soft light

some have a light of their own

Graswangtal again

a valley, springs, streams merging into the Ammer and snow tipped ranges. If the world has to end in a swirl of war, I’ll make here my ending.

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Piazza San Marco, Venice

dusk in the center of power of the world

now silent, they were busy halls, where the fate of the world was once decided. Where the defence of Constantinople was fatally delayed. Passages and narrow stairways designed the flow of people, whose fate was too here by the devices of justice decided and with a last sight were walked across the bridge to barred windows.

Leutstettener Moos

an overcast cold spring day is possibly the best time to visit the bogs. Nature still asleep, people still asleep, all is still in the bogs.

Markt Schwaben, bogland and old mills.

the old mill at the bogland

behind the fields and the forest, in the middle of the bogland, over the half-broken planks bridge stands the old forgotten mill east of Markt Schwaben.

Memory of the Eggartenhäuser

Memory of the lost Eggartenhäuser

soon to be gone for good, the Eggartenhäuser grew over the years unnoticed by most. A new residential development will soon hause 2000 souls in this forgotten patch of Munich.

Olympiapark and Olympiadorf in a snowfall

Snowfall and Olympia

in the early hours of the day after a night’s snowfall and the traffic noise is muffed geometries and shapes look new and the tonal symmetry of the ground and the sky offer exceptional compositional settings.

Winter equinox dimmed light under the fog at the banks of the Oder.

fog and chill by the banks of the Oder

fog envelops all around and even sounds and life are dimmed by the banks of the Oder in winter. Once capricious meanders reshaped the end section of the Oder between Schwedt and Szczecin after every flood. One day the ingenuity of mankind put an end to this seasonal work of nature. For short lived and hard to come by pastures.

Winter walk around Peetzigsee

the chill of the plains at the Peetzigsee

when the wind blows over the plains of the Uckermark from the south in winter you feel the whole river Oder chilling you to the bone. Other than that, a beautiful isle of nature in the middle of the never ending fields.

Winter equinox dimmed light at Felchowsee, Uckermarkt.

winter equinox at Felchowsee

the low lying sun and the humidity of the nearby Oder river create unusual light conditions at an around the winter equinox at Felchowsee, deep in the Uckermarkt north east of Berlin.