Christmas Days

This year, Christmas days are under restrictions and challenges. A lot of people complains about not sharing these days with their families. But Christmas doesn’t have to be about families. A lot of people complains these days about not buying the presents, the special food and drinks they want to share with their relatives. ButContinue reading “Christmas Days”

Pas de Deux

Pas de deux, is a dance duet in which two dancers perform ballet steps together that portray expressions of affectionate feelings and thoughts between the partners. Some days ago, I reviewed my photo catalog, and I found some interesting pictures, that from my point of view, built a nice story. But, the photos I’ve foundContinue reading “Pas de Deux”

A Great Need to Get Away

Because we live with tighter restrictions as local lockdown, quarantine, or self-isolation, I thought that, to look for forgotten books in my bookshelves, could be a good idea. I found the book Wang River Collection of Wang Wei (699 – 759), a Chinese poet, painter, calligrapher, and musician. Wang Wei is especially known as aContinue reading “A Great Need to Get Away”

Time to Fly Away, over Hills and Forests

After the great review we shall fly away to warm countries, far from here, over hills and forests. The Storks. Hans Christian Andersen. It is a commonplace that autumn is one of the best times of the year for a landscape photographer. But, it’s true…I think. It’s time for enjoying the magnificent and the richContinue reading “Time to Fly Away, over Hills and Forests”

Autumn Leaves and Fresh Air

I’ve talked about the drought that the country have suffered during the summer, which was very hot. But, luckily, autumn have brought some rain and fresh air. Time for a getaway to some nice woodland in northern Germany and trying to forget for some days the bad news we receive every day about the worldContinue reading “Autumn Leaves and Fresh Air”

The Party is Over

While summer is coming to a close, televisions and newspapers have reported about the drought that the country suffers. The woodlands are in a dreadful state, the trees died and the citizens have to save water. I wanted to say to summer goodbye and I visited the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park, in the middle of Germany.Continue reading “The Party is Over”

Days of Works and Books

I have a friend – a very good photographer – who used to make her own photo books. She bind the books with the Japanese and Leporello (often called concertina) binding. I was astonished with the results of her books. But I never had the patience to afford to do the job. And all atContinue reading “Days of Works and Books”

Has to Be a Photograph a Factual Rendition of Reality?

The judgement of whether a thing is a work of art is a simple one and can be answered unambiguously. The term art has been settled to mean objects expressing human skill and imagination (read: creativity). Anything that meets these qualifications is—by definition—art. […] What remains ambiguous and open to subjective judgement is not whetherContinue reading “Has to Be a Photograph a Factual Rendition of Reality?”

Noisy Society

This days I realized how noisy our society is. In Germany there is always a road, a highway nearby, where cars and trucks come and go, or someone is working with a machine, or a plane crosses the sky… This days we are reaching high temperatures, the drought is a fact, and Coronavirus makes aContinue reading “Noisy Society”

Evolution of a Landscape

In mid-July, I visited the Lower Lusatia (Niederlausitz), a historical region stretching from the southeast of the German state of Brandenburg to the southwest of Lubusz Province in Poland. Lusatia provided much of the lignite, known as soft brown coal, that heated German homes and powered the country’s industrial rise. Lignite mining in Lusatia beganContinue reading “Evolution of a Landscape”