Monochrome Madness 4-07

 

 

On Sunday last week, I came back from my latest trip. I attended a photo festival called Umweltfotofestival “Horizonte Zingst” (environmental photo festival “horizons Zingst”) in Zingst at the Baltic Sea. Although it was organized for the 10th time, I was there as a freshman. For 8 days the town was crowded by many, many photographers enjoying the fantastic and unique landscape, visiting many different photo exhibitions or podium discussions on photography, taking part in a workshop or simply networking. From Thursday to Saturday they also have had a trade fair for photo gear.

The festival started on May 20th and lasted until May 28th. I was there for the whole time with experienced friends. And I have to admit, the landscape is really gorgeous. Also the exhibitions were remarkable.

I attended one workshop (one out if more than 120). The theme was Märchenwald (enchanted forest or fairytale forest), led by Heinz Teufel. After a short introduction, we went out to take photos and interpret the topic on our own. Therefore we started in a primeval forest and followed the paths to the beach, where the primeval forest reaches the Baltic sea.

Next morning each participant has had to present up to 10 images to get image criticism. Two of these ten images per participant were selected to be presented at night at the beach cinemascope-like on a huge screen. This procedure was the same every night, but the last one. For the last night, they have had picked the best of these collections and grouped them by landscape, animals, people, street and macro. Surprisingly, one of my two images was selected for that final show in the category landscape. I was so thrilled seeing my image unexpectedly on the big screen. A video published by the organiser is available on FB (it’s public viewable even if you’re not on FB). You can see my image at ~44:50. It’s #3 of 15 presented during the “Best of Zingst” show,  selected out of hundreds of images. I’m so happy. You can see it on top of this post.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

Monochrome Madness 4-04

This is the image, I proposed to show 2 weeks ago in my themed MMC post. It’s a different kind of ‘moving’.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

Monochrome Madness 4-02

 

First week of a new month means a MMC with a specific theme. The theme this week is ‘moving’.

I guess, the typical images for capturing something moving is either a long exposure of i.e. moving water or panning, when you’re moving your camera along a i.e. moving car or bird to keep the subject sharp while the background is blurred because of the moving camera.

Considering some of my images taken by using one of the above techniques, I finally ended by picking something totally different.

Maybe you can guess, what’s happened here 🙂 Next week, I’m showing you another ‘moving’ images created with a different technique.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

Monochrome Madness 4-01

Happy New Year. 🙂

You assume, I’ve mixed up the time or so? No! This is the first post for a new cycle of Monochrome Madness organised by the Australian photographer Leanne Cole. Last week we celebrated 3 years of MMC, the Monochrome Madness Challenge.

This is a blue blooming grape hyacinth. They are blooming in spring in many, many gardens. On Wednesday, I’m showing you a color image of these tiny guys 🙂

This one is taken with my 105mm macro lens and 2 of my extension tubes. Extension tubes are great for these images. I guess, I’ll set up a tech post on them to explain what it is and how they work.

FX full-frame (35mm), 105mm, ISO 200, 1/400s, f36, EV -1/3

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!