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WPC: Ornate

600_7439-e_wThis week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge by “The Daily Post” is “ornate”

Who is the one, who owns the crown in being a genius of decorating architecture way over the top? Antonio Gaudi!

 

Take care!

(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)

food, General, landscape, nature, photography, travel, world

WPC: treat

This week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge by “The Daily Post” is “treat

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Clean water, clean environment, healthy food as well as physical and mental health. These are the true treats. Preserve and patronize them!

Take care!

(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)

art, photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Extra)ordinary

For the weekly photo challenge organized by “The Daily Post” they are looking for mundane and meaningful objects or beautiful everyday things.

Everyone knows cars. Everyone uses cars. But, using such an old vintage car, is something very special.

I met this car a few days ago while strolling through Dresden. It took part in the usual traffic in the streets.

Take care!

(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)

landscape, nature, photography, travel, world

Weekly Photo Challenge: happy place

Here we are again, at the weekly photo challenge organized by “The Daily Post

A happy place! Wow! Once, I’ve been in my happy place. A dream came true, and I was able to visit the paradise. Literally! Seychelles!

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I’d go back at once, if I’d get an opportunity. And, I even would stay there for a looooonnnngg time.

Getting up early and the air is warm. Stepping out of you bed on warm ceramic tiles without an underfloor heating. Or, sitting outside late at night wearing only a t-shirt.

Everything around is green. No mosquitos, snakes or other dangerous animals. Friendly people, nice beaches – simply paradise!

Take care!

(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)

art, photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

Here we are again, at the weekly photo challenge organized by “The Daily Post

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To cycle safe, this guy has to pay attention to the boundaries of this narrow path.

Take care!

(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)

art, meeting, people, photography, street

Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected

Here we are again, at the weekly photo challenge organized by “The Daily Post

Nowadays connected often means having a connection to the internet or being on-line.

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This photo was taken during a model photo-shooting 3 weeks ago in an urban environment.

Take care!

(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: creepy

This is my contribution to the weekly photo challenge at The Daily Post.

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This is a plume moth (Pterophoridae), I found a few years ago in our garden. It’s about 3-4 cm. I’ve never seen such a moth before.

Take care!

(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)

art, landscape, nature, photo-of-the-day, travel, world

WPC: Inspiration

The guys over at The Daily Post asked for our source of inspiration for this weeks photo challenge. That’s easy: Mother nature with all their natural beings, people as well as animals and of course all the different landscapes. In my blog you can find lots of photos documenting this. Thus, I picked one as an example.

Take care and handle our planet with care. We only have this one!!

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art, flowers, photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: close-up

Friday is the day for the weekly photo challenge organized by The daily post. This weeks topic is “close-up”

Close-up photography literally means taking your photograph from a short distance. but, in particular it is usually understood as macro photography. So, usually flowers, flowerparts, insects or tiny mechanical parts are subject to the photo.

For this image of an apple blossom I used an extension tube in addition to my macro lens. A macro lens is designed for very short distances. The extension tube is for shortening it a bit more and to enlarge the reproduction scale.

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(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)

Have fun!

 

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art, photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: half-and-half

This week, the photo challenge at The daily post is really challenging.

Half-and-half could be interpreted literally by showing a photo splitted in two half, like having the horizon in the middle of the photo – usually a no go in photography.

Or, it could be an object consisting of two parts forming something that is a single subject now.

Instead, I picked this photo of an illuminated object at night. It is half black and half white.

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(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)

Take care!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol

dsc_2791-ecp_wYou know, I live at the southern border of an area called Ruhrgebiet, the area around the river Ruhr. Here, coal was found first, several centuries ago. This area was the starting point of the industrial revolution here in Germany. It has a long tradition of coal mining, as well as steel production. Unfortunately, it’s way more efficient to import coal and steel, than to produce them ourselves, nowadays. Thus, nearly all mines are given up and the last ones will be closed in 2018.

A few years ago our region was elected to be the European capital of culture. To celebrate this, a committee got the idea, to make all the given-up coal mines visible again, by flagging a huge yellow gas balloon over the former mine. Although in my town once there were several tiny mines, we only have had one balloon for that certain week, which was elected to flag the balloons. For the nights, the balloon was illuminated and guarded. It was placed in the park of our small Chateau.

While we have had only one balloon, other towns (further north) have had many of them. Those towns have had many more mines. They were visible from far away. I’ve had seen photos with many of them in it.

This is my contribution to the weekly photo challenge at “The Daily Post

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Weekly Photo Challenge: door

Another wonderful photo challenge organized by “The Daily Post“. It’s called “door”.

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Doors tear apart. Closed doors hinder you to enter or see, what’s behind. Open doors give access. While solid doors force your mind to imagine, what’s behind, tittle doors letting your eye pass.

Take care!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

This week the Challenge at “The Daily Post” is, to find a photo of something or someone that / who inspires us. Something that is photographed quite over and over again. Something, we don’t get tired of photographing it again and again.

The word ‘muse’ comes from the ancient Greece mythology, where they were the tutelary goddesses for several arts: poetic, lyric, music, writing and so on.

According to Hesiod (6th century) there are 9 muses. All of them are daughters of Mnemosyne (the goddess of remembrance) and the greek godfather Zeus. Later, each of them got a certain art:

  • Klio = historiography (paper roll and pen)
  • Melpomem = singer in tragedy (mask with a serious face and sword)
  • Terpsichore = happy dancer (lyra)
  • Thalia = festivities for comedy (mask with a bright face)
  • Euterpe = lyric and flute playing (double-flute, Aulos)
  • Erato = lovingly, love poems (lyra)
  • Uranina = heavenly for astronomy (celestial globe)
  • Polyhymnia = hymn-ful singer (lyra)
  • Kalliope = wonderful voice for epic poems, rhetoric, philosophy and science (writing tablet and stylus)

My muse, in this context, is mother nature. Nature has sooo many different aspects. Especially the very special light around sunrise and sunset are my muse.

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Take care!

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landscape, nature, photography, seasons, world

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Way

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Friday is the day for the new weekly photo challenge at “The Daily Post“. This weeks topic for the photo challenge is: on the way

We were asked to post a photo taken on our way to a certain destination. I often stop in between on my trips for taking photo. When I see an interesting scene, I stop the car on walk back to that scene, I saw while driving. OK, it’s no always possible to stop. Thus, I often miss an opportunity, too.

This shot was taken on Corfu in such a situation. We were on a trip along the eastern coast to the south, when I saw this scene. An olive tree above the cliff and the mediterrane sea in the background. A hundred meters later, I saw a small spot to stop and I walked back.

Take care!

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