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Monochrome Monday 8-05

This weekend, I was reminded of my visit to Zingst 4 years ago. I was there to visit the Photo Festival “Horizonte”. During that week, I attended one workshop (photographing trees in the famous forest of Zingst). We had a guide to find some of the centuries-old trees in the National Park. In the evening we had to select our images and present 10, as a result, the next morning. 2 out of these 10 were selected to be presented in a slideshow that evening at the beach to a huge auditorium. Both of my selected images for the daily slideshow were in monochrome. You can find the other image here

This image was even selected for the final slideshow containing the best 15 images of the festival.

Btw. I’m currently running a raffle. You can win a license of Excire Foto. Check it out!

Take care!

landscape, nature, photo-of-the-day, photography, plants, seasons, spring, travel, world

Monochrome Monday 7-45

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine started publishing a monochrome series on Instagram. One of the images was taken while I was standing next to her in Wales back in 2019. I liked her edit and took out my own images to play a bit with them. It didn’t come up to my mind initially to try this in monochrome. But, I’m happy, I did.

Take care!

 

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Throwback Thursday: a vulture tit?

While photographing birds recently, I met this little guy. Is it a skinhead or a punk? It also reminded me of a vulture. Did I find a new species, a vulture tit?

I guess, this little poor guy is quite young and the black feathers are about to come soon. Nevertheless, I find it quite curious. 🙂

Take care!

photo-of-the-day, photography, travel, world

Throwback Thursday: Fare well!

I guess you know this tree if you saw my yesterdays post.

It’s the same tree, but a whole trip was between these two images. Yesterdays image was the first photo taken in Wales and this one was the last photo. Morning and evening made a trip 🙂

This tree usually stands in the lake. But, the water level was very low because of the lack of rain during the winter. At least 0,5 meter of water is missing. The lake is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) long and in size about 240 acres (~1 km²). So, you’re able to calculate, how many liters or m³ of water is missing. And, summer has not come until now. We only have May!

Climatic changes everywhere.

Take care!

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Monochrome Monday 5-18

This image is also taken during my trip to the Isle of Skye in Scotland earlier this year.

While exploring the island we found this tree located right next to the street. On the other side of the street (in my back when taking this photo), is a beach. The beach was the reason for stopping here. But, when I saw that tree, I got reminded to The Lord of the rings books written by J.R.R. Tolkien. He imagined a species called Ent. An ent is a tree-like being, able to move, see and talk. They understand themselves as being caretakers for the forests, just like shepherds do for their sheep.

Tolkien described male ents as being shaped like old, thick and ossified, while female ents are more like big bushes. Both are unable to get recognized by anyone when standing still with closed eyes. So, they can hide easily inside forests.

In this contexts, it seemed to me, that I might have found an ent here.

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Monochrome Madness 4-39

 

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at her 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, long exposure, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 4-34

 

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at her 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!

flowers, photography, seasons, world

Weekend wanderings (Hanami)

600_8339-cf_wAbout 5 weeks ago, the white cherries were blooming, but I missed it because of bad weather and a lack of time. Now, the apple trees (left) and pear trees (in complete white) are starting to bloom. Also the pink Japanese Cherry (Prunus serrulata) is currently blooming. Other local names are Hill CherryOriental Cherry or East Asian Cherry. These cherry trees are also called blossom cherry, because they don’t get eatable fruits. They are planted only for their blossoms.

In Japan, they celebrate Hanami every spring. This is a very important  festival and depends solely on the ferry blossoms. They even try to forecast the precise day, when it is about to start (when the first ferry blossoms will open).

This weekend the sky was mostly overcast. But, every now and then a few sun rays found their way to the ground to enlighten the blossoms.

I hope, you enjoy the blossoms too.

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culture, flowers, landscape, meeting, people, photography, seasons, travel, world

Walking through the jungle

600_6040_wHere are some photos taken in the forest and on the hills. While walking uphill we met a man coming down from collecting fruits in the forest. It’s a Guanábana (Annona muricata). It grows wild and the fruits are collected for their private use. A fruit can wight up to 4 kilos and tastes sour – sweet. Interesting, unusual, but ok. You can eat the soft, whitely fruit or drink it as a juice. But avoid to eat the poisonous black pits.

I’d recommend to hire a local guide to get the interesting plants explained. There is so much to see and you’d miss it, when you don’t have a guide pointing your eyes on it. We had a very talented local guide. Actually he was able to guide this tour completely in excellent German.  He even knew the German names of the plants and the animals.

Enjoy!

Maybe you have a look on the past posts on Cuba here in my blog, or posts on any other topic.

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