Christmas Calendar – 16/24

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Christmas Calendar
16/24

My personal favorite wildlife image of the year 2018 (the eagle owl in our closest neighborhood) completes section 2: Moorland of my Christmas calendar. Section 3: Winter Photography will start tomorrow.

Happy days.
Reinhold

Section 1: Mimik numbers

Section 2: Moorland

Christmas Calendar – 9/24

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Christmas Calendar
9/24

My christmas / advent calendar is divided into 3 sections:

Day 1-8: mimic the objects in the frame with the day no
Day 9-16: Moorland – images of my new photography concept
Day 17-24: Winter photography

Section 1 is complete. This is the first image of section 2. Hope you enjoy it!

Happy days.
Reinhold

Section 1:

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

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.

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Climate Change
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.

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Climate Change
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