Monochrome Madness 4-16

Looking back to my trip to Barcelona in spring 2014 and especially to this amazing building designed by the genius architect Antonio Gaudi.

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!

Finally a sunny sunday

How well it is, having a sunny day after all the long grey and rainy weeks. OK, every now and then, there was a sunny moment between the rain. But most of the time we have had not only drizzling rain, but huge amounts of downpour. During few hours some regions suffered more rain, than during an average month. And, July and August are meant the hottest and driest months of the year.

Although we have had a nice sunny day, we only have had about 16°C. That’s at least 20 degrees too little. This also means it t-shirt weather when walking in the sun, but you need a jacket when walking in the shadows.

But, nevertheless, such a nice day does very well. Btw. the next rain front is expected to arrive here on Tuesday 😦

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Travel Tuesday: pot whale

Sometimes, one of the big whale swims accidentally in a part of the ocean too shallow for them. I.e in winter 2015/2016 a few adolescent put whales came into German Bight. They need deep water for hunting giant squids. It’s assumed, these whales lost orientation and got lost in the wrong part of the atlantic ocean. It was impossible to direct them back to deep water, so the finally died of starving.

This wasn’t the first time, such a whale stranded at a German coast accidentally. In my image above you can see the skeleton of a pot whale that has died because of such an error in navigation a few years ago. Now, the prepared skeleton in hanging in a museum. Behind the skeleton they put up a mockup of a giant squid. You can see the huge eye of the giant squid easily above the skull. Both animals are of nearly the same size. The thin line around the skull of the whale symbolise the shape of the head. Imagine of the fight between a pot whale and a giant squid in about 1,000 m depth: a strong jaw agains 8 long arms and a sharp spout.

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Monochrome Madness 4-15

This time, we have another themed MMC: “season”

Usually, when thinking of “season”, I think of the seasons of the year first. Depending of the region, you’re living in, they are slightly different. While having no seasons in equatorial areas, the seasons of the northern and the southern hemisphere are opposite to each other. So, Leanne asked for an image not showing winter or summer.

Here in Germany, we have a so-called 5th season in some regions: For Carnival (or Mardi Grass in French) colourful processions are organised to celebrate the start of the Lenten season during the last 40 days until Easter. But, showing monochrome images of colorful processions is not a good idea in my opinion.

Thus, I’ve chosen an image of a wheat field, nearly ripe for harvesting. Harvest season has started.

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!