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Everthing must change

Everything must Change

“…No one stays the same!..
For that’s the way of time…
There are not many things in life
You can be sure of…

Except, rain comes from the clouds
Sun light up the sky
Hummingbirds do fly”

Listen to the great interpretation from Nils Landgren (Nils Landgren – Everything Must Change) that provides comfort.

Excuses

It has been a while since I have published something on my blog. There has been many changes in the last year.

I am not in the mood to write much about it.

The last time I have published something personal was a family status update on facebook. I wanted this status update kept private. But Facebook made it public in my timeline without letting me know it. This was not the worst part. Totally annoying were the public reactions and comments about it. It was my mistake to trust Facebook in the first place.

This makes me think about the value of posting private stuff in public and what information is better kept private.

The NSA scandal also has a huge impact on me communicating digital and public. It is unbelievable what is going on there in terms of giving the word “private” a new meaning.

These reasons are only a glimpse of my thoughts about being very critical writing something in public today.

Everything must Change

There is this little hummingbird that brings back the opposite of digital in my life. It makes me sing about it.

Change doesn’t mean to invent something new every day. It can also mean to reduce ourselves to what is really important and finding back the roots, where we all come from.

Thank god, walking, practicing yoga, doing sports, riding bicycle, fishing and reading the newspapers become important for me again. And I am also on my way finding a new meaning in photography.

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There are more things we can be sure of especially in times of change: Clouds must NOT bring rain and they can be light up from something unexpected even when it is dark outside.

There is a strong believe in me that photography is all about light: Light that light up our lives.

It feela like I got a grip on myself again in terms of nature photography, todays trip feels like coming home

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It feela like I got a grip on myself again in terms of nature photography, todays trip feels like coming home
from Instagram

Replacing dogs with chicken would be an interesting idea for cities

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Replacing dogs with chicken would be an interesting idea for cities
from Instagram

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Check out this new image
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Lightweight photography – Decision Making

At the moment I am into lightweight traveling in terms of photography. After years of traveling with the motorcycle and a VW Van I feel uncomfortable getting to places that have easy access for most of us.

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Bored about seeing photos that have been made by others I feel the thrill of new adventures. Is there any magic left in this world, others haven’t seen?

Wouldn’t it be good to go to places no one has been before?

It is of course an illusion to think “no one” but maybe no one with a similar vision like mine.

This is the beginning of some thoughts about getting rid of weight. It is not about right and wrong. It is about the personal best. The best can be anything and it depends on your goals, your needs and your ability to make compromises.

Lightweight photography – An example

And it is about decision making! Have a look at this little example:

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The simple exchange of a lens enables me to save some weight and bring with me more filter because of the smaller mounting thread and the filter weight. With this personal decision I can carry more filter with me. And the exchange of the filter make me more flexible in the usage of them. (VariND+MorSlo for the big fat fragile Big Stopper) The smaller diameter of the lens also enables me to use big graduated filter as neutral density filter. And it could probably save somebody a lot of money.

Therefor I spare the tilting and shifting function of my 24mmT&S. I don’t need this function. So this decision saves me some grams and gives me more possibilities in photo- taking.

Lightweight Photography Community

I founded a Lightweight Photography community on Google Plus to discuss with you this topic.

I am really curious: What are your thoughts on traveling light? What is your personal best tip for lightweight photography?

Discuss this in the comments or in our Community!

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