art, landscape, nature, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 4-52

The number 52 is up again in the title. So, another year of Monochrome Madness has come to its end. It’s the 4th year, that is over now. But, nothing to cry upon. Celebrate the anniversary with me.

To celebrate this anniversary, I had a look on my images published during the last 52 weeks and picked my favourite images from that pile. Here they are:

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!

animals, art, landscape, mammal, nature, photography, travel, wildlife, world

Monochrome Madness 4-51

It’s still coupling season for the grey seals. So, this big male tries to convince the smaller female below him to give him a try 🙂 Despite this looks like a fight, it wasn’t.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole for more than four years now. 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.

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

Take care!

abstract, art, flowers, macro, nature, photography, plants, seasons, world

Monochrome Madness 4-50

 

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole for more than four years now. 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.

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

Take care!

art, landscape, nature, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 4-49

 

Paris is calling! Le Centre Pompidou is a very modern building in the middle of Paris. Here you can find some more images, taken during my first trip to Paris in February 2012 (one of my carnival escape trips).

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Soon, we’re celebrating the fourth anniversary. This time we have a theme for the images again. It’s “from below”.

Look at Leanne’s site on Wednesday (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 yourself. The conditions are published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

art, landscape, nature, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 4-48

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!

art, culture, landscape, nature, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 4-47

Here we are in Bavaria. Mid February I was in Allgäu with a few friends for our annual carnival escape. This time, we didn’t choose a warm region. Instead, our destination was the Allgäu, a region in the Bavarian Alps. I don’t want to tell much about that trip now. But, here I have one of the images taken there.

We’ve had surprisingly little snow. But, most of the time there were low standing, thick clouds.

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!

art, landscape, nature, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 4-46

Who said, in landscape photography, you don’t need big telephoto lenses? The above image taken from Helgoland shows the southern beach of the small neighbour island Düne with the lighthouse you already know, when you’re a frequent reader of this blog.

DX, 310mm (= 465 mm FX), f/5.6, ISO 800, 1/2000

The longer the lens, the heavier it is. The heavier a lens is, the more likely you’ll get unsharp blurry images because of unintentional tiniest camera movements (i.e. a breath or simply a heartbeat).  That’s especially true, when standing on of of a cliff during heavy weather or a storm. A tripod might help a bit, but sometimes the wind is strong enough to move the whole tripod. So, only very short exposure times can help, getting a sharp image.

 

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!

art, culture, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 4-45

 

When I read this week’s theme, an old movie came up to my mind: Telephone from 1977 with Charles Bronson as the Russian officer Major Grigori Borzov, who is sent to USA to try and stop sleeper agents who will mindlessly attack government entities when they hear certain coded words spoken to them at the telephone by another Russian agent with the name Nicolai Dalchimsky. He picked the sleepers (a relict from the Cold War) from his list of all Russian sleepers based in the USA by using their Initial to ‘write’ his name (Dalchimsky) at the map of the USA (i.e. Denver, Atlanta, Louisville, Cincinnati, Houston – you got the idea). While Nicolai Dalchimsky tries to rise the 3rd World War, Grigori Borzov tries to find and eliminate him silently.

This telephone, instead, is not in the USA,it hangs in Barcelona, Spain.

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!

art, landscape, nature, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 4-44

 

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole for more than four years now. 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.

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

Take care!

animals, art, mammal, photography, travel, wildlife, world

Monochrome Madness 4-43

 

 

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.

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

Take care!

art, culture, landscape, nature, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 4-42

 

This rock needle is one of the landmarks of Helgoland. This most iconic symbol for the whole island is called “Lange Anna” (tall Anna). Most people will recognise it, even when not have been there.

The island is a huge red sandstone in the middle of the North sea. Because of the relative soft and porous material rain and salt water eat up the stone. Decades ago, people tried to save the island from the sea by building a concrete wall at this side of the island, because it is the weather side. Nearly all storms attack this side of the island.

There is a path between the concrete wall and the foot of the cliff. But, access is forbidden because of the danger. Parts of the cliff might fall down of huge waves might come over the concrete wall. A huge gate keeps people out of here. A different perspective on the Tall Anna and a better view on the concrete wall you can see in my last weeks Travel Tuesday 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!

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 🙂

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

Take care!

art, landscape, nature, photography, postprocessing, seasons

Monochrome Madness 4-22

 

First week of a month means, we have a theme for Monochrome Madness: “doors”

I stood in front of this rich decorated old door in October 2012 in Andechs in Bavaria. I also have an image of the closed portal, but I like the open one a bit more. In the post, I mentioned above, you can find a gallery containing both images and much more of the magnificent church.

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!


 

 

abstract, art, macro, photography, technical

Monochrome Madness 4-21

 

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!


 

 

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Monochrome Madness 4-20

This months theme is “trees”. I found this old tree in the national park “Mecklenburgische Boddenlandschaft” when I was in Zingst in May.

There are several fruiting bodies of a fungus growing out of the side of the tree. As most species of such fungi are parasitic on woody plants, I guess, this one too.

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!