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Power III

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I’m pretty sure you all have realized by now it’s been too quiet around here. While I haven’t been shooting forever, I can still post some of my backlog, just to keep this blog at least going at a slow pace. Slow is better than nothing at all, right?

So, from the depths of my archive, another power plant. I’ll not bother about the technical stuff too much, as my selection isn’t really about the technical side, rather my favourite shots which include some sort of human side, or human traces, if you wish. My personal selection of pictures which gave me joy in one or the other way, and things I noticed along the way I found amusing, or beautiful, or human, or stunning.

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Thanks for watching!

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January 21, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Food, Glorious Food

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A friend of mine is about to start up a catering business and asked me for pictures. This is my selection of shots I liked most.

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Not only did the food look amazing, it also was unbelievably yummy!

Thanks, Stephi! 🙂

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March 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Vienna – Paris – Vienna

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Time for some street pictures, I think. Lately I seem to get in the habit of taking ages to finish my rolls… Anyhow, some collected shots from Vienna, my short trip to Paris and the longer trip back home…

Entrance to paradise… Need to come back and re-shoot this in colour.

1st district, Vienna.

Window shoppers.

They all had the same carrier bags. Still undecided about this shot…

Wanted to take a picture of this wall, she stepped into my frame.

Stumbled upon a few of those, still can’t make any sense of them.

Lost.

Partner look.

The old taking a picture of someone taking a picture of someone taking a picture story.

I went on a short trip to Paris with a few colleagues – in search for a bin at Charles de Gaulle airport I found this…

A few random snaps from Paris.

La vie en rose…

Action shooter aiming for the Eiffel tower.

I think the two of them were trying to find their way, even though it looks like he was taking a picture… Still funny somehow…

Champs Elysees. Worst place you can go in Paris, honestly. I tried to get away from there as quickly as possible (don’t ask me why I went there in the first place). There were these guys with two Lamborghini Gallardo and another expensive car (Porsche? don’t really remember…) that you could rent for 89€/h. They constantly attracted masses of people. I had to wait for a few girls from our group and watched the whole scenery, quite ridiculous, if you ask me (and yes, I do like cars, but this was really stupid). Think the kid would have liked to stop and look too, but Mum was determined to get out there quickly, like me.

We got lost around Montmartre and found a lovely Asian and African quarter. At the zebra crossing I noticed this guy with the traffic cones on his bike and snapped him. He caught me and signalled something, don’t know if he approved or disapproved, but as he was going downhill I don’t think he would have come back anyways. Imagine going uphill on a bike with traffic cones…

City maps on every corner.

He lost his head in Paris. Dropped it into the Seine perhaps…

Morning at the airport, my group waiting for the plane to arrive from Zurich. At that point we still thought we would be back home in Vienna by midday. Well, we were wrong. Zurich had snow and heavy fog, so they wouldn’t let the plane start, and when it finally arrived in Paris, they wouldn’t allow us back in to Zurich. Connecting flight was gone by the time we finally landed in Switzerland.

Our plane. We still thought we’d make it home that day.

By now we had found out we wouldn’t get home that quickly.

Zurich Kloten.

We took turns in guarding the luggage and queuing for new tickets and hotel and all of that. Have to say there could be worse airports to get stranded than Zurich. Swissair were really helpful, we got a hotel for the night, everything was covered and we got tickets for the next day. And Zurich is a really nice airport to spend some time (great Rösti too!).

While looking after the luggage I saw this guy starting a stretching routine…

Well deserved sleep after long nights in Paris.

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Handing out hotel vouchers.

The girls wanted some time for a last shopping spree before heading to the hotel. Left me some time to hunt for pictures at the airport.

On the phone, latest news about our journey.

Empty luggage reclaim hall.

Next day, back home in Vienna.

And one last quick snap a few minutes before finally arriving back home.

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November 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Power II

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About two weeks ago I photographed yet another power station, this time a biomass power plant. A selection of my favourite pictures…

A few impressions from the outside:

This power plant replaced and old coal power plant, and instead of coal being fired up, the new power plant uses biomass (which in this case is basically woodchips). The woodchips are burnt to produce electricity and energy for long-distance heating. Here is where the woodchips are stored. The nicest thing about the woodchips is the wonderful smell of freshly cut wood. The downside is the dust…

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Speaking of dust – a delivery of woodchips coming in. Makes for a great photo opportunity, but you wouldn’t want to be in there for too long with your camera. Plus you’d need to wear respiratory protection.

The woodchip storage is separated from the actual power station, the woodchips are brought in via a closed conveyor belt (sort of). This is how the whole power station looks from the inside, picture taken from the highest point inside right under the roof (a tiny bit of climbing was involved, and yet again another step in battling my fear of heights – gets easier every time).

Looking up…

And down again – the conveyor belt where the woodchips come in from the storage room and go to…

…woodchip hell. 😉

It’s always impressive and really interesting to see these power plants, but what I love most are all the details.

Unexpected specks of colour…

I have a thing for cables put neatly together…

And again, you walk around a corner and there are more colours.

I just found this beautiful, had an oldschool feeling to it, even though it was new.

Loved these…

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Something I enjoy deeply is finding traces of humans, not only in this surrounding, but in general. Something somebody has lost, things that have been left behind, details that tell you that a human being was there and lived and left a tiny sign, probably not even consciously, but when you find it you know that someone has been here before. It’s the same in street photography – sometimes all that is left of the human condition are small signs or things, and the person has long gone.

Finding these in such a technical, organised surrounding is just great. Like the he zip lock bag somebody attached, just in case.

Or the painted arrow that has been there before the real stickers went on.

Or the emergency exit sign weirdly stuck on the wall, probably picked up from the floor and put there in a hurry.

Slight similarities  animals in the next two pictures.

Some might guess why I took this one, has to do with my nickname! 😉

Just love this one.

Bliss – had to take this picture.

Knuffig.

Handwheels.

Ash pattern outside the ash container.

More human traces. Btw, this is the entrance to the chimney.

Hope you enjoyed!

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October 16, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Lushfest 2012

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Like last year the annual big meeting of Lush people from around the world was a mixture of meeting and festival. Again the wonderful site of Holton Lee welcomed us for 5 days.

Unlike last year, where it was really, really cold especially during the nights, it was warmer, but we all faced a new challenge – heavy rain and the subsequent mud. But this didn’t keep us from having fun and enjoying the whole 5 days. Very much like last year, the first two days were dedicated to training sessions and product launches (a bit more about this a bit later in this post), and the last two days were the festival days open to the public with lots of bands, workshops, making our own products, and of course – lots of rain and mud (did I tell you this before? I just keep telling because I didn’t take that many pictures of the actual muddiness so it doesn’t really show on my pictures, as it was partly too wet even for my Leica).

So, basically this is my selection of my favourite pictures I took during those 5 days.

First signs of mud. It had rained heavily for days and days before we came to the site at Holton Lee in Poole, Dorset, so the ground was already very soft. It didn’t take long to turn large areas into deep mud.

Snapshots during the training day.

Taking notes.

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A chunk of soap to take home.

Wellies – our best friends during these days.

But we had two lovely, sunny days as well.

Fighting Animal Testing in Korean (at least I think this is what the writing says).

Heading to the Set in Stone stone circle, where a new range of Gorilla Perfumes was about to be launched. The stones in the circle were scented with the new frangrances, and a set of music composed for the fragrances by Simon Richmond and  John Metcalfe was performed life. To read more about the new fragrances, go and visit the Gorilla Perume blog.

It was really crowded, so for me the whole atomsphere and the music was a bit difficult to enjoy, still I liked the way how the fragrances were launched. The stone circle stayed there anyways, so I came back a few days later to experience the whole site on my own. And to take pictures, of course! I saw the site and felt it needed to be in colour, so scroll down a bit to see those impressions as well.

Life performance of the set of music especially composed for the six fragrances.

I switched to colour, just had to. Lush is a colourful company after all…

Our tents in the evening.

We had a ferris wheel on the site (of which I didn’t take a picture, don’t ask me why), but I took a ride, and this is how the muddiness looked from above. But this is still looking quite nice, compared to two days later!

My wellies.

Mixing their own lipsticks.

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Inside my tent.

Jackie Oates on stage.

Well, beer and a broken chair. Obvisously.

So here we go… Mud… In heavy rain.

But luckily there were gigs like The Dhol Foundation who had us dance until we felt warm and dry again!

Even the flamingoes liked it!

And after one day and night of heavy rain, this is how it looked the next morning! Unbelieveable!

Some tents had suffered quite a lot…

Holton Lee is right at the sea, so we went down to the beach to enjoy a little bit of sun and the sea breeze.

Catching shrimps – the were set free again immediately after we had had a look, don’t worry!

The camping village.

Exhausted. It was even muddy inside the tents…

A rainbow in the afternoon.

I went back to the stone circle to experience it on my own – the rainbow was still there!

That dead tree was so impressive, especially in the evening light, just beautiful.

The light, the light… Love it…

Self.

Evening sun. And mud.

Even the rainbow was a bit muddy. Yes, that’s soap btw.

Best food ever – the guys from Wholefood Heaven did amazing food, which helped keeping me warm and happy. Thanks so much! Having good food makes such a difference! 🙂 If you ever find them somewhere around London or on a festival, try the Buddha Bowl, you won’t regret it, I promise!

Fun (thanks, Nora, for the idea!).

Mud.

English mud in my shower back home.

Despite the rain and the mud I have to say I really enjoyed those 5 days, the concerts were great, and meeting so many wonderful people was a lovely experience!

Thanks for all the work that went into organising Lushfest, guys! If you could switch off the rain next time, that would be great, but hey, we had a real British experience that way!

Nevertheless, being back home in my bed was nice too… 🙂

Films: Kodak TriX 400 in Xtol 1+1 & Portra 400.

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July 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm

A Kind of Making Of…

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A few snapshots of what I’m working on at the moment. Until I have the final pictures ready so I can put some of them up here, you can have a guess what it is about… ;).

Impressive view, way up high…

Open air/beer garden editing…

Actually it was coffe and tea, not beer…

Break.

Access authorisation.

Tools.

Gotta get working now…

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May 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Hotels II

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I spent most of April travelling, living in hotel rooms. Like I wrote in my first post about hotel rooms, I do take a picture in every hotel room I’m staying in, so as this month made my collection grow quite a bit, here’s a new selection of various hotel rooms or hotel impressions.

Bournemouth, UK.

London, UK.

Graz, Austria.

Bregenz, Austria.

Bregenz, Austria.

Bregenz, Austria.

Igls, Austria.

Graz, Austria.

Graz, Austria.

Nuremberg, Germany.

Madrid, Spain.

Bad Erlach, Austria.

Bregenz, Austria.

Graz, Austria.

Graz, Austria.

Poole, UK.

Poole, UK.

East Croydon, London, UK.

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April 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm