…the Carnival Parade, hung over a bollard.
Fenster und Fassaden is Christina’s Magical Motto of the Month. So I thought I’d share the windows I found when I was taking a walk last Sunday. Don’t miss the other façades and windows at episoden.film!
Here and There
Paula would like to see Here and There wich immediately made me think of these pictures. I am trying to figure out the role photographs play in urban environments. Do we still notice them? Shouldn’t their realism, presenting ‘other space’ in urban settings, irritate? Maybe this only becomes visible once you photograph the photographs…
Let’s Make Harmony
An entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge. For more experimenting and toying around with small animals in a life size world, see here.
Schilder und Schriften
Winter is almost over (as far as the dark time of the year is concerned) and yet I did not play around with city lights as much as I had intended, so Paleica’s Magic Motto Schilder und Schriften (signs and fonts) presented a welcome opportunity to do just that. I am not sure the Muses will be good to me again, so I think this is the final post for this challenge.
Be sure to enjoy the other participants’ entries!
More Metal for Paleica
In my eyes, metal is one of the most fascinating materials (along with stone, wood, and glass): Different metals allow for different uses, display different grades of lustre, and corrode differently if at all. So Paleica’s photo challenge is a welcome occasion, although I feel I’ve already posted loads of “Metall.”
Getting these pictures ready to be published, I just realized that the light is kind of special in all three of them (little light as there might be). So I guess this might as well be an entry for Paleica’s Magic Letter Challenge: Licht / Light.
Chapel in the Fields
The Changing Seasons: Downtown in April
These pictures were taken in the mornings of April 8th till 10th – on my way to work again – except for the last one which shows the chair in front of an ice cream parlor in the late afternoon sun. I supposed that in comparison to the last Changing Seasons post the light would not have changed much since we went back do daylight saving time in the end of March. The weather was much nicer though, and with it, the light possibly a little warmer.
This is a contribution for Cardinal Guzman’s ongoing Changing Seasons project, which you should check out if you have the time. It will take you all around the world.
The Changing Seasons: Marching Into March
It is so sunny and nice outside that I just could not resist this title. Sorry for that.
So here’s my contribution to Cardinal Guzman’s monthly photo challenge. The pictures were made on March 9, 11 and 12 between 08.15 and 08.45 a.m. Same as in January and February, they show things I find on my way to work, mainly around the parliament of the federal state of Hesse in the heart of the city: My way to work en miniature, some older buildings around the state parliament building, the state parliament itself and two close-ups of a café that used to be a hair salon and still maintains that flavour of the seventies.
Couple of Thirds (Glass)
My contribution for the Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds – corresponds with my own challenge: The Elements. I chose glass as an ‘element’ to be explored.
Since this is roughly from the area shown in the previous post, and since Paula asked for lines in her Black and White Challenge, I would like to share these impressions: Yes, I still do black and white!
A Walk in the Forest
While I’d had in mind to post these pictures in my own ‘elements‘ gallery – demonstrating that I am more at home with wood than with glass – I realized that today’s pictures also show what we saw on our walk in the nearby Stadtwald (“city forest”). So I decided to share these in the context of Jo’s Monday Walks. And so everybody can see where we were, I included the bottom picture.
[Although I am not into tech talk, I would have been grateful for this kind of information when I was trying to make up my mind about using Sony’s Alpha 6000 camera with Nikon AIS lenses – so here we go: The first picture was made with aforementioned camera and a Nikkor 85/2 AIS, the rest of them with my favourite lens, the Nikkor 28/2.8 AIS. They seem to quite work well with the camera. Though focusing manually can be a hassle with the small EVF, it is also fun.]
The Changing Seasons: Early February Mornings
A 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?”
The pictures were made earlier this week; after I showed the general setting of one of my favourite places in the corresponding January post, I decided this time to get closer to what fascinates me.
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?”
You’ll Never Walk Alone
This picture just came from the lab, and I think it adds a nice angle to this week’s photo challenge.
Zwischen Baum und Borke
“Zwischen Baum und Borke” literally means: between the tree and its bark. While Germans can be stuck there, the English would rather be stuck between a rock and a hard place. [Those of you who subscribe to this blog will know that I love those relics of trees; they were photographed in the same area as the two most recent Watching the Game posts.]
Head Over Heels
This nest box has been abandoned … for obvious reasons.
The Old Story
As seen at the Museum of Natural History in Wiesbaden (Naturhistorische Sammlungen im Museum Wiesbaden). The new exhibition focuses on aesthetics rather than the systematic aspects of biology – which I think is different. If you happen to be in Wiesbaden, this museum would be my recommendation for a rainy day. In fact, a friend’s ten-year-old son bears witness to children enjoying it too.