Wednesday, December 31, 2014


This bridge leads from the mainland attachment of the Lofoten and Vesteralen Islands and the further extensions of the Lofoten.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014


This boat wreck that we came by twice on the Lofoten. I really liked the decay and I checked it out in detail.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Santa is out of breath

12 days of christmas? Santa is out of breath already! 

I hope you all helped him to get the work done. I sent out all the reindeers I could muster and got the sled all polished up.

Found in Soest, Germany, Dec. 23rd, 2014.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas

Santa sent the reindeers out into the field. Christmas is over.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Sunny patches

Here is a beautiful view out the window of our campground hut in Norway.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Birdy in the Rain

This is a poor little birdy in the summer rain in Norway - Lofoten, summer 2013

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Magic light

When the light is standing low, especially if there are dark clouds overhead, concentrating the light on the ground, we get these spectacular land scape views. I am glad I can capture them in camera and make them part of this blog.

Lofoten, summer 2013.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Foggy Morning

About 3:30 a.m., Lofoten, a foggy morning and frozen fingers on the camera. But it was worth it.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Proud Bird

This statue of an iceberg with a cormorant was displayed in one of the Lofoten fjords up north. It looked funnily out of place in the summer.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Plane coming in!

The airport in Evenes, Lofoten displayed a plane on the inside of the terminal. The writing "Experimental" on it was making sense, I guess.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Attention, please!

I promised I have more chipmunks. And here is yet another one!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New England Grave Stones

I love the old New England Gravestones. These are from downtown Boston.

Monday, December 15, 2014

No 26 - No 25

The sheds are probalby garages? I don't really know. We found them by the road side on Madeira.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The gates to the hills - gate on the hiking path to Littla Nes Waterfall at Langaflott lake

Iceland, summer 2012

Saturday, December 13, 2014

And this is that magic hotpot at the backpackers' place of yesterdays image.

Summer 2012, Iceland.

Friday, December 12, 2014

A house in the mountains

This is a backpackers' quater in the highlands of Iceland near Snaefells mountain (not Snaefellsnes).

We stayed the night there and engulfed ourselves in the natural hotpots that you see out infront of the house and to the side.

Thursday, December 11, 2014



Ich freue mich, dass ich so spät in der Saison noch einen neuen Kalender vorstellen darf:

Ab jetzt ist

Schmetterlinge im Maxipark in Hamm

im Handel erhältlich. Zum Beispiel bei Kalenderhaus, demnächst bei Amazon und bei allen Buchhändlern vor Ort zu bestellen!

Ich würde mich freuen, wenn Ihr diesen Kalender auf Eure Wunschlisten setzt oder auf Eure Geschenkebestellungen.

The deep spillway

This is the spillway of a dam in the Icelandic highlands.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Road in the Sunshine

These roads in the empty landscape, lying in plain sunshine, just make me grab my camera.

Iceland, summer 2012

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


A very hidden mountain that is very famous, still few toursist notice it.



Iceland, summer 2012

Monday, December 8, 2014

Glacial River Land

Where the glacier retreats, vegetation starts out. The greens are as intense as the black of the vocanic rock is.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The View into the Blue

When driving through the high lands in Iceland, it is important to stay on the tracks that are established. Even if the area looks like a big gravel bed, this is glacial sediment that is conquered, slowly, by plants and animals and if you drive over it, you destroy the flora that is already estabilished.

This is the section between Snaefells snow cap and Vatnajökull glacier. The glacier is that white edge in the back ground. You can not believe how big it is, untill you are right there. And then from horizon to horizon, there is just that gigantic egde of ice.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Painted Land

Icelandic mountains are coming up in many different colors and give the impression that the land was painted by someone really creative.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Ice Bridge

When exploring the back side of Vatnajökull glacier in the Icelandic highlands we found this arching ice bridge in this vast and empty part of the rock desert.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Rolling Stone

A huge rock, rounded by Vatnajökull glacier

Iceland, summer 2012

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Snaefell Icecap

This is the ice cap of Snaefell mountain. This is in the Icelanddic highlands, not on Snaefellsnes. 

Iceland, summer 2012

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014


Look at all the follies that are passed out next to their mothers!

Iceland, summer 2012

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Dettifoss Rainbow

The mighty Dettifoss in the north of Iceland was thundering down into the depth so massively, that your ears are roaring with the noise and you have to shout to talk to each other. At the same time, it was radiant with a fragile rainbow in the mist.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Windy Roads

These are the windy roads of Madeira. We were on our way to start a levada hike.

Friday, November 28, 2014

A firework of flowers

There are so many flowers and flower markets on Madeira. These ones here seemed to look like a firework display to me.

Thursday, November 27, 2014


At the New England Aquarium they keep an electric eel in one of the tanks. There is a detector that shows how much electricity the eel emmitts. Since they constantly use low power electiricity for navigation purposes, you get to hear the pulsing.

I never was able to be there when it send out a powerful stroke.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Touch tank

The New England Aquarium has a touch tank where you are allowed to reach in and touch the fish - mostly rays - that are swimming by. You get to notice there that you can well see them when they swim but that they are near impossible to spot when they settled into the sand ever so slightly.

This one is quite easy to make out. But check out this flounder in a different display.

Would you have made this one out if there was no side lighting? I was having fun photographing the little guys. They seemed so curious!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Jelly Time

Jelly Fish are really hard to keep in tanks because of the way they move and live in the water. But the New England Aquarium, Boston, does have severaly species on display.

Due to the dark and the fact that they are constantly moving they are hard to photograph but mezermerizing to watch.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


This really stripy fish is quite fashionable. Photographed at the New England Aquarium, Boston, summer 2014.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Rubber Duckies

These two were certainly having a good chat about whatever rubber duckies chat about.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Red Flower

Another summer image. I just can't get away from them. I really should, though.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Spilling out

In a studio experiment I worked on water spills out of glasses. One other image of this experiment I did I already posted a few days ago. But I did not want to keep this one from you!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Summer Memories

This is a little set back to summer. Right before the weather is getting cold. It is totally out of season. But you deserve it anyways.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Regal flight

This is one of my images from the bird of prey show on Photokina 2014, Cologne, Germany.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Already in Africa

While I bring the image of the stork and chick to you they both already are in Africa, I bet. This is supposed to bring summer back, just a little bit, for today.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A summer evening

I know temperatures are falling and we are approaching winter pretty fast. But I wanted to present you a little glimpse of summer for a change. Photographed in Lippeauen in August 2014.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Afra And Ulrich in Augsburg

The churches are two different ones. The catholic one is called Afra and Ulrich and is the one in the back. The front one is a protestant church.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Water Ways

Augsburg has creeks, rivers and canals and I just learned that Augsburg is having more bridges than Venice. Maybe that is even true.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Augsburg Church

The Church of Afra and Ulrich in Augsburg on the inside, November 2014.