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”

In Search of Spring

I visited the Westerwald region, a low mountain range on the right bank of the river Rhine in Germany. It is a part of the Rhenish Slate Mountains. I wanted to scout a gorge, in case I could take some interesting pictures. I camped near a stream, just at the beginning of a path whichContinue reading “In Search of Spring”

Books, Hikes and Feasts

Spring brings hope We all know 2020 has been a very hard and challenging year for all of us. Besides wars, international conflicts, and abuses of power around the world, the coronavirus pandemic spreads readily. Friends and acquaintances have lost their jobs, have had to cancel workshops or close their business. This year, 2021, theContinue reading “Books, Hikes and Feasts”

Its Winter , Still and Silent…Really?

It was a cold morning and hard to get up and go out. It was snowing heavily, and I enjoy the snow like little children. So, I went out. I hiked in the forest and things were quiet there, except for the crunch of untouched snow beneath my boots. After two or three kilometers, theContinue reading “Its Winter , Still and Silent…Really?”