It's me

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I'm an avid traveller and photographer.
Well, first comes the joy of travelling, hiking and spending time in nature.
Only then it's fun and a great pleasure to take my camera and to try to capture a great scenery or moment.
So I can keep an image not only for my memory, but also to share it with you. 
Enjoy :-)

Posterlounge

Dienstag, 25. August 2009

Pause


While walking down many steps towards our day target deep in the valley we passed farm houses and inns. In rural Nepal most of the goods are transported by porters and so we have seen many of them on our hiking trip resting and drinking.

It was hot and we've been walking for five hours already, so actually I only thought about a rest and some water. But I spotted this man and quickly grabbed my camera. Lucky me I managed to make a shot while he was pouring water out of the can.

After I put my camera away I thought how refreshing a drink must be now ;-) But soon we reached our target and I had some cool drinks by myself.

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Donnerstag, 20. August 2009

Drama


Just recently I meant I seldom photograph clouds - now I have done it again ;-)

But it was a lazy day, swimming, relaxing, daydreaming. And a thunderstorm passed by, we had luck and no rain came our way. But some clouds drifted in our direction and while I lied in the grass my eyes followed the spectacle high above.

Using the tele lens I took a series of images and tried to capture an interesting crop and some rays of light. Granted, most of the photos turned out boring, but that's a problem of - clouds. They are so common its hard to find an interesting motif.

But I think this is good, tweaking a bit with the contrast on the PC I got this "dramatic" cloudscape. The dark-to-white clouds and the light rays work very well. I also like the crop with the fluffy clouds framing the rays. And still there's enough blue sky visible.

I hope you like it, too. So I can try to get another cloudscape image - resting, being lazy, watching the sky and waiting for the motif... that's a good job ;-)

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Explorer


This was fun. On a sunny and hot day we went swimming to a lake and enjoyed a great day out. After a refreshing swim in the dark green alpine water I rested in the meadow and watched insects flying by. One of the flys stopped on our inflatable mattress and checked it for food. Unofrtunately for the fly the mattress was yellow and glowed in the sun, but surely it's not a flower.

After some minutes watching I decided to take some pictures. Using my tele lens at 300mm I got some good shots, luckily it was a bright day so enough light for the lens. None of the images was blurry and actually it was fun to lie in the grass and zooming onto that tiny insect just a meter away.

The result lookes much better on the screen than on my cameras display. It just seems to be a distant and different world, bright yellow and full of hills and valleys. The black fly is an explorer looking for signs of life ;-)

So I learned to watch out for everyday objects and especially in "Macro" mode. Combine the usual things you use with insects or some other small and tiny beings. Chances are good to get a great "outer world" image!

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