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Ritterfest Schloß Hülchrath

A jump back in time.

An old castle, familiar for us, because we were there for a wedding shoot  before.

The Location:  Schloß Hülchrath

This time, we jumped back in time, with a middle age event.

Here a few impressions of the  camp,

the games

and of course the people

Mit Hans und Handy Fotografieren

Ein neues Projekt.

Mit Hans und Handy Fotografieren

Die Herausforderung.  Fotografieren mit den Handy

Eine Runde durch den Stadtmitte mit

Steffanie, Petra, Chris, Reinbert (und ich).

Special Guest….  Die Ente

Das Erfolg?  Erstaunlich


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Schloss Glückburg inside

I was allowed to photograph inside the buildings, under the condition to not publish the photos at internet.

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De Wittsee

At the border with the Netherlands, there is Lake De Wittsee

A very popular place for photographers f wildlife and nature.  My first visit, in the winter of 2018,  enjoy the photos.


Der Zwergtaucher (Tachybaptus ruficollis) ist eine Art aus der Familie der Lappentaucher. In Europa ist diese in Eurasien und Afrika verbreitete Art der kleinste Vertreter dieser Familie. Zwergtaucher sind in Europa durchaus häufig. Sie werden jedoch wegen ihres unauffälligen Gefieders und ihrer insbesondere während der Brutzeit sehr versteckten Lebensweise meist übersehen.

The little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), also known as dabchick, is a member of the grebe family of water birds. The genus name is from Ancient Greek takhus „fast“ and bapto „to sink under“. The specific ruficollis is from Latin rufus „red“ and Modern Latin -collis, „-necked“, itself derived from Latin collum „neck“.

At 23 to 29 cm (9.1 to 11.4 in) in length it is the smallest European member of its family. It is commonly found in open bodies of water across most of its range.

Nearby is the NaBu.  An nature -education project. While Nature was asleep in February, we need to return here another time 🙂

24-02-2018. A photo trip with Hildegard, Sonja and Karl-Heinz

Blogs February 2018

Satty’s Thoughts

Blogs to read back into

(06 02 2018 Facebook) Emotional blackmail 

I see again all kind of messages what ask me to copy this at my facebook timelinel, when I really care (and then comes something bad or sad).

When I not copy it (share is already forbidden, why?), am I then a less good perrson?
When I not copy it, do you think I care less about mental, chronical, any disease at all?

Don’t spill your time with reposting this kind of messages. Do not just blindly copy it, with all kind of warnings in it, (I know only a few people will dare to do this, I think I know who my real friends are, …)..

Just do what you have to do. Posting a message (not share, but copy), is not really helpful at all!

Instead of that, take your checkbook and donate. It costs only a minute, and by just doing it, without sharing a word about it at Faceboob, then you show you have the heart at the right place. I not need to know that you did it, to know you are a good person.

No words, deeds, that’s what I want. Do not copy, do not share, just do!

(07 02 2018, blogger) Facing the darknes


Wehn we look with open eyes to the world, we know that there is a huge cloud hanging above us. It rapidly grows and takes away the sunshine and respect for eachother.  Instead it will bring hate, fear, and fight. Consequently no good for anything, just for the weapon industry.

People have thoughts about how they can make the world better.
The problem comes when people live at that world, and have different ideas of the world that they live in.
Some people consider the world around them as the world.  They want to build a wall around it, so that no one can come in.
Their world  is restricted to power and getting as much as possible from ‚the rest of the world‘.  They say that there are others, who are responsible for that they can not get all they want, and they want to get rid of them.  Some call it refugees, some call it coloured people, some call it the people that are not fitting in their system.  Go work, instead of producing art. Go work for me, instead of working for your own world.

People shall try to convince others, that what they do is the proper way, the only proper way. And who not fits in their system, is useless. Consequently can be treated as if they not exist, deportated out of the country, or simply not getting the chance to educate or finding the job that they are good in.

This dark cloud will grow. We only need to read the history books, to see what will happen. That is, as long as history is not rewritten and as long as the truth (from the past) is allowed. Because in the past is the future.
We can learn from history, that, sooner or later, the repression, the agression, will loose. It might last long, but the resistance will always win.  Hate will always be beaten by love.

Knowing that, makes me strong to resist. There are so many people who are not willing to wait until the darkness is complete. And those people, are in the end, the people what are the source for the disappearance of the darkness.  They will be the light, when it is dark.  No matter how hard ‚they‘ try to switch off the light, the light of love and care can not be destroyed.  So, there will be a day, that life is bright again. It is good possible that we will not see much of it. But our children, our grandchildren, they will see it. Just like we see the light, for what our grandparents have fought. It will cost something, but it is worth to fight for.

Don’t repay hate with hate. Don’t give others what they want you to give them. Think by yourself. Read a book, find people around you who think like you.  Be nice, and replace the hate with the smile. You not need to be afraid, no one can take away the hope  in your heart.  Be there, for the ones that you love. They are there, for who they love. Because, even the darkest monsters, somewhere, have a heart as well. And no matter how hard they try to deny it, they know, as well as we, that love will win.
So, why not join the winners?  Ever seen winners in a war?  Let’s be good for eachother. We are worth it!


This site is created, because I  think we all need more love and respect, at the world. The world seems to loose to learn to value those words, but they are the most vital ones to survive.

Respect the people around you, respect the nature, and do not poit to others. There is no reason for hate or destruction, love is the answer.

So, some poetry here, and maybe some blogs as well. I hope it gives you a bit power, to believe that the light will win, in the end. Because it will!

If people say
That it is always raining
Then look for the sunny moments in between

If people disrespect others
Then show them, what kindness can do
If people announce war
Then show them, no one is intrested in it

Love, like never before
Love your friends
Love the unknown
Love will always makes you win

01 02 2018

What you have to do
Play the game
That you are supposed to play

To the people you meet
Disarm hate
With a laughter

Who listens to others
Not need violence
Play together
Drink your coffee, take the time

Live now
Love now
Tomorrow never will be here

05 02 2018


Click at the small photos to enlarg them

One of my favorite places, to visit, is the Südpark.

Even in winter, when nature seems to be asleep, there are many nice places to photograph.

Lillie M Wasson

Lillie M Wasson is an artist with a unique style of painting

Her passion for animals, especially Huskies, is one of the main themes in her work.  Her present project is drawing 100 huskies, see a few here.


I am very proud that Lillie as well is inspired by my photography.

02 07 2018

Title: I’m a Shell without You
Paper: Artist’s Loft sketch pad 8″ x 10″
Medium: Water soluble graphite
Photo: HaFri Photography
Artist: Lillie M Wasson

22-02-2018  Lillie M Wasson

I could only use my right eye. I’m sure I’ll see the mistakes better when the patch it taken off my left eye again. Thanks Hans Friedhoff for allowing me to use this photo.

Title: The Black Swan
Photographer: Hans Friedhoff
Paper: Artist’s Loft Stetchbook paper 8″ X 10″
Medium: Graphite Pencil #2, Pan Pastels, Royal Charcoal
Pencils, and Derwent Inktense colored pencils



and the original photo