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.

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.

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.

2711 - paulinchen, the miner

setup: sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | 30mm | f2.8 | ISO800 | 1/60 | lightroom 4.2

usually animals aren't able to talk. they use body language and noises for expression. you'd almost think that they master facial expressions, too.

the wonderful, sweet and cute kitty of our neighbours, paulinchen, seemed to get the needle when we were dressing her as a miner, apposite to the dark season of year. fun doesn't have to cost a lot of money.

cu, trshptr