Šumava

Last August was the hottest month yet recorded. Some heatwaves across Europe, in conjunction with unusually drought, have led to a summer of extreme high temperatures and forest fires in many parts of Europe, with disastrous consequences for society and nature in various ways. Some regions in Germany reminded me of the semi-arid plateau (Meseta)Continue reading Šumava

Taunus Mountain Range in Summer

For weeks, Germany, as many other countries, is reeling under a heatwave and a severe drought. For weeks, the sky without clouds remembered me of the skies of the Mediterranean Sea. For weeks, I didn’t take the camera. Two days ago, the weather report announced a front with clouds and rain. I took the cameraContinue reading “Taunus Mountain Range in Summer”

A Question of Trade

I live in a densely populated region between roads, highways, and industrial parks, a set of ordinary places with ordinary subject matter, a small wood, a stream and a pool. These – the wood, the stream and the pool – therefore are the three landscapes where I have carried out my photographic fieldwork. In theseContinue reading “A Question of Trade”

Peaceful Days in the Pyrenees

In the heart of the Catalonian Pyrenees there is the Alt Pirineu Natural Park, the largest natural park in Catalonia, a rugged landscape of peaks that tower above forests, grassy meadows, peaceful lakes and wild rivers and streams. In the heart of the Alt Pirineu Natural Park there is the town of Alins, and betweenContinue reading “Peaceful Days in the Pyrenees”

Glacial Landscapes

Europe has some interesting glacial landscapes. shaped during the last glacial cycle, encompassing the period (c. 115,000 – c. 11,700 years ago). As a glacier recedes, it leaves behind superb landscapes of meadows, moors, lakes and streams, and green forests. At the end of April, I decided to visit one of these beautiful landscapes. I was lucky enough.Continue reading “Glacial Landscapes”

Landscape Photography in the XXI Century

When speculating about the future of landscape photography one has to consider the climate of the world in which we live today…[where]…there is an abundance of topics that can be explored…. Social environments, political and national boundaries, globalization, continued urbanization, the vanishing family farm and the rise of the corporate one, or any number ofContinue reading “Landscape Photography in the XXI Century”

Despite Everything, Spring is Here Again

As all we know, the March 21 is the astronomical beginning of the spring season in our Hemisphere. But, in fact, Spring began earlier in Germany this year. Nature goes on in its unstoppable course even with the serious problems and disasters related to our existence. Spring is finally arrived, and we are having hotContinue reading “Despite Everything, Spring is Here Again”

Beauty and Natur

Hiking in the Taunus Mountain Range Let’s just concentrate on where we are There’s beauty enough in being here, not elsewhere – Alberto Caeiro I don’t have a philosophy: I have senses… If I talk about Nature, it’s not because I know what it is, But because I love it, and that’s why I loveContinue reading “Beauty and Natur”

I Would Like to Celebrate the Life

This year, the first cranes have returned unusually early from their warmer winter quarters in southern countries. A couple of great tits are inspecting the birdhouse I built last year for the balcony. But, sadly, mankind cannot escape the condition of worshipers of Ares and Thanatos. We are condemned to celebrate the death and visitingContinue reading “I Would Like to Celebrate the Life”