Let me start the new year with some photos, I snapped a few years ago.
At this time, I didn’t have a great camera and even though I was shooting with high exposure, the photos were in my opinion quite decent.
As you might see, I was pretty fascinated with the rockets blasting off into the night sky.
Yesterday / this morning I took some other photos, I’ll post them too these days.
Winter’s coming, it’s getting dark early, the sun rises late, the temperatures are dropping. Doesn’t make it too easy to get out of bed in the morning. But what can you do?
At least, this time of the year – especially early in the morning – is quite pretty. Today I captured these photos close to my home.
The sun was low, shining its dark-red light on the street. Walking a little further the sun got behind a tree, illuminating the scene quite nicely.
As usual I had some trouble getting everything done the way I wanted with my old phone, but I think it turned out okay.
What do you think? Reminds you of fall/autumn in your own city?
Last winter I visited Frankfurt and while being on the subway I took this photo. What fascinated me were the faces of the people – all of them seemed to be depressed and in a bad mood, sick of the long winter in Germany:
The floor of the train is still full of water from the snow, carried by the shoes of everyone. It makes everything look dirty and not like a comfortable place. For this mood, a black and white picture felt appropriate. I think it’s the perfect portrait of a long winter – without showing any snow.
At the end of the year, its time to plan the next, especially when you’re working in a company. So what you do is a workshop. You sit together, preferably at a quiet location, and plan projects for the years to come. This work itself is actually not as easy as it sounds but quite often this means staying in a nice hotel in some city not too far away. This time it took me to Bad Herrenalb, a little city in the Black Forest. The way there in the Alb Valley Railway is already worth the ride. Also you have quite decent food, a swimming pool and a sauna. And believe me, when its snowing outside like crazy, there’s nothing better than a hot sauna.
After the first day and a good nights sleep I woke up to this incredible panorama. This is just one of these occasions, where you can’t put the real beauty of the scene into one photo. The sun was just rising, shining its first rays on the snow covered hills, all this accompied by the cold, fresh air and the smell of fresh snow in the morning. I’m happy nobody saw me in this moment, standing on my balcony in underwear, actually freezing my ass off, but unable to go back inside while trying to capture this perfect moment.