Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A flight to the fjords

Flying from Reykjavík to Isafjördur in 2009.


Reykjavík Domestic Airport

Reykjavík from above

again

The Westfjords

Isafjördur Airport



Monday, February 27, 2012

Outdoor videos

I came across this website and the collection of great outdoor videos that is presented there.

Enjoy and be inspired. This truely does make my feet twitch. I need to book a trip - right away. I think I just will...




Ich bin auf diese Website gestoßen mit der Sammlung von großartigen Outdoor Videos.

Viel Spaß, und ich hoffe Ihr seid inspiriert. Da juckt es mir in den Füßen. Ich muss dringend einen Urlaub buchen - sofort. Ich denke, das mache ich...

Weather Service

In November of 2011 we went to Norderney, an island in the North Sea. November does not sound like a time of good weather for that region. Well, we got a pleasant surprise for a whole week of no rain and mostly bright sunshine. The sign and info terminal of the German Weather Service seems to be the place to thank for this event, doesn't it? This Service we will use again. :o)





Saturday, February 25, 2012

Klara Harden is out and about

With Love From Madagascar


And the crowd funding page for the trip - as well as English video.

Have you guys seen Klara Harden? She made this wonderful video of hiking through Iceland on her own - Made in Iceland - and I really recommend it. I did link it here, as well. Now she - and another film maker - are out for another project. They want to cycle through Madagaskar - on a photo and filming trip made possible by crowd funding. Interested in making this happen? Curious on what this is? 

Of course if anyone wants to support this... that sounds great.

Check it out, check out the Iceland video as well. Its really fun to watch her / them do their work and show the passion. I am looking forward to this video project and will surely report about it once it is there.

Klara, have fun! Bring back great images!

Just for info: I "got to know" Klara because of here Iceland video I stumbled upon on the net. I did connect to her via facebook afterwards to tell her, what a great job she has done on transporting the feel of such a trip. Other than that I only follow what I find on the net - and I like it!

Flags in the Light

NYC, December 2011.


Friday, February 24, 2012

The White House

No, I am not talking about the White House in Washington but about this white and green Icelandic house in the bay of Isafjördur. 

Nein, es geht nicht um das Weiße Haus in Washington sondern um dieses weiß und grün gestrichene Haus in der Bucht von Isafjördur, Island.

 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Times Square in blue light

On the day before New Year's Eve we crossed Times Square, NYC, just as the blue hour fell and dipped the scene in some incredible atmosphere. The preparation for the celebrations were already set up and trafic was mostly stopped around it, but we could still walk around all unhindered.

Am Abend vor Sylvester sind wir über den Times Square gelaufen, gerade als die blaue Stunde alles in eine unglaublich Atmosphäre getaucht hat. Die Vorbereitungen für die Neujahrsfeier waren schon aufgebaut und der Verkehr weitestgehend gestoppt, aber wir konnten ungehindert herumlaufen.






As NYC tempted me to do street photography anyways, sights like this made the shutter click: The Naked Cowboy. I researched a bit and found out, that there is one famous Naked Cowboy in NYC and there is Frenchise, Merchandising and all sorts of stuff attached. This one here must be a "frenchise enterprise".

Weil ich in NYC sowieso auf Street Photography aus war, habe ich bei diesem Anblick natürlich auf den Auslöser gedrückt. Ich habe ein bisschen recherchiert und herausgefunden, dass "The Naked Cowboy" nicht nur eine berühmte Person in NYC ist, sondern dass es auch Frenchisenehmer gibt und Merchandising und so weiter. Ich meine, das hier war ein Frenchisenehmer.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

tulips

Last spring we went to Keukenhof in Lisse in the Netherlands, the tulip place of all places.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Venice in Black and White - No. 2

Here is the sequel to the Venice post of yesterday.

Hier ist das Anschlussposting über Vendig zum gestrigen Post.







 
a really good one that shows Venice


one of my favorites form Venice



 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Venice in Black and White - No. 1

I already showed a good bit of my photos from Venice, Spring 2011. Here is a series of them in black and white.
Because there are so many of them I will post them on 2 different days. Today you get the ones in cross format. If you want to look at the photos more comfortable, you can click on one and view them in large, one after the other.

Ich habe ja schon einige Bilder aus Venedig, Frühjahr 2011, gezeigt. Hier ist eine Serie in Schwarz-Weiß.  
Weil es so viele Bilder sind, zeige ich sie an 2 verschiedenen Tagen. Heute bekommt Ihr die Bilder im Querformat.
Wenn Ihr die Bilder genauer ansehen wollt, klickt auf das erste, dann könnt Ihr die Bilder in groß ansehen und einfach weiterklicken.









 



Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wrecked

In 2009 we drove through the Westfjords of Iceland. We came by this ship wreck and took some photos in the amazingly strong wind, always a little afraid of the sand blasting our cameras.

In a storm many years ago, this ship was searching for shelter in the fjord, when the weather washed it right up on land at the deepest point of the fjord. The ship was just left there for good.




Friday, February 17, 2012

Counterlight

NYC on the 30th of Dec. 2011.
That amazing winter day made great backlighting for really nice photography. The overall look of this photo seems entirely timeless to me.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Venice Windows

Shop Windows in Venice made nice motives on my trip there last February.












Of course glass is a main theme in Venice. But not the only topic on interesting display.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

TODAY

She was sitting there, waiting for her food. I just could not resist this shot. If you look carefully, you will know why. This photo was taken on the night before Christmas Eve in a part of Greater Boston through a shop window.

Sie saß da und wartete auf ihr Essen. Ich konnte diesem Motiv nicht widerstehen. Wenn Ihr genau hinseht, werdet Ihr wissen, warum. Dieses Bild habe ich am Abend vor Weihnachten in einem Teil von Greater Boston durch das Fester eines Ladens gemacht.






Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Underwater colors

At the New England Aquarium in Boston I did get to sample under water colors and Anemonies of different types. Here is a cross section of what I found.