On Sunday last week, I came back from my latest trip. I attended a photo festival called Umweltfotofestival “Horizonte Zingst” (environmental photo festival “horizons Zingst”) in Zingst at the Baltic Sea. Although it was organized for the 10th time, I was there as a freshman. For 8 days the town was crowded by many, many photographers enjoying the fantastic and unique landscape, visiting many different photo exhibitions or podium discussions on photography, taking part in a workshop or simply networking. From Thursday to Saturday they also have had a trade fair for photo gear.
The festival started on May 20th and lasted until May 28th. I was there for the whole time with experienced friends. And I have to admit, the landscape is really gorgeous. Also the exhibitions were remarkable.
I attended one workshop (one out if more than 120). The theme was Märchenwald (enchanted forest or fairytale forest), led by Heinz Teufel. After a short introduction, we went out to take photos and interpret the topic on our own. Therefore we started in a primeval forest and followed the paths to the beach, where the primeval forest reaches the Baltic sea.
Next morning each participant has had to present up to 10 images to get image criticism. Two of these ten images per participant were selected to be presented at night at the beach cinemascope-like on a huge screen. This procedure was the same every night, but the last one. For the last night, they have had picked the best of these collections and grouped them by landscape, animals, people, street and macro. Surprisingly, one of my two images was selected for that final show in the category landscape. I was so thrilled seeing my image unexpectedly on the big screen. A video published by the organiser is available on FB (it’s public viewable even if you’re not on FB). You can see my image at ~44:50. It’s #3 of 15 presented during the “Best of Zingst” show, selected out of hundreds of images. I’m so happy. You can see it on top of this post.
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.