Archiv der Kategorie: City photography

Maimarkt Neuss, 02.05.2018

This year the Mai Markt (May Market) took place at May 2nd.  There is a new square available for the stalls, at the Freithof,  it is nice, a market under the Quirinus

The market

And  the famous ‚the rest‘  😀

 

 

Glücksburg

Glücksburg Castle (German: Schloss Glücksburg, Danish: Lyksborg Slot) is a water castle (Wasserschloss) in the town of Glücksburg, Germany. It is one of the most important Renaissance castles in northern Europe.It is the seat of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and was also used by the Danish kings.

Situated on the Flensburg Fjord the castle is now a museum owned by a foundation, and is no longer inhabited by the ducal family. Its board of directors is chaired by Christoph, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein, the current titular duke and head of the House of Glücksburg and House of Oldenburg.

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Inside the castle.

The interior of the castle is mostly authentic.  I was allowed to take photos. The condition was that I should not publish  the photos (for commercial purposes).
In order to respect the rules, the photos are in a password protected area.

If you have the password, you can click at the photo below and look at the photos.  You are NOT allowed to copy or publish the photos in any form. You are also not allowed to spread the code word I give you.

Pfew 🙂   Now, take a look, lucky few 🙂  Click and enter the code word, to get in

Access with the code only

Xanten

Another city with a lot of history is Xanten

With the Xantener Dom

the inner square

And with Markus  🙂

And with the rest, what is often the best

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and with the crystal bowl, because we all need some sphere now and then

We even conquered the mill, who was in full function. A  challenge 🙂

DHK Nachtfotografie

December 2016.

Night photography.

An attempt after a long break.  Experimenting with aperture, light, exposure.  A few of the experiments turned out nice.

Here an example of long exposure.

As can be expected, the longer the shutter time is, the more light is catched at the picture.

Below you find my ‚final results‘  of this night’s photography

The people behind the .. camera

A day in Essen with Ina

 

This photo site will be updated with a few more pictures, soon.

This Saturday I visited Essen with two ‚long term‘  friends, who I had not seen in ages.  Richard went to the ‚Spiel‘  fair, and Ina and me went to photograph together.

First  in the city, later, when the weather went dry, in the Gruga Park.

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I learned a few things and I also am now the prooud owner of a few ‚miniature figures‘, with what my photography might get a new dimension.
So, ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present the FriBi!
The bus is here waiting for the train, and you will find out in the future who are in it. 🙂

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But, not in this photo blog.  Here you find the pictures of the trip of  Ina and me. Two Queen fans who as well share the photography as passion.  Enjoy!

  • Shopping and city center (Limbecker Platz)
  • Breakdance group in the mall
  • Gruga Park  Autum Flowers
  • Gruga Park – Water experiments
    Here we experimented with different settings to get a nice  effect. If it succeeded for me?
  • Gruga Park – Crystal Bowl
  • Street
  • When photographers photograp each other
  • and, last but not least .. the rest 🙂

And this should in fact be at the top. I lit a candle, for who, who needs it the most.

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Hofgarten und Kö Bogen

I had a short visit in Düsseldorf for something very unpleasant.

But I took my camera with me and made a stroll over the Hofgarten und Köbogen.

Photgraphy can be a healthy therapy as well.  Walk with me through old and new, two outermost sides of Düsseldorf.

Rathinger Tor
(for more info – click the pic – german language-)

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Das Ratinger Tor besteht aus zwei fast quadratischen Bauten im klassizistischen Stil, die an antike Tempelbauten erinnern. An jeweils drei Seiten befinden sich dorische Säulen. Die Metopen sind mit Lorbeerkränzen versehen, die goldfarben bemalt sind. Das jeweilige Tympanon ist dagegen nicht verziert.

It was long ago,that I took the crystal ball wth me. This time it was with me, and used 😉

 

Hofgarten  Düsseldorf

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A few steps, one bridge away, the ‚Kö Bogen‘  are situated.  Modern Architecture, with a slight tad of influence from the Hofgarten Park

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Human and nature… 

When I was standing there, looking to find the right motive (the architecture was intrigueing me), The (sea)gulls came flying and finding a place at the bridge. Appearantly they thought that I could hold a bit of bread out of my bag 🙂

And here I serve you  some crumbs of the Köbogen

All in all it was an intresting walk, between old and new, nature and city.  This picture sums it nicely up.

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Hansefest 2016

One of the annual events in our city is the ‚Hanse Fest‘

From ages ago the ‚hanse‘ cities had a prominent role in the countries economy.  Lots of traditional handcraft, and trade between the Hanse Cities are based on a long traditon

Hansefest 2016 a crowded main street
Hansefest 2016
a crowded main street

In our modern times the tradition is transformed to a marketing event for the city, on wht the partner cities (the hansa städte)  can presentate themselves with their specialities.

Different then the years before, and as a consequence of the disappointing performance of the ‚hansa fest‘  in the past years, I now went alone. Of course with my camera with me, good company 🙂
And, of course, there were many more photographers, such as Reinbert, who made this picture of me, full in action.

Photo by Reinbert Eitz
Photo by Reinbert Eitz

I took a bit time to watch the baking of ‚baumkuchen‘

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Baumkuchen Backofen

Under the picture (click on it)  is a video of the full process (german!)

Below you will find the photos that I made at the ‚HanseFest‘
‚Enjoy!

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Kaarst (total) 2016

One of our neighbour cities is Kaarst.

I once said that it is a boring place. How wrong I was with that!! 🙂

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Yesterday I was attending the huge event Kaarst Total. Here a few impressions of it.

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How a small town can party very big.

Kaarst rosabrille
Picture made by  Hildegard Jesch

Street photography -and more- in Cologne

Who reads my (b)logs regurarily knows my special intrest for Street Photography

And what is the best way to photograph people, situations and scenes ‚from the street‘?
Indeed, the big city.

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Together with my photofriends Hilde and Wännä we had an afternoon photo shooting in Cologne.

And of course, next to the street photography, a visit to the Dom is a MUST,, also there are some pictures taken as well.

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On this tour I tried out a new camera lense, the Tamron 18- 270. A travel lense, it is called. The big advantage is that I not need(ed) to change lenses between a nearby photo and a zoom/remote picture.

I think that I can become good friends with my new baby,  you will see more photos made with it in the (near) future.

Enjoy the pictures!

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Summer in the City (back to human)

A big city means, a lot of people. A lot of people means, many stories.
Some stories are read easily, other needs ages before finishing page on
Turn the pages Humans in Cologne

 

There are more churches in Cologne with an intresting history
You can click at the picture of ‚Madonna in der Trümmern*  to read her story.

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Madonna in der Trümmern

 

Street

Architecture

A city like Cologne lives in many ways.
Did you ever notice how many advertiing there is, in all kind of forms?
Enjoy the window shopping, and no worries, this time you can leave your credit card where it is! 🙂


Photography never can be done without the photographer. And the photographer get photographed as well, now and then.
The fun with Hilde and Wännä resulted many times in happy hunting 🙂