landscape, nature, photography, seasons, world

chasing the moon

610_3078-e_wYesterday evening I was out for chasing the supermoon. A clear sky and a moonrise shortly before sunset proposed a good view. Thus, I went uphill to the south and keep the big city in my back.

I arrived about half an hour before sunset to look for a good spot and used the opportunity to get some sunset images. The opposite side, where the moon rises, was not in that good shape ūüė¶

A thin layer of clouds and dust-covered the moon constantly. The snap in the gallery is the best possible shot ūüė¶ You can recognize a slight light corona around the moon. That’s the reflection and distortion of the moonlight ins this cloudy layer.

But, the sunset images are the compensation. The clouds were a perfect canvas for the setting sun to paint wonderful colors in the sky.

Enjoy!

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Skógafoss

600_8496-s_wDid you miss the waterfalls in the last weeks here in my Iceland series? They are back ūüôā

One short stop at Skógafoss. The water falls about 60m and is about 25 broad. It is quite easy to reach, because it is located right beside the Route 1, the Ring-Street. Which is surrounding the whole island. Thus, this one is easily to watch even by disabled people. The downside is, many people are here.

A quite big parking ground, a camping site and a hotel are completing the scene right hand from the waterfall and in the back of me, while photographing the above scene. You even could step up stairs to two or three platforms on the right side of the fall up to the top of the hill. Because of the weather conditions I passed on that and stayed on the water level.

Take care!

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Monochrome Madness 2-25

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There was a song in the late 1970s inviting you to “a walk in the park” by The Nick Straker Band. This is always a good idea to get your minds sorted and to think about something very carefully. A park is also a good location for a photo walk.

Despite the song mentioned going to a park, I was in a forest when I took the photo I’ve chosen for this week’s Monochrome Madness organized by the Australian photographer Leanne Cole. Go over an check her site for more incredible monochrome photos taken in Victoria.

Take care!

landscape, nature, travel, world

volcanic structures

600_8297_wIn many places you can see structures of stone. Many, if not all, of them were created by volcanic activity. Especially basalt is easy to recognize because of its characteristic shape: (usually) hexagonal pillars.

You can find similar remains in several parts of the earth. These pillars occur, because of the certain environmental conditions while cooling down of the lava.

At the southern coast of Iceland near Vik (and probably in other parts of our planet, too) you can find huge caverns, where you can even see these pillars from below. These pillars have a side-lenght of approximately 30 Р40 cm. So, you can easily use the lower ones as a seat.

Take care!

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Monochrome Madness 2-24

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Back to France for this week’s Monochrome Madness hold by Leanne Cole.

You know, I came back from my vacation in √Čtretat, Normandy, the week before last. I really love¬†the iconic cliffs here. They were cut out of the clay rocks by rain, frost, wind and the ocean waves.

This image was taken at a beautiful warm afternoon with only very mild wind. So, I got these nice reflections in the tide pond. It’s not a real pond. There are many rocks in the water. They are keeping the waves away from the pond. Unfortunately, when the water is away, the bigger¬†pieces of rock rise out of the water and disturb the reflections, while the waves disturb the reflections while the water level is higher. (and: you won’t reach this place while¬†high tide).

In Normany you have very big¬†differences between low tide and high tide. In √Čtretat¬†the difference¬†is about 6 m, further south (around Mont Saint Michel) it’s even about 9 m.¬†That’s the dark band¬†at the bottom of the bright rocks.

Take care!