May we all have a good and peaceful New Year 2015!

May we all have a good and peaceful New Year 2015!

May we all have a good and peaceful New Year 2015!

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Take a seat and feel at home

bench in the shrubs

Chairs are about status

I’m not sure I always feel like I’m in the seat. Sometimes I’m only holding on by one hand and flying out behind the roller coaster. I don’t know anybody who doesn’t feel that way. – David Morse

 

 

To love is to burn – to be on fire

near the bond fire

You can’t stop your thoughts when the flames fade slowly

“Can he love her? Can the soul really be satisfied with such polite affections? To love is to burn – to be on fire, like Juliet or Guinevere or Eloise…” ― Emma Thompson

Best with own herbs

Mozarella salad. Best with own herbs.

Like them fresh and spicy

“To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist – the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know how much oil one must mix with one’s vinegar.”  Oscar Wilde

I used to have a handle on life, but it broke

Stielbruch - broken handle

Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.

There is no failure except in no longer trying

How to take a walk

 

Old running shoes

I’m like old shoes. I’ve never been hip.

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

cenopix: On the move

Sailing season not startet yet

Waiting for the new season

What is time to the river? Only we humans obsess over days and minutes, hours and seasons.

“I can’t control the wind but I can adjust the sail.”  ―  Ricky Skaggs

Nature encaged

encaged tulip

trying to resist

“Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait.”
― Maya Angelou

I will protect you in the night

dreamy-angel

I will protect you in your dreams

I Will be watching over you
I am gonna help you see it through
I Will protect you in the night
I am smiling next to you

You ready? Coming to deliver

will deliver

All presents on deck?

Cosy with a star

christmas star

Dining with friends

Cosy setting for a Saturday evening dinner with friends

Station Dannenberg

bahnhof-lichter

Colours of Light

Flying high

 

flying-high

Let past failures rest

Life is tough sometimes, never regret our past failure, keep moving on; having faith and believing that disappointment is a great teacher you will surely fly high.

Make the tulips bleed – shoot them

soft tulips

Discover your creative vein – tulips in front of the sofa cushions

If you attempt for a gripping atmosphere in your photographs you will want to try new ways of shooting. Going for a little playing around is an enjoyable task on a lousy November weekend. The weather is too damnable to take a chance outdoor, you have time in abundance and no more longing to get distracted? Why not indulge in an experimental table top shooting with your impressive equipment? Your cameras and lenses and all the valuable stuff is waiting for you to take up the self selected challenge.

Impress your best part and ask her kindly to lend you for an hour or two her latest flower arrangement. Make a simple and quick setup for the start and get going shooting. Move. Move a lot around your object and try to find interesting angles of view and compositions of light. Don’t try too hard to get it right. What’s right anyway? After having done the correct exposures go bold. Shoot as you never did before and free yourself from rules, break your habits or better: get to know your standard way of shooting.

You might find it very rewarding not to discard your “failures” at once. Don’t think like a technician, go for the emotional side of the images and be aware of why you like the one better than the other. Try explicitly to formulate your feelings in regard to the different results. By and by you will realize that your quest for new ways of seeing enlarged your toolbox of photographic techniques. Both go inextricably together.

When the long and rainy November afternoon seems way too boring, take your chance and make the tulips bleed. Shoot them. And allow yourself to discover your creative vein.

Lasagne with flower power

lasagne-salat

Make it colourful

Want a suggestion for something new, interesting on your plate? Make a change and serve more than a simple green salad with a mustard vinaigrette.

At the latest…

at the latest

How was your relationship?

At the latest when a person close to you dies the relationship to that person clarifies permanently. It is good when you can be at peace then and not ashamed of yourself on what you had decided.

Witch signs on the road

witch-signs

get the direction – detour it is