Who doesn’t like Top Ten lists? Admittedly, I couldn’t resist and here is a list of mine, however, it doesn’t contain ten elements. Instead, I have searched the archives for my favorite pictures from the last 12 month – because today it’s this blogs first birthday.
Two geese, Hometown.
Morning mist & our local pond: A perfect match.
A small pine, Harz.
The mystical Harz mountains. One of my early pictures and, until today, probably the best conditions I have ever had in Harz.
Bee in action, Hometown.
Looking forward to the time of the year when nature is coming alive again.
Toad on migration, Harz.
Also in the Harz mountains, in one of the most remote regions. I was quite excited when we saw a single toad on our hike. An hour later there were so many that it became difficult not to step onto one.
Poppy flower, Hometown.
One of my goals for this year: Photographing more poppies!
Closing the Circle
Sunset ICM, Hometown.
Spirals in a sunset, warm and cold swirling around each other, as night greets day.
Not much else to say here.
Three dead spruces, Harz.
It took longer than expected to find this composition of trees during the first snow of the winter.
Birch tree catching light, Hometown.
A single birch tree catching the first rays of light in front of the dark forest.
The geese at our local pond during autumn: Every morning flocks of birds start off into the unknown.
Birch trees, Solling.
This makes me wanna photograph more woodlands; unfortunately, fog is rather rare around here.
Perfect conditions as far as photography during noon goes. Rising clouds and snowy spruces came together.
Cuddly, fluffy, tiny.
Retreating waves, Denmark.
First and only time so far that I have photographed the ocean; looking forward to going there again.
Common Blue, Bavaria.
There are many variations of this picture in my archives. This monochromatic one has become one of my favourites.
Three eucalyptus trees, Madeira.
Besides birches, I fell in love with eucalyptus trees: their red bark in contrast to the green leaves and the shape of their branches is wonderful.
Rofan mountains, Alps.
The colors and mood of a sunrise in the mountains cannot be communicated with photos.
Water droplets on grass, Hometown.
Two single droplets of water and fine spider webs form an abstract imagery.
Soldier beetle, Hometown.
Patience, patience, patience. I am looking forward to the day where I can sit and wait in nature as long as I want, without obligations waiting around.
Beech trees in fog, Hometown.
Our local woodlands in late Autumn. I had been waiting for fog for a long time and when it finally arrived, I spent a whole morning outside exploring new paths.
Blossoms of a cherry tree, Hometown.
One of the simplest shots one could make.
Woodlands ICM, Near Hometown.
One of the (very) few times we got snow this winter. We explored some woods close by for the first time as the morning sun unfolded.
4 geese, Hometown.
Four geese on a landing stage enjoying the first rays of warm light, chatting about the happenings of past week.
Cold White Christmas World
Starry night, cold air.
Group of trees, Madeira.
It were definitely the harshest conditions I shot in this year: Rain pouring down, wind sweeping across the land.
The palette of colors and ocean in the background is what makes me like this one.
Highland cattle, Hometown.
Finding piece in a single picture.
Falling Into Place
At a levada, Madeira.
25 springs are welling right next to this waterfall. A special place and, sadly, quite crowded because of it.
Compositionally quite boring; but a special one to me, because it was a delightful evening trip with my parents.