Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Landscape photography

If you are lucky enough to live where this is the view from your window, landscape photography might just be for you.

Sunrise over the Grabkapelle of Rotenberg
However, that was not the case with me. I guess I like nature as much as the next person, but the hustle and bustle of the city streets with all the interesting people attracted me even more. So my landscapes over the past few years tended to look more like this:

Then I went to the Netherlands for a vacation. Anticipating good light and interesting landscapes, I was pleased to learn that the Dutch don't disappoint.
From sunrise at the harbor ...

... or at the beach ...

... to sunset behind our apartment ...

... or at the shore, ...

... there was always something pleasing to photograph ...

... even as the sun disappeared, taking the details of the day with it.

I won't call myself a landscape photographer yet, but I certainly enjoy trying to capture the essence
of the world around me. So when I'm in places like this that are devoid of skyscrapers, I'll make the best of it.
The last two photographs shown here were part of an exhibition in Zuffenhausen this month at the Zehntscheuer as part of the German & American Art Show. If you can stop by and see the show, I think you'll enjoy it.

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