round & round: haven of Rostock

round & round: haven of Rostock | momentstolivefor.com

Round & round is a little photo project I’m doing once in a while. When I find an interesting place, I choose a fixed point to stand and try to find as many interesting motives around me as possible. The only moves I make are up and down and a turn of 360°. I don’t take one step in any direction. That’s the challenge. But everytime I find little details, that I would have otherwise missed. It pushes me to look closely at all that is around me. It doesn’t take long. Five to ten minutes are enough for this little exercise, but you lern so much. This one here is a round & round shoot I took at the haven of Rostock near to the historic center, where I took the photo walk architecture.

round & round: haven of Rostock | momentstolivefor.com

round & round: haven of Rostock | momentstolivefor.com

round & round: haven of Rostock | momentstolivefor.com

round & round: haven of Rostock | momentstolivefor.com

round & round: haven of Rostock | momentstolivefor.com

round & round: haven of Rostock | momentstolivefor.com

round & round: haven of Rostock | momentstolivefor.com

round & round: haven of Rostock | momentstolivefor.com

round & round: haven of Rostock | momentstolivefor.com

round & round: haven of Rostock | momentstolivefor.com

round & round: Sony Center, Berlin

round & round | Sony Center | momentstolivefor.com

Next to the Potsdamer Platz is the Sony Center. An amazing piece of modern architecture, in metal and glass. Perfect for a black & white photo session. The Sony Center is filled with restaurants, the TV & movie museum and an international cinema. At the time I took the photos, the new Transformers movie was promoted, if you’re wondering about the big statues on the pictures…

round & round | Sony Center | momentstolivefor.com

round & round | Sony Center | momentstolivefor.com

round & round | Sony Center | momentstolivefor.com

round & round | Sony Center | momentstolivefor.com

round & round | Sony Center | momentstolivefor.com

round & round | Sony Center | momentstolivefor.com

round & round | Sony Center | momentstolivefor.com

round & round | Sony Center | momentstolivefor.com

Interested in more ‘round & round‘ photo sessions or pictures from Berlin?

 

 

round & round #6 in Prague

round & round #6 in Prague - The Prague astronomical clock | momentstolivefor

Such a beautiful city. So much gold everywhere. It’s surely the golden city: Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. We went there on our vacation, after visiting Vienna (Austria) and Munich (Germany). When we walked around the city and finally hit the Old Town Square, we were fascinated by the beautiful architecture and the golden and detailed ornaments everywhere around. No question, this was the perfect place for a round & round photoshoot.

“The Prague astronomical clock is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague and was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working.” (via Wikimedia). It’s an amazing clock with many little details to discover, like the figure of the Death on the side of the clock. We stood there over half an hour just looking for those beautiful little things, before we walked away, curious what this wonderful city would show us next.

round & round #6 in Prague - ornaments on the Old Town Square | momentstolivefor

round & round #6 in Prague - ornaments on the Old Town Square | momentstolivefor

round & round #6 in Prague - architecture on the Old Town Square | momentstolivefor

round & round #6 in Prague - The Prague astronomical clock | momentstolivefor

round & round #6 in Prague - ornaments on the Old Town Square | momentstolivefor

round & round #6 in Prague - the Old Town Square | momentstolivefor

round & round #6 in Prague - statue of the Virgin Mary on the Old Town Square | momentstolivefor

round & round #6 in Prague - Candelabra | momentstolivefor

round & round #6 in Prague - The Prague astronomical clock | momentstolivefor

Look at my other ’round & round’ photos too and how it works. Feel free to play along. If you post your own ’round & round’ photos on your blog, I would be delighted, if you share the link in the comments. Have fun!

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round & round #5 in Vienna

round & round #5 in Vienna, Austria at the Stephansplatz | momentstolivefor

The Stephansplatz – the place to be in Vienna, Austria. You can visit the cathedral and go upstairs to have an amazing view via Vienna. Or you can ride on horse-drawn carriages around town or eat the famous Sacher torte in one of the coffeehouses. On our vacation we went within three days almost five times there, not always on purpose, but somehow we ended up there eating lunch or crossing it on our way to the tram.

While I waited at the Stephansplatz for my boyfriend on our last day in Vienna, who had a short business meeting, I decided to do the round & round photoshoot there. I found it extremely interessting, how the different styles of architecture stand side by side. Historical buildings like the dome or the old coffeehouse next to modern buildings with a steel front from the 90th or even younger. Nevertheless do I love old magnificent buildings more, with all their little details and figures and it was fun to search for these beauties.

round & round #5 in Vienna, Austria at the Stephansplatz | momentstolivefor

round & round #5 in Vienna, Austria at the Stephansplatz | momentstolivefor

round & round #5 in Vienna, Austria at the Stephansplatz | momentstolivefor

round & round #5 in Vienna, Austria at the Stephansplatz | momentstolivefor

round & round #5 in Vienna, Austria at the Stephansplatz | momentstolivefor

round & round #5 in Vienna, Austria at the Stephansplatz | momentstolivefor

round & round #5 in Vienna, Austria at the Stephansplatz | momentstolivefor

Look at my other ’round & round’ photos too and how it works. Feel free to play along. If you post your own ’round & round’ photos on your blog, I would be delighted, if you share the link in the comments. Have fun!

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round & round #4 in Munich

round & round #4 - Munich by momentstolivefor

On our vacation I made it a point to take at least one round & round photoshoot at every city. So today I start with my round & round photos from Munich. We visited the Viktualienmarkt in the morning, where we ate a typical Bavarian breakfast with Bavarian veal sausages and pretzels. It was really, really yummy, I can recommend it, although it’s strange at first to eat sausages for breakfast, if you are a cereal person.

After this tasty breakfast we took a walk around the Viktualienmarkt. There were many amazing market stands with flowers, vegetables and fruits, bread, decorations and many more. It was fascinating to see for example 20 different varieties of potatoes or fruits from all around the world. So I decided to do the photoshoot there, because it promised many interesting motives. But see for yourself.

round & round #4 - Munich by momentstolivefor
round & round #4 - Munich by momentstolivefor
round & round #4 - Munich by momentstolivefor
round & round #4 - Munich by momentstolivefor
round & round #4 - Munich by momentstolivefor
round & round #4 - Munich by momentstolivefor
round & round #4 - Munich by momentstolivefor
round & round #4 - Munich by momentstolivefor
round & round #4 - Munich by momentstolivefor
round & round #4 - Munich by momentstolivefor

Look at my other ’round & round’ photos too and how it works. Feel free to play along. If you post your own ’round & round’ photos on your blog, I would be delighted, if you would share the link in the comments. Have fun!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AFA_MThjFB8/UdqheCbCM4I/AAAAAAAAE00/A4A7e4Meqqo/s1600/unterschrift_02.png

round & round #3

round & round #3 by momentstolivefor

When I left the office last Monday, I was stressed out by this busy work day. I stepped out the door into the warm sunlight and new instantly, that I wanted to make a relaxing bike tour; and that it was time to try a new road. Fortunately I had the good sense to pack my camera in the morning, so I stopped on the way and made a new ’round & round’ photoshooting.

When I look at the photos now, I feel the warm sun on my skin, fresh air filling my lungs and my busy heartbeat calms down.

round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor
round & round #3 by momentstolivefor

Look at my other ’round & round’ photos too and how it works. Feel free to play along. If you post your own ’round & round’ photos on your blog, I would be delighted, if you would share the link in the comments. Have fun!

round & round #2

round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
When I came back from work and ran some errands in the city, I walked by this spot and immidiately decided to make a new ’round & round’ photoshooting. A few hours earlier it had rained, therefore all leaves were still sprinkled with raindrops, that sparkled beautiful in the sunshine. Love the bright green colors.
round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
round & round #2 by momentstolivefor
You can find my first ’round & round’ photos here and how it works. It’s a little game to get better in photography and search for little details, that would be otherwise unnoticed. It’s unbelievable, how many beautiful spots you can find in such a small space, if you just look closely and long enough. It’s amazing.

Please feel free to play along. If you post them on your blog, please share the link in the comments, so I and others can look at them. Have fun!

new photo project: round & round

photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor

A few days ago the sun was finally out – blue sky, sun everywhere. I didn’t want to just shoot some photos, but challenge myself again. Because I didn’t had the time to drive far, suddenly I had the idea. What if I just choose one point to stand and shoot everywhere around – 360°. Try to capture every beauty that’s around. And that’s when it hit me. That’s my new photo project, additionally to the photo walks with a special theme, this is perfect to get better in photography, to watch out for little details and try to make the best out of every situation. And here’s the result, pretty aren’t they? 🙂

photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor
photo project: round & round #1 by momentstolivefor