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”

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”

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”

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”