culture, photography, world

Throwback Thursday: crossroads

You know, G+ (Google Plus), the social network set up by Google closed down their gates earlier this month. As many other former G+ user, I created an account at mewe.com.

Members of one of my former G+ groups set up an event to post an image (or more) in advance of the closing which describes tourism feeling about that fact.

Here, you can see my image. The intersection of the railroad track symbolizes for me, the change while the bumper in the back stands for the final end of G+.

Just in case, you’re also at mewe.com, you could consider adding me 🙂

Take care!

nature, photography, travel, world

Travel Tuesday: I’m back …

.. from a short trip to Norddeich. 

We arrived at a beautiful summerly day and were welcomed with a blue sky, mild wind and nice 22°C.
Unfortunately, the temperatures dropped to 1 – 8°C for the next days and we were bid a farewell with a gray sky, heavy wind and even some snow and hail between the rain.
But, I won’t complain about the weather at the day we left. I’m happy about the nice days during our stay. Although, the temperatures were cold, the weather was nice and we were outside a lot: walking around, sitting in the beach chair, photographing birds.
This image was developed with the open source raw development tool Darktable. Although it’s installed on my computer for a very long time, I used it only seldom. The user interface is kind of weird. You have to invest some time to understand it. But, it’s worth the effort, as you can see.

Take care!

 

animals, insect, photography, seasons, wildlife, world

Throwback Thursday: bee fly

bee fly or humblefly (Bombylius major) / Wollschweber

I didn’t see these guys for years. It’s a bee flies or humblefly. They were dancing each spring above the forsythias. But, for years I wasn’t able to see any. The owner of another blog posted about them a few days ago. So, I got reminded to my own experiences with them. It was a really hard job to catch one with my camera.

APS-C, 500mm, f8, ISO 800, 1/1600

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