Perfect Cloud

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Perfect Cloud
Perfect Cloud

I left Berlin for the weekend and drove back home. We had beautiful weather. Sunshine and very mild temperatures at our lake. I sat on the terrace and watched the clouds passing by. While I was watching I asked myself how would a perfect cloud look like? I sat there for quite a while and captured this small, cool looking, perfect cloud. Now I am back in Berlin… and I can still see it passing by.

Happy and sunny days!

Reinhold

Reaching the sky

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Reaching the sky
Reaching the sky

 

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

Jimi Hendrix

Tempodrom: founded by Irene Moessinger, it opened in 1980 next to the Berlin Wall on the west side of Potsdamer Platz, housed in a large circus tent. After several changes of location it is now housed in a permanent building in the Kreuzberg neighborhood.

Urban Mountains

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Urban Mountains
Urban Mountains

That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

Steve Jobs

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

Lightfall

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lightfall
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Lightfall

To collect photographs is to collect the world – Susan Sontag.

I am currently in the far north of Germany. Looking to find some more and challenging locations. Will be back tomorrow. Hopefully with some new images of stunning views. Happy days! Reinhold

The National Park Wadden Sea

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Fence into the sea
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Fence into the sea

World Heritage and National Park. The coastline of North Germany. Wadden Sea or Wattenmeer. No big waves, a flat coastline, no rocks… but open space. As a photographer you always look for some interest in the foreground. So I am happy to find something like a fence. A fence into the sea? Now you have to know some additional facts to understand this. At our coastline, we have separate beaches for people with dogs and with no dogs. Sometimes the beaches are separated by a fence. Because of the flat coast line it would be easy to walk around the fence. And here is the solution. The fence is built into the sea. That makes it difficult to walk around the fence without getting your feet wet.
No… we have no other problems over here.
Hope you will still enjoy my image.
It is a long exposure using a LEE big stopper and a ND hard grad (0.6 / 2 stops) filter.

PS: I posted a similar image a while ago in color.

Happy days,
Reinhold