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Lens-Artists Photo Challange 116: “symmetry”

This week, Patti is the host for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge and she asks for symmetric images.

You can find symmetry in nature, but more often you can find it in architecture or man-made gardens (i.e. around renaissance chateaus). In nature, the petals of blossoms are very often symmetric and the leaves of many plants. Also, legs, arms, eyes, ears, wings, and many inner organs of animals and humans.

 

inside a Venetian castle

on top of a mine’s winding tower

The public library in Tromsœ, Norway

a great tit with her mirror image

a modern bus stop at night

the Menai suspension bridge connecting Anglesey to the mainland in Wales, UK

Kochelsee, Allgäu, Germany

 

tram station in Oberhausen, Germany

A view inside the outside walls of Harpa in Reykjavik, Iceland

Inside the garden of Claude Monet in Giverny, France

 

The working platform around a chimney in a steel plant

the colonnade of an old castle

The lighthouse in Pilsum, Germany

water lily blossom

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photography, review

5 years of Instagram

While checking some security settings on Instagram, I noticed, I had an anniversary earlier this week: On September, 21st 2015 I created my account on Instagram.
In the beginning, it was a personal account without the intention of building a community or something like that. Instead, I wanted to learn about it and see, if it could replace or complement my blogging. After some time, I started using Instagram as a complement to my blog and it still is. Most of the time, I’m posting images I’m currently working on but sometimes I also post instantly current encounters, which are considered more personal.
For some time I’m considering creating additional accounts to separate wildlife from the landscape and personal images. Some time Instagram got the ability to manage more than one account. What do you think? I’m still unsure.
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Lens-Artists Photo Challange 115: “Inspiration”

It’s Tina‘s turn, this week. She picked “Inspiration” as the subject for this week’s challenge. Challenge accepted 🙂

I’m always inspired by nature. Mother nature (or the God behind) found so many different ways to solve problems of life. Where i.e. one species of insect-eating bird would be enough we find thousands. Where one kind of plant would be enough to keep the soil in place, we find thousands. Gazillions of different kinds of living creatures inhabit this wonderful planet: mammals, birds, saurians, amphibians, fishes, trees, bushes, plants, and so on. And all these different kinds of landscapes. Our wonderful planet is so rich. Or, like Sam Cook once sang: Its a wonderful world.

Now, I could simply add nearly all of my images here in a gallery. But, I only pick some to demonstrate the beauty of this planet.

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landscape, nature, photo-of-the-day, photography, spring, travel, world

Travel Tuesday: Sheep? Sheep!

While preparing for my first trip to Iceland, I was told the landscape of the Isle of Skye in the north-west of Scotland is quite similar to Iceland. And I have to admit, those people were right. Not only the untamed landscape, low bushes, and sparse ground covering, it’s also the huge amount of rock laying around everywhere and the free-running sheep. Only the colors are different: in Iceland, the rocks are black instead of gray and the ground covering has a very intense green which looks a bit unreal.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challange 114: “Negative Space”

Negative space isn’t something negative as you might assumed when reading the subject of this blog post. It’s a kind of emphasizing your main subject in photography by having quite a lot ’empty’ room around your main subject. You can find many examples here in my blog or on my Instagram account.

This week Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is hosted by Amy and she picked “Negative space” to challenge us.

 



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nature, photo-of-the-day, summer, travel, world

Throwback Thursday: It’s harvest time

Saturday before last, we got a call by a good friend telling us, the grapes in their garden were ripe and have to be harvested before they were eaten completely by the birds. So, on Sunday we headed north-west to visit them with a bunch of buckets in the rear trunk. Just like last year.

In the evening we came back with 4 * 10 liter + 1 * 15-liter buckets full of ripe, blue grapes. That made a total of about 26 kg. During the next 3 days, the juice was extracted from the grapes. A total of about 15 liters of juice came out of the fruits. The raw juice was further processed to some glasses of jam (~20), a few bottles of very tasty juice (8), some liqueur, and a Schiacciata all’uva, an Italian grape bread, were the result.

 

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