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”

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”

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?”

Getaway to the Red Cliffs

With the lockdown relaxing in Germany and other European countries, I decided to spend some days visiting a well-know Nature Conservation Area called Red Cliffs, in the basin of a tributary to the Rhine. The Red Cliffs are huge deposits of the reddish extrusive rock Rhyolite. The walk last around 3 hours, but taking picturesContinue reading “Getaway to the Red Cliffs”

Wandering at Sunrise

After some weeks confined at home, it seems that many people are holding their breath for the future, while others are anxious about life returning to normal, whatever that normal could be. While at home, I saw how many photographers have put on the web a lot of interesting videos, workshops, conversations… A lot ofContinue reading “Wandering at Sunrise”

March, even Some Exposures..

Before the winter ended, I wanted to take, if possible, some exposures with a minimalist approach, to practise clean, perhaps semi-abstracts compositions. For example, selecting an isolated tree against a white backdrop. At the end of March, I visited the Black Forest, a large, imposing, forested mountain range in southwest Germany. Luckily I found aContinue reading “March, even Some Exposures..”