Baltic Sea

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Baltic Sea
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Baltic Sea
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Baltic Coast
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Baltic Coast
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Baltic Coast
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Baltic Coast

Second day of our trip to the Baltic Sea. East Germany. An island attached to the baltic sea coast line. Poel Island. We have no rocks in the National Park Wadden Sea / North Sea … at our local access points (at home). But they always create some foreground interest in a composition. It was a moment of silence, frozen silence. Happy days! Reinhold

More entries of silent moments: Silence

You are the rocks in floating water

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Rocks in floating water
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Rocks in floating water

A credit to my followers and to all people who comment and like my images. Thank you!

This is the second image of day 1. We had quiet heavy wind and waves. I decided to take a closer look at the rocks in the foreground of my first image. Actually… I always wanted to shoot an image like this. A simple and minimalistic composition with all the aspects of a long exposure image. 50mm, f5.6, 30 sec, ISO 200, 10 sec timer. Same camera, same lens. Same location. After that the light was gone. I did one other “test” shot. But I think of it more as an experiment than a planned composition. I add this one as well. Interested what you think about it! Happy days. Reinhold

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Baltic Pier
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Baltic Pier

This is the pier of my first image. This time straight from the front. 80mm, f5.6, 30 sec, ISO 200, 10 sec timer. Same camera, same lens. Same location.

 

Late Arrival

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Timmendorfer Strand
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Timmendorfer Strand

We arrived late on Saturday afternoon. We took a 2 days trip to the Baltic Sea and stayed in a small but very comfortable hotel next to the beach. In the summer a very busy location. At this time of year very relaxed and not many other people around. I used the remaining light for the first shot (of two that day).  Fuji X-T1, the Fuji 50-230mm consumer zoom, tripod, no filter, 75mm, f5.6, 30 seconds, auto ISO, 10 sec timer. I took 5 shots in these 2 days. I will keep one shot for my local “print” portfolio. The other 3 will be published until Friday this week. Happy days. Reinhold

Weathered

This morning I missed the ground fog in our local moor by just 1 hour. But I still like to be there at any time of the day. In 5 years all these trees will be gone… weathered. Until then it is my favorite “go to” location. For more responses to the theme, please click Weathered. Happy days. Reinhold

1 Location – 2 Images: #4 Lake Access

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Access
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Lake Access
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Access
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Lake Access

Yesterday evening we met our new neighbors for the first time in our new home. They told me about an eagle owl nearby which regularly attacks the dogs. So I tried my luck to capture an image of this owl. Ahhh… what should I say…nice walk, no owl. May be next time. On my way back I passed our access point to the lake. It was gray all day long. While I was watching the scene, the sky cleared in some areas. I set up tripod and camera and captured 2 shots (1 regular shot, 1 pano which is made up out of 7 images). And again… it is always good to carry the gear. Happy days. Reinhold

My pano procedure: I level my tripod, set the camera to M, select aperture and shutter speed (f9 / 1/60sec), set ISO to 200 (lowest ISO for the X-T1 at RAW file setting), set White Balance to “cloudy”, use the 10sec timer (to avoid that the camera is still shaking from the shutter release) and usually I create 5-7 overlapping images (portrait -> more space to crop the image). This time is used no filter.

Icelake

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Icelake #1
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Icelake #1
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Icelake #2
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Icelake #2
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Icelake #3
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Icelake #3

3 more images of the ice art at our lake yesterday. Temperature is back to normal and all of the ice is gone. One of my rules of photography. You have to be in the right spot at the right time… and hopefully carry a camera in your rucksack! Happy days. Reinhold

Art by Nature

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Art by Nature
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Art by Nature

Freezing cold, wind, waves, sunshine… and nature at our local lake created some really magic ice art. I just returned from the lake and I am still in the process of viewing and selecting images. May be some more to follow tomorrow. Until then. Happy days. Reinhold

1 Location – 2 Images: #2 Our Lake

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - New Year
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – New Year
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - New Year
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – New Year

A new year – a new location, a new home… new opportunities. It was basically the last evening to get this shot, the tree will be gone soon. I was looking out of the window of our living room, saw the lake, saw the moon and thought… may be. This is a long exposure of 20 seconds, no filter. F9, 28mm. Thanks to the young man in blue jeans. Adds a bit of scale to the composition. Happy days. Reinhold

1 Location – 2 Images: #1 Krummhörn

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Krummhörn
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Krummhörn
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Krummhörn
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Krummhörn

This is #1 of one of my 2018 photography projects. 2 images of 1 location. Focus is to show the same spot/object/person in 2 different compositions. This image has been taken in Krummhörn in the National Park Wadden Sea. The other side of the bay is already a different country. The Netherlands. Happy days. Reinhold