I’ve always been fascinated by the ways things can be connected.
Im Holz. 2
A contribution for Magic Letters: I. The challenge is to photograph Innen: the inside. Im Holz means ‘in the wood’ and this part shows a fruit tree fracture that only occurred during last summer’s storms. The wood is still relatively fresh.
Im Holz. 1
A contribution for Magic Letters: I. The challenge is to photograph Innen which means ‘the inside’ but also carries a connotation of ‘inward’ or even ‘subjectivity’. Im Holz would be ‘in the wood’ in English – which could also have been a title I liked – and part one features two older fruit tree fractures. Life goes on here.
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.]
February Project | The Elements
Long term projects and assignments (to myself) are part of my photographic practice. There are often two or three topics or themes I want to tackle when I go out to photograph; some take the form of picture series. I would like to share a couple of “assignments”, partly because I think you could enjoy them too, partly because I am curious about the solutions you might come up with. Every month will be dedicated to a little project, an idea, or an assignment (call it what you like), giving you ample time to “work” on it.
Once you feel you are done, post your results and leave a link to your post here – and do not forget to link to my original post so that other visitors might participate (it works just the same way as the Daily Post’s weekly photo challenges, only on a monthly basis). So here we go with this month’s idea:
Water, Wood, Stone – I find myself drawn to those few “elements”, and I often try to show these things in themselves. For this month’s project, I decided to do a series of pictures showing a particular “element.” (Note: The pictures in this post are re-posts – there shall be new material, of course!)
To contribute, think of your favourite materials (or surfaces) and showcase them in a series. If you like to add a little extra spice, try to figure if your “element” could better be visualized in colour or in black and white. Have fun!
Minimalist Life Story
After this year’s summer storms, our forest was no longer the same. But something is always sprouting… My second contribution for this week’s Photo Challenge: “Find an interesting texture, color, or silhouette. Maybe there is a story that you can tell with your minimalist photo. Try an interesting angle with your composition to turn a traditional scene into a minimalist one, by eliminating as much of the extra detail in the background as possible.”
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.]
Watching the Game 
In addition to these radically cut trees – a sight not uncommon in early spring here – I would like to draw your attention to a new short essay about equipment (see the link here).
Head Over Heels
This nest box has been abandoned … for obvious reasons.
A Tree … a Cosmos
One solitary tree.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape
Quite Some Characters
A contribution to the Weekly Photo Challenge – I love looking up!
There is Wood Inside
A contribution to The Weekly Photo Challenge