Archive for December 2010

Times they are a changing

Not many good things happen this year. Not many words will be spoken during the times of light changing.

So far said: The photos this year are so sad I didn’t want to see them or show them anymore.

For all of us human beings: Good wishes for 2011!

Let other artists find the right words:

„Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.“

From Bob the One And Only….

Brave Photography

Best iPad Apps for Photographers: Guardian

Compared to the Reuter iPad App, this is more a quicky.

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No Camping for landscape photographers

One important rule for taking great landscape photos is:

Be in the right spot at the right time.

Easier said than done! There are great problems if you want to follow this rule in Europe.

When I am on the road or in the right spot I spend a lot of time waiting:

  • for the right light,
  • the right clouds,
  • the right tide.

Sometimes the best picture is to be made in a fraction of a second when everything fits the best. It happens that I wait up to three days for the perfect photo.

Most of the time the right spot doesn’t imply that there is a comfortable hotel, a camping place or a public toilette.

So free camping is essential for the kind of landscape photos I am taking. But free camping is only allowed in Scotland and tolerated in Scandinavia. The other European countries are more or less trying to prevent people from staying in the right spot for obvious reasons.

In my early days I travelled with my motorcycle and a small sleeping bag. Most of the time there were no problems with free camping. But the times and my travel habits have changed. These days I  travel in a VW Van.

There is hardly a beautiful spot, where I couldn’t find something like this:

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