Stade

dear friends – sorry for the very few comments and replies from me but I have to ask you…

… something you maybe can’t answer. I for one am waisting my time for things like (the questions will say that)….

– why do I spend too much  time for posting one photo to the Photo-Quest group today (without any success)?

– why do I need more time for editing my posts  than for the words (see above)?

– why does something not work as it usually has to?

– why do so many people tell about sth. they want to do – and do not do that?

– why does a friend critisize my “absense” after never reacting on my comments and replies?

– why do I have the feeling that I’m wasting my time for things that are less important than the contents of a blog?

– why does the proofreader tool mark the word “Photomerge”?

by the way the photo has nothing to do with the content of this entry. I only placed it here to post it to another blog by using the URL – after I tried the URL ofjthis picture from  my library. In both tryings I had no success and it made me feel that I’m waisting my time again to try to make a post.

– (this question will follow tomorrow)


I really hope for you that….

… time is by your side. I’m in urgent need to recreate now! Next week the days will be very long for me. Usually I can spend my time to recover in the evening hours – not so next week:

Monday (and I’m only talking about the evenings now!):  preparing for some photosessions I’ll have together with my friend and some models (some special shootings we’ll make in a studio)…

Tuesday:  Meeting with my guys for our new project “The Formerly Unknown” we’re starting now and it will be finished December ’11 (my job is the musical leadership and coaching the bands)!

Wednesday: last rehearsal for the “Easy Moving” Jubilee Concert

Thursday: Last rehearsal for my band “Blackout” for the Saturday Showcase at New Music School

Friday: Preparing for Saturday

Saturday:  Showcase at NMS in the afternoon (3 hrs.) and Easy Moving Jubilée Concert in the evening

Sunday: I’ll be dead 😉

I’ll try to stay tuned – See ya! … and have a nice Halloween Weekend!!!

one more shoot I made yesterday (a little “encore”)

… one attempt of a HDR at the very early morning in my hometown at the railway station


and another one of the famous Bacardi works that supplies Europe and the eastern world with rum and whisky…



Duck in the Port of Stade – and some more…

This vain male mallard caused a nice intermission for me while I was shooting for a documentary about a crane that will be restored here in the port.

By the way Stade is a very old and beautiful town – not that far away from my hometown. Here a panorama stitch of 8 shots of the little port the duck (seen above) felt so good 😉

the following stitch I made from the other side of the harbor basin (from a position near the two ships on the right who lay in a package)

By the way the centre of Stade is very picturesque. Here my first – and I think succesful – attempt of making a stitch with my point & shoot in febrary last year…

OK back to the harbor… Here some more shots.


If you look at the right hand side of the first panorama you’ll see a ship with a red and green hull. It’s the “Greundiek” what means “green dike” . I had permission to enter the bridge of this museum ship to take some pictures from the “seaside” ;-).

They have a lot of hard work to keep the ship in good shape. It’s a permanently fight against rust. My respect to all these guys who keep that ship in shape and keep it up and running…

Check out the rudder house…

affectionately restored – like all parts of this ship

It was a great joy to show you a part of my little world. Thanks  in advance for your heed!