2019 – At my Happy Place. Photos

Like every year I was of course at my beach again this year.
And as always I took photos.
My holiday has been over for some time now. But I didn’t get to choose the photos (almost 1000) for my blog. At the moment I’m lying at home with a cold and it’s so boring that I used the time to sort my photos.

This photo was taken right on the first day. We didn’t even unpack the suitcases but went directly to the beach. ❤ ❤ ❤
Luckily the pockets of my shorts were empty, because the shorts were sprayed wet almost up to my butt 😀

At the Beach 2019-01

Sunshine, waves, sand and the very special smell of the sea. What more could you ask for?

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If you are interested in maritime decoration like me, you have probably already seen pictures of handicrafts or furniture made of driftwood on the Internet.
Somehow I never paid attention to driftwood during the last years or it had already been taken away by collectors. I read that they are looking for driftwood on the beach very early in the morning.
Anyway, this year it was right in front of my feet.

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A little further away, I saw those two logs. I was wondering which way they had gone. Are they coming from far away or just a few miles from the beach?

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I’ve noticed the little sticks before, when I was on vacation. I always thought they put sticks in the sand to protect the sea grass and the sand during storms. I once pulled on one, and no, they weren’t put in. I think they are roots of a plant.
Don’t ask which one. I don’t know anything about plants hehe

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See that stone in the middle? These stones from the sea do not only look beautiful, they also feel totally good. They are wonderfully smooth and come in great colours.

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The next photo looks like I arranged it. No, I didn’t. I found it just like that on the beach and found the combination perfect 🙂

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There is no sandy beach without tens of tracks. Footprints, or those of seagulls walking on the beach, or traces of the huge number of dogs walking there.
The dog that made this footprint was huge!!! I once put my shoe next to it to show what giant paws it had hihi So you can see the ratio, I have UK size 6.5 😀

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No, it wasn’t that dog. That day it was soooo hot outside. The dog was sitting in a bus stop and I had to photograph him. He was a bit shy if you came too close. So I stood in the heat instead of in the shadow at the bus stop. After all I don’t have any fur that makes you feel the temperature even more.

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Our last night of vacation. Shortly after sunset. See how calm the sea is? Quite the opposite to the photos during the day. The sound of the waves was very soft. Really relaxing. We passed people who recorded the sound. It looked very professional. Maybe they make a relaxing CD out of the recordings.

The colors in the photo are the same as in reality. Simply beautiful ❤

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Beautiful Springtime – Photos

Finally it’s time again. You can throw your winter coat and thick sweater behind you and enjoy the sun and nature.

Of course don’t forget the camera and photograph the colours of spring.

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All the photos above were taken in the park. The next one I found on my way home at a shop in a flower pot. I just liked the colors and had to photograph it 🙂

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I hope my photos bring you some spring mood into the house ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Needed things for sewing – Photos

Today I actually would have had my first sewing course – day this year.

But I had something else in mind.

However, in order to do something with my favourite hobby today, I had the idea to photograph a part of my sewing supplies.

Yes, I have also photographed needles and scissors, but I have then decided for more colorful motifs here.

Here you go 🙂

sewing stuff 1

sewing stuff 2

sewing stuff 3

sewing stuff 4

sewing stuff 5

sewing stuff 6

Happy New Year – Photos

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Happy New Year-1

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I wish you all a Happy New Year.

I had prepared so well for the fireworks with my camera. But then came – almost nothing.

That was so disappointing, because I was looking forward to good photos.

Apparently most people bought firecrackers, which make hellish noise to greet the new year, but are unfortunately nothing to photograph.

Unfortunately the fireworks this time were very far away. Last year I had it right in front of my house. This time I only had the stupid firecrackers in front of my house.

Next time I will put definitely my bigger lens to the side, so that I can change fast. I think with 100mm or even more I would have got better photos.

If you want to know which settings I had on the camera, here are the dates:

Camera: Canon 5DII
Lenses: 24-70 2.8L
Focal length: 70mm
Iso: 100
Exposure time: 6 seconds
Important: Tripod

 

Hoarfrost photos

Today I was at my best friend’s and my godchild’s to give them my Christmas presents. And of course to also get presents hihi
They live a few miles from me.
When I arrived at their place I saw that there was hoar frost everywhere on the trees and plants.

Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me but only my mobile phone to take photos. When I was back home I had hoped that I had hoarfrost too, so I could take better photos, but there was nothing there. Too bad.

There you can see what a few miles for a difference make. The air at the house of my friend is more humid because of the stream nearby, her house is a little more open with more wind. My house is in the middle of the city.

On the photos you can see what cold, humid air and wind create for works of art. It looks like every plant suddenly got needles.

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Hoar frost 1

Hoar frost 2

Even cobwebs suddenly look like works of art

Hoar frost 4

I would go there again to take real photos, but I saw in the garden after a few hours that the hoarfrost has changed, that the beautiful shape got lost.

December 23rd – My Advent calendar

December 23rd - My advent calendar

Advent, advent, a candle is burning
First one, then two, then three, then four,
Then the Christ Child is standing in front of the door.

OMG, is this really the fourth Sunday of Advent?

Time has raced. Fortunately I did everything I wanted to do.

I also sewed presents but unfortunately I forgot to photograph them before I gave them as gifts.

Edit:

If you look at all 4 photos with the candles on the Advent wreath, you will see that it has gone from very bad on the first photo to almost perfect on this one. The first photo took so long that it was already dark outside. The other two I had taken during the day and looked better.
The trick is to spotlight. I had wondered all the time why the photo looked so bad in the beginning and then googled how to photograph candles.
So I bought small studio lamps for the last photo and lightened the motive with the candles. And voilà it worked 😀