Rose in the Rain

It started to rain yesterday and we are thrilled about the rain in California. The rain will help the firefighters that are battling huge fires and the rain will clean the air we breathe.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Es hat gestern angefangen zu regnen und wir sind begeistert vom Regen in Kalifornien. Der Regen hilft den Feuerwehrleuten, die gegen große Feuer kämpfen, und der Regen reinigt die Atemluft.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Winds of Life

This is a digital double expose. I used two image that I combined in post production. The first image is a typical Fall color image. I used an old Helios 44 lens which created a bubbly background. Then I used a 180mm macro lens to photograph water in a blender. I used a sound sensor connected to my camera that triggered the camera whenever I turned the blender on.

The idea is that the wind moves the leaves and branches and the blades move the water. The leaves are warm colored and the water cold. Different movements, warm cold color contrast and still part of the same life!

Enjoy and keep on photographing!


Trumpet Vine

When I walked outside early this morning I noticed that the light was very soft. I grabbed my 180mm macro lens, camera and tripod and photographed the trumpet vine blossoms in my back yard. The yellow purple contrast was striking to me, In order to emphasize the contrast even more I used a very narrow depth of field and in addition I spot sharpened the yellow part.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!



Milky Way over St. Catherine’s

Last night Dorothy, David and I met in Hornitos, CA to photograph the Milky Way over St. Catherine’s Church. We knew it was the end of the season and we expected some light pollution from the houses around the arae. In order to get this image I needed David’s help. He used his small flash light to light paint the church. Thank you!

Enjoy the image and keep on photographing!


I put my hand in between the light bulb and the lamp shade and photographed the shade of my hand from the outside. The lamp shade created a great texture!

Enjoy the image and keep on photographing!

Ich legte meine Hand zwischen die Glühbirne und Lampenschirm und fotografierte den Schatten meiner Hand von außen. Der Lampenschirm hat neben dem Schatten auch eine schöne Textur geschaffen!

Viel Spass beim Fotografieren!