Moorland

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Moorland
Created by Reinhold Staden

Moorland. A magic triangle of a calm and peaceful lake and two spectacular moors in a remote location in the rural north. A landscape of light and shadow often covered with rolling mist and fog. Soaking from heavy rain with strong winds from the North. Blue skies with periods of sunshine leaking through fast moving clouds. Starting and ending in flames of light and colors during sunrise and sunset.  Packed with wildlife featuring deer, fox, owls, waterfowl, birds of prey and wading birds on patrol at the shores of the lake.

Hi there. Long time ago since my last post. Many things happened. I am now grandpa (its a girl) and I have set my focus to my local photography projects. The Moorland concept and all related activities have eaten up all of my productive and creative time. Photography tours and workshops in the moors, an exhibition at an art fair in my area, many new projects, …

In addition I am currently working my way into flat and material design illustrations (vector images) using Affinity Designer replacing Adobe Illustrator. I often need a new business card, flyer, an icon / image for my website or other marketing material. And may be I can provide some of these new services to other people and companies.

I will continue to use my blog for all my activities in 2019 and will also continue to post images of the Moorland (landscapes) and other projects (cityscapes/portraits).

I plan to post regular on a weekly basis: Thursdays, 6 pm (CET).

Happy days. Reinhold

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It’s not over until it’s over

Amsterdam. Remember? A few days ago I asked for advice of photo locations offsite the usual tourist attractions? I also studied the internet and made a plan of locations to visit (obviously the top 10 tourist attractions). I had 1.5 “daytime slots” only. To summarize my results in a few words: wrong expectations, wrong planning, wrong attitude (one that day), mixed weather, overwhelmed by the amount of cars, people, bridges, house boats, bicycles…I wasn’t prepared for street photography either (-> Noortje’s advice)  The location and my state of mind wouldn’t come together on day 1. The next day was just a sequel of the first day. Amsterdam is such a beautiful location. I know there are these hidden gems I was looking for. Somewhere. It’s not over until it’s over. I have to come back. Different time of the year and definitely at night time. Different / other expectations and attitude. I will leave you now with a few impression of Amsterdam and Haarlem (last 2 photos). Did you ever had a similar experience? I felt like being part of a movie. It wasn’t real. Smiles. Reinhold

Highlights of Hamburg: Elbtunnel

Old Elbe Tunnel which opened in 1911, is a pedestrian and vehicle tunnel in Hamburg, Germany. The 426 m (1,398 ft) long tunnel was a technical sensation; 24 m (80 ft) beneath the surface, two tubes with 6 m (20 ft) diameter connect central Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the river Elbe. This meant a big improvement for tens of thousands of workers in one of the busiest harbors in the world.

Four huge lifts on either side of the tunnel carried pedestrians, carriages and motor vehicles to the bottom. They are still in operation, though due to the limited capacity by today’s standards, other bridges and tunnels have been built and taken over most of the traffic.

see: Wikipedia

Alter Elbtunnel by Reinhold Staden
Entrance
Alter Elbtunnel by Reinhold Staden
Stairs
Alter Elbtunnel by Reinhold Staden
Car elevator
Alter Elbtunnel by Reinhold Staden
Street level under the river Elbe
Alter Elbtunnel by Reinhold Staden
Cars, bicycles and pedestrians

Not paying customs

Speicherstadt (warehouse district)

Speicherstadt by Reinhold Staden

The Speicherstadt (warehouse district) in Hamburg, Germany is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations. It is located in the port of Hamburg within the HafenCity quarter and was built from 1883 to 1927. The district was built as a free zone to transfer goods without paying customs. As the first site in Hamburg, it has been awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site on 5 July 2015.