Reaching the sky

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Reaching the sky
Reaching the sky

 

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

Jimi Hendrix

Tempodrom: founded by Irene Moessinger, it opened in 1980 next to the Berlin Wall on the west side of Potsdamer Platz, housed in a large circus tent. After several changes of location it is now housed in a permanent building in the Kreuzberg neighborhood.

Urban Mountains

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Urban Mountains
Urban Mountains

That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

Steve Jobs

Shadow People

When the sun sets in Berlin shadow people are all over the place. Yesterday evening I walked to the Potsdamer Platz (#1 and 2) and then to the Brandenburger Tor (#3 and 4). Chasing the shadows was a lot of fun. I sat in the last sunlight with a glass of wine afterwards. These shadow people exists for a short moment only and then the disappear in the dark.

Thank you for stopping by. Happy days. Reinhold

Fast Train

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Fast Train
Fast Train

The underground stations of Berlin are quiet interesting. During daytime it is difficult to find a spot with no people for a longer exposure. And it is a bit strange to set up a tripod in this environment. The challenge is to find the right moment to shoot. I like the yellow color of the the trains. The station is called “Paracelsus Bad” at U8.

X-Files

Today is the 6th anniversary of my Fuji X-100. I used it for everything: street photography, landscape, architecture, nature, objects. I think this one will stay in my rucksack forever. I am still using it. But not as much as I should! I like the in camera black and white film simulation.

 

It’s not over until it’s over

Amsterdam. Remember? A few days ago I asked for advice of photo locations offsite the usual tourist attractions? I also studied the internet and made a plan of locations to visit (obviously the top 10 tourist attractions). I had 1.5 “daytime slots” only. To summarize my results in a few words: wrong expectations, wrong planning, wrong attitude (one that day), mixed weather, overwhelmed by the amount of cars, people, bridges, house boats, bicycles…I wasn’t prepared for street photography either (-> Noortje’s advice)  The location and my state of mind wouldn’t come together on day 1. The next day was just a sequel of the first day. Amsterdam is such a beautiful location. I know there are these hidden gems I was looking for. Somewhere. It’s not over until it’s over. I have to come back. Different time of the year and definitely at night time. Different / other expectations and attitude. I will leave you now with a few impression of Amsterdam and Haarlem (last 2 photos). Did you ever had a similar experience? I felt like being part of a movie. It wasn’t real. Smiles. Reinhold