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Sassi Sassmannshausen

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Visual Story Teller (Animation, Film, Photography, 3D/4D, Instructor, Producer)

Occupation: Independent filmmaker, instructor at Cineversity.com (Currently in pre-production for a feature film as well as (…) . Or as our neighbors in Hollywood say, several projects in different stages of deve

Location: Los Angeles

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Cream of the Crop: 03/31/2012

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2016-03-28 21:25:35 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

Yosemite Mini

Enjoy :o)

Most reshares: 16

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2016-04-22 07:00:31 (0 comments; 16 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.

We are a group of members of Google+ Create, a Google program for recognizing creative users of Google+. This year we are celebrating Earth Day with this small, symbolic art project with the theme:  Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.

My Contribution:

Take a look at Earth as a painter does. In the process of painting, Earth becomes part of the painter; As Earth is part of us and we are part of Earth. 

Background: 

For this work, I harvested the light, and use the resulting texture and contrast of it. Sometimes realistic, sometimes abstract. It works best, as we are all familiar with it, and as a result, react easily on it. According to the more free use of natural elements in paintings, starting around 1850, where from my point of view the elements, e.g., trees, were more used like“word... more »

Most plusones: 153

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2016-03-26 20:46:55 (14 comments; 14 reshares; 153 +1s)Open 

Somewhere in the Hills of Los Angeles, CA

I hope you enjoy the upcoming weekend, I certainly will.

:o)

[... perhaps more an entry for my Little Planets & Co Collection, but I like to share it here!]

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2016-04-27 20:48:19 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 

Planet of Change

I appreciate the need to shoot a lot of images for one panorama, as it scatters the time. This result in an image that comes closer to our memories instead of an reproduction of reality, and is certainly different to a single exposure.
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That being said. Time is change, and there is something interesting in it. Change can be abrupt or smooth and slow. We normally find a way to store big events of change in our memories. But what about the little stuff, things like clouds, constant change of light, and moving water? (The elements stand here for the photography problems, but meant to be the "stand ins" for the memories.)
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In this one, many people came, stopped for a minute or two [being in my "field of view"], ignoring the camera, while the clouds moved and the light changed (e.g., soft shadows to harsh shadows, or none at all). That... more »

Planet of Change

I appreciate the need to shoot a lot of images for one panorama, as it scatters the time. This result in an image that comes closer to our memories instead of an reproduction of reality, and is certainly different to a single exposure.
.
That being said. Time is change, and there is something interesting in it. Change can be abrupt or smooth and slow. We normally find a way to store big events of change in our memories. But what about the little stuff, things like clouds, constant change of light, and moving water? (The elements stand here for the photography problems, but meant to be the "stand ins" for the memories.)
.
In this one, many people came, stopped for a minute or two [being in my "field of view"], ignoring the camera, while the clouds moved and the light changed (e.g., soft shadows to harsh shadows, or none at all). That was the reason for over 170 images to get this "one" finally.
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An example of real life, of change, on the end, don't we love something that looks like one mood at all … ;o)

Enjoy my puzzle of change ...


(Captured at the Safari Park in San Diego, CA)___

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2016-04-25 21:09:09 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

Planet Day ;o)

Back to my normal schedule. :o) … or just a little rest here, sounds like a good idea.

I certainly love these dense vegetation on this little one.

ENJOY 

(Safari Park San Diego, CA)

Planet Day ;o)

Back to my normal schedule. :o) … or just a little rest here, sounds like a good idea.

I certainly love these dense vegetation on this little one.

ENJOY 

(Safari Park San Diego, CA)___

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2016-04-22 07:00:59 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 54 +1s)Open 

Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.

We are a group of members of Google+ Create, a Google program for recognizing creative users of Google+. This year we are celebrating Earth Day with this small, symbolic art project with the theme: 

Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.

My Contribution:

Take a look at Earth as a painter does. In the process of painting, Earth becomes part of the painter; As Earth is part of us and we are part of Earth. 

Background: 

For this work, I harvested the light, and use the resulting texture and contrast of it. Sometimes realistic, sometimes abstract. It works best, as we are all familiar with it, and as a result, react easily on it. According to the more free use of natural elements in paintings, starting around 1850, where from my point of view the elements, e.g., trees, were more used like “words" to create a new meaning, in contrast to reproducing an exact reality. It works as we carrying it inside of us! It is not just something outside of us. 

Earth Day is celebrated to remind us on this. We have Earth in us, we are part of it. There is no separation; If we feel that way, we need to connect.

To connect, we need to be in communication. A painter does it by allowing himself to be impressed and, after processing this (internalizing it), to be expressed on the canvas. The resulting image is based on fragmenting the time, often with a great duration in total.

In photography we assume a one click and done, perhaps post processing it. We mustn’t be part of it, to press a button. To overcome this limitation, and to introduce the time more than with just long exposures, I like the need and obstacle to take many, or even way over a hundred, of images for one spherical capture of the context. This huge amount of work, allows (or even requires) to carefully pre-visualize what I’m doing. The result is like the painting, created in many steps. (Cameras with a 360ºx180º view, would not work for this, they take away most of this aesthethic and certainly the conceptional base of my art.) I typically call this the memory image, and a main characteristic is given in the fact that our direct “field of view” does not produce a spherical image all at once.
In this work, I even express that with camera based motion blur. The stitched images are not montaged along an artificial border. I even layer them on top of each other by masking them out, and allow a similar progress as I would do holding a wet brush in my hand.
The final processing part of my work is expressed in the way I project the content similar to an earth map projection, to overcome the sphere-to-flat-plane problems. It is by itself another layer of meaning. In this example I used a Guyou projection (this projection was developed by Émile Guyou of France in 1887), but I tilted the “underlaying sphere” (Earth) to get the result I was after. Which I hope speaks for itself in this “light-painting".

May I assume we have learned from the Impressionists, that we might be already satisfied by seeing only points or in this case pixels? What ever we see must be already inside of us. (Bohrer, Plötzlichkeit, 1981) We can’t see what we haven't already duplicated. Whatever this image means to you, it is what you carry already inside of you. In this way, I hope to support the Earth Day with my doing. My wish: Be aware of what is already inside, and that will allow to see the connection to the outside.

ENJOY.


#CreateCommunityEarthDay  ___Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.

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2016-04-22 07:00:31 (0 comments; 16 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.

We are a group of members of Google+ Create, a Google program for recognizing creative users of Google+. This year we are celebrating Earth Day with this small, symbolic art project with the theme:  Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.

My Contribution:

Take a look at Earth as a painter does. In the process of painting, Earth becomes part of the painter; As Earth is part of us and we are part of Earth. 

Background: 

For this work, I harvested the light, and use the resulting texture and contrast of it. Sometimes realistic, sometimes abstract. It works best, as we are all familiar with it, and as a result, react easily on it. According to the more free use of natural elements in paintings, starting around 1850, where from my point of view the elements, e.g., trees, were more used like“word... more »

Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.

We are a group of members of Google+ Create, a Google program for recognizing creative users of Google+. This year we are celebrating Earth Day with this small, symbolic art project with the theme:  Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.

My Contribution:

Take a look at Earth as a painter does. In the process of painting, Earth becomes part of the painter; As Earth is part of us and we are part of Earth. 

Background: 

For this work, I harvested the light, and use the resulting texture and contrast of it. Sometimes realistic, sometimes abstract. It works best, as we are all familiar with it, and as a result, react easily on it. According to the more free use of natural elements in paintings, starting around 1850, where from my point of view the elements, e.g., trees, were more used like “words" to create a new meaning, in contrast to reproducing an exact reality. It works as we carrying it inside of us! It is not just something outside of us. 

Earth Day is celebrated to remind us on this. We have Earth in us, we are part of it. There is no separation; If we feel that way, we need to connect.

To connect, we need to be in communication. A painter does it by allowing himself to be impressed and, after processing this (internalizing it), to be expressed on the canvas. The resulting image is based on fragmenting the time, often with a great duration in total.

In photography we assume a one click and done, perhaps post processing it. We mustn’t be part of it, to press a button. To overcome this limitation, and to introduce the time more than with just long exposures, I like the need and obstacle to take many, or even way over a hundred, of images for one spherical capture of the context. This huge amount of work, allows (or even requires) to carefully pre-visualize what I’m doing. The result is like the painting, created in many steps. (Cameras with a 360ºx180º view, would not work for this, they take away most of this aesthethic and certainly the conceptional base of my art.) I typically call this the memory image, and a main characteristic is given in the fact that our direct “field of view” does not produce a spherical image all at once.
In this work, I even express that with camera based motion blur. The stitched images are not montaged along an artificial border. I even layer them on top of each other by masking them out, and allow a similar progress as I would do holding a wet brush in my hand.
The final processing part of my work is expressed in the way I project the content similar to an earth map projection, to overcome the sphere-to-flat-plane problems. It is by itself another layer of meaning. In this example I used a Guyou projection (this projection was developed by Émile Guyou of France in 1887), but I tilted the “underlaying sphere” (Earth) to get the result I was after. Which I hope speaks for itself in this “light-painting".

May I assume we have learned from the Impressionists, that we might be already satisfied by seeing only points or in this case pixels? What ever we see must be already inside of us. (Bohrer, Plötzlichkeit, 1981) We can’t see what we haven't already duplicated. Whatever this image means to you, it is what you carry already inside of you. In this way, I hope to support the Earth Day with my doing. My wish: Be aware of what is already inside, and that will allow to see the connection to the outside.

ENJOY.


#CreateCommunityEarthDay  ___

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2016-04-21 18:29:04 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

Hysteresis Planet

(Not to confuse with hysteric) ;o)

While learning all about electric (e.g., e-magnetism) for one of my degrees, the term Hysteresis was introduced to me. I always like it.
But painting with Oil certainly attracted me more, and at that time, to make stage-light show for bands.
Why I'm talking about that? Because painting with lenses feels like a mixture of all of that. This is an image purely made by moving the camera in a certain way, nearly hundred times, by keeping the coverage for an equirectangular in mind, and then stitch it [manually]. 

Hysteresis Planet: done. Next please ;o)

Hysteresis Planet

(Not to confuse with hysteric) ;o)

While learning all about electric (e.g., e-magnetism) for one of my degrees, the term Hysteresis was introduced to me. I always like it.
But painting with Oil certainly attracted me more, and at that time, to make stage-light show for bands.
Why I'm talking about that? Because painting with lenses feels like a mixture of all of that. This is an image purely made by moving the camera in a certain way, nearly hundred times, by keeping the coverage for an equirectangular in mind, and then stitch it [manually]. 

Hysteresis Planet: done. Next please ;o)___

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2016-04-20 17:13:37 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

Light Painting Planet.

Typically I have my workflow down and can produce predicable results. But my heart is certainly always searching for different ways or combine old ones to new results.
That cameras record the motion and draw lines were clear to me, when I got my Time Life Book “The Camera” in the late ‘70s. I got it at the same time i got my first couple of SLRs. This book, was an eyeopener, and had pretty much all I needed to get started in a savvy way. Today one can get this for $1 used sometimes, and it has more than most shiny and expensive photo books to offer.

So, combining panorama (360ºx180º) and my way of projecting those images back to geometry, allowed me to experiment with those old techniques. I shot twice the amount that I normally do, as motion blur is not as precise as shooting my “pano-head” (DIY build over a decade ago). So hundred shots,handheld fo... more »

Light Painting Planet.

Typically I have my workflow down and can produce predicable results. But my heart is certainly always searching for different ways or combine old ones to new results.
That cameras record the motion and draw lines were clear to me, when I got my Time Life Book “The Camera” in the late ‘70s. I got it at the same time i got my first couple of SLRs. This book, was an eyeopener, and had pretty much all I needed to get started in a savvy way. Today one can get this for $1 used sometimes, and it has more than most shiny and expensive photo books to offer.

So, combining panorama (360ºx180º) and my way of projecting those images back to geometry, allowed me to experiment with those old techniques. I shot twice the amount that I normally do, as motion blur is not as precise as shooting my “pano-head” (DIY build over a decade ago). So hundred shots, handheld for an equirectangular. 

Not a single of all my stitching app is of course able to stitch this. So, nearly hundred shots had to be stitched and blended manually. The stitched and layered file saved as 17.7GB psb, and is around 25K wide, 16bit/channel. Teh file posted here is a 1/64th of the original in terms of pixel count.

For me the results are painterly and breathtaking. The Sigma Art 24mm and an IRND 2.1 filter allowed me to harvest light and draw with it. I felt back to oil-painting times in Berlin. This is all in camera “texture” not overlaid! Just lovely.

Enjoy.___

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2016-04-19 18:30:00 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 42 +1s)Open 

Kitsch Planet (Location, unknown ;o)

During my time at the University of the Arts in Berlin, Kitsch came back a little bit more to live, as in images from "Gilbert and George" or sculptures from Jeff Koons. Etc. A long time ago. Pretty much when I opened my own Paint Studio in Berlin.
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Since then, always when I get a certain aesthetic during my explorations, I think of the term "Kitsch", which my brain translates to "art that doesn't work".
... and yet, my definition of art is, that it only starts when it works -- hence it is in the "brain of the beholder", so Kitsch can be art if it leads to realization works as art.
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Wibbely wabbely. ... anyway: ENJOY.

Kitsch Planet (Location, unknown ;o)

During my time at the University of the Arts in Berlin, Kitsch came back a little bit more to live, as in images from "Gilbert and George" or sculptures from Jeff Koons. Etc. A long time ago. Pretty much when I opened my own Paint Studio in Berlin.
.
Since then, always when I get a certain aesthetic during my explorations, I think of the term "Kitsch", which my brain translates to "art that doesn't work".
... and yet, my definition of art is, that it only starts when it works -- hence it is in the "brain of the beholder", so Kitsch can be art if it leads to realization works as art.
.
Wibbely wabbely. ... anyway: ENJOY.___

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2016-04-18 18:32:15 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

The Safari Adventure Planet

Certainly lots to explore, and the biggest danger (at least for me) to get lost at the Espresso-Bar ;o)

BTW, the saying, "I know it inside [and] out", has a complete different meaning here.

ENJOY

(Safari Park San Diego, CA)

The Safari Adventure Planet

Certainly lots to explore, and the biggest danger (at least for me) to get lost at the Espresso-Bar ;o)

BTW, the saying, "I know it inside [and] out", has a complete different meaning here.

ENJOY

(Safari Park San Diego, CA)___

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2016-04-17 17:15:56 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 47 +1s)Open 

Beach Bridges

Those places where life is on different levels and one has freely access to all of them attracts me. Especially to go up and get a different perspective.
Speaking of which, the terms bridge and perspective have also a symbolic meaning, and to combine those is fascinating. 
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While crossing that bridge, it changed my perspective. ;o)

Beach Bridges

Those places where life is on different levels and one has freely access to all of them attracts me. Especially to go up and get a different perspective.
Speaking of which, the terms bridge and perspective have also a symbolic meaning, and to combine those is fascinating. 
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While crossing that bridge, it changed my perspective. ;o)___

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2016-04-16 18:43:25 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

Surfer's Lane

As one can easily spot, there is a second "lane" and less titled, for pedestrians... Surfers love a good balance challenge, hence this little road is deeply loved by them, thanks for letting me take the shot. ;o)

ENJOY

Surfer's Lane

As one can easily spot, there is a second "lane" and less titled, for pedestrians... Surfers love a good balance challenge, hence this little road is deeply loved by them, thanks for letting me take the shot. ;o)

ENJOY___

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2016-04-16 00:56:35 (16 comments; 2 reshares; 57 +1s)Open 

I hope to share this on the California Panoramas is OK, I hesitated to share it to two Collections, but sometimes it is difficult to find the right collection. :o) 

This was shortly after the start of our little journey with the Zeppelin. The last "non-tinted" light beams hitting the beach. On the way back, it changed heavily.

Long Beach, CA. This is certainly my first stitched panorama shot from a Zeppelin (not a blimp! hehe). No window between the lens and the city, and slow enough to keep the parallax for all exposures, to stitch it later.
(Reason enough to register this image ©2012)___I hope to share this on the California Panoramas is OK, I hesitated to share it to two Collections, but sometimes it is difficult to find the right collection. :o) 

This was shortly after the start of our little journey with the Zeppelin. The last "non-tinted" light beams hitting the beach. On the way back, it changed heavily.

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2016-04-16 00:51:16 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 51 +1s)Open 

I had only a little pocket cam with me, but several shot made it possible to have this view. Certainly no need to tell more... :o)
ENJOY!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I wish everyone a wonderful 2012.
Thanks for all the comments and +1s.___I had only a little pocket cam with me, but several shot made it possible to have this view. Certainly no need to tell more... :o)
ENJOY!

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2016-04-16 00:50:48 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

One of the first larger photowalks I went. It has be a while...

Kid in the Sun, Santa Monica, CA
#LAphotowalk
I have cut the ocean to a little stripe to get the kid in the sun more into the "center"
It was shot in a single exposure, 200mm, f2.8L, and one stop under. Nearly no post.___One of the first larger photowalks I went. It has be a while...

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2016-04-16 00:50:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Downtown L.A., CA

Just one exposure (sorry ;o) for all stitched images, more a workflow/comparison test, but I liked the green building in symmetry to green hedge, creating a base of the main buildings.
So I thought it should hide.

Downtown L.A., CA

Just one exposure (sorry ;o) for all stitched images, more a workflow/comparison test, but I liked the green building in symmetry to green hedge, creating a base of the main buildings.
So I thought it should hide.___

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2016-04-16 00:50:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

A little place in Downtown L.A., CA
Certainly a nice place for an "Office Lunch Break" which is mostly the main activity here. Even with a monopod (tripods are difficult in Downtown to use...) I had some challenges finally to solve. I hope I got a fairly good result despite the problems...
As with every 360º with the freedom to center the view, comes as well the decision what works best. ;o) Well...

A little place in Downtown L.A., CA
Certainly a nice place for an "Office Lunch Break" which is mostly the main activity here. Even with a monopod (tripods are difficult in Downtown to use...) I had some challenges finally to solve. I hope I got a fairly good result despite the problems...
As with every 360º with the freedom to center the view, comes as well the decision what works best. ;o) Well...___

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2016-04-16 00:49:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Pasadena, L.A., CA. Late "Rush"-hour.

This image might look faster than it was, hehe.

(Did I mentioned that I was the lead photographer of racing team, many decades ago. We traveled on the weekends all over the place in Europe, and had a great time. He was a great driver and won several times. If we traveld far (reduced team), I had sometimes to put the camera besides and replace the missing mechanic. Great times. :o) 

I hope a little bit of that feeling is in this image.

Pasadena, L.A., CA. Late "Rush"-hour.

This image might look faster than it was, hehe.

(Did I mentioned that I was the lead photographer of racing team, many decades ago. We traveled on the weekends all over the place in Europe, and had a great time. He was a great driver and won several times. If we traveld far (reduced team), I had sometimes to put the camera besides and replace the missing mechanic. Great times. :o) 

I hope a little bit of that feeling is in this image.___

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2016-04-16 00:49:15 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

Quite a look around and the light was superb. :o)

Lighthouse, Point Fermin Park, San Pedro, CA

Just a little shot into the Sun. After a nice day, waiting for the Sunset...___Quite a look around and the light was superb. :o)

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2016-04-16 00:49:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Hollywood, L.A., CA

I like to shoot 360º, but it is really quite some work when so many people run around. Of course I want to have people where the details of the city are not that interesting, and less people where I want to show the nice parts of the buildings. On the other side, I try always to get as invisible as possible while shooting, I do not want to attract the eyes to the camera and lose the scene as it is without the camera. I hope I got this established in this shot. :o)

Hollywood, L.A., CA

I like to shoot 360º, but it is really quite some work when so many people run around. Of course I want to have people where the details of the city are not that interesting, and less people where I want to show the nice parts of the buildings. On the other side, I try always to get as invisible as possible while shooting, I do not want to attract the eyes to the camera and lose the scene as it is without the camera. I hope I got this established in this shot. :o)___

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2016-04-16 00:47:59 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 47 +1s)Open 

Malibu, CA

I thought I can stop it for a while. But shooting panoramas is already a muscle-memory. That day I had no expectations, no targets, other than play and "go with the flow". In other words, do only what I comes naturally, with no idea if that makes any sense or produce something. Just play. 
To not think is a part of my work since long, to take away all pre-conceptions. Just connect with the moment and the location. Stop anything else, any thought, any wish, and especially any technique. Just be pure.
With no restrictions, I notice I shot a panorama, and smiled. :o)

Enjoy.

Malibu, CA

I thought I can stop it for a while. But shooting panoramas is already a muscle-memory. That day I had no expectations, no targets, other than play and "go with the flow". In other words, do only what I comes naturally, with no idea if that makes any sense or produce something. Just play. 
To not think is a part of my work since long, to take away all pre-conceptions. Just connect with the moment and the location. Stop anything else, any thought, any wish, and especially any technique. Just be pure.
With no restrictions, I notice I shot a panorama, and smiled. :o)

Enjoy.___

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2016-04-15 18:21:16 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 54 +1s)Open 

"All the world's a stage, …"

… well, and planets, if I may add, Mr. Shakespeare! ;o)

"All the world's a stage, …"

… well, and planets, if I may add, Mr. Shakespeare! ;o)___

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2016-04-15 17:16:45 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

360ºx180º Doodle Behind The Scene.

I get one question frequently, and every once in a week I capture a short one minute clip.  (There are some more on my YouTube channel)

I hope it is interesting enough to spend a minute :o)

Enjoy

https://youtu.be/T_iyfeUXyro

360ºx180º Doodle Behind The Scene.

I get one question frequently, and every once in a week I capture a short one minute clip.  (There are some more on my YouTube channel)

I hope it is interesting enough to spend a minute :o)

Enjoy

https://youtu.be/T_iyfeUXyro___

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2016-04-14 18:01:09 (6 comments; 5 reshares; 72 +1s)Open 

"Stay In Motion Planet"

One can travel by ship (the beach is close), by boat, or with train or car, (one or the other bridge) well perhaps by bike or even just walk, this is all well prepared here.
But: all is adjusted to the size of the planet here, so one can enjoy it. An evening mood in Buccaneer Park, a stone throw away from the Pacific Ocean. 

ENJOY

"Stay In Motion Planet"

One can travel by ship (the beach is close), by boat, or with train or car, (one or the other bridge) well perhaps by bike or even just walk, this is all well prepared here.
But: all is adjusted to the size of the planet here, so one can enjoy it. An evening mood in Buccaneer Park, a stone throw away from the Pacific Ocean. 

ENJOY___

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2016-04-13 21:21:06 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

Buccaneer Park and Beach View

A late afternoon, after soaking in the sun all day, the clouds diffuse the light and ease the good bye. Just for now. I'll be back :o)

… a 360º view.

Buccaneer Park and Beach View

A late afternoon, after soaking in the sun all day, the clouds diffuse the light and ease the good bye. Just for now. I'll be back :o)

… a 360º view.___

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2016-04-12 18:58:15 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 81 +1s)Open 

Palm Leaf Sailing Planet

It was a clear morning with a brisk gusty wind. So, the "Palm Leaf Sails” were set and the little planet went off to a new adventure.
A great new journey was expected and all signs indicated a positive outcome!
If you see the little guy crossing your universe, just wave, they love it over there, and perhaps one will take a picture of you.

(Last Stop: Safari Park, San Diego, CA)

Palm Leaf Sailing Planet

It was a clear morning with a brisk gusty wind. So, the "Palm Leaf Sails” were set and the little planet went off to a new adventure.
A great new journey was expected and all signs indicated a positive outcome!
If you see the little guy crossing your universe, just wave, they love it over there, and perhaps one will take a picture of you.

(Last Stop: Safari Park, San Diego, CA)___

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2016-04-12 02:18:15 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 115 +1s)Open 

Safari Park, San Diego, CA

An hour sitting here and with no doubt one will feel recharged... ;o)

ENJOY!

Safari Park, San Diego, CA

An hour sitting here and with no doubt one will feel recharged... ;o)

ENJOY!___

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2016-04-10 18:25:18 (14 comments; 3 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

The Path Planet

The idea of being a traveler or a tourist is often determined if the way, or the target, is more important.

So far, speaking of my life, I hope I was, all in all, a traveler.
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We often have many ways to chose from, if the way or the target is key, it seems not to make the difference in the complexity of selecting one way over the other. But that is only the start.
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With a little imagination we can "see" already that all six ways will meet again on this planet. Walking my way through life and sharing sometimes the same place with people who took a shortcut (e.g., took a flight), makes me not a tourist, and the "jet-setters" not a traveler.
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P.S.: ... yes my shoe-maker is busy ;o)

The Path Planet

The idea of being a traveler or a tourist is often determined if the way, or the target, is more important.

So far, speaking of my life, I hope I was, all in all, a traveler.
.
We often have many ways to chose from, if the way or the target is key, it seems not to make the difference in the complexity of selecting one way over the other. But that is only the start.
.
With a little imagination we can "see" already that all six ways will meet again on this planet. Walking my way through life and sharing sometimes the same place with people who took a shortcut (e.g., took a flight), makes me not a tourist, and the "jet-setters" not a traveler.
.
P.S.: ... yes my shoe-maker is busy ;o)___

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2016-04-10 03:53:34 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 73 +1s)Open 

Perhaps lets bend the box even a little bit more? 

Same base capture.


Some personal background:
When I was a kid, some relatives were absolute clear about that there is only one reality, and you got it or you don't. 
I had always the impression, the reality is like a secret treasure, somewhere buried and only accessible to some adults.
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Well, I have seen where such "reality-singularity" lead, and it is too sad to tell here. 
.
I started doing stage light show for bands at the age of thirteen and got in contact with a lot of artists (~140 events before I was 17, then I sold everything and bough a pro SLR kit, two SLRs, Zeiss glass etc.).
So many realities in the way these artists expressed them self and how they saw the world. These people respected me as artist -- even as young as I was, and it was the start of a longjo... more »

Perhaps lets bend the box even a little bit more? 

Same base capture.


Some personal background:
When I was a kid, some relatives were absolute clear about that there is only one reality, and you got it or you don't. 
I had always the impression, the reality is like a secret treasure, somewhere buried and only accessible to some adults.
.
Well, I have seen where such "reality-singularity" lead, and it is too sad to tell here. 
.
I started doing stage light show for bands at the age of thirteen and got in contact with a lot of artists (~140 events before I was 17, then I sold everything and bough a pro SLR kit, two SLRs, Zeiss glass etc.).
So many realities in the way these artists expressed them self and how they saw the world. These people respected me as artist -- even as young as I was, and it was the start of a long journey, ... not finished yet! 
:o)
ENJOY.___

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2016-04-09 19:27:58 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 98 +1s)Open 

Thinking Out Of The Box

This was shot in the middle of the little "square", it is just a question of how the outer reality is projected inside of the inner reality.
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Another part will follow soon... ;o)

Thinking Out Of The Box

This was shot in the middle of the little "square", it is just a question of how the outer reality is projected inside of the inner reality.
.
Another part will follow soon... ;o)___

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2016-04-08 17:18:49 (14 comments; 3 reshares; 84 +1s)Open 

The light is always brighter above the fence

Things are seen always a little bit different on little planets. ;o)

ENJOY

(San Diego, CA, Safari Park)

The light is always brighter above the fence

Things are seen always a little bit different on little planets. ;o)

ENJOY

(San Diego, CA, Safari Park)___

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2016-04-07 20:57:46 (10 comments; 4 reshares; 97 +1s)Open 

Somewhere in the Jungle,

of the Safari Park in San Diego. The lush plants  in the park certainly delivers a mood that pulls one out of the daily routine.

360º

Somewhere in the Jungle,

of the Safari Park in San Diego. The lush plants  in the park certainly delivers a mood that pulls one out of the daily routine.

360º___

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2016-04-06 22:45:19 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

Cheetah Planet

Safari Park San Diego, with lots of little ones, perhaps too small to see here, but they were really scruffy and playful. So nice. :o) But that's maybe for long lenses, perhaps one day I post some images...

ENJOY

Cheetah Planet

Safari Park San Diego, with lots of little ones, perhaps too small to see here, but they were really scruffy and playful. So nice. :o) But that's maybe for long lenses, perhaps one day I post some images...

ENJOY___

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2016-04-05 19:06:01 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

Panorama Trainings Camp

Observation Deck: checked
Balloon Ride: checked
Spaceship: maintenance - not available now

Ready for a long day on the ground, absolutely.

BTW, the planet is on the robe, not the balloon ;o)

ENJOY

Panorama Trainings Camp

Observation Deck: checked
Balloon Ride: checked
Spaceship: maintenance - not available now

Ready for a long day on the ground, absolutely.

BTW, the planet is on the robe, not the balloon ;o)

ENJOY___

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2016-04-04 20:09:30 (4 comments; 8 reshares; 80 +1s)Open 

Polar Planet

Instead of magnetic waves it has light waves. Sounds nice, but all sundial clocks aren't working here, so people gave up to be stressed by time (as they have no concept of it at all anyway) and enjoy instead the process of making hard decision on a daily basis: left or right to the beach ;o)

ENJOY

Polar Planet

Instead of magnetic waves it has light waves. Sounds nice, but all sundial clocks aren't working here, so people gave up to be stressed by time (as they have no concept of it at all anyway) and enjoy instead the process of making hard decision on a daily basis: left or right to the beach ;o)

ENJOY___

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2016-04-04 02:57:36 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

Waiting Planet

Spatial-Waiting, for gravity independent people at least.
Quite the construction to get this done, but patience and good mood is here just the standard. 

Wait  ENJOY!

Waiting Planet

Spatial-Waiting, for gravity independent people at least.
Quite the construction to get this done, but patience and good mood is here just the standard. 

Wait  ENJOY!___

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2016-04-03 18:42:08 (2 comments; 7 reshares; 89 +1s)Open 

Wave Planet

Not only the water is showing waves, no, the whole planet is is a constant wave. Most people left when it started hundreds of years ago: sea-sick. But some came back, the home-sickness was stronger. The life guard had quit for good BTW, but that is another story.

This is a 360º view, that is the whole planet. I counted only a few people here.

Wave Planet

Not only the water is showing waves, no, the whole planet is is a constant wave. Most people left when it started hundreds of years ago: sea-sick. But some came back, the home-sickness was stronger. The life guard had quit for good BTW, but that is another story.

This is a 360º view, that is the whole planet. I counted only a few people here.___

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2016-04-02 20:40:00 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 52 +1s)Open 

Inside a Park Pavilion in La Cañada, CA

Somehow I'm attracted to shot inside of these pavilions, and explore how to get it to resonates with me. Perhaps it attracts your eye for a moment as well :o)

ENJOY

Inside a Park Pavilion in La Cañada, CA

Somehow I'm attracted to shot inside of these pavilions, and explore how to get it to resonates with me. Perhaps it attracts your eye for a moment as well :o)

ENJOY___

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2016-04-02 20:29:29 (6 comments; 5 reshares; 75 +1s)Open 

Rhiemers Hofgarten, Berlin, Germany

During that time, my life was up-side down, more or less. I lived here three years. I moved here, being a fresh widower, and a change of environment helped. That was in 2002.
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All is fine now, (not fishing for sympathy - not at all,) and it is fun to revisited this shot and play with it, in a "Little Planet & Co" style
More about that area:
https://www.google.com/#q=Riehmers+Hofgarten&tbm=isch

Rhiemers Hofgarten, Berlin, Germany

During that time, my life was up-side down, more or less. I lived here three years. I moved here, being a fresh widower, and a change of environment helped. That was in 2002.
.
All is fine now, (not fishing for sympathy - not at all,) and it is fun to revisited this shot and play with it, in a "Little Planet & Co" style
More about that area:
https://www.google.com/#q=Riehmers+Hofgarten&tbm=isch___

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2016-04-01 19:00:14 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 106 +1s)Open 

Oceanside, CA, Pier and Beach

With its nearly 2000 feet it is quite a walk [Pier], but each step was certainly worth it. :o)
(I processed it as a fisheye shot, but it is a 25K wide 360ºx180º panorama in its original.)

Oceanside, CA, Pier and Beach

With its nearly 2000 feet it is quite a walk [Pier], but each step was certainly worth it. :o)
(I processed it as a fisheye shot, but it is a 25K wide 360ºx180º panorama in its original.)___

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2016-04-01 16:40:00 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 77 +1s)Open 

Tiger Trail, Safari Park, San Diego, CA

Finally Peace. Hehe. During that capture, I guess I saw several hundred people coming from both sides. Walking, taking pictures or just stop to talk. I was never really alone there. A typical case of shooting in public. ;o)
Since it was cloudy, each time I had an empty spot to take an image, the light had changed, so it took a long time. Projecting Zen moments for the "post-work" on the image and stay calm.
To see this place now as I would have had it for myself fills me with peace and I'm happy I could visualize the image here in the middle of so many people.

ENJOY.

Tiger Trail, Safari Park, San Diego, CA

Finally Peace. Hehe. During that capture, I guess I saw several hundred people coming from both sides. Walking, taking pictures or just stop to talk. I was never really alone there. A typical case of shooting in public. ;o)
Since it was cloudy, each time I had an empty spot to take an image, the light had changed, so it took a long time. Projecting Zen moments for the "post-work" on the image and stay calm.
To see this place now as I would have had it for myself fills me with peace and I'm happy I could visualize the image here in the middle of so many people.

ENJOY.___

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2016-03-31 22:49:22 (14 comments; 4 reshares; 88 +1s)Open 

Safari Park, San Diego, CA

You might have notice that I love to shoot panoramas. I love to shoot from all kind of places. Yesterday I had the chance to shoot from 400 feet above ground. In the few minutes of the "flight" I shot as much as I could, and the result is here, scaled down to 3K wide. (The original is 28K wide and 9K high, the first resulting file was around 10GB large)

I had the joy to go shooting with +Robin Griggs Wood, +Jenny Loren Paula Contreres (+Art through the Aperture Photography) yesterday.
Certainly four complete different personalities when it comes to taking pictures, and that is certainly interesting.

ENJOY

Safari Park, San Diego, CA

You might have notice that I love to shoot panoramas. I love to shoot from all kind of places. Yesterday I had the chance to shoot from 400 feet above ground. In the few minutes of the "flight" I shot as much as I could, and the result is here, scaled down to 3K wide. (The original is 28K wide and 9K high, the first resulting file was around 10GB large)

I had the joy to go shooting with +Robin Griggs Wood, +Jenny Loren Paula Contreres (+Art through the Aperture Photography) yesterday.
Certainly four complete different personalities when it comes to taking pictures, and that is certainly interesting.

ENJOY___

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2016-03-29 17:08:05 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 69 +1s)Open 

White Firefly Planet

It is never night on this planet and everyone loves the energy that is all over the place. Especially in Spring when the leaves turn up, in white, and it is even brighter than before. Have your sun-glasses on your nose , when you visit!

ENJOY!

White Firefly Planet

It is never night on this planet and everyone loves the energy that is all over the place. Especially in Spring when the leaves turn up, in white, and it is even brighter than before. Have your sun-glasses on your nose , when you visit!

ENJOY!___

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2016-03-28 21:25:35 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

Yosemite Mini

Enjoy :o)

Yosemite Mini

Enjoy :o)___

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2016-03-26 20:46:55 (14 comments; 14 reshares; 153 +1s)Open 

Somewhere in the Hills of Los Angeles, CA

I hope you enjoy the upcoming weekend, I certainly will.

:o)

[... perhaps more an entry for my Little Planets & Co Collection, but I like to share it here!]

Somewhere in the Hills of Los Angeles, CA

I hope you enjoy the upcoming weekend, I certainly will.

:o)

[... perhaps more an entry for my Little Planets & Co Collection, but I like to share it here!]___

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2016-03-26 20:30:40 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 

In the Hills of Los Angeles, CA

Fluffy little landscape planet.

If one can tolerate ant bites, your welcome to shoot here. ;o)

Enjoy your weekend. 

In the Hills of Los Angeles, CA

Fluffy little landscape planet.

If one can tolerate ant bites, your welcome to shoot here. ;o)

Enjoy your weekend. ___

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2016-03-26 02:10:04 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

Walt Disney Concert Hall

It has been a while since I thought the best would be a Black and White representation. There are many reasons do things like that. ;o)

Just a simple Ps adjustment, and as usual curves and masks.

Enjoy.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

It has been a while since I thought the best would be a Black and White representation. There are many reasons do things like that. ;o)

Just a simple Ps adjustment, and as usual curves and masks.

Enjoy.___

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2016-03-25 18:35:17 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 

Little Park, near "The BROAD, L.A., CA"

I never saw this little park before, old trees and a nice light invite to sit there for a moment or just to expand your inner self for moment, taking a break.

ENJOY

Little Park, near "The BROAD, L.A., CA"

I never saw this little park before, old trees and a nice light invite to sit there for a moment or just to expand your inner self for moment, taking a break.

ENJOY___

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2016-03-25 18:08:06 (10 comments; 3 reshares; 75 +1s)Open 

Looks like a Collage, but isn't …

MOCA's backyard, as I called it, here in a more "Little Planet&Co" view.

The big guys bow to the little museum. Which feels nice.

ENJOY

Looks like a Collage, but isn't …

MOCA's backyard, as I called it, here in a more "Little Planet&Co" view.

The big guys bow to the little museum. Which feels nice.

ENJOY___

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2016-03-24 21:48:50 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 

 Downtown L.A., CA

Just messing around with the shots I took last week, and I have as usual a blast with it. The buildings (middle -- top and bottom) are spliced to continue left to right.

ENJOY

 Downtown L.A., CA

Just messing around with the shots I took last week, and I have as usual a blast with it. The buildings (middle -- top and bottom) are spliced to continue left to right.

ENJOY___

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2016-03-23 16:11:50 (5 comments; 7 reshares; 146 +1s)Open 

Long Beach, CA

One of my favorite shots from my Zeppelin flight. It was close to go back to the airport, and it seems that all was ordered for a grand finale. :o)

I hope you enjoy this moment as I did and continue to do so.

Long Beach, CA

One of my favorite shots from my Zeppelin flight. It was close to go back to the airport, and it seems that all was ordered for a grand finale. :o)

I hope you enjoy this moment as I did and continue to do so.___

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2016-03-22 16:39:40 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 121 +1s)Open 

Long Beach, CA

Thanks to everyone who supports my work and especially G+ to make this a pleasant experience over the years.

I went back and re-edit this shot and optimized it for UHD ("4K"), as the details seemed to vanish a little bit in the "wide" version.

I normally do not crop images, but here I make a little test :o)
Thanks everyone.

Long Beach, CA

Thanks to everyone who supports my work and especially G+ to make this a pleasant experience over the years.

I went back and re-edit this shot and optimized it for UHD ("4K"), as the details seemed to vanish a little bit in the "wide" version.

I normally do not crop images, but here I make a little test :o)
Thanks everyone.___

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