Travel Tuesday: brick building


Today, I have another brick building for you: a pharmacy (Apotheke in German with the stylized letter “A” combined with the Aesculapian staff as a common logo for all pharmacies). As I mentioned in my post last week, people have had to build their houses from burnt bricks formed by using foam or clay and hay. An other options was wood or they have had to fetch stones over big distances. But because of the heavy winds here at the flat country at the coast, wood wasn’t a good solution to last long. Northern Germany is very flat. For more than 100 or 200 km from the coast, you won’t find any remarkable hills or mountains. So, farmers have built large and solid trees around there farms to keep out the storms. Next week, I’m showing you an example of these farms.

Nowadays, you can find these red brick houses nearly all over northern Germany, it’s considered as typical for this huge part of Germany. The houses of different regions differ in shape, but the material is usually the same.

Take care!


Monochrome Madness 4-01

Happy New Year. 🙂

You assume, I’ve mixed up the time or so? No! This is the first post for a new cycle of Monochrome Madness organised by the Australian photographer Leanne Cole. Last week we celebrated 3 years of MMC, the Monochrome Madness Challenge.

This is a blue blooming grape hyacinth. They are blooming in spring in many, many gardens. On Wednesday, I’m showing you a color image of these tiny guys 🙂

This one is taken with my 105mm macro lens and 2 of my extension tubes. Extension tubes are great for these images. I guess, I’ll set up a tech post on them to explain what it is and how they work.

FX full-frame (35mm), 105mm, ISO 200, 1/400s, f36, EV -1/3

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

Throwback Thursday: apocalypse now?

2010, April 17th

This HDR image is a result of tone mapping 6 images taken with my DX camera.

The red sky is a result of the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull on March, 20th. For several weeks the sky was polluted by volcanic ashes. No aviation was allowed during these weeks because of the ashes in the sky. The evening skies became more reddish than usual.

Take care!