Spring has arrived

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

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Awakening of the moorland

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

Winter at our lake

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

Popsicle

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Popsicle
Popsicle

Tomorrow it will melt like ice in the sunshine. But today the wind still creates some beautiful ice art at our lake. This easter wind will remain for another night. And tomorrow we will have sunshine and temperatures above the freezing point. Happy days. Reinhold

Most of the ice is gone…

Our frozen lake after 2 days of temperatures above the freezing point. Most of the ice is gone. We had a wonderful period of a few weeks with sunshine and cold weather and wind from the east. I used my Fuji X100 for all the images I captured because my Fuji X-T1 is in service. For nearly 5 weeks now. It is still in the shipment phase. For 1 week now. Left England and is on its way to Germany. Hopefully I will get my camera back before summer. 🙂 Happy days. Reinhold

Tour: Dänikhorster Moor

Never tried to capture the Dänikhorster Moor (Entrance Area) as a whole. I shot 10-12 individual images of each location and created 4 panoramic images. To shoot about 40 images was quite a challenge in the short time frame of the sun rising. But everything worked out quiet well. Hope you will enjoy the “tour” of the moor. Happy days.

Your Tour Guide Reinhold.

1st film revealed: Good news and bad news

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - 6x6 film exposed
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – 6×6 film exposed
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - 6x6 film exposed
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – 6×6 film exposed

Good news and bad news. My first exposed 6×6 film with functionality test shots has returned from the lab. The good news is… the old camera still works. The bad news is, I have a problem. Major or minor, I don’t know. Light flares on all of the sheets of film. Top right corner, and some in the right center of the frame. Could be the lens, could be the back of the camera (the little window where the sheet no of the film is displayed). I could fix 2 of the images in post. I used Photoshop to darken the areas of the light flares. Otherwise I changed the exposure and darkened the images slightly. I overexposed the film by 1 stop. Did the metering with my Fuji X100 and used the results as a guideline for the manual metering. The next steps: I have 3 films left and I will try a few other things. #1 – Close the window on the back while I shoot. #2 Cover the camera with a black piece of fabric while I shoot. Hopefully this will help! Any ideas from your side? Happy days. Reinhold