found a way to share some of my homemade music with you 😉

Have fun and a great start into the new week!