Montag, 18. November 2013

Help and donate for the philippines

What happened to Philippines is a disaster and there is as much help needed as possible.

I decided to try get some money for it and make a donation to one of the helporganisations. I have not decided which one but it will be one which mainly helps the children.

So what to do...

...many of you know I have made a calendar for 2014 and I decided to donate a minimum of 5 Euro for each sold calendar. e.g. For the purchase of the big one I will be able to donate about 10 Euro.

What's have to purchase the calendar through this little shop I made for this purpose: only by purchasing through this shop I will be able to do the donation. Payment will be with paypal.

On this site you will find more information about the project, the calendar, about the purchase and shipping.

For all people who think helping is good and I want to support this but  don't want a calendar you can make a donation of 5 Euro as often you like on this site.

Freitag, 8. November 2013

My shop at

I'm happy to announce that I found a shop where my pictures can be ordered and different ways such as Canvas, Acryl, paper only, framed and more more more.

Shipping outside Germany is possible too. Have a look and see for yourself.


Beside my picture you can order thousands of pictures of other artists through my shop. There is so my many fine art to see. Have a look!

Montag, 4. November 2013

In the news und mein Kalender

Ich wurde im Düsseldorfer Anzeiger erwähnt. Dort wurde ein Fotowettbewerb gestartet "Heimatsafari II" und 2 meiner Bilder wurden für den Aufmacher benutzt.

In diesem Zusammenhang wurde auch mein Kalender "Mein Medienhafen - 2014" vorgestellt, an den ich hier auch nochmals erinnern möchte. 12 wunderschöne Motive des Düsseldorfer Medienhafens in verschiedenen Größen von DinA5 bis DinA2. In Düsseldorf selber, ab 11.11.2013 in der Mayerchen Buchhandlung an der Kö, ansonsten finden sich auf der Produktseite bei Calvendo die verschiedenen Anbieter und auch die ISBN Nummern mit denen man den Kalender in jeder Buchhandlung problemlos bestellen kann.


Dienstag, 29. Oktober 2013

Two more pictures

For a short while there was no post here. I want you to Show two new Pictures I made the last days.

Far away

Fall shades

Dienstag, 8. Oktober 2013

I've made  a calendar for 2014 with pictures of my beloved "Medienhafen" in my hometown Duesseldorf. You can see a preview on the product site and some links to customers as well.

There will be 4 different sizes Din A5 (desktop calendar) and wall calendar in Din A4 Din A3 and Din A2. It's perfect as a gift or to decorate your room or just to support me and my hobby :-)

Follow this link please.


 I will be a millionaire after selling about 2 million pieces so hurry up and purchase one or two or more :-)

Mittwoch, 25. September 2013

One of my friends "Herbert Neumann" :-) told me that he likes to see some more of my Pictures.
Here it is:

Sonnenuntergang in Scheveningen/Niederlande

"Lonely sea"

That's me

Mittwoch, 28. August 2013

More pictures from Scheveningen/Rotterdam

I want to add a few mor pictures from the photowalk I did last week see blogpost before...

The pier in Scheveningen

Big tongue in Rotterdam

Some picturemanipulation with Rotterdamhouses

Samstag, 24. August 2013

Pictures from Photowalk in Scheveningen and Rotterdam

On 21th and 22th of august I was on a photowalk in Scheveningen and Rotterdam together with +Anne-Marie Janssen and +Stefan Kierek . We had so much fund and we did so many great pictures so that I like to show you some of them. I recommend to visit the G+ sites of my two companions to see some other great pictures from the same location but through different eyes - it's worth it.

Here are mine:

I am sailing
surfing the coast

Scheveningen night view



Montag, 19. August 2013

Legoland and other adventures

I was on a holiday trip with my son. We visited "LEGOLAND/Germany and made a day trip to Ulm/Germany. In "Ulm" we climbed up the "Ulmer Muenster" which is the highest church in the world with 161 metres. We could climb up to 143 metres and had an awesome view and we both righted against our fear of heights. I made some pictures and here  are the first to see.

View from the "Ulmer Muenster"
We had a hotel in Lauingen/Germany a little town with about 10.000 citizens.

Nightshot from the "Schimmelturm" in Lauingen
The "Donau" in Lauingen

Montag, 12. August 2013

Visit in the zoo Duisburg

I was in the zoo in Duisburg/Germany. It was a fun day with my son and two of his friends and of course I had my camera with me.

Tiger spirit

Standing tall

Flamingo quartet

Sonntag, 4. August 2013

A month no post. I was a bit busy with my daily job but I have a few pictures to post here. I was a the "Museum Kunstpalast" here in my hometown Düsseldorf.

A view to the "Tonhalle"

Second view with fountain

Here we are

Shadow maker

Freitag, 5. Juli 2013

Johanneskirche Düsseldorf

Lately when I came back home from running I saw that scene. I went home took my camera bag and went back to it to catch it before the light disappears. This is from a 3 picture bracket -2 0 +2 processed in HDR Efex Pro 2 and photoshop CS6.

Church reflection

Sonntag, 30. Juni 2013

2+ anniversary photowalk in Maastricht/Netherland

Yesterday I was on a great photowalk in Maastricht/Netherland. It was an amazing day with many nice people in a lovely city. The whole thing was planned from the lovely "Kroens" +Annelies Kroen and his husband +Nanno Kroen Thank you very much for this day.

Leaving Maastricht
This two pictures were made on my way to the car right before leaving Maastricht. The light was pretty amazing and it was really hard to leave and not take some more pictures.


Here is a picture of my beloved "Medienhafen" in Düsseldorf I find in my archives.

Reflecting light

Dienstag, 25. Juni 2013

Not much time for taking pictures but I have done a few ones.

This one is in the Medienhafen Düsseldorf. I did it for an HDR 3 shot bracket but this one turns out to be pretty cool as a stand alone picture.
Mostly done in photoshop I did the toning in lightroom where I added some structure as well.

Walking with the ghosts

The next one I did while being on a street party in Düsseldorf. The weather was ugly but this scene was amazing.


Montag, 10. Juni 2013

Große Sehnsucht Deutschland - Wettbewerb und finales Voting

Hallo Leute. ich brauche eure Hilfe.

Ich habe bei einem Wettbewerb teilgenommen und mein Bild ist unter den letzten 30 Bildern gelandet. Nun gilt es die letzten 12 Bilder für einen tollen Kalender auszuwählen. Mein Bild ist die Nr. 18, wie soll es anders sein, ein Bild vom Medienhafen Düsseldorf.

Für jeden Voter gibt es Preise zu gewinnen und von jedem verkauften Kalender gehen 3 Euro an einen guten Zweck für Kinder in Not.

Hier der link: Die große Sehnsucht Deutschland - Abstimmung.

I need your help and support.

There is a contest called "Große Sehnsucht Deutschland" where the best 12 pictures will be printed in a great calendar at the end of the contest.

My picture made it to the last 30 and now there is the final voting. You have to pic your 12 favourite pictures and it would be great to include mine. It is the picture number 18 "Medienhafen Düsseldorf" (like George Cloney said "What else!") If you could do me the favour that would be great.

For all voters are prices to win and for every calendar that will be sold there are 3 Euro charity for children.

The link: Die große Sehnsucht Deutschland - Voting.

"Schloss Benrath" my first pictures.

Last week I was at "Schloss Benrath" here in my hometown Düsseldorf. I did a few shots but I missed most of the area surrounding the castle. There is a big park behind the buildings so I have to go there one more time but for now I want to show you two pictures from my first "Schloss benrath" series.

Schloss Benrath I
Schloss Benrath II

Mittwoch, 5. Juni 2013

Last Sunday I was on a photo walk here in Düsseldorf. It was a simultaneous walk in different cities with the same theme: "Water in your city". Other cities were Berlin and Munich. If you have a look at my G+ profile you will find a link to the different events.

Beside the water theme I had much fun with taking some other pictures and here are two of them.

The Medienhafen reflected in Hyatt hotel window

The white "Gehry house" in the Düsseldorf Medienhafen


Montag, 13. Mai 2013

Don't post a picture when you're not satisfied with it.

Today I wanna tell another thing I got to know about me.

Sometimes it occurs that I work on a picture and at the end I feel that I'm not satisfied with the result and  start thinking about posting it on my blog or G+ or whatever and to many times I posted it just because I thought I have to post something and then I was not satisfied because I posted crap :-) Weired I know.

So I stoped doing this. If I'm not satisfied with the result I delete it and do it again and more often I save it and have a look a few hours later or after sleeping a night and then I decide to post or to do ot.

Any comments?

Here a few pictures from the last days.


Dienstag, 7. Mai 2013

Trust yourself when taking pictures.

I want to write a few words about a thing I recognized about me the last times when I was out for photographing.

When I was back home and reviewed my pictures it occurs pretty often that I did multiple captures (I mean dozens of pictures) of the same motive with different compositions and at the end the first or maybe second try was the best for me.

So I started trusting myself and made fewer pictures of the same motive with adjusting things like shutter speed, aperture, Iso for a proper exposure and stopped making little changes for composition. It runs very well and gives me more time to try completely other ways of getting the motive on the sensor or to find other motives to capture.

For me it seems that when I see a motive I very often have a spontaneous idea of how to get it right in that moment and then a process of thinking about it starts and let my intuition die.
What is your experience with that?

Here is a picture which is a good example for it.

Medienhafen Düsseldorf.

I have multiple other ways on my computer but in the end this was my first try and I only adjusted the tower between the poles in its position which was a case of millimetres.

So again - What is your experience with that?

Posting in english or german?

I have to make a decision what language is the best for my blog. I recognized that there are more people from outside Germany looking at my blog and on Google+ the common language is English. So I start posting in English.

Freitag, 26. April 2013

Bevor ich heute ein wenig auf die Rolle gehe noch ein weiteres Bild von meinem Fotospaziergang gestern.

Medienhafen - von der anderen Seite
Ich war heute mal wieder im Medienhafen unterwegs. Es gibt da immer wieder etwas neues zu entdecken. Hier ein Bild was dabei entstanden ist und nebenbei habe ich noch ein Bild vom heutigen Mond gemacht.

Der Medienhafen von hinten

Glühender Mond

Dienstag, 23. April 2013

Am Sonntag habe ich mich mit einem Fotografen den ich von Google+ kenne getroffen. Wir waren in Geldern und Xanten unterwegs und haben einige Bilder gemacht.

der Eingang zum Xantener Dom
Aus dem Xantener Dom

Aus dem Xantener Dom


Freitag, 12. April 2013

In den letzten Tagen, war ich ein paar Mal in verschiedenen Kirchen in Düsseldorf um ein paar Fotos zu machen, aber auch um ein wenig die angenehme Ruhe dort zu spüren. Hier sind zwei Bilder aus der "Lambertuskirche".
Die Lambertuskirche in Düsseldorf