Moorland – Episode 1

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During my workshops and tours we also touch pano shoots. Obviously not an easy exercise. We often have trees and bushes in our composition and the ground is pretty unstable, often wet and muddy. I have created a series of “5” (tips) cards (also for my own memory) which I carry with me and which I handout to the members of my party. May be they could be useful for you as well. Best printed in 4×6” format using your local printer and stored in your camera bag. Happy days. Reinhold

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Christmas Calendar – 9/24

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9/24

My christmas / advent calendar is divided into 3 sections:

Day 1-8: mimic the objects in the frame with the day no
Day 9-16: Moorland – images of my new photography concept
Day 17-24: Winter photography

Section 1 is complete. This is the first image of section 2. Hope you enjoy it!

Happy days.
Reinhold

Section 1:

Autumn Light

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Autumn Light

I captured this image beginning of November in one of our local moors in the morning before sunrise when the fog was still in the air. It was difficult to get to this position and to find a suitable position for my tripod. I used my Fuji X-T1 / 18-55 kit zoom / f9 / 1/60 sec and a ND grad (3 stops) filter to balance the brighter sky against the darker foreground. 10 sec timer. Happy days. Reinhold

Sunrise and Fog

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Sunrise and Fog

Sunrise in my local moor. Moorland. Fintlandsmoor. A magic piece of landscape just round the corner. I had two choices. Capture thick fog with minimal light or wait for the light which lightens the fog as well. I like dark and moody images but this time I decided to wait for the light, the colors in the sky.

Happy days and may the light be with you,
Reinhold

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

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:

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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.