Fintlandsmoor… and a lot of wet snow

I left home 1 hour before sunrise. It was still raining and most of the snow turned into wet, heavy snow. I wasn’t sure if I could make an image out of this. But I decided to go on and drove 5 minutes to my planned location. My journey ended in front of a fallen tree. No access by car. I had to walk for 1 mile through the moor to the moor lakes. It is a challenge in dry conditions. But I know this area and it was a save walk. I was hoping to get at least one decent image.

iPhone images:

At the moor lake the weather actually decided to get worse. I spent another hour and tried to get my image of the day. In the end I took 4 images, packed my stuff and left to get a decent breakfast and a nice, hot cup of tea. On my short way home I decided that everyday out in nature is a good day. Happy days. Reinhold

Fuji X-T1 images:

RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography

Guardian of the Moor

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Guardian of the Moor

I captured this image (these images) in the Fintlandsmoor. I used a leveled tripod, a 14mm lens and shot 9 overlapping shots to create this panorama. I created the basic panorama image in Lightroom and did the rest of the work in Photoshop. The image has a size of 10.000 x 4000 px.

Riding like the Wind

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Riding like the Wind
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Riding like the Wind

 

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Riding like the Wind
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Riding like the Wind

 

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Riding like the Wind
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Riding like the Wind

 

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Riding like the Wind
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Riding like the Wind

Horse Race – Rastede in the district Ammerland in North Germany. You can find a detailed documentation in my German homepage: http://reinholdstaden.com/themen . Just look out for the last image and klick.

Lost Friends

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Lost Friends

The old tree in the moor and the groynes in the wadden sea. Both friends of mine. Both are lost. Forever. Replaced by nothing and a modern stone wave breaker. I have seen them so many times over the last 2 years. I thought I bring them together in one last image! I will miss them! Hope they are having a fun time in the trees and groynes heaven.

For other “Friend” entries click here: Friend

Woodlands

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Catching the wind
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Woodlands
Old man
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Woodlands
A secret place
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Woodlands
Which direction

This morning I was hiking to a nearby forest. It is a 30 minutes walk to the woodlands. I carried my gear and a tripod. The first 15 minutes were a bit stiff. But after that I really enjoyed another morning out in the woodlands. For me woodland photography is one of the hardest areas to master. I definitely need more practice to deal with the contrast of light and shadows and to bring order into the chaos. And I don’t like green landscapes. It was the first time that I shot a long exposure (60 sec.) using my big stopper in the woods. I saw the reflection of the light on this tree and the wind was shaking all these branches and leaves. I asked myself how to capture the motion. A video? A long exposure? I tried a long exposure and I think I will have to work on that technique for a while. But I like the idea and concept. I am convinced that only practice will help me to achieve better results. I did some intimate landscapes… but this will be another post. Thanks for your visit. See you soon. Happy days! Reinhold

Droplets Highway

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Droplets Highway
Droplets Highway

I have captured this image last week. I was scouting a well known area in the woodlands nearby. Couldn’t find anything spectacular. So I was looking for some intimate compositions. I found these three leaves overlapping each other. And I love droplets. So… here we go. Droplets Highway!

Across the Moor

Across the Moor – for those of you who like to see a few of my landscape photography locations. The Fintlandsmoor is a very unique place and a beautiful nature resort in the district Ammerland in North Germany. Again filmed with my iPhone 5s. I have to get a decent video camera in one of these days. Awesome music by Ben Sound.