i 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
today! not as much as in january 2017 here at alexanderplatz, but it was definitely snow… berlin mitte, 2017
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 ;-)
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!
this blog will have resumed normal operations most probably by the end of next week.
that’s that for hong kong… pictures taken november/december 2017
as promised… the journey continues… some impressions from some hong kong markets, winter 2017
but only on my hard drive – all shots: hong kong, 2017, one year ago… more to come (and some already here)
from the upper deck of a tram in hong kong, 2017
sankt petersburg, russia, 2018
conjugating loneliness, antwerpen, 2017
all the traffic signs with people on it looked refreshingly old fashioned in antwerpen, 2017
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.
looking down in hong kong, 2017
ostkreuz, berlin friedrichshain, 2016
duisburg, 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.