Moorland. A magic triangle of a calm and peaceful lake and two spectacular moors in a remote location in the rural north. A landscape of light and shadow often covered with rolling mist and fog. Soaking from heavy rain with strong winds from the North. Blue skies with periods of sunshine leaking through fast moving clouds. Starting and ending in flames of light and colors during sunrise and sunset.Packed with wildlife featuring deer, fox, owls, waterfowl, birds of prey and wading birds on patrol at the shores of the lake.
Hi there. Long time ago since my last post. Many things happened. I am now grandpa (its a girl) and I have set my focus to my local photography projects. The Moorland concept and all related activities have eaten up all of my productive and creative time. Photography tours and workshops in the moors, an exhibition at an art fair in my area, many new projects, …
In addition I am currently working my way into flat and material design illustrations (vector images) using Affinity Designer replacing Adobe Illustrator. I often need a new business card, flyer, an icon / image for my website or other marketing material. And may be I can provide some of these new services to other people and companies.
I will continue to use my blog for all my activities in 2019 and will also continue to post images of the Moorland (landscapes) and other projects (cityscapes/portraits).
I plan to post regular on a weekly basis: Thursdays, 6 pm (CET).
I am currently creating my Berlin 2019 calendar. This is my first preselection. I am using a square format. So it doesn’t matter if the images are in square, portrait or landscape format. Only the position of the “calendar” has to be adjusted. I have already used this for my Landscape 2019 calendar.
It is called “Moorland”. The proof version of “Moorland” is on its way to a printer.
Both calendars will be in English and available for pre-order starting in November 2018. The will be produced in 40×40 cm size using fine art paper. It is easy to cut out these images and use them as images to be framed.
I have just finished a special version of a “Landscape” calendar. I have combined images of products of a local company and my landscape images into a final composition. This was a very challenging and time consuming job. The image had to fit to the season (month) and to the product. And the integration shouldn’t “ruin” the image.
This sample shows a “filter” swimming in the water creating some interest for the gulls.
I was capturing the path through the moor. Tripod. Camera. Filter. Everything. In my “little world” of photography. When I pressed the shutter two dogs suddenly, without a previous noise, passed by. I nearly had a heart attack. In the end the resulting image made me smile.
Happy days. Reinhold
Back to the moor. What a fantastic feeling. The extremely hot and dry summer has created new interesting scenes. The water level is 1 to 1.5 m under the usual level. The coming autumn and winter will fill up these moorlakes quickly. Hopefully!
Happy days. Reinhold
Morning walk and sunrise at the Heiliger See in Potsdam. While capturing image #1 I was visited by a Fox. He disappeared quickly. So no time for a lucky shot. But this moment will be in my mind for quite a while. Happy days. Reinhold
If you like to take an unusual bath in the moors of the North you are invited to visit the Dänikhorster Moor. And… you can enjoy a stunning sunset at the same time. But hurry up, there is a long waiting list for this place. 🙂
If you like to view other entries to the theme Unusual please follow the link.
Yesterday I found a very interesting and inspiring video by Erik Wahlstrom in his awesome YouTube channel. If you are not sure what landscape photography is all about, spent 6 minutes of your time. Awesome stuff!
Whenever I think of a composition
but can’t think of what I saw,
I can’t stop thinking until I think
I am thinking of it again.
I think I think to much.
I think I should make a decision.
But there are so (too) many alternatives.
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.