landscape, nature, photo-of-the-day, photography

Lens-Artists Photo Challange 162: “It’s all about the light”

“It’s all about the light” is the topic for this week’s Lens-Artist’s Photo Challenge hosted by Tina. I really have to stress this statement, because it’s a key message regardless of the kind of photography you’re practicing. Photographing a fantastic model or scene at the wrong time or having the wrong light makes the result dull and boring. Even postprocessing can’t change it.

2017-08-27 14:35h
2017-09-17 07:40h
2019-09-21 06:28h
2020-09-05 15:41h (view from a different direction)
2020-09-12 07:18h

These images are taken at the same location. For each image, I wrote down the date and the time. So, you can compare the different light situations. OK, two of the images are taken in the afternoon and the other three are taken around sunrise. But, even when comparing the images taken at a similar time you can see a huge difference as you can see in the next section.

2017-09-17 07:41h
2019-09-21 06:51h
2020-09-12 07:38h

 

Here, it’s the same. I love the 2017 image most. In 2019, we had nearly no morning fog and in 2020 it was too much fog. On the other hand, both years had no clouds to offer. Finally, I want to show you my favorite image from those 5 trips to that location.

2017-09-17 07:35h

In this image, we can see the warmth of the golden hour, morning fog, some clouds making the sky interesting, and a star in the tree created by the aperture blades from the light of the sun behind the tree.

I’m looking forward to the upcoming weather conditions to see if it’s worth another trip. It’s a one-hour drive to get there (not counting the walk over sandy ground) and sunrise is at around 6:30-7:00. So, I’d have to get up at 5 a.m to be on location on time.

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable bad this year. Gray skies covered with lots of could and much rain. Instead of summer, we got already 3 months of fall up to now this year. Since mid of May, we only got 5 days’ worth of the label “summer”. (I’m reminding you of the days of hard rain and flooding in mid-July) So, we’re hoping for a golden fall now.

 

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Take care!

abstract, photography, world

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #75 – Nostalgic

It’s time for Lens-Artists photo challenge. This week’s challenge is “Nostalgic” by Tina Schell.

We’re living in a modern world. Time rushes by and instead of creating things that remain, our stuff is made for quick obsolescence. Electronic gear without an option to repair or even replace a weak battery. Instead of writing on paper, we’re writing on computers and save our work in changing media formats. A few decades ago, there were changing clothes 2 times a year: summer and winter. In some regions special clothes for spring and fall were necessary. Nowadays it feels like fashion changes every month. This results in enormous hills of waste and increased usage of resources. The companies try to make more and more money regardless of the resources and the needs of the people.

Because of this, more and more people try to get off of this rush. Small villages in the countryside and special houses offer treatments to slow your life down to bring you mentally back to the ground.

Take care!

culture, people, photo-of-the-day, photography, seasons

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

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This weeks assignment for the photo challenge at The daily post is to show the source of light in a photo.

I took this one two or three years ago. The young lady is illuminated by a burning candle. The kind of light, we love especially during the dark months.

In my opinion, it shows, what light can do: enlighten the darkness and warm our lives.

Now, at the end of a year, you can look back and review the enlightening moments of the last year, or your live. These memories keep your heart young. They remain, when you get old.

Take a light with you in your heart.