photo walk: green

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Everytime I start to a new photo walk I consider several themes and choose one before I’m out of the door. Everytime I doubt finding enough motives, but then I see the first thing and next to it the second. Suddenly everywhere pops something up. Like yesterday, when I chose ‚green‘ as my theme for the walk. I really doubted, that I would find much more than plants, but I forgot how colorful Berlin is. There were green doors, green graffitis, green shop signs and some more. Within an hour I had over 40 different motives together. I think, when you choose to shoot one theme, the brain focuses mainly on finding fitting things automatically. It’s like looking for Waldo. The brain is trained to search for a red-white striped thingy and blends everything else out. It’s amazing, what you can find with this technic.

Somewhere along the way an old man asked: ‚Do you take a photo of everything?‘ ‚No‘ I said ‚today just everything that’s green.‘ Sounds a little bit crazy, right? The man looked a little irritated till I explained, that I do photo walks with a theme to train my photographic eye and the use of my camera. We talked on for a while. When I walked on I had to smile. Yes, it sounds crazy taking photos of things, that are green. But it’s the best training I can think of and I found the most fun and beautiful things looking for little details on the photo walks, that most people will overlook.

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My very first photo walk was about ‘white‘. Colors are a very easy start to do a photo walk, because you train your eyes to look for everything and on unusual places. Therefore I started with several color themed photo walks back then:
white | blue | yellow | color contrast | soft colors | I need colors

You can see how my photography style evolved over the years in big parts thanks to those photo walks. Find more photo walks here.

photo walk: sunlight

photo walk: sunlight | momentstolivefor.com

The golden hour – the time for photographers to be on their way taking the best photos in this beautiful, magical light. One hour after sunrise or one before sunset. It’s real magic. When I noticed, that it was one of those evenings, I packed my boyfriend and my camera immediately and took them for a relaxed walk. And what a beautiful light it was. Perfect for a photo walk. Just magic.

photo walk: sunlight | momentstolivefor.com5

photo walk: sunlight | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: sunlight | momentstolivefor.com
photo walk: sunlight | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: sunlight | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: sunlight | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: sunlight | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: sunlight | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: sunlight | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: sunlight | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: sunlight | momentstolivefor.com

Find more photo walks here.

 

 

a silent walk

a silent walk | momentstolivefor.com

After a stressful time at work I was eager to use this weekend to calm my nerves and mind. What better way, than celebrating the second birthday with my godchild and staying at my parents for the weekend. They live in a suburb of Hildesheim and I always knew and loved its peacefulness.

But when my boyfriend and I took a walk, I was shocked how quiet it really was. Except for a bird here and there or the church bells on Sunday morning, there was no sound. No car, no group of loud people, no something. My ears had to adjust to this silence after living in the noisy, never sleeping city of Berlin for half a year. I’m always amazed, how we become accustomed to something and therefore change the feelings towards old things and situations.

a silent walk | momentstolivefor.com

a silent walk | momentstolivefor.com

a silent walk | momentstolivefor.com

a silent walk | momentstolivefor.com

a silent walk | momentstolivefor.com

a silent walk | momentstolivefor.com

a silent walk | momentstolivefor.com

a silent walk | momentstolivefor.com

first signs of spring

a walk in the sun in Derneburg, Germany | momentstolivefor.com

Sunshine again. The first snowdrops and crocuses. Migratory birds are back. Time for a walk.

We had a lovely time at my parents. My dad celebrated his birthday with our family. It was a fun afternoon with much laugh, mostly because of my almost 2 year old godchild, that made funny faces or trampled through the rooms. But most amazing of all: she lerned to say my name – Sa-bi-ne. Soooo cute. Everyone awww-ed when she pronounced it so very distinct. I’m so proud of her.

 

the first crocuses of 2014 | momentstolivefor.com

the Derneburg castle, Germany | momentstolivefor.com

a walk in the sun in Derneburg, Germany | momentstolivefor.com

the first snowdrops of 2014 | momentstolivefor.com

PS: all photos were taken with my iPhone 4s and slightly edited with the app VSCOcam.