An unexpected problem…

Landscape photography

Landscape photography and dog walking. Do they go together well? I think no… or yes if you know the traps. Over the years I created a habit which a landscape photographer should always optimize. I scan everything in front, I often turn around to see things from a different angle. I look to the left and to the right. I step forward and back to finalize my composition. Boomer was always watching me doing this. I didn’t recognize that he was developing the same habit. He started to think that I was scanning the surrounding to detect enemies early. He started to become aware and alerted of other people walking or jogging by, bicycles, cars… and other dogs. I created myself a problem. With the help of a fantastic dog trainer, I slowly return to normal. I use a marker word and clicker and focus at him while we walk. I think we will be fine very soon. If you are a landscape photographer and you plan to get a dog… watch out. Don’t fall into the same trap. Boomer is definitely worth any effort to get him back to normal. We joined an obedience rally team which helps a lot to train him to accept my habits as a landscape photographer. Now we are communicating at the same level with the same meanings. Autumn is coming and we have to prepare ourselves for various photography trips. Stay safe and healthy. Happy days. Reinhold and Boomer.

Dog walking

Walking my dog… #9

Hey folks, how are you! It is raining all day long. No long walks, no action. Just brainwork. Search games, learning commands and some paper rolls to destroy. Boring. But we will visit the local Christmas market this evening. If the rain stops for an hour or two. See you soon with updates from my walks. Happy days!

What is your aim?

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography

A few hot days. > 30° C / 90° F. No rain.
The rain started last night. At 2 am. It rained the whole night.
When I got out this morning to shoot this image I was wet within minutes. Not because it was still raining. No… the rain had stopped. But humidity was extremely high.
I had to convince myself that it was okay to get wet feet and wet clothes. Next time I see Michelangelo I will have a word with him.

Happy days. Reinhold

Christmas Calendar – 9/24

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Christmas Calendar
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:

Moorland – the Guardian of the Moor

The old wizard stood in front of the Guardian of the Moor and said the secret phrase: Intriguing… Nevermoor. The Guardian opened the gates to the moor and the old wizard came to a junction opening a path to the white, light moor and another one to the black, dark moor. For today he decided to follow the hidden path to the white, light moor.

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Moorland
Hidden Path

Following this path he arrived at a beautiful viewpoint and took out his magic cube. He stole 8 images of the landscape and created a wide overview of the white, light moor.

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Moorland
The white,light moor

After that the light disappeared and the old wizard was a bit tired. Coming back to the junction he decided to steal some images of the black, dark moor tomorrow.

Happy days. Reinhold