Sunday, January 31, 2016

Nature's soundwave

The way this lake side rendered on the camera it reminds me of a sound wave. Here a solid, somewhat vibrating sound becomes louder. First gradually then intensely.

Funnily enough the water is all free of waves. That is why the visual sound wave becomes double hight, too.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Brewing weather

I love clouds. Did I mention? Well, I guess a 100 times, already. But when they come chasing you and you are about a mile out in the ocean on a break water... Well, then you want them to stay up where they are.

Friday, January 29, 2016


prefectly reflected sunset behind the clouds. I was impressed how the reflection was brighter than the actual sky.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Searching for the horizon

Grafic lines that fail to separate the horizon line. Interesting geometry that started happening in that location - and was suddenly gone again.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wide skies

As the sun sets, all the ranges of colors popp up. Being in the right place at the right time depends on time, weather and tides. So getting lucky is a great advantage on a spontaneous trip elsewhere, too. But planning goes a long way, really.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

And the daytime contrast

Really close to yesterday's image, but daytime - actually, just a little bit earlier that day.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Soft tones

The wideness of the sea shore landscape can be just amazing. Especially in these soft tones of evening light.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Fences in the light

Some more of the fences I showed you a few days ago. This time in the warm light of sunset and with a reflection.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

5 years of blogging

5 years ago this was the day I started this blog. Not all that long after I adopted the daily blogging thing. Sometimes it is really hard to come up with original content for the blog. After all I don't just want to bore you with more and more of the same vacation or location over and over. So I try to keep it varied.
I did not find quite as much time lately as I did in the past and therefore the articles have gotten short. I really want to upgrade again and write more on the topics. On the other hand you just don't want me babbeling a lot about a certain image when there is little to say.

In case there is anything you want on this blog, let me know!

Thanks for following this space and my photography and for being here, today!

This Image was taken in Trischendamm, North Sea, January 1st, 2016.

Friday, January 22, 2016


The fences are set up to make the migration of the tidal flats stop and to make sediment settle right there.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Heron alone

The heron was cleverly waiting for the water to come back in between the breakwaters. Just when the water was high enough, he started fishing from his vantage point.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Tidal Flats

Walking onto a long dam or break water presented us with many perspectives on the salt flats and tidal flats. Friedrichskoog Spitze

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Illuminated Skies

The winter skies turned colorful already around the middle of the day. It was actually quite early, still, and this is neither sunset nor sunrise, but just the sun trying to break through the clouds on this day and the contrasting lack of light in the rest of the sky.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Through the reeds

This image is from the same hike as yesterday's image: the large carp pond in the winter. 

This time, peeping through the reeds I could bring the birds into the picture. Lots of ducks, but also gulls and other water birds.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A winter hike

As explained before we took this winter hike along a big carp pond, rather a lake, in Northern Germany on January fist.

Wide, wintery views but no snow or ice, yet.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hunting Birds

Hunting birds is a hobby of mine.

While hunting them, they stay unharmed and don't even always notice me. These images were shot out of a car with a 500mm lens on my crop sensor camera. The resulting images are cropped in post, in addition. The distance to the bird explains some lack of clarity, that I have to admit.
But I guess, as you can tell, despite the distance: he did spot me and focussed on me.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bokel Mühle

There is a restaurant out by the lake and they have this gazeebo built into the lake itself. The view is great there and in the summer and fall this place is teeming with life.

I was once visiting there in October when the carp were being fished and it was a great party atmosphere and you got to observe the entire process of the fishing. We, of course, also got to enjoy eating carp that day.

Not so on our winter hike. The hotel and restaurant were open, of course, but not the lake platform.

Bokel Mühle, Januar 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

Tidal flats

The titdal flats are dry and waiting for the high tide on Januray first, close to sunset, as we hiked out on the break water into the foggy nothing.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Fog and Reflection

Hiking out from Friedrichskoog Spitze onto the break water you get to have some spledid views. This one was off to the left and over some salt flats and water holes.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Blue Calm

As the water starts coming back into the locked down area the fence rows fill up and build these wonderful and fleeting images. There for a little bit, then gone for a while as the fences get submersed and then uncovered, again in the tides.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Birds, Trees and the Light

Being at this lake side in incredibly dooming and gloomy light situations was a blessing. The images we were able to capture were truely fascinating.
Only low sunlight and overcast days can bring you a light like this.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Swans in the back

Winter views over a lake. No snow, nothing frozen. But the swans and egrets in the shallow water towards the reeds in the back.

The day was gloomy and subdued. But the photographic conditions were actually really nice.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Sun over the pond

This pond is actually inhabited by beavers and a lot of other wild life.

New Hampshire, winter 2011/2012

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


We took a winter walk at Bokel Mühle, Schleswig Holstein on January 1st.

The overcast sky made it appear pretty dark at times.

Monday, January 4, 2016


As Kitty was getting old, she adopted new sitting positions and liked to stay warm. This image is from January 2012.

Sunday, January 3, 2016


What an eery situation in the low winter sun. Driving over the north sea- baltic sea canal this is the view we got when having crossed.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Wood pecker

Yesterday we got to watch a wood pecker high up in the tree. With a tele lens you get a much better view of birds than with your naked eye. Just you need to spot them first to know where to direct and zoom that lens.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Hudson Bridge

Taking the train from Beacon, NY, to New York City you ride down along the Hudson river.

As much as parts of this river remind me of the southern German Rhine area, these bridges are truely American in style.