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Weekly Photo Challenge : Between

600_0674-e_wWhen I read the title for this weeks photo challenge at The Daily Post, I knew at once, which photo I’ll post.

Even there are ask many options to interpret that word and a few of them were already mentioned in the original post by Danielle.

Being between sky and earth passing the border between night and day. Although this happens twice every day it is a very special moment. I’d encourage you to feel it yourself, especially in the morning. Get up early and go out to the fields in the countryside. turn you head to the east and welcome the sun. Feel how the early sun can warm your face while the night still cools your back. Enjoy the silence and the awakening birds. Smell the aroma of a newborn day.

Have a nice day / week

and Take care!

 

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Monochrome Madness #16

dsc_0130-eb4_wThis is my contribution to Leanne Coles Monochrome Madness. Every week she publishes other photographers work in her blog and it’s always fantastic, to see, who different each of us works.

I picked this portrait taken about 3 years ago. My aim was, to create a look of a portrait shot in the 19th. A soft focus, slightly decreasing light at the edges and the soft brownish look of the used chemicals for the developing procedure (Ambrotype).

You can often see this in old photos, they are darker in the edges. That’s because the lenses were quite small and not at the quality level as most of the todays lenses are. Although, you can still get cheap lenses with the same problem today. Or, even by gear with this behavior with intention: i.e. Lensbaby or Lomography.

In this photo the edges are brighter and don’t have much information. That problem usually comes from a weak photographic enlarger in the photographers lab. The lamp in the enlarger was too weak to illuminate the whole negative to project it to the photographic paper below. In rare cases the photographer hasn’t prepared the paper careful enough, so that it wasn’t sensitive enough at the edges. Remember, in those old times the photographer had to do all of this on his own. Prepare the paper, assemble the chemicals prepare sheets of glass to act as a film and so on.

Every now and than, I like this look, in case it fits the the contents of the photo. But, I don’t like it, in cases someone overuses it.

Take care!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra-Extra

 

dsc_4860-s_wFor this weeks Photo Challenge at “The Daily Post” I picked again a photo taken in Paris, France. This weeks challenge is called “Extra-Extra” and asks us to show something unexpected in a photo. I was about to take a photo of the big, red heart in the fountain near by the  Centre Pompidou and its mirror in the little water. In February there is usually no water in a fountain to save the pipes from bursting because of the cold that makes water freezing.

While preparing for my photo couple started to kiss not being aware of me :-(. They ruined my photo!

But, keep in mind, being in the City of Love photographing a kissing couple with a big, red heart in the background, is much better then the original idea!

Take care!

Make love, no war! 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

dsc_2686-e_wThis weeks topic for photographers over at The Daily Post is “Twist”.

Although twisted has the meaning similar to “mixed up” or “tangled” for me, Krista was asking for something, that turned surprisingly to  something unexpected.

So, I want to tell you a little story, happened to me a few years ago. I was out for taking photographs from blooming lilac. I already took some photos, when I noticed fine lines in the photos on the camera display. I went home, afraid of my camera or the used lens were broken. I was afraid, the lines were small cracks in the class or at least scratches.

But, when I watched the photos on my computer screen at 100% I was very relieved. Look yourself why:

The photo above was taken after I discovered the origin of the fine lines. To be able to see the fine spider web a bit better, I sprayed a bit of water on the web. Did you notice how tiny the spider is? Compare it to the small lilac blossoms.

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It’s incense, by an incense stick illuminated by colored light.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

dsc_1404-ic_wThis weeks topic for photographers over at The Daily Post is quite hard for me. I’m a photographer and nearly all photos are well considered and designed by viewpoint, light and angel. So, I needed some time to find a suitable photo for you to show today.

Although many of my photos are considered being art (i.e here) because of the subject, the light setting or the editing I picked this photo.

Do you know, what you see? Try to guess, before looking at the answer.

Take care!

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s incense, by an incense stick illuminated by colored light.

 

architecture, culture, landscape, photo-of-the-day, photography, technical, travel, world

Weekly Photo Challenge – On the move

This week’s assignment for the weekly photo challenge at The Daily Post is “On the move”. Cherry asked us, to focus on traveling. Otherwise, I’d have chosen another photo. But here is my contribution:

This photo is taken in Paris. For those of you knowing Paris well enough, try to guess, where I took it before scrolling to the answer.

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It’s taken while going upwards to Sacre Coeur with the funicular railway.

You can find much more posts on Paris here in my blog. Check them out. Have fun.

Take care!

 

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Monochrome Madness #9

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This is my photo for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.

It’s a very young creek, I stumbled over in Bavaria, Germany about 2 years ago. It’s located in an area called Allgäu. It’s in the foothills of the Alps.

Take care!

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The daily post – on top

dsc_2694-1_wThis weeks photo challenge at The Daily Post asked for photos showing “on top”.

Although the perspective in this photo is downwards, it shows people standing on top of a bridge, being on top of the water below.

I took that photo a few years ago in a Japanese garden.

Take care!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

dsc_7489-e_wThe guys over at The Daily Post choose “Monument” as the topic for this weeks photo challenge.

Regardless the intelligence or power of men, nature is always much bigger. So I picked this photo for this weeks challenge.

Take care!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

600_2386_wThis weeks assignment for photographers over at “The daily post” is quite challenging. It’s “Threshold” as you already might have seen from the subject.

I picked this photo taken last year at a ballooning festival. Here, here and here you can read more about the festival.

Threshold means, done with the preparation and going up to the next level. While some balloons are already in the air, the big red one is still in preparation on the ground.

I hope you like it. If so, you can go back to my previous post and have al look on them.

Take care!