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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 180: “2021 – a review in images”

Today we have the first day of a new year. I often compare this day with a blank sheet of paper laying in front of me waiting to get written on. But, it’s also the perfect day to look back on the just past year and remember. So, this is kind of a follow-up to my yesterday’s post.

A week ago, I wrote about my yearbook. It’s also a book of memories (photographically). So, for today’s post, I’m just digging a bit more into the image folder to find the absolute essence of 2021.

Winter:

In early January we got a little snow for 3 days and in February ice rain and on top a quite solid layer of snow for about 2 weeks. A few crisp and clear nights gave me the opportunity to go out for photographing the night sky and some deep-sky objects.

 

Spring:

Spring started as usual, but too cold. The bluebells were not ready to get photographed, but the tulip fields were great again. Unfortunately, late snow destroyed many blossoms. So, fewer fruits grew on the trees.

Summer:

While June started great, by mid-June the weather turned. Gray skies and a lot of rain. The worst day was July 14th when huge amounts of rain fell over a very small band of land devasting the areas. Small creeks and rivers got soo much water, that they were overflooding the streets, railways, and towns besides them. Meters of water was standing in the streets. Up to now, the damages are not removed. Many people still have no heating in their houses in those areas. Many people lost everything except their lives while others were not so lucky because those also lost their lives.

Because of the bad weather, I didn’t go on excursions over the summer.

Fall:

Because of the weather, I didn’t go on any excursions during the fall, except using the first opportunity to see the cathedral in Cologne without any scaffold. The whole summer and most of the fall the weather was quite bad. Only a few hours of sunshine but even these days were cold. So, the Namibia trip from the second half of November dominates this section.

During December, I was busy developing my images from Namibia. So, there’s nothing to add.

You can find the corresponding posts published by our hosts here: Tina, Patti, Ann-Christine, and Amy

Take care!

14 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 180: “2021 – a review in images””

  1. Beautiful selections for your favorites. Great idea to list these wonderful images by seasons. Love it!

  2. As always Andre, all of your images are absolutely marvelous. For me, the Namibia image of the bare tree, the sand dune and the celestial sky is beyond outstanding. Sometimes I feel I run out of words with which to admire your work! Your personal perspectives on the devastating floods in Germany this year added to our understanding of nature’s power – so very tragic. Wishing you a New Year filled with good health and sunny days.

  3. Happy New Year, Andre. How could I choose a favorite with all these marvelous choices? I’ll just love them all. You’re such an excellent photographer!

    janet

  4. Happy New Year, Andre! As always i love every one of your choices – they are all excellent. Favourites are the magnolia in snow and the Namibia section. That tree with the moon and the person running down the slope – gorgeously caught!

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