ermm, what do you think? is it the rock or the pop preset? the depths and the highs are definitely boosted...
i've no idea why this citroën 2cv has to carve out its lonely existence in the darkest corner of this car dealer's facilities. although it sets a nice scene, especially in combination with the large windows and the coloured lights, driving on the road in the background the 2cv would be an even better subject.
some people represent the personalisation of self-confidence. regardless, of whether i like their doings, styles, apperances or whether there is a doubting soul underneath the cool exterior: just because of their bravery these people earn my respect.
what should someone do with half a holiday in a metropole like berlin? of course, go touring by metro to all the wonderful underground stations.
regardless whether you wear your club's emblem on your shirt or paint it on a wall below the bridge: local patriotism can be expressed in various ways but it always shows love, pride and dedication for the beloved team.
between nightfall and daybreak, the time when i'm able to spend some hours with all the things that haven't anything to do with any kind of duties, i use the chance to wander about the winterly town and capture these particular moments on sd card.
i can't even begin to tell you how much i love the prospect of the towers at potsdam square in the west of berlin. once again i was reminded of the tremendous gotham city from the batman series.
the museum island of berlin is divided from the rest of the city by the river spree. in the gallery below i like to show you two different views along the river from one of the thirteen bridges across the island. the first one was captured with standard, the second sample with very high iso settings: i tried to obtain a shutter speed that was suitable for freezing the fluttering flakes of white grain.
in berlin nothing is usual. have you ever enjoyed a building site view like the one above?
being almost 30 years present on this planet, nevertheless living a life that is still in a state of flux. that's how it should be. booked my first jump across the pond today, i'm so happy! in may tina and i will stay some days in nyc.
during the coming seven days i'll be away and additionally very busy, so please let me get away with shorter and / or delayed postings.
do you still remember cloud spotting? while i was just searching the web for some information about this dreamy, childish activity, i stumbled upon an pretty funny startup, that deals with exactly this topic. depending on how one looks at it, i took part in the (desired) community today, although i dealt with ice instead of condensate, so to say with another phase of matter:
i for one went in for ice spotting. on my way home from a late afternoon walk i had kicked the above-shown piece of ice already two to three times, before i noticed its special structure after all. well, i must admit, that the iced character is not quite self-explaining, but if you use your imagination in full strength, you might see a figure '1' (with a little kink). for me it wasn't a coincidence, that i discovered the '1' (okay, maybe i wanted to see it):
yes, i'm a bit proud, but mainly amazed, how fast the time has gone. to be honest, there will be no dedicated flashbacks, summaries or canny answers at this place. therefor i'm far from being fed up with photography; additionally forward-looking seems to be more productive than summing things up every x steps. in my humble opinion my learning curve is still going up, on some points more, on some less. be sure, i'm going to work on my skills, with passion, fun and dedication.
at this point two more facts: although this blog is first of all a project of and especially for me, i want to thank each and every one of you, who reads, shares, comments on and delights in my images. almost 50k hits were counted during the last year... wow! and finally i want to renew my declaration of love to my camera: after more than ten months of daily usage, i can see, that
did you like the first year of dybydy-phtgrphy? and how about cloud spotting?
do we go the right, correct, aligned and indulgent way? this one way, that is mandatory if you want to venerate your counterpart? or is it a one-way, a non-returnable relationship between mankind and nature?
the image, i show you today, displays the status quo, how i perceive the current evolution. nature is present, we see it, sometimes. but nature is more than that - it is the centre and basis of everything. we consist of nature and we'll be morphed into nature again, anytime. but what does the mankind do? the humans tramp on the nature's beauty and overuse its precious regenerative properties.
this being the case, i admit, with my graphical representation of the cooperation between mankind and home planet i look a bit at the black side, whereas this portrayal intentionally makes a very pessimistic, alarming image.
if you are interested in the scenery - how i discovered the scene - by clicking here you will be guided to the two stops underexposed, non-processed jpg from raw and by clicking here you will see a non-graphical, classic interpretation of the scene. pretty boring, isn't it?