Recently, a couple of photo friends and I went on a photowalk in the historic town of Wetzlar (Germany). The sky was overcast, the snow had almost fully melted and an almost constant drizzle lowered our expectations of good shots to a minimum. However, I accepted the bad lighting and weather as a challenge and here’s what came out:
I think, they came out not too bad at all. What do you think?
Today, browsing through my snaps of the past weeks, it suddenly occurred to me that I seem to be obsessed with lines and perspective. Unknowingly, I shot some images with quite similar composition in various different situations out of the spur of a moment.
The first picture was taken on occasion of a little walk with my family. The lines of the footpath leading to the horizon with the dog on the leash just providing a litte welcome distraction from being sucked into the image fascinate me.
The second image was taken on the runway of London City Airport with the plane taxying to the terminal. Again, the power of the lines seem to have got the better of me.
The third image is a shot taken while passing through an underground passage towards the tube stations in Kensington which I immediately envisioned in black and white. Here again, the little details at the far end with the minute persons being just about visible keep my eye „in“ the picture rather than just following the lines towards the „golden cut“
The images were instinctively taken and edited in this way but they show just how powerful linear structures are to make everyday images fascinating and artistic.
By the way, all three images were not taken with extensive equipment but shot as cell phone RAWs using the LR mobile camera app on an iPhone 8 plus.
Here are some results of an afternoon stroll in the wonderful wildlife park in my hometown Herborn. Especially the swans were fascinating, be it in the water or on ice.
On February 1, our gang of photo friends had actually planned a walk through a local park in the dark. All day, water had spoilt our photographic enthusiasm in different aggregate states from rain, sleet, and snow down to hail). However, a few optimists met at 7 p.m. to decide, if we should try for some shots in the dark or take the „shots“ at a local pub, immediately. Read more
These days, our local group of photo-prone friends went to the local train station and searched for new and proven shots. While many put the focus on long-term exposures, I had forgotten my tripod adaptor and thus concentrated on the little things that could be shot free-hand.
These days, I conducted a photoshoot together with a friend with the purpose to stage the customer service car of a local bank in our rural scenic environment for later use in a social media campaign. Read more