New Year

I spent the first days of January visiting a very interesting marsh and wetland area in Hessen, Germany, which is an important migration and resting place for migratory birds and winter guests. When I crossed a stream I saw a great egret between the reeds. Every time I see an egret I must stop, stepContinue reading “New Year”

Last Days of November, First Winter Snowfalls

Yes, I know, strictly speaking, winter begins on 21st December, so, November ist not yet winter. Nevertheless, these last days of November, the landscape is covered with a thick layer of snow, and the temperatures are below 0º C, consequently, I may say, winter. As I said in my last post, November, a gray, coldContinue reading “Last Days of November, First Winter Snowfalls”

November as a Transition

Sometimes, transitions are not effortless, as they convey change, that is the movement from something that is ending, to something that could begin. In between, there is a “no man’s land” with incertitude, missteps and instability. November has neither the colors nor the skies nor the light of October, is not yet the winter, quiteContinue reading “November as a Transition”

Autumn Is on Its Way

Yes, the Sun is going down, to the South Pole…. Colder, shorter and misty days, magnificent woodlands, splendorous trees, a perfect combination for a few hikes to the mountain, the Taunus range, in the centre of Germany. Consequently, I made some hikes, early morning, in some foggy days. Solitude, peace, but unfortunately not silence, inasmuchContinue reading “Autumn Is on Its Way”

Message in a Landscape

For me, summer is not the best season for taking photographs because the light is very hard on the bright summer days, and, in woodland, the patches of sunlight scattered on the trunks and on the forest floor create very harsh contrasts, what makes -at least for me – very difficult to make acceptable photos.Continue reading “Message in a Landscape”

The Roaring Twenties Again?

I have curled mid the boles of the ash wood,I have hidden my face where the oakSpread his leaves over me, and the yokeOf the old ways of men have I cast aside. Ezra Pound. Personae. After a cold and rainy May, June hat brought unusual hot days, days during which the people spread acrossContinue reading “The Roaring Twenties Again?”

Days of Wind, Cold, Clouds and Rain

This month of May, cold fronts and their associated depressions have swept across Western Europe, bringing us unusually wet, cold and miserable weather. It was not easy to go out to take pictures…! But the skies were quiet interesting, and I could overcome the laziness. I travelled across the northern and southern slopes of theContinue reading “Days of Wind, Cold, Clouds and Rain”

Somewhere over the Red Cliffs

We are now approaching Nature. Please disregard the subject-object split Mike Roman.Mind the Gap. Stravaig#5 Scottish Center for Geopoetics Almost every year, I take one of my favorite walks over the red cliffs of a ryolithe massif, somewhere (remember one of the rules of Nature First – The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography: Use discretionContinue reading “Somewhere over the Red Cliffs”

Earth Day

On April, 22nd. I had planned a getaway in the Taunus mountain range, to „celebrate“ the Earth Day, an annual event on that day to demonstrate support for protecting the environment. When the day came and the alarm clock went off at 6:00 am, I glanced through the window, seeing a rainy and cold day.Continue reading “Earth Day”