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RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography

“I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of a place could be photographed.”
— Annie Leibovitz

“It’s weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don’t even amount to a couple of hours.”
— James Lalropui Keivom

What is your aim?

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography

A few hot days. > 30° C / 90° F. No rain.
The rain started last night. At 2 am. It rained the whole night.
When I got out this morning to shoot this image I was wet within minutes. Not because it was still raining. No… the rain had stopped. But humidity was extremely high.
I had to convince myself that it was okay to get wet feet and wet clothes. Next time I see Michelangelo I will have a word with him.

Happy days. Reinhold

Urban landscape print

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography

Today I was searching through my files and stumbled over one of my all time favorites. I captured the image in Frankfurt years ago, when I was into street photography and urban landscapes. Today I read about the artist Steve Donwood, who did all the album artwork for the band Radiohead. He said that computers are alienating because they put a sheet of glass between you and whatever is happening. Finally he said: “You never really get to touch anything that you’re doing unless you print it out”. That’s what I did with the image above. And it feels awesome.

See you on Thursday next week. Happy days. Reinhold

Save time in an image…

If I could save time in a bottle… 10 seconds were enough to save this time in an image.
Already pretty cold in the morning. Fog is slowly creeping through the landscape. I guess autumn is coming. Hurra. The “green” time is over.
It is time to take the dust of my gear, get my rucksack and head out of the door. Catching time.

Happy days. Reinhold

Don’t believe what you see…

Revised version after comments

Added more sky on Photoshop to the top image. More breathing space for the poles.
Stopped letters “Area 51” from fighting against the poles. Added “51” to the sign in the bottom left corner.
Now the UFO is flying towards the car.
Added a little bit of blurred, red color to the breaking lights of the car.
Added a bit of fog/smoke around the space ship.
Cleaned the image up from distracting objects.
The road starts as a leading line in the bottom right corner.
Changed the font of the quote.
Changed the crop to 5:4.

You can find the “old” version at the end of the post.

Special thanks to Sherry and Vicki for their comments.

I created 2 versions of this poster. Which one do you like best?

Have a great weekend and happy days. Reinhold

Old version of the landscape format

Who comes first?

Na.. Fu.. ture first

As landscape lovers that should not be a difficult question to answer. Nature and therefor our future has to come first. No country and no single person. And definitely not me. We avoid plastic where we can, we save water where we can and many other things which should be obvious to a human being. And we enjoy nature. And we try to infect people around us to do the same. Hope you like my poster design from today.

You can download the poster mockup (Photoshop) here: https://medialoot.com/item/free-a3-poster-mockup/

Happy days. Reinhold