This is what I read in Boomer‘s eyes
We are at home. In social isolation. Walking our dog Boomer and buying fresh goods for cooking are the highlights of my day. My wife is still working from our home office. We are healthy and being back in our remote spot at the lake feels better. What a treasure. Fortunately the weather has changed from horrible to good. Spring is coming. So we are able to open doors and windows. All tourists are gone. The lake is deserted. Most of the people I meet are walking their dogs. But people are trying to avoid contact. Difficult to understand for Boomer why he can’t play with his dog friends he made over the last months. And the walks are definitely shorter than before. We have to stay in the neighborhood. Which is in our case two pathways to the lake. Could be worse. But their is obviously no secure place. We are trying to minimize the risk. I am 66 but having Boomer for a few months now made me stronger. Stronger than before. Our biggest concerns are our family in the south of Germany. The virus scares us, hurts us and it makes life more difficult and strange. But it can’t beat us. Stay healthy, protect yourself and stay at the safest place you have. Happy days. Reinhold
This images opens section 3 of my christmas calendar. The theme is “Winter Photography”. Hope you will enjoy the last 8 images of this year. Happy days. Reinhold
My personal favorite wildlife image of the year 2018 (the eagle owl in our closest neighborhood) completes section 2: Moorland of my Christmas calendar. Section 3: Winter Photography will start tomorrow.
Section 1: Mimik numbers
Section 2: Moorland
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!
My time in Berlin has been extended to December 2018.
This is exciting and great news!
To avoid a mix of documentary and landscape photography in this blog, I decided to set up an additional blog.
- it is focused on Berlin only
- travel information, top sights and photography spots, information, recommendations, related images and videos will be the main categories of the additional blog
- it will be in English
- it will provide an “outside” (my) view of visited locations and places of Berlin.
If you like to follow me on my walks in awesome Berlin, hop over to
The blog starts as of today and will be updated on a regular basis. I will still post here… but these posts will cover photography and no insides about Berlin.
See you there. Happy and sunny days. Reinhold
This is the first video of my 90 days in Berlin series. Hope you will enjoy these first impressions of a city that never sleeps. Happy days and a nice and creative weekend to all of you. Thank you for your visit and your continuous support. Reinhold
It was a bit of a surprise. I saw the sign “Viktoria Park – 350m” and followed that sign. From a closer distance I heard running and splashing water. And then I saw the waterfall and the national monument in the distance. Not the perfect time of day. I set up my Fuji X100F on a rock (no tripod, no filter) and used the ND feature of my camera (3 stops) to further reduce the shutter speed to achieve the blurry water effect. I shot a F16. ISO 100. My shutter speed was now at 2 seconds in bright day light. 2 second timer. The image is OK for me. But I have to come back. This time with tripod and filter and hopefully a sunset will light up the scene. I had to go all the way to Berlin to find a waterfall. Amazing! And… I heard there is a second one near to where I stay in Berlin. Happy days. Reinhold
For the last years I lived in a remote location in North Germany close to the coast. I have a beautiful lake, moors, woodlands and lots of animals in my neighbourhood.
And… not many people or tourists. It is usually very quiet and peaceful.
And now… Berlin.
Packed with people and tourists, noisy and traffic… 24h a day.
Thousands of restaurants and shops, memorials, architecture and many green areas where you can stop and rest for a few minutes, before you jump into action again. It is overwhelming, fascinating and exhausting.
I feel like an alien in Berlin. A landscape photographer trying to
create images in street photography and urban landscapes.
First thing I did, I left my tripod in my room. Second thing, I used my Fuji X100 for most of my images.
It is perfect for street photography. I plan long exposures and urban landscapes with my tripod. But this is next on my project list. In the moment I try to adopt to the new location. I wander through the streets of Berlin, mouth open, and try to capture my first impressions.
Stay tuned to read more about the advantages of an alien in Berlin. In the moment it still is the place in the world where I want to be. 1st week is over. Let’s see what’s in the basket for the next weeks.
The gallery shows a selection of my images so far.
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Thanks and happy days. Reinhold
Berlin. Urban landscapes. Architecture. Street. Portrait.
Next week I am on my way to Berlin.
I will live in the city centre for the first days and I am planning to stay near the center for the following time.
I am looking forward to a hopefully very creative and productive time in Berlin.
Happy days. Reinhold