Bridge in Amsterdam

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Amsterdam
Bridge in Amsterdam

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
– Pablo Picasso

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it”
– Ansel Adams

Wouldn’t it be awesome if one could paint an image like this?
I captured the underlying image in Amsterdam and stumbled upon it today while I was cleaning up my files. Always nice to go back to these older images and to play around with them.

Happy days.

Reinhold

Perfect Cloud

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Perfect Cloud
Perfect Cloud

I left Berlin for the weekend and drove back home. We had beautiful weather. Sunshine and very mild temperatures at our lake. I sat on the terrace and watched the clouds passing by. While I was watching I asked myself how would a perfect cloud look like? I sat there for quite a while and captured this small, cool looking, perfect cloud. Now I am back in Berlin… and I can still see it passing by.

Happy and sunny days!

Reinhold

Berlin Blog

My time in Berlin has been extended to December 2018.

This is exciting and great news!

To avoid a mix of documentary and landscape photography in this blog, I decided to set up an additional blog.

  • it is focused on Berlin only
  • travel information, top sights and photography spots, information, recommendations, related images and videos will be the main categories of the additional blog
  • it will be in English
  • it will provide an “outside” (my) view of visited locations and places of Berlin.

If you like to follow me on my walks in awesome Berlin, hop over to
http://streetsofberlincity.wordpress.com.

The blog starts as of today and will be updated on a regular basis. I will still post here… but these posts will cover photography and no insides about Berlin.

See you there. Happy and sunny days. Reinhold

Reaching the sky

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Reaching the sky
Reaching the sky

 

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

Jimi Hendrix

Tempodrom: founded by Irene Moessinger, it opened in 1980 next to the Berlin Wall on the west side of Potsdamer Platz, housed in a large circus tent. After several changes of location it is now housed in a permanent building in the Kreuzberg neighborhood.

Urban Mountains

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Urban Mountains
Urban Mountains

That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

Steve Jobs

Forest Light

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Forest Light
Forest Light

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr

Today I feel a little bit homesick… I miss my lake, my woodlands, my moors and my seas. There is only one way to cure that. I will pack my gear and hit the streets of Berlin. Happy days! Reinhold

Shadow People

When the sun sets in Berlin shadow people are all over the place. Yesterday evening I walked to the Potsdamer Platz (#1 and 2) and then to the Brandenburger Tor (#3 and 4). Chasing the shadows was a lot of fun. I sat in the last sunlight with a glass of wine afterwards. These shadow people exists for a short moment only and then the disappear in the dark.

Thank you for stopping by. Happy days. Reinhold

Fast Train

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Fast Train
Fast Train

The underground stations of Berlin are quiet interesting. During daytime it is difficult to find a spot with no people for a longer exposure. And it is a bit strange to set up a tripod in this environment. The challenge is to find the right moment to shoot. I like the yellow color of the the trains. The station is called “Paracelsus Bad” at U8.

Fineart Berlin

As ususal I couldn’t resist to do some Photoshop manipulations to my recent Berlin images. You know this feeling? You see a composition, you know how you want it to look. But there are disturbing objects in the frame, there are missing objects in the frame. Now this is the time when I start working with my MAC, my Wacom tablet and Lightroom and Photoshop. And to be true. It is not always the result which creates the fun factor. It is the process creating an image the way I see it in my imagination.

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Brandenburger Tor
Brandenburger Tor
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Reichstag
Reichstag
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Halle der Kulturen
Halle der Kulturen
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Siegessäule
Siegessäule

If you missed my previous post and like to see a collection of my Berlin images in a short video please follow this link.

Thanks for stopping by and happy days. Reinhold

Details, textures and high tonality – ACROS

Fuji Acros is a low-sensitivity black-and-white negative film with super fine grain structure and high tonality.
It’s long been a favorite amongst die-hard black-and-white photographers, and its scheduled demise (end 2018) will surely be felt heavily in the community.
But there is good news:
My new Fuji X100F offers the film simulation Acros.
If you shoot the X100F in JPG mode you can select Acros as black and white film simulation and use the stunning in camera development feature.
If you are not sure… you can choose RAW + JPG as well. But I have stopped this after my first try. It feels like wearing trousers with a belt and suspenders.
I don’t want to bore you to death with technical details.
Hopefully you like my images and the look of Acros too.

Twisted Architecture

Berlin’s architecture. Not always straight lines reaching the sky. Often twisted shapes. Urban landscapes. I still need a bit of practice to get it right. I also haven’t found the right time of day to shoot these images. But may be there is no right and wrong.
Happy days and a nice weekend to all of you! Reinhold

And thank you for your visit and interest.

For more Twisted views… follow the link.