Change and Continuity

All things are flowing and nothing remains. How to find continuity amidst all the change. In some important sense continuity depends on us.

This tree is located just outside my home on the way to the lake. I always see people walking by without even noticing this tree. Actually it is not located in the most beautiful spot at the lake. There is a car park, a street, a building where our lake rescue team is based. But for me it feels different. When I look through the viewfinder I see am amazing piece of nature in a beautiful scene.

Happy days. Reinhold


RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Woodlands
Catching the wind

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Woodlands
Old man

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Woodlands
A secret place

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Woodlands
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

Bronze Trees

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Bronze Tress
Develop my personal style
Image 6/20 – Do you know this feeling? An awesome tree or a group of trees. And no way to isolate it from the green and dark background? This is always the case in the North of Germany. We have no hills and no trees on top of these hills to ease object separation. I captured this group several times. A few days ago I decided to correct this in Photoshop. It looks a bit “abstract”… but I like it.

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

The first 5 images are already published. If you are interested… please visit my blog. Thanks in advance!