Tree in Flames

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Tree in Flames
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Tree in Flames

Autumn is at its peak in the moment. I captured this yellow/orange tree in sunset light in the woodlands around our lake. I transferred it into a burning tree using the oil paint filter (once again).

Happy days. Reinhold

1 Location – 2 Images: #4 Lake Access

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Access
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Lake Access
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Access
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Lake Access

Yesterday evening we met our new neighbors for the first time in our new home. They told me about an eagle owl nearby which regularly attacks the dogs. So I tried my luck to capture an image of this owl. Ahhh… what should I say…nice walk, no owl. May be next time. On my way back I passed our access point to the lake. It was gray all day long. While I was watching the scene, the sky cleared in some areas. I set up tripod and camera and captured 2 shots (1 regular shot, 1 pano which is made up out of 7 images). And again… it is always good to carry the gear. Happy days. Reinhold

My pano procedure: I level my tripod, set the camera to M, select aperture and shutter speed (f9 / 1/60sec), set ISO to 200 (lowest ISO for the X-T1 at RAW file setting), set White Balance to “cloudy”, use the 10sec timer (to avoid that the camera is still shaking from the shutter release) and usually I create 5-7 overlapping images (portrait -> more space to crop the image). This time is used no filter.

Dancing into the light

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Serene

Today my Vodafone GigaCube arrived. Insert SIM Card, connect it to a plug (by the way anywhere in Germany), wait for the signal and enter the WiFi key. Online. Using the high speed mobile telephone network. Fortunately one of the transmitter stations of Vodafone is just round the corner. So I get a pretty strong signal and a fast internet access. Even in this remote location. I have to see how long the included data volume will last. 50 GB / per month is not really crazy. But if I use it in a sensible manner… it can be sufficient. We will see. And if work is down the line, I can buy additional data packages if this is really necessary. But for now I am happy to be back in the game.
Will post new stuff soon.

By the way: my iPhone is up and running too. Another 1.25 GB of mobile data volume.

Germany is really a „technology country“. <— Joke!!!!!!!!

Happy days.
Reinhold

Unusual Place

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Unusual Place
Unusual Place

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.

Fields of Gold

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Fileds of Gold
Developing my personal style

Image 12/20 – Fields of Gold… sunset in the forest nearby. The trees created a pattern of golden sunlight on the leaves of the woodland floor. You can’t feel how cold and windy it was that day. But may be you can see it.

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

The first 11 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

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Rain on Roof
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!

Ancient Tree

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Ancient tree
Develop my personal style

Image 3/20 – An old tree in the frozen wetlands at sunset last winter. No color (bronze) adjustments to this image. The effect has been created with a long exposure and a graduated filter using my LEE filter / my Fuji X-T1. Only minor adjustments in Lightroom.

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

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Into White

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Into White
Developing my personal style

Image 2/20 – This image has been taken in Dezember last year. A sunset and emerging fog on a cold winter afternoon. The fog remained at its position when I walked into this area. It felt like walking into white…

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

This is image 1/20.

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.