Today is a special day: an extra day! And on this leap day (which is the last one I will be online) I found a flower with a beautiful heart. Although it's grey outside it feels like the sun is shining!
Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; MP-E 65 mm, 0,3s at F3.5 and ISO100
Two of a kind
Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; 180 mm, 1/30s at F3.5 and ISO100
This picture is taken one day before winter arrived. A few days later I looked for these two Snowdrops but unfortunately they were 'snowed' under. Winter is gone now and it's time for the 'new' life to come.
As I'm very busy with other things (see chapter Workshops) at the moment, I will be not able to post weekly here. Probably I will be online again in a few weeks and I hope that by that time I would have seen my first butterfly of 2012.
Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; 180 mm, 1/20s at F3.5 and ISO100
The woman who follows the crowd
will usually go no further than the crowd.
The woman who walks alone
is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
Albert Einstein was a wise man!
Arctic winter II
With this beautiful winter scenery I spent most of the weekend outside. This one was taken yesterday morning. As I did not expect a red sunrise I was focused on macro when a deep red horizon appeared. Unfortunately I was on a place which is not suitable for landscape photography (too many farmhouses with big stables) so the only option I had was to pick out some detail and zoom.....fortunately I found these cigars (also called Common Bulrush).
Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; 35-350mm at 95mm, 1/40s + flash at F5.6 and ISO100
For a decent composition I had to lean on the ice but two metres behind the water was open so it was an exciting operation. Due to the cold (that morning it was ‘only’ –11,6 degrees Celsius) the manual focus of my lens did not work properly anymore. But, the worst thing was that only a few minutes later somebody was entering the area and although he had the choice to walk into diverse directions he walked into mine (I think that a photographing woman in the field is like a magnet to men). As soon he reached me he started to talk.....that he was a hunter (lucky me); despite my non-speech signals he stayed around too long. After he continued his walk I just wanted to continue when I saw a luminous jacked in my frame.....the next male walker and of course he came to me and started talking......I will be happy when sun rises earlier in a few months!!!!!
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What a beautiful world outside! I was up early and with -18,7 degree Celsius I waited in the dark for a red or pink sun to rise.....instead fog came up. Unfortunately no beautiful sunrise but enough fairytale land to photograph like these trees in a forest.....I tried to create some arctic atmosphere!
Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; 35-350mm at 65mm, 1s at F29 and ISO100
A touch of frost
At last winter started this week with a thin layer of snow. Comparing to last winter it is nothing but I shall not complain as I’m happy that snow and cold finally arrived.
While it was snowing I went out with my camera as I wanted to photograph Snowdrops, but the plants I photographed earlier were not photogenic enough. Fortunately I found some moss in the snow with the beautiful scientific name: Tortula muralis (it reminds of Pirates of the Caribbean) . It took me some time to find the right composition and in the meantime the snow was thick enough for some over exposure shots.
Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; 180 mm, 1/12s + 3stop over exposure at F3.5 and ISO100
Today the employees of the weather forecast FINALLY did their job correctly and the promised snow is falling right now.......of course I was out and enjoyed winter wonderland! I photographed the same crocuses as one week ago. The advantage of photographing with frost is that people are in a hurry and don’t speak or ask anything :-).
Canon 7D; beanbag; remote release; 180 mm, 1/200s + 1 2/3 stop over exposure at F3.5 and ISO100
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.