Nearby: PWC luminous space

Again a nearby composition from the PWC building (or here). This is definitely my most photographed construction; I just do not seem to get tired of it. As in other versions, the subject is the space in between the outer glass panels of the building and the actual window panes. However, this time, there are no strong shadows, but rather a space ablaze with light and only fuzzy patches of shadow. On the right are the vertical blinds, inside the building, and their reflection is on the left. I am still undecided whether or not the hint of a houseplant helps or harms the composition. At the moment, I like this view and tend to the former evaluation, but this may change. Do you have an opinion? 

2015/11/19 by Florian Freimoser
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Nearby: PWC building mirror gap

In this nearby composition of the PWC building (or here), I like the repeating reflections on the glass panes and the window behind, which make up the center of the photograph. In addition, I was of course drawn to this subject because of the duplicated, symmetric composition, a characteristic of many examples in the reflections gallery. I visit this building regularly on my photo walks, but did not discover a new composition in a while. However, recently I have found several new angles and points of view; I particularly like the one above. Henrik Fessler has just used the term "reflection photography" for such subjects, which I quite like.

2015/11/08 by Florian Freimoser
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Autumnal petioles

Petioles and bud - old and future leaves next to each other.

The other day, I have lamented that simply beautiful landscapes bore me at the moment. In contrast, what I currently enjoy is discovering beauty in overlooked and unnoticed details. The compositions on display here combine this quest with my adoration of fall colors and fondness of regular, geometric patterns.
Nearby where we live, several rows of maple trees turn beautifully red, orange and yellow every autumn.  There is obvious beauty in these trees and in each leaf, but this year I was looking for more hidden subjects. It must have been strange observing me staring lengthily at trees and leaves from an extremely close distance. I was trying to focus (literally) on colorful leaf petioles that provided regular, contrasty patterns. The flashy fall leaves only served as back- and foreground, forming blurry blotches of color. It has become a small, surprisingly homogenous series, I think. I hope you enjoy!

Looking up and through fall colored leves

Shades of red and orange

Autumnal petioles and veins

More autumnal petioles and veins

Petiole crossing

Bud and autumnal petioles in a haze of orange and red

2015/11/05 by Florian Freimoser
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(Boring) fall landscapes

Lödensee, three-lake area, Ruhpolding, Chiemgau, Germany

Today, I am sharing three recently created fall landscape photographs and a panorama view from the Sonntagshorn (the highest peak in the Chiemgau region of Bavaria, on the border to Austria). The three landscape compositions are not only from my favourite season, but were also taken in one of my most preferred locations - the three-lakes area close to Ruhpolding (also the starting point for our hiking to the Sonntagshorn). I always enjoy walking around these lakes, preferably in the morning or evening (not in summer because there are too many swimmers). The valley, forests, summits, and lakes meld into a perfect landscape; only the road passing through is a source of (distant) noise (but it allows easy access). For me, this valley is a place and source peacefulness, tranquility, and regeneration. However, I am actually not that much fond of the landscape photographs that I take there or anywhere at the moment. They seem boring in a way. They may show a beautiful scenery, but these photographs are not the particular kind discoveries that I am seeking. At least at the moment, I am much more satisfied with intimate landscape and close-up compositions, with hidden details that are only discovered if one looks carefully and intentionally.
I will show you such compositions in the next post. Today, these boring fall landscapes must suffice. Have a nice weekend!

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMugMittersee, three-lake area, Ruhpolding, Chiemgau, Germany

Weitsee, three-lake area, Ruhpolding, Chiemgau, Germany

View towards the Berchtesgaden alps, Sonntagshorn, Chiemgau, Germany

2015/10/30 by Florian Freimoser
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Cordial fall greetings

Rocky heart with autumn leaves.

It is time to share a few autumn color compositions - to celebrate my favourite season! The four examples here have been created during the last couple of weeks (the second capture already in summer) and all show heart-like shapes that I have discovered in different locations. Some of them are rather large and obvious, others tiny and inconspicuous; and the heart-shape created by the underwater poplar leaf was only discovered by chance. I am rather stingy with words today, but hope that you enjoy the photographs.

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMugTiny heart silique

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMugOverflooded poplar heart

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2015/10/18 by Florian Freimoser
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