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Tiny men, huge nature

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

Look at the tiny men walking down the path from the parking ground. Look at the enormous spray above the cataract. Believe me, you’ll get wet when walking there.

This is the lower cataract of Gullfoss, one of the huge waterfalls of Iceland.

FX, 16mm, f16, 1/100s, ISO 100

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

Saxon Switzerland

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

Two years ago in October, I was in the Saxon Switzerland with some friends. Despite the bad weather, I got some impressive images.

Find the two men gazing at the scene.

FX, 14mm, ISO 1250, f8, 1/640 sec, 12:16h

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

endless streams of water …

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pouring down Gullfoss waterfall on Iceland.

FX, 24mm, f16, ISO 100, 1.2 sec

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

boundary ridge

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Summer sky

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The sky above a wheat field awaiting to get harvested at a hot July Sunday afternoon during this summer.

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

Open for the sun

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FX, 105mm, f11, 1/200s, ISO 800

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

Belgium Coast

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A broad sandy beach at sunset during low tide near the french border.

FX, 16mm, f/9, ISO 400

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

Dancing Buildings of Düsseldorf

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A detail of the “Tanzende Häuser” (dancing buildings) built by the US architect Frank Gehry.

FX, 14mm, f8

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

Guest Post – Andre Krajnik – Waterfall

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

I would like to welcome the newest member of our Guest Contributor team

André Krajnik

My name is André and I’m very exited to be part of this group of bloggers. I would like to thank Joe for giving me the opportunity to become part of the guest contributor team.

This is my debut to Monochromia and this photo was taken in Iceland in summer 2014. I still really love this waterfall.

I’m based in a small town south-east of the Ruhr area in the state North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany. Beside landscape and animals, I photograph weddings, people, concerts and other events. I started with photography back in the early 1980s. My first camera was a Minolta X500 35mm SLR camera, that I bought from the first money I earned. It was a great companion for many years. After several upgrades I ended up with a Minolta Dynax 7000i that is still in one of my drawers with a single zoom lens.

After nearly 30 years of taking photos on analog film I decided to try digital photography back in 2008 when it reached a quality level that was sufficient in my opinion and worth all the money I would have to spend on the gear. I’m using Nikon now and I use my D610 most of the time. For landscape, portraits or weddings it’s the best choice for me because of the full frame sensor and the big dynamic range. For wildlife, I’m still using my old D90.

Beside some good prime lenses for weddings and portrait sessions, I own some zoom lenses with a focal length of 14 to 400 mm for a full frame sensor, a tele-converter, a set of extension tubes and an fish-eye lens.

My gear often has quite a hard job as you can see in the image below.

When I started with photography, I had my own lab. I was photographing very much in B&W and IR at that time and developed the films myself as well as the prints. At that time, I worked part-time as a repro photographer for an advertising agency. I still love how the structures pop out in B&W. You can usually see a lot more details when simply concentrating on one color (black in so many different nuances) on white paper. That’s the same in digital.

 

To see more of my work please visit my German website – or my English WordPress blog here