Time for LAPC. Patti is our host today and challenges us with the topic “Geometry”.
More of my images can be seen on my own blog.ice on the rocks
As proposed last week, here’s the image we planned to take.
The sky was so fantastic.
A few minutes later, we got the planned, blue sky instead of the red one
To be honest, although I like images taken during the blue hour (that’s the about 20 minutes starting from approximately 30 minutes after sunset in my region), here I like the firey sky more.
Just like last week: I loved the yellow blooming gorse in Scotland. Especially with the clear blue sky
We’re challenged by our guest host this week for Lens Artists Photo-Challenge to find different images of a familiar scene.
All of us are surly familiar with our home town, our neighborhood, the street to the supermarkets or to work. But, going there at night has a very different ambient and the familiar surroundings become at once unfamiliar.
So, I picked a couple of night images taken insid a circle of approximately 5 km around my house.
More of my images can be seen on my own blog.prominent
Recently, a friend of mine from Prague posted a winter image from Prague. His image reminded me of my visit to Prague nearly 11 years ago in June 2010. One evening we headed to the river for some night shots of the castle above the river on the other side. We were in our hotel for collecting our tripods and went down to the tram when I noticed the cathedral in the far.
I still like this image very much. Next week, I’m going to show you the final image we planned to take.
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine started publishing a monochrome series on Instagram. One of the images was taken while I was standing next to her in Wales back in 2019. I liked her edit and took out my own images to play a bit with them. It didn’t come up to my mind initially to try this in monochrome. But, I’m happy, I did.
It’s Tina’s turn to name the topic for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo challenge and she asks for “special moments”.
There are so many memorable moments in one’s life. Besides, moving to the first own apartment, own wedding, the birth of the first child, the first grand-kid, the first son’s marriage, ….. there is so much more to remember like getting un-injured to of a car after an accident or having survived very serious illnesses. So, I only name a few of them where I have images.
Sometimes a word, a smell, a feeling, a sound, or a light brings up memories deep from your inside you might otherwise not have been faced again. But, all of them are important and part of your inner self. Without them, you won’t be you.
More of my images can be seen on my own blog.encapsulated
As I proposed last week: the Orion nebula. Orion, the hunter, is present in the winter sky in the northern hemisphere and the nebula can be found in the sword hanging. Orion is located left of the Pleiades.
You can see the nebula even with your bare eyes, but better with a spyglass or a telescope.
For Lens-Artists Photo challenge is Amy our host this week and she challenges us with “natural light”.
What is “natural light”. You could say, natural light is when there is no artificial light in a scene. In general, this term is used in people photography and not in landscape, nature, wildlife, or macro photography. It means you’re working only with the available light and no flash. Sometimes, you have the problem, that certain parts are not illuminated and therefore you need to add light. But, following the idea of natural light, only working with a reflector in maximum for directing the light to your subject.
Many photographers call this kind of photography the royal league of photography. I, personally, love it more than using flashes. Taking photographs outdoors is more challenging than in a studio because you have to cope with the current light situations. This makes it more interesting than the studio with its predictable light conditions.
All these images are taken without artificial light (aka flash). Instead, I only worked with the natural light (aka available light). In some of the images, I used a reflector for directing the natural light to where I needed it or brighten the dark side of the model/scene.
More of my images can be seen on my own blog.On a winter’s day
… or on my way to Orion.
I was out that night for photographing the Orion nebula a couple of days ago (ok, literally it’s two weeks tomorrow). It’s located in the sword hanging of Orion right ahead. I liked the situation, how the path leads you directly to Orion. So, I took a wide-angel image first. Next week, I’m showing you the nebula.
You can easily see, how much light pollution we have here. And this is a location with only very little light pollutions in comparison to the situation in the wider area. You might remember my complaints from the past i.e. when I talked about the comet Neowise.