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Christoph C. Feldhaim

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Haseldorf Marshes
« on: January 17, 2014, 05:05:15 PM »

I got a bit too much of editing all my Mallorca images and needed a break from them.
So I went for a little afternoon project today.
I visited my favourite seller and finally bought a small levelling base to put it under my main tripod head - I wanted to stitch at least one panorama and have been wanting such a base for long.
Then I drove out of Hamburg to the Haseldorf Marshes of the river Elbe, climbed the dike and took a bunch of images.
Location map: Here

I have already been there earlier, when the sheep were out eating the grass from the dike.
But in the moment they are all in the stables it seems.
The area is a paradise for birds as well - so maybe I'll go out for birds another time.
I like the wide simple nature of this area, sparse of any special attractive or overly interesting features - its a flat un-special space like shown in the images.
But because of this and the water it has a charm which attracts me and I will revisit it a couple of times for sure - its one of my backyards so to say.

If you like to see the whole series of 17 images - it is here!

Cheers
~Chris




Haseldorf Marshes with Power Plant (Stitched - click for a large version)




Haseldorfer Marsch #4




Haseldorfer Marsch #9




Haseldorfer Marsch #15



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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2014, 05:21:03 PM »

An afternoon well-spent. I especially like the graphic quality of #9, and the flower stalks tying the layers together.

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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2014, 05:24:43 PM »

An afternoon well-spent. I especially like the graphic quality of #9, and the flower stalks tying the layers together.

Yes, that was the intention when shooting the dike.
The angle formed by the clouds was moving fast and I was lucky to put it all together.
This afternoon made me love overcast skies even more - usually thats the stuff we complain about at times, here in the north of Germany.

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 10:17:06 PM »

Kudos on #9 ! Very enjoyable.
It's got a soft vitality that's hard to describe, but very emphatic.
(And just so you know, I'm a creature of the wetlands myself.)
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 05:30:52 AM »

Good series. I particularly like #s 4 and 9.

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014, 06:29:57 AM »

Hi Chris,

4 an d 9 for me, and believe it or not, clouds are what I'm looking for too.

It's raining today, plenty of cloud, but as with the snow on British railways, it's the wrong sort! I seek those black ones with fantastic silver linings that we do get, usually when there isn't a camera within a few kilometres of me.

I have no use for normal, rainy-day clouds; I can generate enough flat grey all by myself.

Have you tried any of these in b/white?

Keep clickin'

Rob C

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 07:00:38 AM »

#9 for me too, for all the reasons alredy mentioned. I'll bet that #4 & #15 would make v nice large prints.
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2014, 07:53:07 AM »

Have you tried any of these in b/white?

No, Rob, I didn't.

As you know I learnt photography with b/w work in the darkroom.
For me doing color work is a development I always wanted.
Scanning color film and printing digitally was a first step.
Capturing digitally is now the second step.

What I feel I still need to learn and develop further is my own way of working with color.
Sometimes I like to push color and contrast and raberize my images.
Sometimes I feel its all too much and I want reduction.
I feel there is a lot to sort out for myself concerning color.
B/W work is so much easier and there is so much color work I see and which appears flat to me.
Going past easy effects and find a serious way towards good taste color images appears quite difficult to me
and I feel I still have a lot to learn there concerning postprocessing and sane judgement.

Cheers
~Chris

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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 08:29:18 AM »

No, Rob, I didn't.

As you know I learnt photography with b/w work in the darkroom.
For me doing color work is a development I always wanted.
Scanning color film and printing digitally was a first step.
Capturing digitally is now the second step.

What I feel I still need to learn and develop further is my own way of working with color.
Sometimes I like to push color and contrast and raberize my images.
Sometimes I feel its all too much and I want reduction.
I feel there is a lot to sort out for myself concerning color.
B/W work is so much easier and there is so much color work I see and which appears flat to me.
Going past easy effects and find a serious way towards good taste color images appears quite difficult to me
and I feel I still have a lot to learn there concerning postprocessing and sane judgement.

Cheers
~Chris


Two things, Chris:

a.   Helmut Newton declared that he hated 'good taste' as being the antithesis of good photography. Well, I added the bit about the antithesis, but you know what he meant and probably what I think I mean too;

b.   having lunch today down by the torrente, at the same table where we sat, I watched the screen up on my left. It was a Baleares TV show on mountains - the Tramuntana range - and followed the exploits of a small group of people climbing up there. Were I twenty, I think I'd be up there with them. It was amazingly beautiful, quite unlike gentle Formentor, and full of drama. Sad to think that by the time I came to live here, I'd missed all that by about twenty-five years at the very least. C'est la vie.

Rob C
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Re: Haseldorf Marshes
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014, 09:03:38 AM »

#9 is excellent, very graphic yet totally real, I like it a lot, well seen and captured.

Dave
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2014, 01:45:52 PM »

#9 is excellent, very graphic yet totally real, I like it a lot, well seen and captured.

Dave

+1

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Re: Haseldorf Marshes
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2014, 01:56:43 PM »

#9 definitely deserves to be printed and displayed. It should look as wonderful as some of David Hockney's landscapes viewed from a few feet away at a size that fills the observer's FOV.

#4 looks just a tad dark to me, but I like the content and composition.
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2014, 07:55:22 AM »

Thank you very much everyone.
I made a series of 6 prints on A3 with 1.5" white border on Hahnemühle "Fine Art Baryta" paper.
Came out gorgeous - which is the perfect antithesis to any idea of needing any sort of "perfect light" to create something beautiful.
It just changes what is doable and what not.
And it also tought me to visit my "backyard locations" more often.
We should love more what is near us - makes life easier, I think.

Cheers
~Chris

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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2014, 09:39:08 AM »

9 is also my pick of the batch, but 4 may be nice as a black and white.

Michael
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Re: Haseldorf Marshes
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2014, 02:21:11 PM »

Sehr gut gemacht, Chris!
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Re: Haseldorf Marshes
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2014, 04:35:39 AM »

I really like #9 & #15.

Nice work & vision..

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« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2014, 09:06:30 PM »

"And it also tought me to visit my "backyard locations" more often.
We should love more what is near us - makes life easier, I think."

I think this is one of the best insights into our role as picture makers that Lu-La has ever posted.
Christoph, I want to thank you A LOT for this reminder.

Richard
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Re: Haseldorf Marshes
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2014, 04:16:01 PM »

"And it also tought me to visit my "backyard locations" more often.
We should love more what is near us - makes life easier, I think."

I think this is one of the best insights into our role as picture makers that Lu-La has ever posted.
Christoph, I want to thank you A LOT for this reminder.

Richard

Thanks, I'm glad if I could be of any help.
And many thanks to all the encouraging feedback in this thread
Cheers
~Chris
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