downgoing passage

downgoing passage - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f5.6 | ISO250 | 1/60

judged from a convenient point of view the upside of a castle like the one here in esslingen, stuttgart, is its exposed location on the top of a hill - you still have a great view down on the historic district that had to be protected in former times.

0402 - oversized

oversized - sony nex 7 | walimex pro 8mm f2.8 | f5.6 | ISO200 | 1/125

on some days everything seems to be too large. although i really don't know if the reason for that is my littleness or the tremendous size of my surroundings, the impact is always the same - regardless of where i'd been before, these days bring me back down to earth.

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.

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.

2411 - transition

setup: sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | 30mm | f2.8 | ISO100 | 1/1000 | lightroom 4.2

after an evening like yesterday's it's always good to face up to the opposite side of the society. while my girls were insensitively shopping in the rhein-neckar-mall of mannheim-viernheim, i had the time to stroll around the blocks. there weren't many coloured dots to find in the middle of the almost brown and partly abandoned environment.

setup: sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | 30mm | f8.0 | ISO100 | 1/200 | lightroom 4.2

the transitions there from the occupied areas to the abandoned and inhospitable ones are hard, immediate and obvious. a suburb of mannheim in the year 2012: plain straight.

cu, trshptr

2011 - sting of remorse

setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f11.0 | ISO100 | 30s | lightroom 4.2

i really don't want to be narcissistic or blow my own trumpet but i would actually count myself among the medium to high performer. despite that i sometimes think about closing my eyes, taking a longer time out and a breather, if only rarely in life. relaxation, muse, inaction. for many a long year.

no, not now and not here! later! you are young and especially during the next years you will be able to sop up everything easily. show iron will, studiousness and endurance and you will benefit from these years in not too distant future. bear in mind that time is sustainably measured only on a long term scale: everything consists of nature and will be merged in nature again.

cu, trshptr