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Photowalks Hamburg419Time Table: *Saturday 15th September* (bring your own coffee!) Meet: 09:30h Deichtorhallen, Deichtorstraße 1-2 09:30h-11:30h: Welcome, short talks, organizational stuff, meet your co-walkers. Start Photowalk: 11:30h **BOTH TOURS** Saturday evening / after walk: snacks and drinks (we will decide spontaneously where to go, but tentative is "Parlament" under the Rathaus/Town Hall). *Sunday 16th September* *Street Art and Street Photography Tour* meets at 10:00h *Sievekingplatz at the exit of the U-Bahn "Messehallen"*. *Architectural Tour* meets at 10:00h in front of the Chile Haus, Niedernstraße Ecke/Corner to Mohlenhofstraße (there's a large yard in the middle of the building). Overview of all tours are here: https://plus.google.com/104778494670483401423/posts/hy35RBPx7EP ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ It is time to show the beautiful City of Hamburg (Germany's second largest city) to photographers from all over Europe & The World ;) As with any Photowalk, everyone is welcomed to join - regardless of shooting with a phone or a "Pro" DSLR :) We will have mixed walks with different topics (more details will be provided within the coming weeks) that will cover different styles of photography. I am very excited about the great roster of fellow local photographers who will join us during the weekend. @114494415120007551811 will be on board to show us Street Art in the Karolinenviertel (be sure to check her Flickr-Profile for some ideas of what to expect). @104833564316573420990 will join us, offering a training session or two (topics will be disclosed a later date). @102885931406196510193 one of the organisers of the Berlin Photowalk and expert in LE Architectural Photography will join in and share his wisdom. @104045511944341391917 who so brilliantly instructed the Street Photography groups in Berlin, will be with us on the street as well as @111213696402662884531 - make sure to check both their portfolios as well! Further, we are joined by one Paul and two Peters: @115380445211092342033, @115802803420598595889 and @106361264421512315929 will pack cameras and fun :) @113004625438375140814 and @101767588342919612889 confirmed that they will be with us as well! We hope to add more great people to that list, let us know if you want to share your experience in an instructional session, too! Please be kind enough to register using the following form - it helps us to plan the walks more to your interests! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDQ0NDJYTFhzUE1kRGJNa1RIa3gxaWc6MQ#gid=0 The Photowalk is of course free of charge!Hamburg Photowalk Day I & II2012-09-15 09:30:0091  

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2012-10-22 07:32:37 (68 comments, 6 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Black Ice

"You don´t know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it" (origin unknown)

My contribution for #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré
for #monochromemonday  curated by +Nurcan Azaz +Hans Berendsen +Steve Barge +Charles Lupica +Manuel Votta 
for #seatuesday  curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou 

Most reshares: 14

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2012-07-16 13:43:10 (58 comments, 14 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

Lotseninsel III

This is the other Tree or group of Trees standing completely on their own on the Lotseninsel Schleimünde. This was shoot from the Naturerlebniszentrum two days before I entered the Peninsula from the waterside. I think this will be my last one in the high key style for a while, missing the dark ;)

For those who haven´t seen it yet, here is a short video I made while shooting the Lighthouse and some other interesting subjects there. In the video you´ll see the Trees from a different position.

Lotseninsel

Have a great week everybody :)

My contribution for #MonochromeMonday  curated by +Nurcan Azaz +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Charles Lupica and +Manuel Votta 
and for #MinimalMonday hosted by +Olivier Du Tré 
and finally for #SeaTuesday curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou 

Most plusones: 139

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2012-10-22 07:32:37 (68 comments, 6 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Black Ice

"You don´t know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it" (origin unknown)

My contribution for #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré
for #monochromemonday  curated by +Nurcan Azaz +Hans Berendsen +Steve Barge +Charles Lupica +Manuel Votta 
for #seatuesday  curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou 

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2013-07-03 08:08:32 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Laut Caritas benötigt ein Asylverfahren in Deutschland ca. 15 Monate. Im Fall Snowden gerade einmal ein paar Stunden. Hut ab vor der deutschen Bürokratie. Unabhängig vom Ergebnis zeigt sich doch, dass deutsche Beamte auch effektiv arbeiten können, wenn sie denn wollen/müssen :P

Über die Ablehnung möchte ich lieber nicht diskutieren, aber mir geht der Hut hoch, wenn ich nur einen Gedanken daran verschwende, wie das Ergebnis zustande gekommen sein könnte...

Laut Caritas benötigt ein Asylverfahren in Deutschland ca. 15 Monate. Im Fall Snowden gerade einmal ein paar Stunden. Hut ab vor der deutschen Bürokratie. Unabhängig vom Ergebnis zeigt sich doch, dass deutsche Beamte auch effektiv arbeiten können, wenn sie denn wollen/müssen :P

Über die Ablehnung möchte ich lieber nicht diskutieren, aber mir geht der Hut hoch, wenn ich nur einen Gedanken daran verschwende, wie das Ergebnis zustande gekommen sein könnte...___

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2013-05-05 19:21:35 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Just to let you know, I am still alive!
Have been away for quite some time now, but returned back home from a long planned treatment. Still need a few weeks until I am ready for photography again.
Meanwhile I rigged up my little Toy Box and got her ready for a short trip today on the Schlei Fjord with my daughter. Relaxing pure is all I can say :)

Just to let you know, I am still alive!
Have been away for quite some time now, but returned back home from a long planned treatment. Still need a few weeks until I am ready for photography again.
Meanwhile I rigged up my little Toy Box and got her ready for a short trip today on the Schlei Fjord with my daughter. Relaxing pure is all I can say :)___

2013-03-28 19:37:17 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Thank you so much everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes, I had no idea so many people were thinking of me!! :))

Happy Easter all together!!

Thank you so much everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes, I had no idea so many people were thinking of me!! :))

Happy Easter all together!!___

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2013-03-25 19:39:55 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

I usually don´t share much, but exceptions must be made especially with this brilliant minimal snowscape from +Michael Diblicek  - I already can see it hanging up on my wall !!

HI everyone,
Continuing my series of minimalist Snowscapes shot earlier this year here in Eastern France where i live.
This is called Fenceline 4

#plusphotoextract  by +Jarek Klimek 

#minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré  ___I usually don´t share much, but exceptions must be made especially with this brilliant minimal snowscape from +Michael Diblicek  - I already can see it hanging up on my wall !!

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2013-03-21 18:57:36 (31 comments, 1 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Lotseninsel X, Germany, Baltic Sea, 2012

must see in large (full size zoomable)

Hello all together, who ever is still following my stream here, sorry for being so quiet lately. No excuses, but I still need to find my way through all the social medias I am connected to, which are way too many at this time and kept too much time in the past.
The good thing is that I haven´t missed much of your images, I enjoyed them each and every day, just in silence mode! So please bear with me.

About the image below: I had this waiting on my hard disk for a couple of months, knowing about it´s potential for a pretty good image, but lost the vision I had about it until this morning. Winter is giving us a hard time this year, still plenty of snow and ice all around, it´s dark and bleak for months now, so much different from previous years and spring seems to be far faraw... more »

Lotseninsel X, Germany, Baltic Sea, 2012

must see in large (full size zoomable)

Hello all together, who ever is still following my stream here, sorry for being so quiet lately. No excuses, but I still need to find my way through all the social medias I am connected to, which are way too many at this time and kept too much time in the past.
The good thing is that I haven´t missed much of your images, I enjoyed them each and every day, just in silence mode! So please bear with me.

About the image below: I had this waiting on my hard disk for a couple of months, knowing about it´s potential for a pretty good image, but lost the vision I had about it until this morning. Winter is giving us a hard time this year, still plenty of snow and ice all around, it´s dark and bleak for months now, so much different from previous years and spring seems to be far far away. And while I looked to some unprocessed images from the Lotseninsel (Pilot Island) series and this one popped out, I thought it will suit perfect for our never ending winter if I only raise the contrasts in the water a tiny bit and crop it. The rest is completely unprocessed, a finish that only took a couple of minutes. Although the image could have been taken today, I have to destroy your imagination, the image was shot in July 2012...this part of the baltic sea rarely is frozen over ;)

My contribution for #longexposurethursday  curated by +Francesco Gola___

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2013-01-15 17:28:00 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

As you can read below, this is the final push for your submissions to the #PlusOneCollection2012 !! About 36 hours left over, go and check out with your best image for 2012 and help fundraising for The Kilgoris Project! Read on for submission instructions and more

Plus One Collection Update #3 - FINAL PUSH FOR SUBMISSIONS + IMAGE SELECTION TIMING

If you haven't yet submitted an image to #PlusOneCollection2012 , you only have today and tomorrow. Don't wait! If there's a problem with your submission, you may not have the time to fix it. Wednesday evening is a hard deadline. 

Submission instructions and form is here - http://plusonecollection.com/submit/

PLEASE RE-SHARE THIS POST IF YOU CAN

Also, some good discussion about the fundraising so far on my G+ post last night. If you haven't seen it, take a look and leave comments if you'd like. Listening to your feedback, here's what we're going to do -  - all image selection for the book will take place this weekend
- I'll post the lineup on Monday
- we'll also introduce a more affordable price point of pre-ordering the book 
- we'll create various promo posters you can use to help us share the news

Questions? Suggestions? Feedback? 

Important links

Submissions instructions - http://goo.gl/PVWTW
Book pre-order and fundraising campaign - http://igg.me/p/305566/x/2020311
Online gallery - http://smu.gs/Z9zEZc

 ___As you can read below, this is the final push for your submissions to the #PlusOneCollection2012 !! About 36 hours left over, go and check out with your best image for 2012 and help fundraising for The Kilgoris Project! Read on for submission instructions and more

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2013-01-14 16:34:43 (42 comments, 0 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

My submission to the Plus One Collection 2012

I needed quite long to make a decision about which image to submit.
Had a different image from the same series in mind, but unfortunately it does not meet the requirements in size, so this is a second choice then ;)
At the end it is for a good cause and that is what counts for me!

Want to know more about  #PlusOneCollection2012  by +Ivan Makarov and how to take part?
Check out these links:
Submissions instructions - http://goo.gl/PVWTW
Book pre-order and fundraising campaign - http://igg.me/p/305566/x/2020311
The Kilgoris Project: http://thekilgorisproject.com/
Online gallery - http://smu.gs/Z9zEZc

One of the real highlights in 2012 was the wonderful day at the Lotseninsel Schleimünde, Baltic Sea, Germany. Visiting this peninsula will give you great subjects to shoot and because youonly ... more »

Lotseninsel V - The Cage

Another from the Lotseninsel Schleimünde, the same subject as with #2 just from a different perspective.
Holidays are over and just right in time with my first day back in the office the summer slammed in, yay :)) Preparing and printing images for my first short exhibition here in Schleswig at August 18th.

Have a great week all together!! :)

My contribution for #MinimalMonday   curated by +Olivier Du Tré 
and for #MonochromeMonday  curated by +Charles Lupica +Steve Barge +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Nurcan Azaz and +Manuel Votta  
and for #MoodyMonday  curated by +Philip Daly___My submission to the Plus One Collection 2012

I needed quite long to make a decision about which image to submit.
Had a different image from the same series in mind, but unfortunately it does not meet the requirements in size, so this is a second choice then ;)
At the end it is for a good cause and that is what counts for me!

Want to know more about  #PlusOneCollection2012  by +Ivan Makarov and how to take part?
Check out these links:
Submissions instructions - http://goo.gl/PVWTW
Book pre-order and fundraising campaign - http://igg.me/p/305566/x/2020311
The Kilgoris Project: http://thekilgorisproject.com/
Online gallery - http://smu.gs/Z9zEZc

One of the real highlights in 2012 was the wonderful day at the Lotseninsel Schleimünde, Baltic Sea, Germany. Visiting this peninsula will give you great subjects to shoot and because you only can reach it from the waterside, it makes sure you have them all for yourself :)
One of the main objects there is the Lighthouse, a Tree, another Tree, Groynes and this Sea Marker, which when viewed from distance looks like a birds cage to me. I will definitely coming back again this season and picking up some other images I have in mind.

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2013-01-11 14:11:30 (37 comments, 0 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Globe House, Schleswig, Germany 2012

One from a very few infrared images taken last year. Inside the Globe House is the replica of the Globe of Gottorp, built in Schleswig 1654 and brought to St. Petersburg, Russia, 1717, where the original got destroyed in a fire 1747. Another replica still exists in the Kunstkammer St. Petersburg, Russia.

For #infraredfriday  curated kindly by +Paula Cobleigh and +Ingo Schobert 

Globe House, Schleswig, Germany 2012

One from a very few infrared images taken last year. Inside the Globe House is the replica of the Globe of Gottorp, built in Schleswig 1654 and brought to St. Petersburg, Russia, 1717, where the original got destroyed in a fire 1747. Another replica still exists in the Kunstkammer St. Petersburg, Russia.

For #infraredfriday  curated kindly by +Paula Cobleigh and +Ingo Schobert ___

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2013-01-07 18:44:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

I was quite lazy during my holidays and have no image ready to post (yet), so why not share this wonderful and probably well known light house from  +Andy Lee !! Melting my heart :)



light house




#minimalmonday  | +Olivier Du Tré 
#monochromemonday  | +Jerry Johnson 
#moodymonday  | +Philip Daly |  #southwestuk  ___I was quite lazy during my holidays and have no image ready to post (yet), so why not share this wonderful and probably well known light house from  +Andy Lee !! Melting my heart :)

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2013-01-07 08:43:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Another great interview with one of the most inspiring black & white artists these days, +spencer brown !! This series of interviews held by +Andrew S Gibson seems to become the biggest archive of black & white fine art photographers in the modern world, a must read!

The long exposure interviews are back! I'm sure you'll enjoy this one with Spencer Brown. #LongExposurePhotographyInterviews #LongExposurePhotography +spencer brown +Craft & Vision ___Another great interview with one of the most inspiring black & white artists these days, +spencer brown !! This series of interviews held by +Andrew S Gibson seems to become the biggest archive of black & white fine art photographers in the modern world, a must read!

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2012-12-21 20:28:40 (35 comments, 0 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

St. Peter-Ording VII

I´m getting freakin' nervous, still 2.5 hours left over to make it happen...please!
Bar any accidents, I wish you guys Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, a bag full of presents and talk to you soon :)

#TheEndOfTheWorld  

St. Peter-Ording VII

I´m getting freakin' nervous, still 2.5 hours left over to make it happen...please!
Bar any accidents, I wish you guys Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, a bag full of presents and talk to you soon :)

#TheEndOfTheWorld  ___

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2012-12-11 13:36:27 (19 comments, 1 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Schleiwerk Kalender 2013

We have 5 Calendars leftover out of a limited series from 50 pieces, each with its own number (number 46-50 available), with 12 of my most personal favorites, handcrafted and printed with Epson 3880 on Photolux professional matte 230gsm. And if you kindly ask, I will sign them :-)

The Calendar size is DIN A4 and is made up of 14 pages. See the gallery for details. It has a transparent foil cover as well as a hardback, metal white wire bindung and comes shrink-wrapped.

Price for the Calendar is 20,00 EUR plus 3,45 EUR priority shipping worldwide.
If you are interested in purchasing, drop me a message here

Schleiwerk Kalender 2013

We have 5 Calendars leftover out of a limited series from 50 pieces, each with its own number (number 46-50 available), with 12 of my most personal favorites, handcrafted and printed with Epson 3880 on Photolux professional matte 230gsm. And if you kindly ask, I will sign them :-)

The Calendar size is DIN A4 and is made up of 14 pages. See the gallery for details. It has a transparent foil cover as well as a hardback, metal white wire bindung and comes shrink-wrapped.

Price for the Calendar is 20,00 EUR plus 3,45 EUR priority shipping worldwide.
If you are interested in purchasing, drop me a message here___

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2012-12-09 20:08:41 (54 comments, 2 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Damp II, Baltic Sea, Germany 2012


Hope it complies to the high standards of fine art photographer, minimalist und purist +Andrey Belkov, who kindly is curating the #minimalmonday  this week.
Also my contribution for #monochromemonday  curated by +Nurcan Azaz +Charles Lupica +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta and +Steve Barge
as well as for #seatuesday  hosted by +Julia Anna Gospodarou 

Damp II, Baltic Sea, Germany 2012


Hope it complies to the high standards of fine art photographer, minimalist und purist +Andrey Belkov, who kindly is curating the #minimalmonday  this week.
Also my contribution for #monochromemonday  curated by +Nurcan Azaz +Charles Lupica +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta and +Steve Barge
as well as for #seatuesday  hosted by +Julia Anna Gospodarou ___

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2012-12-07 13:53:01 (59 comments, 5 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

Hüttener Berge, Brekendorf, Germany 2012

I found this little guy today while having a first infrared field test with my into full spectrum converted 5D MK2. For this image I used a Heliopan IR715 screw in filter. The RAW already looked very monochrome with a tobacco tint, but decided to convert it into black & white. One might think that shooting IR in Winter doesn´t make much sense...but I don´t think so ;)

Oh well, I should mention that the white really is snow and not the so called IR effect :)
Edit 2: And this is not a long exposure...

My contribution to #infraredfriday  curated by +Paula Cobleigh and +Ingo Schobert 

Hüttener Berge, Brekendorf, Germany 2012

I found this little guy today while having a first infrared field test with my into full spectrum converted 5D MK2. For this image I used a Heliopan IR715 screw in filter. The RAW already looked very monochrome with a tobacco tint, but decided to convert it into black & white. One might think that shooting IR in Winter doesn´t make much sense...but I don´t think so ;)

Oh well, I should mention that the white really is snow and not the so called IR effect :)
Edit 2: And this is not a long exposure...

My contribution to #infraredfriday  curated by +Paula Cobleigh and +Ingo Schobert ___

2012-12-07 08:39:33 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

What exactly I´m going to miss if I don´t join a community?

What exactly I´m going to miss if I don´t join a community?___

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2012-12-05 13:09:27 (39 comments, 4 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

Lotseninsel VII, Schleimünde, Germany 2012

The Tree

The Tree is dedicated to
+Andy Lee  and +Nathan Wirth, because I feel so.

For #longexposurethursday  curated by +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi and for #treetuesday  kindly curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers 

Lotseninsel VII, Schleimünde, Germany 2012

The Tree

The Tree is dedicated to
+Andy Lee  and +Nathan Wirth, because I feel so.

For #longexposurethursday  curated by +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi and for #treetuesday  kindly curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers ___

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2012-12-02 20:21:27 (53 comments, 0 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

Dockkoog VII

Have been to the Dockkoog again yesterday and today, but the drive was for nothing. It rained, snowed and all these mean things when I was in mood for light. Chilled to the bones and back home I digged in my folders from early summer, when I was there the last time and found this one, which I haven´t shared so far.

Wish you all a great week :)

My contribution for #minimalmonday  originated by +Olivier Du Tré 
#monochromemonday  by the great team of MCM™ +Nurcan Azaz +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Charles Lupica and +Steve Barge 
and for #seatuesday  curated by the fantastic +Julia Anna Gospodarou 

Dockkoog VII

Have been to the Dockkoog again yesterday and today, but the drive was for nothing. It rained, snowed and all these mean things when I was in mood for light. Chilled to the bones and back home I digged in my folders from early summer, when I was there the last time and found this one, which I haven´t shared so far.

Wish you all a great week :)

My contribution for #minimalmonday  originated by +Olivier Du Tré 
#monochromemonday  by the great team of MCM™ +Nurcan Azaz +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Charles Lupica and +Steve Barge 
and for #seatuesday  curated by the fantastic +Julia Anna Gospodarou ___

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2012-11-26 17:45:57 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Santa was here :D

Today I got my Canon 5D MarkII back from dslr-astrotec.de
ready converted to full spectrum by removing all the filters from the sensor, which is Anti-Aliasing Filter, IR/UV-Cut Filter and Low Pass Filter. Instead of the removed filters it now has just a piece of clear glass in front of the sensor. To use it as a "normal" camera, I need to attach a IR/UV Cut Filter in front of the lens, which works great and without any AF or AWB issues, no colorcast, no nothing. I purchase the Heliopan 7075 77mm with Schott BG 38 glass, which is exactly the same as the X-Nite CC1 Filter.
To use it for IR photography, I need to attach a IR Filter to the lens. While using Live View, I can auto focus and shoot just like normal, but have to do a custom white balance. Sensor cleaning is working too!

I couldn´t resist to try it right out of the window with a... more »

Santa was here :D

Today I got my Canon 5D MarkII back from dslr-astrotec.de
ready converted to full spectrum by removing all the filters from the sensor, which is Anti-Aliasing Filter, IR/UV-Cut Filter and Low Pass Filter. Instead of the removed filters it now has just a piece of clear glass in front of the sensor. To use it as a "normal" camera, I need to attach a IR/UV Cut Filter in front of the lens, which works great and without any AF or AWB issues, no colorcast, no nothing. I purchase the Heliopan 7075 77mm with Schott BG 38 glass, which is exactly the same as the X-Nite CC1 Filter.
To use it for IR photography, I need to attach a IR Filter to the lens. While using Live View, I can auto focus and shoot just like normal, but have to do a custom white balance. Sensor cleaning is working too!

I couldn´t resist to try it right out of the window with a Heliopan IR 715nm Filter attached. Custom White Balance set to a small spot of green grass in front of the window while it was completely overcast. Despite the composition and meaningless of the image, this is how it looks on the LCD screen of the camera. Can´t wait to test it out in the field.___

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2012-11-26 08:09:27 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Wanna know a little more about me and my thoughts on long exposure photography?
Here is a interview +Andrew S Gibson did with me as part of a series of long exposure photographers interviews to celebrate the release of his ebook Slow. Happy reading :)
I highly recommend Slow to everyone interested into LE, ICM, panning and other techniques. Go and get your copy for The Magic of Long-Exposure Photography here: http://craftandvision.com/books/slow/

Today's long exposure photographer comes from northern Germany. Time to enjoy some images from the Baltic Sea... #LongExposurePhotographyInterviews #LongExposurePhotography +Stefanie Loges ___Wanna know a little more about me and my thoughts on long exposure photography?
Here is a interview +Andrew S Gibson did with me as part of a series of long exposure photographers interviews to celebrate the release of his ebook Slow. Happy reading :)
I highly recommend Slow to everyone interested into LE, ICM, panning and other techniques. Go and get your copy for The Magic of Long-Exposure Photography here: http://craftandvision.com/books/slow/

2012-11-18 13:08:09 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Last weekend I had the chance to photograph a Bridal Fashion Show for http://www.modemaxhansen.de/ . Something totally different from what I usually do, especially when you keep in mind, that my images usually exposed for minutes, are black & white and planned. So a real challenge for someone who lacks of spontaneity ;)
Here is a selection of images I took. I am only allowed to post them on FB: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.303546989749760.60956.132717130166081&type=1

Last weekend I had the chance to photograph a Bridal Fashion Show for http://www.modemaxhansen.de/ . Something totally different from what I usually do, especially when you keep in mind, that my images usually exposed for minutes, are black & white and planned. So a real challenge for someone who lacks of spontaneity ;)
Here is a selection of images I took. I am only allowed to post them on FB: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.303546989749760.60956.132717130166081&type=1___

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2012-11-13 10:11:09 (41 comments, 0 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Autumn´s Playground

Alter Eiderkanal in Kluvensiek with loads of memories from my childhood,
And right here I learned how to swim with all the pikes in it, which I feared somehow ;)

#treetuesday

Autumn´s Playground

Alter Eiderkanal in Kluvensiek with loads of memories from my childhood,
And right here I learned how to swim with all the pikes in it, which I feared somehow ;)

#treetuesday___

2012-11-12 20:14:44 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Got an invitation from +Daniel Treadwell to take part in the Fotostat closed Beta (fotost.at) and must say I am totally excited about the features. One of them is scheduled publishing of images into all connected social medias, re-commenting and stats stats stats, everything from just one central hub! This definitely will free up some time ;) Thank you Daniel!

Got an invitation from +Daniel Treadwell to take part in the Fotostat closed Beta (fotost.at) and must say I am totally excited about the features. One of them is scheduled publishing of images into all connected social medias, re-commenting and stats stats stats, everything from just one central hub! This definitely will free up some time ;) Thank you Daniel!___

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2012-11-07 19:21:42 (64 comments, 0 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

St. Petri Dom zu Schleswig

I admire +Nathan Wirth´s infrared photography so much, that I decided to give it a try myself and bought a Heliopan R715 infrared filter last spring. Early summer it finally was time to take it out into the field...and the trouble begun. Trouble was all about focussing. Since the filter is pitch black, you really cannot focus like without. Liveview and boosting the ISO sometimes can help, but not really. Then there is the fact of focus shifting, which you get when using infrared and the fact of the imprecise red scale for infrared in the focussing window on top of the lens. It´s all about try and error and experience (once you get it :P).
The image below was the best out of several attempts this year. Accidentally I focussed correct ;)
I never wanted to show you this image, but today I started printing for a limited edition calendar for our open dayc... more »

St. Petri Dom zu Schleswig

I admire +Nathan Wirth´s infrared photography so much, that I decided to give it a try myself and bought a Heliopan R715 infrared filter last spring. Early summer it finally was time to take it out into the field...and the trouble begun. Trouble was all about focussing. Since the filter is pitch black, you really cannot focus like without. Liveview and boosting the ISO sometimes can help, but not really. Then there is the fact of focus shifting, which you get when using infrared and the fact of the imprecise red scale for infrared in the focussing window on top of the lens. It´s all about try and error and experience (once you get it :P).
The image below was the best out of several attempts this year. Accidentally I focussed correct ;)
I never wanted to show you this image, but today I started printing for a limited edition calendar for our open day celebrity of the Schleswiger Werkstätten and I printed the image below. And what I saw in the print left me speechless and is in no way comparable to the screen view. So much depth, almost like a 3D, just without these wicked glasses. And that´s exactly what I like most when I see IR from Nathan. So I will keep on experimenting and once the sun returns next summer, I´ll be there.

Have a great evening everyone :))___

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2012-11-06 18:50:09 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

SF Bay Area Photowalk 2013!! A great opportunity for everyone to meet each other and some great Artists too :-)

Note: Feel free to share this post with your family, friends, contacts, etc. 

I thought it a good time to remind everyone who is interested in the forthcoming San Francisco Bay Area photowalk that we are still making plans for January 4-6, 2013.  Our list of guests is growing!  See below for the new additions!  I am still trying to convince some other special guests to join us as well.  

We are planning a possible small gallery show for some of our featured guests-- which will give all that are interested the chance to come enjoy and view some prints and talk with the artists (and maybe purchase a print or two if the mood should strike you).  

The Glass Agency (+Joel Tjintjelaar, +Michael Diblicek and +Luca Cesari ) will be hosting a variety of fee based workshops that will give those who are interested an opportunity to work closely with some award winning masters of monochrome long exposure photography.  

The free gatherings are still being ironed out, but the possible locations include a variety of downtown San Francisco skyscrapers, The Bay Bridge, The Golden Gate Bridge, the Sutro Baths ruins, Marshall Beach, Candlestick Point State Park, Rodeo Beach, Hawk Hill, China Camp State Park, and other possible locations.  We will be covering sunrise and sunsets and some times in between.  

Many plans still being discussed ... more information soon ... including a website and a Google page.  Oh ... and +Athena Carey and I  will be handling the steady flow of fun factor possibilities-- which all of us have agreed is the true focus of the weekend.

So Mark your calendars-- and if you don't have one yet, be sure to ask Santa Claus for a 10 stop neutral density filter (though the elves are still behind on making the Lee Big Stopper). ___SF Bay Area Photowalk 2013!! A great opportunity for everyone to meet each other and some great Artists too :-)

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2012-10-22 07:32:37 (68 comments, 6 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Black Ice

"You don´t know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it" (origin unknown)

My contribution for #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré
for #monochromemonday  curated by +Nurcan Azaz +Hans Berendsen +Steve Barge +Charles Lupica +Manuel Votta 
for #seatuesday  curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou 

Black Ice

"You don´t know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it" (origin unknown)

My contribution for #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré
for #monochromemonday  curated by +Nurcan Azaz +Hans Berendsen +Steve Barge +Charles Lupica +Manuel Votta 
for #seatuesday  curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou ___

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2012-10-13 11:36:05 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Here is what my iPhone sees when visiting our currently ongoing exhibition at the VR Bank in Schleswig. These 20 images made the cut.

 Have fun with the virtual tour :)

Here is what my iPhone sees when visiting our currently ongoing exhibition at the VR Bank in Schleswig. These 20 images made the cut.

 Have fun with the virtual tour :)___

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2012-09-29 17:48:49 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Did you ever know that our good friend and fellow photographer +Christian Louw Pedersen is an artist all through??
He not only controls the black & white images, but also masters the black & white keys in such a beautiful way, you should not miss that part of his life!!! Unfortunately he quitted playing, but that hopefully is only temporary!! ;)
Listen to him playing his beautiful jazzy extravagant interpretation of the old traditional "Who can sail" !!! Enjoy and relax here:

Did you ever know that our good friend and fellow photographer +Christian Louw Pedersen is an artist all through??
He not only controls the black & white images, but also masters the black & white keys in such a beautiful way, you should not miss that part of his life!!! Unfortunately he quitted playing, but that hopefully is only temporary!! ;)
Listen to him playing his beautiful jazzy extravagant interpretation of the old traditional "Who can sail" !!! Enjoy and relax here:___

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2012-09-27 18:40:42 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

*And here we go again:
Happy to announce the upcoming Exhibition by the Medienwerkstatt Schuby (the one I am working for), which is a permanent establishment of the Schleswiger Werkstätten,  and the VR Bank Flensburg-Schleswig eG as the host, showing some of the best black & white fine art photography images from Stefanie Loges (that´s me).

Official opening ceremony tomorrow at 11 o´clock at the VR Bank in Schleswig, Stadtweg 27a.
Open for the Public from October 1st until October 26th 2012 during business hours.

And again you are all whole-hearted invited :-))*

PS. Hope to find some free time over the next days once the exhibition has started!!

*And here we go again:
Happy to announce the upcoming Exhibition by the Medienwerkstatt Schuby (the one I am working for), which is a permanent establishment of the Schleswiger Werkstätten,  and the VR Bank Flensburg-Schleswig eG as the host, showing some of the best black & white fine art photography images from Stefanie Loges (that´s me).

Official opening ceremony tomorrow at 11 o´clock at the VR Bank in Schleswig, Stadtweg 27a.
Open for the Public from October 1st until October 26th 2012 during business hours.

And again you are all whole-hearted invited :-))*

PS. Hope to find some free time over the next days once the exhibition has started!!___

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2012-09-12 12:36:37 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

Lotseninsel VI

Here is another view from the Lighthouse Schleimuende on the Lotseninsel. I shoot that quite some time ago, but only now I found the time to finish the processing.

I am most likely not around for the next 2 weeks, simply because I am much too busy with preparations for the upcoming exhibition starting October 1st and organization for the relocation of our workshop, out of the containers into a solid building at the end of October. Inbetween I simply need some little breaks, otherwise I won`t be able to finish my work here. That does not mean I am not around, I still will scroll through your streams and at least leave my plusses here and there :)

So this should be my contribution in front of the upcoming
#seatuesday   curated by the lovely +Julia Anna Gospodarou 
#longexposurethursday   curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc 
#min... more »

Lotseninsel VI

Here is another view from the Lighthouse Schleimuende on the Lotseninsel. I shoot that quite some time ago, but only now I found the time to finish the processing.

I am most likely not around for the next 2 weeks, simply because I am much too busy with preparations for the upcoming exhibition starting October 1st and organization for the relocation of our workshop, out of the containers into a solid building at the end of October. Inbetween I simply need some little breaks, otherwise I won`t be able to finish my work here. That does not mean I am not around, I still will scroll through your streams and at least leave my plusses here and there :)

So this should be my contribution in front of the upcoming
#seatuesday   curated by the lovely +Julia Anna Gospodarou 
#longexposurethursday   curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc 
#minimalmonday   curated by +Olivier Du Tré 
#monochromemonday  curated by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz +Charles Lupica and +Manuel Votta___

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2012-09-09 17:34:34 (45 comments, 0 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Surprise surprise!! :)

Checking the junk mail folder from time to time sometimes can bring a surprise to light ;)
I just found a message from the Lucy Foundation telling me, that one of my entries has received a Honorable Mention in the 2012 International Photography Awards annual competition Fine Art Landscape Non-Pro Category!! Woot :)
I am so pleased and full of joy to receive such a recognition among so many other and wellknown artists. It was my first ever entry into a competition and I never ever expected to "win" anything. The more I am surprised now, Well +Julia Anna Gospodarou, forget about what I wrote you earlier today, I should have checked my spam folder before ;)
So many thanks to everyone for your continuing support and congratulations to all the winners!!

Here is the image out of my Dockkoog series "Against the bleak... more »

Surprise surprise!! :)

Checking the junk mail folder from time to time sometimes can bring a surprise to light ;)
I just found a message from the Lucy Foundation telling me, that one of my entries has received a Honorable Mention in the 2012 International Photography Awards annual competition Fine Art Landscape Non-Pro Category!! Woot :)
I am so pleased and full of joy to receive such a recognition among so many other and wellknown artists. It was my first ever entry into a competition and I never ever expected to "win" anything. The more I am surprised now, Well +Julia Anna Gospodarou, forget about what I wrote you earlier today, I should have checked my spam folder before ;)
So many thanks to everyone for your continuing support and congratulations to all the winners!!

Here is the image out of my Dockkoog series "Against the bleak prospects", which received the award.___

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2012-08-27 16:51:49 (47 comments, 1 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

Eidersperrwerk II - No Go Zone / Sperrgebiet


After some weeks of abstinence I am finally able to contribute again to my favorite Themes here on G+, which are #minimalmonday hosted by +Olivier Du Tré, #SeaTuesday curated by the lovely +Julia Anna Gospodarou and #MonochromeMonday curated by +Jerry Johnson +Hans Berendsen +Manuel Votta +Nurcan Azaz and +Steve Barge . enjoy and wish you a happy week :-)

Eidersperrwerk II - No Go Zone / Sperrgebiet


After some weeks of abstinence I am finally able to contribute again to my favorite Themes here on G+, which are #minimalmonday hosted by +Olivier Du Tré, #SeaTuesday curated by the lovely +Julia Anna Gospodarou and #MonochromeMonday curated by +Jerry Johnson +Hans Berendsen +Manuel Votta +Nurcan Azaz and +Steve Barge . enjoy and wish you a happy week :-)___

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2012-08-25 15:45:49 (40 comments, 1 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

Eidersperrwerk I

First I want to thank you all for the wonderful support, the warm words and the feedback during the last weeks!
Without you all this would not have been possible. You all out there, you were my inspiration, motivation and stimulus. I want to thank each and everyone for that!
Although the exhibition was not really well attended, there have been nearly 150 people gathered in 5 hours. It was the hottest day of the year and many of them have probably opted for the beach, which I can also understand very well.
I am glad I got the expert audience. There was a lot of feedback, constructive criticism and words of praise. At the end of the day we even were able to sell a few prints.
The last weeks and months were the purest stress for me, even though I've enjoyed every moment of it. It was an incredible challenge for me to work at this high level... more »

Eidersperrwerk I

First I want to thank you all for the wonderful support, the warm words and the feedback during the last weeks!
Without you all this would not have been possible. You all out there, you were my inspiration, motivation and stimulus. I want to thank each and everyone for that!
Although the exhibition was not really well attended, there have been nearly 150 people gathered in 5 hours. It was the hottest day of the year and many of them have probably opted for the beach, which I can also understand very well.
I am glad I got the expert audience. There was a lot of feedback, constructive criticism and words of praise. At the end of the day we even were able to sell a few prints.
The last weeks and months were the purest stress for me, even though I've enjoyed every moment of it. It was an incredible challenge for me to work at this high level under self produced pressure. It will be impossible for me to work at this high level on a regular basis. My fitness and mental skills crying more often for breaks now. Nevertheless, I hope that I can continue to inspire you with my work, although I will be less present as I have to take more care about myself.
As I just told to Julia, showing your work in the printed and framed format I think is like climbing the Olymp, at least that is how it felt for me. Nothing can beat that. The aesthetic and visual experience is overwhelming and the emotions coming along with every visitors response and feedback leaving some deep tracks in my heart. Some 12 months ago I never ever thought of showing my work to anyone except my kiddies. Each of my images were very personal and private (and I think they still are). Some friends urged me to show my work on flickr, and now, a year later the exhibition...
One thing I have learned from the exhibition and something I have never thought of: black and white photography is a niche, and certainly not a "product" for the masses, viewed from the economical aspects. Again and again I was asked for color images. The 3 meter long
canvas print was the absolute eye-catcher and there is a high demand of more from these types...No idea whether I will fulfill this demand or not...
Beside that we have made some good contacts, which will find its expression in some comissional work soon.

After some days off I am back now with new motivation and thinking of new projects. Not sure yet what my next goal will be, but I need a target! :)
So here is one of my most recent images taken at the Eidersperrwerk (River barrier at the North Sea coast) on thursday. It is showing the southern entry of the sluice to the harbour of Tönning.

Happy Weekend all together!

My contribution to #allthemes  I have missed in the last couple of weeks.___

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2012-08-13 10:32:52 (31 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

The official poster for my exhibit

Seeing the invisible - Das Unsichtbare sichtbar machen
Fine Art Fotografie von Stefanie Loges

Ausstellung der Medienwerkstatt Schuby im Rahmen der Feier "40 Jahre Schleswiger Werkstätten" am Samstag, den 18.08.2012 ab 14 Uhr im Volkskunde Museum Schleswig, Suadicanistrasse 46-54, 24837 Schleswig.

Although I know the fewest of you will make it, you are all heartly invited!! :)

The official poster for my exhibit

Seeing the invisible - Das Unsichtbare sichtbar machen
Fine Art Fotografie von Stefanie Loges

Ausstellung der Medienwerkstatt Schuby im Rahmen der Feier "40 Jahre Schleswiger Werkstätten" am Samstag, den 18.08.2012 ab 14 Uhr im Volkskunde Museum Schleswig, Suadicanistrasse 46-54, 24837 Schleswig.

Although I know the fewest of you will make it, you are all heartly invited!! :)___

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2012-07-31 08:37:36 (31 comments, 0 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Almost done with printing, only a few more to go before I start cutting the matte and framing. Beside the framed images I also have the chance to showcase a canvas of 300cm x 80cm wide pano plus a few other colored images printed on canvas or mounted on foam board.

Almost done with printing, only a few more to go before I start cutting the matte and framing. Beside the framed images I also have the chance to showcase a canvas of 300cm x 80cm wide pano plus a few other colored images printed on canvas or mounted on foam board.___

2012-07-30 11:48:35 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Help needed

Sorry for being so quiet these days, but I am totally covered organizing, printing and framing for my 1st vernissage in 3 weeks.
I have a question regarding the framing of square format images.
Image size is 30cm x 30cm, the frame is 50cm x 50cm. With rectangulars I usually put them off centered into the frame/passepartout, but not sure about squares.

Would you frame the image centered or slightly off centered?

Your input are much appreciated! :)

Help needed

Sorry for being so quiet these days, but I am totally covered organizing, printing and framing for my 1st vernissage in 3 weeks.
I have a question regarding the framing of square format images.
Image size is 30cm x 30cm, the frame is 50cm x 50cm. With rectangulars I usually put them off centered into the frame/passepartout, but not sure about squares.

Would you frame the image centered or slightly off centered?

Your input are much appreciated! :)___

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2012-07-23 10:59:02 (45 comments, 1 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

Lotseninsel V - The Cage

Another from the Lotseninsel Schleimünde, the same subject as with #2 just from a different perspective.
Holidays are over and just right in time with my first day back in the office the summer slammed in, yay :)) Preparing and printing images for my first short exhibition here in Schleswig at August 18th.

Have a great week all together!! :)

My contribution for #MinimalMonday   curated by +Olivier Du Tré 
and for #MonochromeMonday  curated by +Charles Lupica +Steve Barge +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Nurcan Azaz and +Manuel Votta  
and for #MoodyMonday  curated by +Philip Daly

Lotseninsel V - The Cage

Another from the Lotseninsel Schleimünde, the same subject as with #2 just from a different perspective.
Holidays are over and just right in time with my first day back in the office the summer slammed in, yay :)) Preparing and printing images for my first short exhibition here in Schleswig at August 18th.

Have a great week all together!! :)

My contribution for #MinimalMonday   curated by +Olivier Du Tré 
and for #MonochromeMonday  curated by +Charles Lupica +Steve Barge +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Nurcan Azaz and +Manuel Votta  
and for #MoodyMonday  curated by +Philip Daly___

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2012-07-19 14:41:40 (60 comments, 7 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

Lotseninsel IV - There Is a Light That Never Goes Out

Like so many others in northern Europe, I stopped talking about the weather now. To deal with that, this morning I shifted all my watches back to standard time, which makes me believing that autumn is already there.

Here is another image from the Lotseninsel showing the Lighthouse Schleimünde. It´s a pretty small one, about 14 meters high and build back in 1871. The lighthouse is still in use and is the guidance / orientation for the only 20 meter wide entry to the Schlei Fjord. As you can see on the sea wall, the water level was dramatically low that day due to the ongoing westerly winds. Usually it´s about 1 meter higher and with easterly storms over a couple of days parts of the seawall and parts of the Island are flooded.

I took this image while it rained quite heavily and tried to cover with an umbrella.Bu... more »

Lotseninsel IV - There Is a Light That Never Goes Out

Like so many others in northern Europe, I stopped talking about the weather now. To deal with that, this morning I shifted all my watches back to standard time, which makes me believing that autumn is already there.

Here is another image from the Lotseninsel showing the Lighthouse Schleimünde. It´s a pretty small one, about 14 meters high and build back in 1871. The lighthouse is still in use and is the guidance / orientation for the only 20 meter wide entry to the Schlei Fjord. As you can see on the sea wall, the water level was dramatically low that day due to the ongoing westerly winds. Usually it´s about 1 meter higher and with easterly storms over a couple of days parts of the seawall and parts of the Island are flooded.

I took this image while it rained quite heavily and tried to cover with an umbrella. But still some raindrops made it onto the filter, so that the overall quality is pretty much soft. A good reason to come back again to that spot.

My contribution for #ThirstyThursdayPics  curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Marc Esguerra
and for #LongexposureThursday   curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc ___

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2012-07-16 13:43:10 (58 comments, 14 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

Lotseninsel III

This is the other Tree or group of Trees standing completely on their own on the Lotseninsel Schleimünde. This was shoot from the Naturerlebniszentrum two days before I entered the Peninsula from the waterside. I think this will be my last one in the high key style for a while, missing the dark ;)

For those who haven´t seen it yet, here is a short video I made while shooting the Lighthouse and some other interesting subjects there. In the video you´ll see the Trees from a different position.

Lotseninsel

Have a great week everybody :)

My contribution for #MonochromeMonday  curated by +Nurcan Azaz +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Charles Lupica and +Manuel Votta 
and for #MinimalMonday hosted by +Olivier Du Tré 
and finally for #SeaTuesday curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou 

Lotseninsel III

This is the other Tree or group of Trees standing completely on their own on the Lotseninsel Schleimünde. This was shoot from the Naturerlebniszentrum two days before I entered the Peninsula from the waterside. I think this will be my last one in the high key style for a while, missing the dark ;)

For those who haven´t seen it yet, here is a short video I made while shooting the Lighthouse and some other interesting subjects there. In the video you´ll see the Trees from a different position.

Lotseninsel

Have a great week everybody :)

My contribution for #MonochromeMonday  curated by +Nurcan Azaz +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Charles Lupica and +Manuel Votta 
and for #MinimalMonday hosted by +Olivier Du Tré 
and finally for #SeaTuesday curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou ___

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2012-07-13 17:50:33 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Lotseninsel Schleimünde

Please bear with me, but this is my very first attempt on something like videography. Just a short impression of what and where I was shooting yesterday while heading to the Lotseninsel at the mouth of the Schlei Fjord. Had to turn volume down coz on terrible wind noise. We had offshore wind, so you barely can imagine how windy it really was, not to talk about all the rain and thunderstorms inbetween plus the fact that there was absolute no wave action and water level way below zero. Somewhere in the video you´ll see on of these viking boats. In about two weeks the annual Wikingertage / Viking Days starting in my hometown Schleswig. There a lot of these viking boat replicas around then. This one in the video came from Denmark. I just wonder if the real vikings back then would have used a motor boat to get ahead...and I thought the vikings were strong ;) 

Tookme... more »

Lotseninsel Schleimünde

Please bear with me, but this is my very first attempt on something like videography. Just a short impression of what and where I was shooting yesterday while heading to the Lotseninsel at the mouth of the Schlei Fjord. Had to turn volume down coz on terrible wind noise. We had offshore wind, so you barely can imagine how windy it really was, not to talk about all the rain and thunderstorms inbetween plus the fact that there was absolute no wave action and water level way below zero. Somewhere in the video you´ll see on of these viking boats. In about two weeks the annual Wikingertage / Viking Days starting in my hometown Schleswig. There a lot of these viking boat replicas around then. This one in the video came from Denmark. I just wonder if the real vikings back then would have used a motor boat to get ahead...and I thought the vikings were strong ;) 

Took me almost the whole day to make this video happen...I´ll better keep processing my images rather than editing video with a unpleasant result.___

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2012-07-12 20:19:07 (43 comments, 0 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

Lotseninsel II

Some kind of See Sign, as far as I know it holds a weatherstation plus a peak meter for the waterlevel. This one is from today while shooting on the Lotseninsel at the mouth of the Schlei / Schleimünde. Took the ferry while the weather was just great, perfect sky for long exposure, dry (almost) and promising. Once there the weather changed rapidly from heavy rain showers into exploding thunderstorms, back to sun and it was very windy. Wind was offshore and so the cloudmovement. Therefor the water very quiet, although the tide was pretty low. With westerly winds the Baltic Sea here simply runs dry.
I got all wet quite some times. For one time I had to seek shelter in the WC, really had to run with all my rig geared up and while hurrying I lost the Lee Foundation Kit completely with Big Stopper and ND grad plus the Adapterring, which somehow detached (guess I simply... more »

Lotseninsel II

Some kind of See Sign, as far as I know it holds a weatherstation plus a peak meter for the waterlevel. This one is from today while shooting on the Lotseninsel at the mouth of the Schlei / Schleimünde. Took the ferry while the weather was just great, perfect sky for long exposure, dry (almost) and promising. Once there the weather changed rapidly from heavy rain showers into exploding thunderstorms, back to sun and it was very windy. Wind was offshore and so the cloudmovement. Therefor the water very quiet, although the tide was pretty low. With westerly winds the Baltic Sea here simply runs dry.
I got all wet quite some times. For one time I had to seek shelter in the WC, really had to run with all my rig geared up and while hurrying I lost the Lee Foundation Kit completely with Big Stopper and ND grad plus the Adapterring, which somehow detached (guess I simply screwed on the wrong way :P. Luckily I could easily find it when I headed back after the storm, laying somewhere in the sand, phew!! :)
I did some BTS video coverage with my iphone. Once ready, I will post a short clip here (just gotta find out how to get off my phone and how to cut it).

My contribution for #LongexposureThursday kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc___

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2012-07-11 14:17:38 (62 comments, 8 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

Lotseninsel I - Pilot Island

One out of two trees on the Lotseninsel at the mouth of the Schleifjord - Schlei - Schleimünde..

Escaped from home because we had lost our broadband (didn´t know I am so hooked to the internet)...and made a 12 miles hike into the Nature Experience Park Maasholm yesterday. Once there, all clouds were gone and wind settled (with broadband it would have been so easy to plan the hike). The idea was to get onto the Pilot Island to shoot the lighthouse. Been there about 35 years ago, but only from the waterside. Once I arrived I quickly found out that it is strictly forbidden to enter the island from the landside...pffft. So my plan for tomorrow is rent a ship and get that way to the lighthouse :D
This shot is more or less out of the cam except for the b&w conversion with SEP2 and the reflection which I massively enhanced in photoshop. If youg... more »

Lotseninsel I - Pilot Island

One out of two trees on the Lotseninsel at the mouth of the Schleifjord - Schlei - Schleimünde..

Escaped from home because we had lost our broadband (didn´t know I am so hooked to the internet)...and made a 12 miles hike into the Nature Experience Park Maasholm yesterday. Once there, all clouds were gone and wind settled (with broadband it would have been so easy to plan the hike). The idea was to get onto the Pilot Island to shoot the lighthouse. Been there about 35 years ago, but only from the waterside. Once I arrived I quickly found out that it is strictly forbidden to enter the island from the landside...pffft. So my plan for tomorrow is rent a ship and get that way to the lighthouse :D
This shot is more or less out of the cam except for the b&w conversion with SEP2 and the reflection which I massively enhanced in photoshop. If you google map for the Lotseninsel and zoom in, you´ll see the trees from above the sky.
Well, with all the trouble I recently had with broadband here, yesterday I started to think about. Been into net from the very first hour, phone phreaking and all this stuff with blazing fast 120 baud ;) But it was different. Not much information to gather except for the exchange of mails and experience through a BBS system. Hosting a mailbox myself was way cool :D But it changed and with this change I didn´t realize how much I got addicted. Today I simply can´t leave the house without making a plan, having a look to the rain radar, to the news, to the road conditions and maps and to the webshop for shoes (stupidly I still can´t try on them, waiting for WEB 5.0). Where is all my spontaneity stuck? While out on the hike I for myself decided that this needed to be changed, instantly and from now, promise!! ___

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2012-07-09 20:14:20 (31 comments, 1 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

Dockkoog VI

First day of vacation...streetworkers still trying to bury some of these tubes into our street, since weeks. And once again these brutes cut my phoneline, the second time in 3 weeks :P Trying to upload using my iphone as a hotspot, which hopefully will do until tomorrow.

One from the archives I forgot to post. Did this one on that bleak day back in early May, when I shattered one of my ND filters at the Dockkoog in Husum. Precisely because it was so bleak and wet that eveninig, I enjoyed it a lot. No tourists, no dogs, no nothing, just me, my camera and the sea!
I´ve been there a couple of days ago again...felt like half europe spending there vacation at the Dockkoog, so drove back home without having achieved anything new.

Have a great week every one! :)

For #MonochromeMonday curated by +Nurcan Azaz +Hans Berendsen +JerryJoh... more »

Dockkoog VI

First day of vacation...streetworkers still trying to bury some of these tubes into our street, since weeks. And once again these brutes cut my phoneline, the second time in 3 weeks :P Trying to upload using my iphone as a hotspot, which hopefully will do until tomorrow.

One from the archives I forgot to post. Did this one on that bleak day back in early May, when I shattered one of my ND filters at the Dockkoog in Husum. Precisely because it was so bleak and wet that eveninig, I enjoyed it a lot. No tourists, no dogs, no nothing, just me, my camera and the sea!
I´ve been there a couple of days ago again...felt like half europe spending there vacation at the Dockkoog, so drove back home without having achieved anything new.

Have a great week every one! :)

For #MonochromeMonday curated by +Nurcan Azaz +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Charles Lupica and +Manuel Votta 
For #SeaTuesday curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou 
For #MinimalMonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré  ___

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2012-07-05 06:45:44 (49 comments, 3 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

Amoeba Kiel Amöbe III

The last one from this series, Looking back at this I think I have forgotten to shoot a very important perspective of the building, means I don´t have specially trained eye for it. Betimes I will go there again to catch upon this.

My contribution for #LongexposureThursday kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc 

Amoeba Kiel Amöbe III

The last one from this series, Looking back at this I think I have forgotten to shoot a very important perspective of the building, means I don´t have specially trained eye for it. Betimes I will go there again to catch upon this.

My contribution for #LongexposureThursday kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc ___

2012-07-04 09:32:18 (31 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Photoshop CS5 Help needed !! :)

How to make a gradient following a shape, for example a curve or something which is not a rectangular selection?

Any advice much appreciated!

Photoshop CS5 Help needed !! :)

How to make a gradient following a shape, for example a curve or something which is not a rectangular selection?

Any advice much appreciated!___

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2012-07-03 17:42:42 (33 comments, 0 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

Amoeba Kiel Amöbe II

Another view of the new Center of Molecular Science at the University of Kiel. Moiré Alert ;) No idea how to get rid of that and I think the AA-Filter failed completely with this type of facade (bronce colored metallic grid something). It was hard decision to post it in black&white, the bronce colored facade against the deep blue sky I really like a lot, but at the end I love B&W... ;)
So +Brian Spencer, here is what I had in mind :)

Amoeba Kiel Amöbe II

Another view of the new Center of Molecular Science at the University of Kiel. Moiré Alert ;) No idea how to get rid of that and I think the AA-Filter failed completely with this type of facade (bronce colored metallic grid something). It was hard decision to post it in black&white, the bronce colored facade against the deep blue sky I really like a lot, but at the end I love B&W... ;)
So +Brian Spencer, here is what I had in mind :)___

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2012-07-02 10:23:07 (25 comments, 3 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Bülk III

Another one (and as promised the last one) of the old remnants of groynes around the Bülk Lighthouse.
I definitely will return back again and hope for some more cloud actions then. And if I wasn´t such a late riser, I would go and shoot at sunrise as well ;)

350 seconds exposure, Heliopan 4-stops ND plus LEE Big Stopper plus Hitech 1.2 GND soft

Have a great week all together :-)

Not sure if this counts for #MinimalMonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré, is the theme for landscape only? confused ;)
My contribution for #MonochromeMonday curated by +Charles Lupica +Steve Barge +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Nurcan Azaz and +Manuel Votta 
#MoodyMonday curated by +Philip Daly 

Bülk III

Another one (and as promised the last one) of the old remnants of groynes around the Bülk Lighthouse.
I definitely will return back again and hope for some more cloud actions then. And if I wasn´t such a late riser, I would go and shoot at sunrise as well ;)

350 seconds exposure, Heliopan 4-stops ND plus LEE Big Stopper plus Hitech 1.2 GND soft

Have a great week all together :-)

Not sure if this counts for #MinimalMonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré, is the theme for landscape only? confused ;)
My contribution for #MonochromeMonday curated by +Charles Lupica +Steve Barge +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Nurcan Azaz and +Manuel Votta 
#MoodyMonday curated by +Philip Daly ___

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2012-07-01 19:22:52 (32 comments, 2 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Amoeba Kiel Amöbe

I have been out shooting with my daughter this afternoon and drove down to Kiel University Campus.
About 6 weeks ago the new Center for Molecular Science opened it´s doors for the students. A pretty cool idea from the architects to design and name the new building after the Amoeba (Amöbe). When viewed from above, it looks kinda like a Amoeba. You might want to google for some other pictures around this building, unfortunately there is no wiki entry yet.

From the first days I knew about the plannings I wanted to go there and shoot it. Well, this is not a serious attempt on shooting architecture. I made this the last shot on my way back to the car, just to show you how it looks like in the overall view. You will see the one or other extraction over the next weeks.
Did some whitebalance correction, added some contrasts and a high passsh... more »

Amoeba Kiel Amöbe

I have been out shooting with my daughter this afternoon and drove down to Kiel University Campus.
About 6 weeks ago the new Center for Molecular Science opened it´s doors for the students. A pretty cool idea from the architects to design and name the new building after the Amoeba (Amöbe). When viewed from above, it looks kinda like a Amoeba. You might want to google for some other pictures around this building, unfortunately there is no wiki entry yet.

From the first days I knew about the plannings I wanted to go there and shoot it. Well, this is not a serious attempt on shooting architecture. I made this the last shot on my way back to the car, just to show you how it looks like in the overall view. You will see the one or other extraction over the next weeks.
Did some whitebalance correction, added some contrasts and a high pass sharpening, that´s it. Didn´t even attempt to correct the perspective, because I think it looks very funny how it turned out at 17mm ;) But I really need a TS/E !!

Have a great week everybody :)___

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2012-06-28 14:55:01 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Bülk V

Sorry for a second image today, but I felt tempted to post another one from Bülk, just to fulfil the requirements of #LighthouseThursday kindly curated by +Heiko Köster. I gotta admit, that the first one from today probably was too minimal for the theme ;)

This is the Bülk Lighthouse / Leuchtturm as seen from the beach promenade in Strande near Kiel. It is the guidance and orientation for the entrance to the Kieler Förde and located at the Bülker Huk. Since 1807 lighthouses have been placed here. The current ligthhouse was established in 1862...well and as you can see, it looks quite dirty, just like it is crying for a wash me please ;)
It´s the last image out of this series (uhmm, not really, I forgot to post #III ). An uprising thunderstorm urged me to leave as quick as possible. So I took the last chance and made a quick 60 seconds exposurealread... more »

Bülk V

Sorry for a second image today, but I felt tempted to post another one from Bülk, just to fulfil the requirements of #LighthouseThursday kindly curated by +Heiko Köster. I gotta admit, that the first one from today probably was too minimal for the theme ;)

This is the Bülk Lighthouse / Leuchtturm as seen from the beach promenade in Strande near Kiel. It is the guidance and orientation for the entrance to the Kieler Förde and located at the Bülker Huk. Since 1807 lighthouses have been placed here. The current ligthhouse was established in 1862...well and as you can see, it looks quite dirty, just like it is crying for a wash me please ;)
It´s the last image out of this series (uhmm, not really, I forgot to post #III ). An uprising thunderstorm urged me to leave as quick as possible. So I took the last chance and made a quick 60 seconds exposure already in the rain.
For +Athena Carey:  When I was back in my car, rewatched the images on the cameras LCD, I made a final decision...the next lens in my bag will be the Canon 24mm TS/E II. Tried to do some perspective correction in pp, but that turned out pretty bad and I lost almost the entire pixels, beside that it looked awful. So I only can imagine how it might look like with a tilt/shift lens.

#LongexposureThursday curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc (sorry for having two images the same day)  ___

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2012-06-28 06:19:04 (41 comments, 1 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

Bülk IV

Another one of the old groyne fields as seen from the Bülk Lighthouse (in my back) at Strande, the entry to the Kieler Förde / Baltic Sea. On the far right you can see the Kiel Lighthouse / Leuchtturm.

My contribution for #LongExposureThursday curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc
#ThirstyThursdayPic curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra
#LighthouseThursday curated by +Heiko Köster  

Bülk IV

Another one of the old groyne fields as seen from the Bülk Lighthouse (in my back) at Strande, the entry to the Kieler Förde / Baltic Sea. On the far right you can see the Kiel Lighthouse / Leuchtturm.

My contribution for #LongExposureThursday curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc
#ThirstyThursdayPic curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra
#LighthouseThursday curated by +Heiko Köster  ___

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2012-06-25 06:47:58 (39 comments, 2 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Wasted Water

Inbetween heavy rain showers and a really fresh breeze I have been able to go out for a walk and found this wastewater pipe near the Badestelle Lürschau at the Ahrenholzer See.

Canon 5D MK II | Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L @ f/16 | 120 seconds | ISO 50 | LEE Big Stopper | Hitech ND grad 1.2

My contribution for #MonochromeMonday kindly curated by +Charles Lupica +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +nurcan azaz and +Manuel Votta
and for #minimalmonday kindly hosted by +Olivier Du Tré

Wasted Water

Inbetween heavy rain showers and a really fresh breeze I have been able to go out for a walk and found this wastewater pipe near the Badestelle Lürschau at the Ahrenholzer See.

Canon 5D MK II | Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L @ f/16 | 120 seconds | ISO 50 | LEE Big Stopper | Hitech ND grad 1.2

My contribution for #MonochromeMonday kindly curated by +Charles Lupica +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +nurcan azaz and +Manuel Votta
and for #minimalmonday kindly hosted by +Olivier Du Tré___

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