Rook in Black and White


Here is a photo that I thought would be bad too but when converted to black and white, it looked quite interesting. Seeing the flying rook from the side in just black and white reminds me of logos. I mean, the rook from side view would actually work well as a minimized logo element and I bet I’ve seen something similar in logos, either in logos of PC games or logos of movie or game companies. I just don’t know where I’ve seen that, but I am pretty sure I did. Also, I must say I like pictures where you … Continue reading Rook in Black and White

Busy Streets in the Evening


Here is a handheld photo I shot in the evening in Lübeck a while ago. I almost deleted the photo but I changed my mind when I converted the image to black and white. I did that because the colors were dull and the handheld shot was pretty blurry as you can see if you look at the cyclists. But that does somehow look good in black and white, because it’s like the movement of the cyclists becomes visible. I also like the lighting in black and white. You can find other photos on my blog that I shot in … Continue reading Busy Streets in the Evening

Spooky Abandoned Place


Here is another photo that is already 5 years old. I like abandoned places or lost places but we don’t have too many of those places in our city, which is why I don’t take these photos regularly. The building I photographed looked quite spooky and I am glad that I took photos of it because they demolished the building one or two years ago. But up to this day they didn’t build something new there, it’s now basically an empty lot. There is another photo of this building on my blog. Continue reading Spooky Abandoned Place

Dishwater Foam and Bubbles


Here is another experimental photo I shot with my 40mm macro lens. I saw the small foam bubbles in my dishwater and thought this could be a great macro subject. So, I attached the 40mm lens to my camera and took some photos but I think the image at the top is the best one. I shot the photo late and used higher ISO settings. But I attached a paper to my lens in front of the flashlight with elastic bands to make the flash bounce off the walls. Using paper as a diffuser is a fun little DIY trick. … Continue reading Dishwater Foam and Bubbles