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Silhouette

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While preparing this post, we’re having a quite hot summer day. It’s not so hot as it was earlier this week, but it’s still over 33°C (91°F). I really love these hot days of the year, just because we only have so few of them. Sitting outside with friends ’till midnight only wearing a t-shirt and shorts is sooo good.

The image above is taken in very similar conditions. But, it’s taken in Brittany, France against the sun to create this cut-out look.

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

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Photo & Adventure 2019

Yesterday, I was in Duisburg for visiting the fair “Photo & Adventure 2019”. For two days you were able to talk with people organizing photo travel trips. Several big dealers of photo equipment and a few brand stands were also set up to answer questions or give hands-on experience for cameras, lenses, tripods, filters, printers, photo paper, and much more stuff you need as a photographer. All the booths summed up to more than 150 exhibitors. One was also invented to attend some presentations on technology, image processing and / or travel destinations. There were also sold tickets to attend some workshops on different topics.

For me, this was a first time experience. In the past, I was in fear of the chaos because I know the venue. And it was, just like expected. Although I was their right for the opening, the parking ground was already overly filled. Fortunately, I got a free spot and headed to the entrance. At the info desk, I first had to clarify if I’d get permission to enter simply by showing the PDF of the online ticket, as I left the printed version accidentally at home – too far away to drive back for fetching it. But, fortunately, the scanner at the entrance was able to read the barcode right from the screen of my smartphone and I got in!

I wasn’t there for any particular reason. Just looking around, to get used to this kind of fair and compare it to photokina. It’s way smaller. The man focus is different. It’s similarly crowded, but worde to reach – at least for me.

I liked the images shown in the photo exhibitions. I also liked the supporting program: a few cosplayers acting as Jedi Knights, stormtroopers, Darth Vader and some further characters from the Star Wars saga, a troop of cheerleaders and a burlesque dancer. They all were there for entertaining the photographers and pose for some images.

Overall, it was an interesting event. But, right now, I unable to say if I’d go again.

Now, enjoy some impressions in the attached slideshow.

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once upon a time

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… I was in the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz with some friends for an extended weekend. While nearby, we made a trip to the castle Burg Eltz. This construction of this iconic castle was started back in the 12th century. Since then, it was never conquered or destroyed.

As expected, you can find the castle on top of a hill. But, this hill is surrounded by many other hills which are even higher. So, you can’t see it from a distance and you can’t oversee the surrounding area. This is very different from other castles.

 

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

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