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Current Residence: Upper Franconia
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Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite photographer: Michael Kenna
Favourite style of art: my own one
Operating System: Windows
Favourite cartoon character: Snoopy



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I am currently set to black and white mode when it comes to photography. Partially this is because of two books: "Genesis" by Sebastiao Salgado and "Aus dem fotografischen Werk" by Robert Haeusser. Salgado presents breathtaking landscape and nature photography; Haeusser's images are moody and quiet.

The second reason is that spring and summer are excellent seasons for infrared photography. I prefer to convert the images to black and white instead of using the strange colours that can be coaxed out of them.

Hey, finally everything is green again, and I use black and white instead of colour? Yes. I appreciate the shades of green nature offers now but black and white emphasizes pattern, shapes and structures. Infrared photography presents sunlit green as almost white - the so-called Wood effect - which gives the picture a ghostly or surreal touch.

For now, I go with the flow.



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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Hi and welcome to NaturesMystery

We are quite pleased that you have decided to join membership in our recently reborn group! 

We hope you enjoy the wonderful Nature and Animal based arts that pass through our gallery and will also participate in our monthly themes, the numerous short challenges we have planned and our future contests!

The garden by Indae
KaidokJ Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018   Digital Artist

Thanks for the fav on Inktober 27: Thunder - Any thunder-box in a storm


Using a thunderbox is a risky thing in the land down under. A rusty tin shed exposed to the elements, the Australian outhouse was home to a whole number of fun creepy crawlies. I’m sure some of you might have heard of the term “red back on the seat”, well, it’s actually a thing. Thankfully, modern plumbing has significantly reduced one’s risk when squatting on the throne, but even then, it’s not without its perils. An example. Up in Northern Western Australia, there is a large sand goanna sometimes called a bungarra. It’s dangerous, but not deadly, for the most part. Anyway, I know someone who used to live up there and one day they went to use the loo (bathroom) without turning the light on. Only just barely sensing that their butt was imperilled, they turned the light on and inside the bowl was the large head of a bungarra, watching them. Apparently these enterprising lizards climb up sewerage pipes looking for clean water and get stuck. It’s quite an ordeal to get them out, but nothing compared with the shock of finding one in the first place. Anyway, just thought I’d share that. Although it’s probably best if you try to forget it the next time you really need to go number two. Might make things harder for you. :D


KaidokJ Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama :happybounce:

I knew a llama once. At least I thought I knew him. I mean, how well can anyone really know anyone, much less a llama. With their air of mystery and thinly veiled contempt. It’s hard. But I digress.
His name was Kevin. But for reasons I will never understand, he would only ever answer to Albert. Identity issues aside, things started out okay. The usual introductory sniffing and sneezing went well, despite his allergies, but then things started going downhill during the ritual licking phase of the pleasantries. We pushed through. And had it not been for the spitting, we might have even been able to make it work, but alas, after just 3 seconds of bittersweet brotherhood, we finally decided to part ways. It’s kind of sad, when you think about it. Spitting seems like such an innocent thing to fight over, but he was pretty adamant that I should stop and that was just never going to happen. We might have overcome that issue, but Kevin, like all llamas, was very competitive. First came the stench competitions. Then it was belching contests. And lastly, a painstaking count to see which one was hairier. You can clearly see why our relationship was doomed. The poor fellow was a bit of a sore loser.
So he snuck out, taking with him a failed friendship, an obliviously optimistic dread of the future, and my sixth favorite toothbrush. Now that he is gone, I can honestly say, it's for the best. He was too much of a chick magnet anyway and who needs that drama? :shakefist:

Full disclaimer, as Kevin’s official biographer, a position of which he blackmailed me into (don’t ask), I’ve been instructed to inform you about his ongoing series. The journey starts here with The Kevin Chronicles - Chapter 1, and this gallery contains the rest. You should check it out.

*End of cue card*

And don't worry, they're pretty short.
No pressure though, only if you want.

gregorionegaard Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the llama!
joachim-hagen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome. You gave me a llama and I gave one back.
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018
Thanks for the :fav:
joachim-hagen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome.
KittySib Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:sun:Thanks for the llama and have a nice day!:relax:
joachim-hagen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome!
geanmilky Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for adding Domino to your favorites <3
Domino by geanmilky  
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