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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #86: Change Your Perspective

It’s Patti’s turn to challenge us this week at Lens-Artists Photo Challenge and she asks us to change our point of view. The general rule is shooting at eye level while standing in front of your subject. But sometimes it’s necessary to ‘break’ this rule and do something different.

Laying down is one of the easiest things you can do when it comes to “changing the point of view”.


Or to get closer


Another option is looking down

or up

or simply holding the camera over the head

or try to combine some of these ideas:

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #85: treasure hunt

This week’s theme at The lens artist is “treasure hunt”, Tina organized for us. So, what’s a treasure? I guess, some of us first think of gems, gold or other stuff considers as very valuable.

For me, my trip to the Seychelles Islands was such a gem.


For other people hunting or fishing is the hunt for a treasure


Finding a partner who shares your beliefs, preferences, and hobbies is finding a treasure.


But, also in nature, you can find a treasure.

But I guess, the most precious treasures we have, are our kids!


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Throwback Thursday: Scones

Last year I was in northern Wales. During one of our trips, we had a pause at a very small café where they offered these scones. They were so delicious. I included parts of my hand in the image to illustrate how big the scones were.

I wonder if one of my followers from England is able to send me a good receipt for scones and for clotted cream as well.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #83: narrow

This week’s theme at The lens artist is “narrow”. Amy showed some of her images own as an example. I tend to be the guy for epic wide areas. But, I also have met very narrowly places.

This is the narrowest public street I’ve ever walked along: Praque


Or have you ever been in a coal mine hundreds of meters below the surface of our beautiful planet?

Even nature is able to create narrow passages. She usually uses water for that job:


Let’s have a walk through a tower:

There are narrow and steep staircases in plants like here in a steel plant.

The worker had not much room for their work when they finally arrived at the side of the blast furnace. You can see the strait timbers on the ground: that’s a passage!!!


But, I like nature much more:

Do you like walking along a narrow path through the forest or the steps leading you to a wine yard?


Sometimes, mother nature creates narrow views to see, what she’s hiding:


Some guys love narrow places like these guillemots. The ledges are so small, but broad enough for them to breed!



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mysterious forest


A couple of years ago, I was in fall in the eastern part of Germany, not far away from the Czech border south of Dresden. On one side of the river Elbe, you can find a mysterious forest and a mountain range with very interesting shaped rocks. Although I didn’t get the images I wanted to get because of the weather conditions, I’m happy with the results. I like the mood created by the high fog in combination with the low standing clouds.

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

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Throwback Thursday: They are coming back

This image is taken on Feb. 26, 2019. But, Wednesday night last week they were crossing our house heading north. Late, after sunset, I was able to hear the troop trumpeting, went out and was able to see them flying quite low above the nightly scene. Spring is just around the corner.

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Monochrome Monday 6-42

For a long time, I wanted to go out photographing this bus station at night. Different from other photos taken of illuminated buildings, I opted for going out late to make sure to have a black sky. You know, usually, I go out at “blue hour” for taking such photos. I’m quite happy with the results. I really like the kind of graphical look.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #82: capital cities

This week, we have a guest host for the weekly Lens-Artists photo challenge. It’s Viveka from Sweden. She asks for images from capital cities. Although I visited several capital cities (country capitals as well as state capitals), it’s very hard for me to find a suitable image. In my opinion, you should recognize the capital in that image for such a challenge but without simply showing an iconic building representing the city like the Eiffel Tower for Paris, The Brandenburger Tor for Berlin, colosseum for Rome, Big Ben for London or the skyscrapers for New York

The other main reason is, I don’t like these concrete deserts called cities. To be honest, I try to avoid cities.

Nevertheless, I dug into my archive and picked this image from Havanna for you.

I guess this is my most loved image taken on Cuba. If you’re interested in seeing more images from Cuba, you can check them out here in my blog.

The building in the back it the capitol of Havanna, a small version of the US capitol in Washington D.C.

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