architecture, art, culture, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 4-41

As the theme for this weeks Monochrome Madness is “Street Art” or “Grafitti”, I have a gem from Lissabon for you: this mural by Pixel Pancho.

You know, I love these kind of art and so you can find some on my hard disk. But, nearly all of these murals come to live by the colors, it’s hard to find something looking good in monochrome, too.

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

While Leanne changed her counting from the year and week scheme to a simple counter, I stay with the old numbering. So, don’t feel¬†confused, when checking here site ūüôā

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

Take care!

art, photography

The 2015 Selection

You might remember my post two days ago, when I put a movie online containing the essence of my year 2015. For today, I put these images in the sieve again and distilled the (IMHO) best shots from a technical and / or creative point of view. This post is also my submission to Jim Goldstein’s blog project.¬†He asked us, for reviewing our¬†own images taken during the past year and select the top 5 to (max) 10 images. For doing so, he gave us some strategies¬†by directing us to his 10 rules published on¬†dos¬†a few years ago.

I guess, it’s always a good idea, to review your own images every now and then. You can learn from the mistakes you’ve made, as well as from the top results. Don’t hesitate to review your best shots from the years before, too. You probably won’t pick the same images again, because you’ve made some progress in your photography skills. Reviewing your old images from a technical and / or creativity perspective can help you, to make some further progress.

Here are my top 10 images – the 11th image was chosen by friends and runs out of competition.

By clicking on one of the images, you can see them bigger in a gallery ans scroll through them more easily with your mouse or by using the cursor keys of your keyboard. For this preview they are downsized, as usual.

I’d also encourage you, to leave me a comment in the box below.

Take care!

 

 

nature, world

bloodmoon

Hey guys, I’m totally happy. Last night we have had a moon eclipse and the weather conditions were great for taking some photos. The eclipse started here at about 2:11h in the early Monday morning and lasted until 6:27h. It was a crisp cold night with about 4¬įC, but a clear sky – perfect.

Several years ago I didn’t have had a proper camera for this job and the last 2 or 3 occurrences the weather conditions were too bad.

Take care!

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art, culture, history, landscape, people, photography, seasons, travel, world

My Iceland calendars are also available at the stores

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There are also calendars available with photos taken on Iceland. Here are the ISBN numbers for ordering the 2015 calendars showing some impressions of the fantastic landscapes of southern Iceland. They are available in 4 country editions: Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

According to the publishing house, the ISBN numbers are internationally valid, and you should be able to get your copy by ordering it at a bookstore where you’re living. At least you can order them via amazon.de (*), amazon.at, amazon.ch and amazon.co.uk. At amazon.de you can also find an option for global delivery. so, take you chance!

UK:  Traveling the South of Iceland

Format DIN A4 wall:  978-1-325-00809-4
Format DIN A3 wall:  978-1-325-00808-7

Germany:¬†Unterwegs im S√ľden Islands

Format DIN A4 wall:  978-3-660-96550-6
Format DIN A3 wall:  978-3-660-96549-0
Format DIN A2 wall:  978-3-660-96548-3
Format DIN A5 table:   978-3-660-96551-3

Austria:¬†Entdecken Sie den S√ľden Islands¬†

Format DIN A4 wall: 978-3-660-97076-0
Format DIN A3 wall: 978-3-660-97077-7
Format DIN A2 wall: 978-3-660-97075-3
Format DIN A5 table:  978-3-660-97078-4

Switzerland:¬†Impressionen aus Islands S√ľden

Format DIN A4 wall:  978-3-660-97081-4
Format DIN A3 wall:  978-3-660-97080-7
Format DIN A2 wall:  978-3-660-97082-1
Format DIN A5 table:   978-3-660-97079-1

(*) this link brings you to an amazon partner shop, showing a certain subset of the regular basket of goods at amazon.de. You get the regular amazon.de prices, but I’m able to compile only these certain products for you.

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art, culture, history, landscape, people, photography, seasons, travel, world

My Cuba calendars are available at the stores

cuba_calendarDo you remember the Cuba calendars with photos of mine? They are back for 2015 Рyeah!

Here are the ISBN numbers for ordering the 2015 calendar showing some of the fantastic vintage cars from Cuba as well as some insights into the old town of Havana. They are available in 5 country editions: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA.

According to the publishing house, the ISBN numbers are internationally valid, and you should be able to get your copy by ordering it at a bookstore where you’re living. At least you can order them via amazon.de (*), amazon.at, amazon.ch and amazon.co.uk. At amazon.de you can also find an option for global delivery. So, take you chance!

German Edition:

 2015 La Habana / Havana Havana Portrait Cuba Cars
Wandkalender DIN A4 978-3-660-71359-6 978-3-660-71493-7 978-3-660-69920-3
Wandkalender DIN A3 978-3-660-71357-2 978-3-660-71491-3 978-3-660-69919-7
Wandkalender DIN A2 978-3-660-71360-2 978-3-660-71494-4 978-3-660-69921-0
Tischkalender DIN A5 978-3-660-71358-9 978-3-660-71492-0 978-3-660-69922-7

US-Edition:

2015 La Habana / Havana Havana Portrait Cuba Cars 
wall calendar DIN A4 978-3-660-90709-4  coming soon
wall calendar DIN A3 978-3-660-90708-7  coming soon
wall calendar DIN A2 978-3-660-90710-0  coming soon
table calendar DIN A5 978-3-660-90707-0  coming soon

UK-Edition:

2015 La Habana / Havana Havana Portrait Cuba Cars 
wall calendar DIN A4 978-1-325-01576-4 978-1-325-01516-0
wall calendar DIN A3 978-1-325-01577-1 978-1-325-01517-7

AT-Edition:

2014 La Habana / Havana Havana Portrait Cuba Cars 
Wandkalender DIN A4 978-3-660-90700-1 978-3-660-90488-8
Wandkalender DIN A3 978-3-660-90701-8 978-3-660-90489-5
Wandkalender DIN A2 978-3-660-90699-8 978-3-660-90491-8
Tischkalender DIN A5 978-3-660-90702-5 978-3-660-90490-1

CH-Edition:

2014 La Habana / Havana Havana Portrait Cuba Cars 
Wandkalender DIN A4 978-3-660-99897-9 978-3-660-99845-0
Wandkalender DIN A3 978-3-660-99896-2 978-3-660-99842-9
Wandkalender DIN A2 978-3-660-99898-6 978-3-660-99843-6
Tischkalender DIN A5 978-3-660-99895-5 978-3-660-99844-3

(*) this link brings you to an amazon partner shop, showing a certain subset of the regular basket of good at amazon.de. You get the regular amazon.de prices, but I’m able to compile only these certain products for you.