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”

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”

Do Trees Dream of Cleaner Soils, Water and Atmosphere?

One of the best things of landscape photography is that this craft allows a deeper look into the World around us. It is not only about aperture, shutter speed or composition rules. It is, as well, about, for example, Meteorology, Geography, and Biology. Working on my project Not Be Able to See the Trees forContinue reading “Do Trees Dream of Cleaner Soils, Water and Atmosphere?”