Is the moor dying?

We had a fantastic summer in 2018. Sunshine, heat, no rain. For days, weeks and months. Everybody was happy, enjoying the weather. Everybody… except the moor. In the first image you can see one of my favorite spots in the Dänikhorster Moor. A canal running through the heart of the moor. In the next image, an image from two days ago, the same canal. It is shot from the opposite direction. And it has been raining for a few days already.

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Climate Change
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Climate Change
Climate Change

The lakes also lost substantial amounts of water. The third image shows one of our lakes. The fourth image shows you the same lake only tow days ago.

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Climate Change
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Climate Change
Climate Change

I hope that the late autumn rain and the rain of the winter and spring season will refill the water level back to the normal point.
The weather forecast for the next days: cloudy with sunshine… no rain.

Not really happy days,
Reinhold

Jetty

My favorite jetty at our lake. Not always accessible. It is the end piece of jetty with sailing boats. Access is restricted to “Opening Hours”. They open later and close earlier than sunrise and sunset. This time they owner stayed a bit longer… fishing. Lucky me! I asked him if I could enter the jetty to capture a few images. After a friendly approval I shot 3 long exposures. This one is for a duration of 30 seconds at f6.4 using a LEE big stopper. (the others where 20 and 10 seconds)
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Jetty
It is also the only one which includes the rope as a foreground interest. What a difference to those without the rope. Happy days. Reinhold
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…

Forest Light

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Forest Light

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr

Today I feel a little bit homesick… I miss my lake, my woodlands, my moors and my seas. There is only one way to cure that. I will pack my gear and hit the streets of Berlin. Happy days! Reinhold

X-Files

Today is the 6th anniversary of my Fuji X-100. I used it for everything: street photography, landscape, architecture, nature, objects. I think this one will stay in my rucksack forever. I am still using it. But not as much as I should! I like the in camera black and white film simulation.

 

Beautiful – after all

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Developing my personal style

Image 15/20 – Beautiful – after all

This image is part of my series: Develop my personal style

The first 14 images are already published. If you are interested… please visit my blog to view the other images of my series. Thanks in advance!

Hansel and Gretel taken by Surprise

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Developing my personal style

Image 11/20 – Hansel and Gretel taken by Surprise… I was surprised to find this old barn at the lake near to where I live. I never walked this road before. But I definitely will visit this place again.

This image is part of my series: Develop my personal style

The first 10 images are already published. If you are interested… here is a gallery of the images so far.

For other “surprises” klick Surprise 🙂

Green is the color of my…

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After a long cold and gray winter we are all waiting for some green highlights in our landscapes. And for nature it is easy being green. Spring arrived and a good weather forecast for the weekend. Let’s green up our live!

If you feel the same click here: It IS Easy Being Green!