Cold sunny weather this morning at the lake. Some fog in the background. We did the longer walk. Happy days. Reinhold
Reinhold & Boomer
Music: Kevin McLeod, Infinite Perspective
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
Today we took our regular tour round a part of our lake. A relief after the rainy days last week. Happy days. Reinhold and Boomer
If I could save time in a bottle… 10 seconds were enough to save this time in an image.
Already pretty cold in the morning. Fog is slowly creeping through the landscape. I guess autumn is coming. Hurra. The “green” time is over.
It is time to take the dust of my gear, get my rucksack and head out of the door. Catching time.
Happy days. Reinhold
We had a very special winter at our lake this year. Periods of rain and wind were followed by periods of sunshine, extreme cold and blizzards from the East. I created a video with some impressions of the winter, our lake and some awesome animals I saw on my photo walks. Now we have spring and I am out trying to find images for my next video. Spring at the lake.
Just the obvious: the headline is in German: Winter am Zwischenahner Meer. am = at the. Happy days. Reinhold
Because we are living close to the sea, our lake is home of many seagulls. Some tourists feed these birds. If you go to the edge of one of the piers, they are actually waiting for it. But… not good for the lake in summer. Happy days! Reinhold
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.
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
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
Another project for 2018 will be “Mirrored Landscapes”. This means that the left and right / or top and bottom of the image have an identical source image, with minor modifications to one of them. All work is done in LR and PS CC. Happy days! Reinhold
Location: Bornhorster Seen, at sunrise. These guys are “early birds”. Always needs a bit of luck to capture the fog at sunrise in this remote location. Happy days. Reinhold
Can you see my heartbeat? Strong wind in today’s weather forecast. Come on over to me and let us get ready. Let us fly with the upcoming wind. To new borders and new limits. Let us hear the sound of the wind in my sails and feel the energy of the speed and motion.
This is image #1 of 4 of my series: Minimalism
I don’t measure time in minutes but in moments!
Yesterday, while I was shooting the Formula 18 boat race at our local lake, I took a rest at the shore of the lake. After a while I saw these lines of blue water and light with the duck as a zero point. It was so nice to have this warm and sunny day after all the bad weather in the last months. I really enjoyed it.