Flare and photography… When I read this week’s photo challenge at Lost in Translation (the challenges are great, give ’em a try), I thought I should find a constellation that makes a flare of light the only subject of my photo, painting a picture with light actually. Then I found myself looking at this empty bottle by the end of a good day and suddenly reality pretty much ‘matched my picture,’ if only for a short moment, as is appropriate for a good flare.




A contribution for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece. This Monopteron, located on Wiesbaden’s Neroberg, was designed by P. Hoffmann in 1851 who used forms of early Florentine renaissance. So it appears to echo an echo of Greek Antiquity. But still: I like this building’s elegance and its sense of lightness (especially on a bright day), an I am intrigued by the way its circles and arches seem to form a vortex in this picture.

Turning the Usual Into Something Unusual

Making people look at what they usually overlook, making them see what they did not see before has always been one of the central objectives of photography. It is indeed rewarding to charge everyday scenes and objects with mystery. But the longer I photograph, the better I seem to understand that first and foremost it is light which accounts for an unusual appearance – both in the wotld that surrounds us and in pictures.  There is nothing like getting drunk on light…