Autumn Light

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Autumn Light
Autumn Light

I captured this image beginning of November in one of our local moors in the morning before sunrise when the fog was still in the air. It was difficult to get to this position and to find a suitable position for my tripod. I used my Fuji X-T1 / 18-55 kit zoom / f9 / 1/60 sec and a ND grad (3 stops) filter to balance the brighter sky against the darker foreground. 10 sec timer. Happy days. Reinhold

Sunrise and Fog

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Sunrise and Fog
Sunrise and Fog

Sunrise in my local moor. Moorland. Fintlandsmoor. A magic piece of landscape just round the corner. I had two choices. Capture thick fog with minimal light or wait for the light which lightens the fog as well. I like dark and moody images but this time I decided to wait for the light, the colors in the sky.

Happy days and may the light be with you,


RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Rails
Rails I

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Rails
Rails II

Hamburg. Always a special location to visit. Even for a few hours only. I like how the light of the sunrise reflects on the the rails leaving Hamburg’s main station. A railway station and the rails always create a feeling of coming and going. Happy days. Reinhold

Tour: Dänikhorster Moor

Never tried to capture the Dänikhorster Moor (Entrance Area) as a whole. I shot 10-12 individual images of each location and created 4 panoramic images. To shoot about 40 images was quite a challenge in the short time frame of the sun rising. But everything worked out quiet well. Hope you will enjoy the “tour” of the moor. Happy days.

Your Tour Guide Reinhold.


We had terrible weather. For weeks and weeks. Basically no autumn. Mostly cloudy and rainy. I decided to take a walk in the moor nearby. May be the wetlands have changed due to the increased water level. I was quiet early. It was pitch black when I arrived there. No sound. I looked towards the sunrise and suddenly some of the clouds moved away. I set up my tripod, mounted my camera and opened my rucksack for the filter holder and filters. And then I watched the evolution of the sunrise.
Mother nature is just awesome. On my way to the moor I heard the news in the radio. I thought the world is going down the tubes. But this sunrise convinced me. There is a greater power here on earth. And it has so much force. The force of quietness and beauty.
May this force be with you. Happy days. Reinhold


Flames of Light

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Developing my personal style

Image 18/20 – Flames of Light

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

Yesterday. Early in the morning. In the moor. The rising sun is throwing flames of light at this tree. It only lasts for a minute. I nearly missed that moment. The routine of setting up the tripod, mounting camera and lens, attaching the filter holder, mounting the filter and doing all the settings works better in these days. It’s all about practice. A few months ago I would have missed that moment.

The first 17 images are already published. If you are interested… please visit my blog to view the other images of my series. Thanks in advance!

Lake Views

Zwischenahner Meer – our local lake – a few miles from home. These images cover the autumn / winter season. In spring and summer the pier is packed with boats and tourists. I prefer these two seasons for one simple reason. Sometimes I am the only person watching the sunset or sunrise. They are an exception and not the rule.