Vergangene Woche war ich für ein paar Tage auf der nordfriesischen Insel Sylt. Auch um diese Jahreszeit werden die Strände für die verschiedensten Aktivitäten und Hobbys genutzt.

Last week, I spent a few days on the North Frisian island of Sylt. Even at this time of year, the beaches are used for all kinds of activities and hobbies.

The last flowers

This year the Dutch flower season is finished very early. At the end of the seasons the tulips are “beheaded”. The mutilated plants grow for another 4 weeks, but without the flower the energy goes into the bulbs. Eventually the bulbs are harvested and the new planting will begin end of the year.

However, even without a lot of flowering fields the result is a SD card with hundreds of pictures…..

Joshua Trees

Located in Southern California is a National Park that is named after the Tree that lives in this Park – the Joshua Tree.

Actually, it is not a tree but a succulent that stores water. However, it is called the Tree of the Desert and grows in many areas of Joshua Tree National Park and also in the Mojave and Colorado Desert.

On my recent trip through the South, I photographed many of these trees with its spiky leaves. And again, taking these photos in infrared was somehow difficult due to the permanent blowing wind which made a long shutter speed nearly impossible.

Not Practicing what you Preach

I know this is a terrible photograph, taken with my phone, while traveling through Los Banos in Central California. But I thought it funny that he would be telling others to leave but lived here himself.

Ich weiß, dass dies ein schreckliches Foto ist, das ich mit meinem Handy aufgenommen habe, als ich durch Los Banos in Zentralkalifornien reiste. Aber ich fand es lustig, dass er anderen sagen würde, sie sollen gehen, aber selbst hier lebte.


Heute mal wieder etwas aus der Experimentier- und Spielecke. Wie der Titel schon sagt, ist das Thema hier das Malen mit Licht. Wer sich also mal künstlerisch austoben möchte, dem sei diese Technik empfohlen. Obendrein eine sehr entspannende Sache, wie ich finde.

Today something from the experiment and play corner. As the title suggests, the theme here is painting with light. So if you want to let off steam artistically, this technique is recommended. It’s also very relaxing, in my opinion.