The Changing Seasons: January Hues and Blues




These pictures were taken on my way to work, roughly between 8.15 and 8.30 a.m., on January 12, 13, and 15. They show two of my favourite places: One is just behind the parliament of the federal state of Hesse, with a contemporary facade on one side and some very old structures on the other (I liked the modernist building better these mornings). The other one sports beautiful rows of plane trees and two war memorials, a frumpy obelisk and a wonderfully corroded horse.

I am amazed at how different the light was due to the weather conditions. I also realize that these days, I was lucky to walk to (and from) work during the Magic Hour; I now know why it’s also called Blue Hour. Last, ot least: The red shine on the church towers was gone within seconds!

These pictures are my contribution for Cardinal Guzman’s Monthly Photo Challenge: “Find a location near your home, take somewhere between 5-20 photos and post them in a gallery in your blog. Continue to do this every month. For my project I’ve chosen the general area ‘downtown Oslo’, but if you like to, you can choose a more specific area like a park or a building. It doesn’t even have to be a city. If you live on the countryside, there’s probably plenty of locations to choose from nearby: a field with some trees, a beach, a mountain, or just a simple dirt road? It can be whatever. Just keep the project going throughout the year. Try to shoot every month, so that in the end of the year, you’ll have a nice and diverse set of photos in your portfolio. The idea is to capture all the changes: the seasons, the weather, different times of the day, some night photography perhaps?”




8 thoughts on “The Changing Seasons: January Hues and Blues”

  1. I hope you’re not walking this morning! It’s wild and wet where I am 🙂 Cardinal’s challenge is an interesting one and is producing some great results. I try to keep up but can’t be everywhere! Love the composition of that first shot and then your reflective trees.
    I scrolled through many of your posts but am only commenting here because my Internet is very slow. You have some striking work, Tobias. I’m a fan 🙂

  2. Beautiful photos, what a great selection. I like the building with the trees reflected as well, but also the birds on a wire and that very first image – great POV.

  3. I love this post! That building and with the trees reflecting in the windows is pretty cool. All the lines make it interesting and then you have that nature element to break up the industrial feeling. The red shine on the church towers is fantastic!

    1. Thank you – it’s a great challenge. What with the weather and the little light, I was also challenged by the tiny camera I used.

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