It was a bit of a surprise. I saw the sign “Viktoria Park – 350m” and followed that sign. From a closer distance I heard running and splashing water. And then I saw the waterfall and the national monument in the distance. Not the perfect time of day. I set up my Fuji X100F on a rock (no tripod, no filter) and used the ND feature of my camera (3 stops) to further reduce the shutter speed to achieve the blurry water effect. I shot a F16. ISO 100. My shutter speed was now at 2 seconds in bright day light. 2 second timer. The image is OK for me. But I have to come back. This time with tripod and filter and hopefully a sunset will light up the scene. I had to go all the way to Berlin to find a waterfall. Amazing! And… I heard there is a second one near to where I stay in Berlin. Happy days. Reinhold
This is an abstract created from a colorful ad sign in Berlin. For those of you who live in Berlin or have visited Berlin it is easier. The word has something to do with inspiration, creativity, … Happy days. Reinhold
Urban Liquid in Berlin.
For the last years I lived in a remote location in North Germany close to the coast. I have a beautiful lake, moors, woodlands and lots of animals in my neighbourhood.
And… not many people or tourists. It is usually very quiet and peaceful.
And now… Berlin.
Packed with people and tourists, noisy and traffic… 24h a day.
Thousands of restaurants and shops, memorials, architecture and many green areas where you can stop and rest for a few minutes, before you jump into action again. It is overwhelming, fascinating and exhausting.
I feel like an alien in Berlin. A landscape photographer trying to
create images in street photography and urban landscapes.
First thing I did, I left my tripod in my room. Second thing, I used my Fuji X100 for most of my images.
It is perfect for street photography. I plan long exposures and urban landscapes with my tripod. But this is next on my project list. In the moment I try to adopt to the new location. I wander through the streets of Berlin, mouth open, and try to capture my first impressions.
Stay tuned to read more about the advantages of an alien in Berlin. In the moment it still is the place in the world where I want to be. 1st week is over. Let’s see what’s in the basket for the next weeks.
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Thanks and happy days. Reinhold
Berlin. Urban landscapes. Architecture. Street. Portrait.
Next week I am on my way to Berlin.
I will live in the city centre for the first days and I am planning to stay near the center for the following time.
I am looking forward to a hopefully very creative and productive time in Berlin.
Happy days. Reinhold
Lines of Berlin. Images have been taken during a 24 hours stay in Berlin last weekend. These are 4 images out of series of 40 black and white and monochrome images. More to come soon. Happy days. Reinhold
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A few days ago I went to a local park nearby to check out the status of spring. There was this one tree with white blossoms which caught my attention. At the same time dark clouds covered the sky which made the tree to stand out of the darker background. Happy days. Reinhold
Check out other entries here: Prolific
Slowly but surely the moorland is awakening. You can hear it “breathing” if you walk by. The colors are dominated by red and orange and the white color of the birches fits nicely. Next week the weather forecast shows a lot of sunshine for this area and the moors. Happy days. Reinhold
I woke up late for this theme, but may be you too. So check out the other entries here: Awakening
We had a very special winter at our lake this year. Periods of rain and wind were followed by periods of sunshine, extreme cold and blizzards from the East. I created a video with some impressions of the winter, our lake and some awesome animals I saw on my photo walks. Now we have spring and I am out trying to find images for my next video. Spring at the lake.
Just the obvious: the headline is in German: Winter am Zwischenahner Meer. am = at the. Happy days. Reinhold
A stairway to heaven! May be. These stairs are located in the Chile House in Hamburg. Chasing the light and shadows was a lot of fun. Next time a use a tripod. Better for my neck. Happy days. Reinhold
Hamburg. Always a special location to visit. Even for a few hours only. I like how the light of the sunrise reflects on the the rails leaving Hamburg’s main station. A railway station and the rails always create a feeling of coming and going. Happy days. Reinhold
Meet you at sunset. In the air. Above the lake. Just follow the sign in the blue sky. A S shape for “set” will guide you. I am waiting for you!