sunset

under observation

under observation - sony nex 7 | sel50 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO100 | 1/1250

germany is still under observation, mostly by itself. its charged younger history, especially with the atrocities of ww2, constitutes an incubus that is still present in the public opinion.

in yesterday evening's tv chat show 'hard but fair' which is broadcasted on germany's first channel the subject for discussion was the current bestseller book 'he's back again' that is on first place of the bestseller list in germany since already ten weeks now. hitler sells very well. the author tells a satirical story about hitler who wakes up again in last year's berlin: so the führer has to understand all the things that have changed since his dead in 1945 with its own sense. added to this almost every person in the story is laughing at him. the central question of yesterday's tv show was if germany is ready to laughing at hitler, too? especially in consideration of the millions of dead people of ww2...

i for one can only say that i'm able to bring all the told things and jokes into line with the real history. although i'm no contemporary witness i'll never forget this hideous period of our history. despite that i've already listened to three quarters of the audio book: it's really clever and smart.

2901 - turning point

front row - sony nex 7 | sel50 f1.8 | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/100

we seem to reach the turning point of winter: at the latest the day after tomorrow the cold of the last days will give way to the thaw and indeed temperatures above 10 degrees. therefor the seagulls had ensured that they would be able to enjoy the best view over the still icy lake at the säntis, the highest peak in the lake's alp panorama.


attached shadows - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/2000

in a few hours when both the sun and the column of mercury will be rising again the ice and as a consequence also the dark shadows will suddenly disappear. 

2501 - love

love - sony nex 7 | sel 50 f1.8 | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/4000

love is something beautiful. if anybody hasn't ever felt love in any way that poor soul is definitely missing out on one of the most important things in life: receiving the warmth, feeling to be needed and showing behaviours that defy any explanation are only a few facts how and why love is able to drive you crazy. of course, i'm not talking about usual and simple everyday life situations but these rare, very special moments. although i don't know if the couple of my image is together since a week or a decade their wonderful kiss at sunset reminded me of one key factor for a successful relationship:

it should be everybody's utmost duty to maximise the number of these particular moments.

2401 - lake venice

lake venice - sony nex 7 | sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f5.6 | ISO160 | 1/60

eh? venice, here at lake constance? not exactly. basically i discover the most beautiful places during aimless walks. although today's image shows just a part of friedrichshafen abbey and not a canal in the world-famous town in italy, in my opinion the scene is pleasing to the eye and worth the image.

2312 - happy late summer christmas

sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO100 | 1/200

what is the date today? 23rd? of august? or september? it's unbelievable that we already have end of december and that we had masses of snow and more than ten degrees sub-zero only two weeks ago. today is the day, the day before christmas. almost 16 degrees, a warming sunset and a walk across fresh, humid meadows. we have to like it or lump it - i think kingston has already declared his opinion.

dear readers, i wish all of you cosy and pleasant christmas days. enjoy the free time and dedicate a dose of extra time to your beloved. they will thank you most sincerely with all of their attentiveness.

1212 - small-town atmosphere

sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f8.0 | ISO100 | 1/6

it's so great to have such a highly compact and portable equipment with you every day. the nex7 together with a second lens and my gorilla pod fit into my daily shoulder bag without any problems.

because of that i'm able to react to almost every given scenery at almost all times. so even longer exposures of (small-) townscapes with moving elements do not cause any difficulties for me.

1611 - burning bum syndrome


setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f1.8 | ISO160 | 1/80 | lightroom 4.2

since i hanged up my active football career in may, cycling has come into my focus more and more. my bum isn't accustomed to the daily rides yet, so many a time it gets me back for stressing it permanently.

nevertheless currently there is nothing better and relieving for me than riding a bike in the cold mornings or evenings and a hot shower afterwards. 

cu, trshptr