A few pictures I took in the French nature reserve Camargue.

A few pictures I took in the French nature reserve Camargue.

This biking tour was dominated by green colours. It’s an 80 km roundtrip starting at St. Hippolite de Fort, continuing to the Col du Mercou and the Col de’l Asclier and returning via the Herault valley.

The Alpilles are a small mountain range resembling a miniature version of the Alps. Merely 25 kilometers long and 387 meters high, some of the roads even feel like climbing an Alpine pass.

I didn’t have enough time to walk as far as I’d liked to. So all I can tell you is that the lower part of the vallée de la grand maison is worth a visit. But then, I don’t have to tell you – decide yourself by looking at my pictures!

Today’s clouds looked particularly nice.

Back in 2003 I travelled Bretagne and Normandie in northern France. During the first couple of days the photographer had to deal with difficult weather conditions. I took quite a few of the pictures of the series shielding my camera with my hand to protect it from the rain.

A couple of pictures of plants – and a kitten – pretending not to feel molested by the cold.

Two pictures of the series seem to show an impressive snow storm. In reality snow fell only lightly. My camera’s zoom did the dramatic effect.

Visiting Idstein during a cold winter day is one of the few opportunities to take pictures of the old town void of people.

The ducks didn’t seem to mind the cold. However, the photographer did.

A walk starting at the Granier pass, near Chambéry in France.

A small collection of colorful pictures shot in the vinyards of Rheinhessen in Germany.

During the last week two colors added to this golden October’s beauty: brown and white.

Do you want to know why October is frequently called golden October in Germany?

Almost 30 times did I take a picture of La Grand Motte and La Grande Casse, two mountains in the french Vanoise, during a walk along the Isere. And I like each of them. You know what? I’ll show all of them to you. Enjoy the shifts of perspective, enjoy the different heights, and notice how fast the weather can change in the mountains. I started my stroll in full sun at 11 a.m., fetched a light sun burn despite applying sunscreen carefully and returned some eight hours later in the beginning rain.

If you’re using a slow internet connection, please apologize the delay while loading the pictures – it’s 47 files, almost 8 megabytes in total.

Erosion.
No doubt about that, for most of us erosion’s a bad thing, just ask a farmer who happened to live the 1930’s storm in America dust bowl. On the other hand, live can’t be thought of without erosion. Look at the soil you walk on, you grow your crop on: it wouldn’t be fertile without erosion. It just wouldn’t be there without erosion. Even humus itself – consisting mostly of organic matter – can’t be thought of without a base of eroded anorganic matter. Be it how it be – on my journeys I often encountered impressive, even beautiful traces of erosion.

It was a rainy day in the French Alps. I did my best to make the most of it.

The Camargue is the area where the river Rhone empties into the Mediterranean Sea. It is a unique landscape almost void of people.

Many people feel disturbed or even threatened by insects. Here is your chance to change your mind. I think many insects are beautiful, and obviously my camera agrees with me.

This is a collections of images taken in Navarra and Aragon in Autumn 2011.

Burgos is a nice city in central spain.






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