street photography

first snow (take 2)

P1113682i don’t usually do two posts on one day but i wanted to show how a little crop can yield a much stronger image. i have quite a tendency for portrait orientation anyway so no contest for me. do you have a preference? (maybe i’m just kind of starting to follow through with my new year’s resolution)

berlin mitte, 2017

first snow

P1113682today! not as much as in january 2017 here at alexanderplatz, but it was definitely snow…  berlin mitte, 2017

regression to the mean (2019)

the remains of the year, the remains of a decade. 2019 was a strange year. on to the double twenties!

happy new year to all my friendly followers, viewing visitors and courteous commenters!

i’m glad that some people out there still visit this little blog and make the (admittedly not so huge) efforts appear worthwhile to me after all these years.

i’ve noticed on this blog’s statistics page that the amount of words in my posts is on a steady decline. i’m not writing as much as i did in earlier years here on this blog. i think that’s mainly an issue of time and of course because i’m trying to tell my stories with pictures. but nevertheless i found that somewhat disconcerting.

maybe i will start writing more about my photography, my pictures, my tools in 2020. maybe not. we’ll see. it’s a process that i’m not really enforcing but i could imagine that at least some information about tools (read: lenses and cameras and postprocessing stuff) could be of interest to at least some of you. if nothing else i know i am always interested in that kind of stuff ;-)

 

against amnesia (2018)

as usual a little retrospective will conclude the year here on .documenting.the.obvious. thanks a lot to all visitors new and especially all the regular ones! without you it would be only half (at most) the fun :-)

have a good 2019!

because of the huge success (*cough*) of my “best of the year spotify playlist” last year, i’ll continue with this new tradition as if nothing happened. i know spotify might not be the ideal medium for this but i think at the moment it’s the best one available. but i’m open for suggestions of course!

enjoy!

this blog will have resumed normal operations most probably by the end of next week.

 

night over hong kong 香港

that’s that for hong kong… pictures taken november/december 2017

traffic in hong kong 香港

hong kong, winter 2017

markets of hong kong 香港

as promised… the journey continues… some impressions from some hong kong markets, winter 2017

back to hong kong 香港

but only on my hard drive – all shots: hong kong, 2017, one year ago… more to come (and some already here)

split screen

PB291156.jpgfrom the upper deck of a tram in hong kong, 2017

exit stage left

P2270463sankt petersburg, russia, 2018

leaf left right

DSC09945-3conjugating loneliness, antwerpen, 2017

there’s a guy at the end of the tunnel

DSC09988antwerpen, 2018

old fashioned

DSC09869all the traffic signs with people on it looked refreshingly old fashioned in antwerpen, 2017

smile like you mean it

DSC09963antwerpen, 2018

welcome to retrograd

as the tradition of this blog has it here are some of my favourite pictures from 2017.

this time they come from a variety of places like zürich, paris, den haag, cologne, texel, munich, venice, kassel, duisburg and last and definitely not least hong kong. but most of them are of course from good old berlin. i hope you like what you see! (cont’d below)

a happy new year to all of you friendly followers, following friends and likable likers. it was a pleasure having you!

to a good 2018!

ps: i pondered adding a new twist to this retrospective and i thought i’d share some of my favourite songs that i’ve discovered during the last year with you. i reckoned a spotify playlist might reach at least some of the readers here. it should even work without a spotify account but then you have to endure some advertising between the songs.

have fun!

 

arrow prone

PB260109-2looking down in hong kong, 2017

harry

P4212780ostkreuz, berlin friedrichshain, 2016

white stripes

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAamsterdam, 2013 2014

auf dem damm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAduisburg, december 2015

‘(wieder) auf dem damm (sein)’: literally ‘(to be) on the dam (again))’  is a german expression that means to be back on one’s feet again – usually after some period of illness

and apparently it’s the name of a train station in duisburg, too. i shot this picture from within the tramcar whose reflection is visible on the orange wall.

street art

street art

a street from dinard, france