Duisburg One

Today we took advantage of the sunshine and drove up to Duisburg. It was a nice outing and I was finally able to try out my new ND filters. This was taken with two, actually. 1000x plus 8x for, if I remember correctly, 20 seconds. Which one do you like best? Colour or no colour?…

Polar Lights over Germany #2

I told you befor that I suspected I had actually caught some polar lights on my lucky train picture. About two days after it, and this one, were taken, I checked the forums again. People now had posted pictures with a similar pink glow and said it was faint polar lights. As they were taken…

Firth of Forth Bridges

I took my sweet time with these because they are my personal highlights. There is a story to these pictures that, at least for me, end in shame. We booked our 1-day-Highlands-Tour with Timberbush Tours. Our initial plan was to go and rent a car and then take to the Highlands ourselves. After some consideration…

Close

There is a phenomenom that makes Edinburgh such a special place. I first heard about the ‚closes‘ and ‚wynds‘, the narrow little streets that lead off the Royal Mile, when I tried to find out where one of my favourite movie – or rather mini-series – ‚North and South‚ was shot. The setting of the…

Sometimes you need to be crazy

Like, for example, when you want a certain picture! Like this one. On Friday we expected a rainy day. That was at least what the forecast(s) had told us to expect. So it was a wonderful surprise when the sky started to clear. We were already from our way back from Calton Hill to Old…

Holy Snow!

If I went there right now, you’d see a layer of about 6cm of snow. Over night our neck of the woods turned into a magical winter wonderland. Just as I love it. All that is missing now is sunshine and actual cold. If that should happen, I’ll be out again, promise.

Winter

So it has come at last. Today it kept snowing for hours, finally. Maybe there is even a chance for it to keep a little. We’ll see. However, I couldn’t stay at home. So I managed to take a few shots before the snow started coming down too hard.

With all the racket outside…

Having posted a ‚Morning Light‘ picture last night it only follows that I have to post a night picture in the morning 😉 This is my cozy bedroom. I love the contrast to the noise outside. The picture was taken on New Year’s Eve while the fireworks were going up. You may remember that it…