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”

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”

The Cranes Have Started Their Spring Migration Earlier

It is said that Germany is incredibly grey in the winter. For sure, this year 2022 the skies have been grey with a low hanging clouds for weeks, although temperatures have been mild. And, as the days are really short, which makes it seem worse, the entire territory was plunged under gray skies. After theContinue reading “The Cranes Have Started Their Spring Migration Earlier”

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”

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”