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Berlin

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

Winter at our lake

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

Kaiser Wilhelm Brücke

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RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Bridge

 

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RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Bridge

 

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RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Bridge

 

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RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Bridge

The blue bridge – not as gigantic as the Tower Bridge in London or the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, but the KWB – Kaiser Wilhelm Brücke in Wilhelmshaven is a landmark of the North.

For more bridges please follow this link: Bridge

Vivamus ac laboris

Live and Work in the Artist Village Worpswede near Bremen in North Germany. Sunday walk in the artist village. Lots of stunning galleries, houses and art in the streets. Worpswede in Wikipedia.

Guardian of the Moor

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Guardian of the Moor

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.

Woodlands

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Catching the wind
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Old man
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A secret place
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Which direction

This morning I was hiking to a nearby forest. It is a 30 minutes walk to the woodlands. I carried my gear and a tripod. The first 15 minutes were a bit stiff. But after that I really enjoyed another morning out in the woodlands. For me woodland photography is one of the hardest areas to master. I definitely need more practice to deal with the contrast of light and shadows and to bring order into the chaos. And I don’t like green landscapes. It was the first time that I shot a long exposure (60 sec.) using my big stopper in the woods. I saw the reflection of the light on this tree and the wind was shaking all these branches and leaves. I asked myself how to capture the motion. A video? A long exposure? I tried a long exposure and I think I will have to work on that technique for a while. But I like the idea and concept. I am convinced that only practice will help me to achieve better results. I did some intimate landscapes… but this will be another post. Thanks for your visit. See you soon. Happy days! Reinhold

Zero Point

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Zero Point

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.

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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
— Elliott Erwitt

This image has been taken at the coastline of the National Park Wadden Sea.

Droplets Highway

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Droplets Highway

I have captured this image last week. I was scouting a well known area in the woodlands nearby. Couldn’t find anything spectacular. So I was looking for some intimate compositions. I found these three leaves overlapping each other. And I love droplets. So… here we go. Droplets Highway!

Heritage Wadden Sea

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Heritage Wadden Sea
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Heritage Wadden Sea
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Heritage Wadden Sea

I sometimes call this our “coast of nothingness”. No rocks, no cliffs, no waves, no foreground interest. And could you believe that? They have taken away the remains of this old pier and built a concrete stone “wave breaker” into the wadden sea. What are they doing? Killing the last pieces of interest? I felt miserable when I saw it last weekend. 😦

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Heritage Wadden Sea

WADDEN SEA

The Wadden Sea is the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world. The site covers the Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area, the German Wadden Sea National Parks of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, and most of the Danish Wadden Sea maritime conservation area. It is a large, temperate, relatively flat coastal wetland environment, formed by the intricate interactions between physical and biological factors that have given rise to a multitude of transitional habitats with tidal channels, sandy shoals, sea-grass meadows, mussel beds, sandbars, mudflats, salt marshes, estuaries, beaches and dunes. The area is home to numerous plant and animal species, including marine mammals such as the harbour seal, grey seal and harbour porpoise. Wadden Sea is one of the last remaining large-scale, intertidal ecosystems where natural processes continue to function largely undisturbed.

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For more awesome heritages please follow this link: Heritage

Across the Moor

Across the Moor – for those of you who like to see a few of my landscape photography locations. The Fintlandsmoor is a very unique place and a beautiful nature resort in the district Ammerland in North Germany. Again filmed with my iPhone 5s. I have to get a decent video camera in one of these days. Awesome music by Ben Sound.

Stormrider

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Developing my personal style

Image 14/20 – Stormrider… this one is pushing my style series to its limits. A black and white integration did not work. Background – no… foreground – no… stormrider – no…so I decided to allow some exceptions in my style. What do you think?

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

The first 13 images are already published. If you are interested… please visit my blog to view the other images of my series. Thanks in advance!

Rain doesn’t fall on one roof alone

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Develop my personal style

Image 8/20 – Rain doesn’t fall on one roof alone. This image has been taken in the stunning harbour of Hamburg with my Fuji X-T1. The top half of this composition is converted into B&W and the bottom half is without any major modifications.

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

The first 7 images are already published. If you are interested… please visit my blog. Thanks in advance!

When the wind starts painting…

father and son

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the three musketeers

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the tower

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the moor lake (location)

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What happened? Last evening I decided to go to the nearby moor. Still cold and windy. But sunshine and blue sky. No clouds. I was searching for a composition. One image of the day. But I could not find anything. A bit disappointed I walked back to the entrance of the moor and passed one of the moor lakes. I saw these pieces of wood in the water. The lake is completely surrounded by bushes and trees. No open space for the tripod and camera. I always have to deal with these branches. I wanted to create a long exposure to smoothen the water. I mounted the LEE filter holder and the Big Stopper. f 5.6 and 30 seconds later I looked a the first preview in camera. I saw these blurry branches and that the wood was in focus. At home I converted the images into black and white, did some local adjustments (healing tool to clean up the water) and boosted the motion effect with Analog Efex Pro 2 / Motion Blur Effect. I like the effect. Hope you like it too!