0802 - snow streaks

snow streaks - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/4

as one might expect particles, light and movement form interesting streaks in the eye of the beholder and of course this circumstance works also in nature.

awhirl - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/4

if in the case of a nightly car drive in a snow storm also the background contains a minimum of texture the drawn winter image should be really expressive. 

1701 - T-istraction

T-istraction - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f1.8 | ISO500 | 1/60

being home alone isn't easy for me, especially not if the affected span is longer than a few days. better being distracted by tina's attendance than being driven to distraction because of absolute loneliness. any way, tina causes T-istraction, even if she isn't at our place.

1301 - beefsteak & fungus w/ snow

beefsteak & fungus w/ snow - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO250 | 1/60

although their names might sound eatable, some natural grown items shouldn't be eaten by humans: there were more than enough beefsteak fungus today in the forest to put me into the hospital, decorated with a bit of snow. maybe some forest animals are chuffed about their crispness, i for one delighted in the nice shapes and structures.

1201 - forgotten

forgotten - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO400 | 1/60

unfortunately our great yard community is breaking up currently. a very nice couple has made the beginning with their moving out a few days ago, and highly likely another one will follow in not too distant future.

by the looks of things they left behind one purple carnation... and sadness in our minds that our togetherness has come to an end now. we wish you the best of luck at your new place.

0701 - reflection

reflection - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO1600 | 1/13

today was a good day. fairly old, pretty good memories appeared and caused a lot of questions in my mind. self-reflection is a process that i've internalised during my trainings, but this is of course way beyond looking at oneself in the mirror - have i changed for the better or the worse since a certain point? highly likely this question has to be answered by others.

any way, today is a very good day.

0301 - ll

ll - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/125

the beams in our more than 300 years old house are raddled. the variations of humidity and temperature, the  permanent incidence of light and all the other parameters and boundary conditions have left their marks in the walls. at least a few signs are man-made: the former craftsmen branded the beams according to the construction plan by cutting numbers into the wood. by doing this they could ensure to avoid mistakes, although only in the scope of planning and assignment.

more or less every wall in our home is crooked. who cares? this is just what makes our place so special.

0101 - too much

too much (for an european) - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/60

although the vietnamese don't celebrate on our new year's day, having a dinner at a great foreign restaurant seems the thing to do. it's not just that you still receive little christmas presents by the vietnamese on the 1st of january: besides the wonderful asian food also the interior and especially the decoration is worth the visit.

i wonder how they may have furnished their living rooms? even if it seems to be a bit too much, at least for a central european: enjoying a delicious dinner in an authentic surrounding - therefore i love the cultural diversity in our new world.

2712 - cross braces

sony nex 7 with fujian 35 f1.7 | f1.8 | ISO100 | 1/200

usually i use grey days as an opportunity to do indoor or low lights shoots. pattern and their accentuation by working out the structures with a black and white conversion are an alternative, of course.

sony nex 7 with fujian 35 f1.7 | f1.8 | ISO100 | 1/500

i observed these two birds a few minutes before they sat together down on the power line. at this very moment i wished to be able to take off like they do and also did a few seconds later.

tomorrow or the day after the new sony sel 35 f1.8 will arrive at my home. i'm looking forward to attaching this new gadget to my nex7.

2212 - yellow guidance

sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f4.0 | ISO320 | 1/60

unfortunately my holidays have not begun yet. and maybe i will not get more than a chance to take one deep breath before i have to proceed immediately with going through the current topics of my study. every now and then i recall all the great trips of 2012 to relax my soul and in this context i'd like to publish some of the images that are still in my mind.

the clean and modern entrance hall of the airport in barcelona is quite contradictory to the historic and rather messy centre of the city. both during the arrival as well as whilst departure i was really fascinated by this contrast.