in berlin nothing is usual. have you ever enjoyed a building site view like the one above?
although i usually don't take the line of rushing, with my today's posting i'm only scratching the surface for once: what a bike ride (after work), what a weather, what a sight, what a sunset and finally what a day!
rockers don't always have to look like these old school rockers.
while the madsen brothers that constitute three quarter of the whole, german indie-rock band madsen, wear their hair pretty short and neat there is this one exception in the composition of the band: niko maurer, the bassist, reminds me of a funny mix of sideshow bob and john travolta.
any way, the show they provided today night, was outstanding and left a big part of the audience - including me - in a jumble of speechlessness and pure joy.
winter walk - sony nex 7 | sel50 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO1600 | 1/30
sublight - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/40
|ladder to the moon - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f5.6 | ISO200 | 6s|
|a toast to 2013 - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f5.6 | ISO200 | 6s|
|the lake is burning - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f5.6 | ISO200 | 30s|
besides the wonderful coloured, falling leaves the late autumn always implicates the decay of the other, non-hardy plants. all the small bushes, tall grasses and flowers die, at least the parts of these plants that were growing and shining at the surface for the whole spring and summer period. anyhow you can cherish a hope that they will appear next spring again.
just when i headed for the crossroad the fog tore partly open and let a few sun beams pass through the grey curtain. this circumstance made for a three-dimensional stagger of the background and additionally the foreground was gleaming what was due to the illuminated dew. so only fore- and background would have been a great scenery for a dramatic photo but, believe it or not, things got even better: suddenly a throng of round about fifty chattering geese appeared with a farmer in tow. the farmer seemed to herd them onto a new meadow. the whole scenery was completely surreal and i really thought that i'm in the wrong film.
today i captured the best photograph so far, but i captured it only in my mind. i arrived a few seconds too late, so that the animals and the farmer had already passed the perfect spot for a great, candid picture. only a few minutes later all the magic was over and the sun prevailed, at least temporarily. fortunately i decided to stop my bike in the forest some minutes after i'd met the farmer and, anyhow, i took an also nice, if not necessarily extraordinary image.
setup: sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | 30mm | f5.6 | ISO100 | 1/250 | lightroom 4.2
trees and humans share many things - both grow up in a couple of years, appear luscious in youth but develop their whole beauty not before middle age. there are different shapes, colours, sizes and origins of both of them. and both the trees and the humans wish for the sun and the warmth and suffer from darkness and cold.
only the mix of all of them (and us) makes for the pure beauty of our world. and i love how trees like the big one of my today's photograph set us humans in relations to unshakeable things on this planet.