Magic Light

Filtered light throught the trees in the forest in Tharandt, Saxony, Germany

Tharandt, Germany, January 2017

One of the best lights for taking pictures is in frozen cold, but sunny winter days. In such days, with clear blue skies, yet loads of snow laying on the ground, the real beauty of winter, in all its splendor is revealed. All the usual shades of brownish and grey reveal that they are actually composed of myriad of other tones, from yellow to violet, only waiting for the gentle sun rays to put them in a better light.

The Beauty Above

Clouds and light over the tower of the baroque castle in Reinhardstgrimma, Saxony in Germany

Reinhardtsgrimma, Germany, August 2015

Seeing the light dispersed by the clouds one can easily realize how people, centuries ago, when not so much was known back then, came up with myths and legends, trying to explain natural phenomena. With all the science and knowledge today, one cannot not to stop and contemplate, admire the ethereal beauty up there in the sky.

Photo-experimenting

Germany, Essing, June 2012

Since I’m a weasel I don’t care much about technical stuff, tricks and gadgets, when comes to photography, I just grab the cam in my paws and shoot away. But one rule, and advice, I would give anyone willing to take advices from a weasel, is “Know thy camera“. Even a simple modern point-and-shoot camera can offer a whole range of possibilities and options, as long as you know it’s settings and what each of them can do. Once you know them, you can go ahead and play  around with them. The Weasel felt the need to experiment and played around with the settings of the camera, choosing for example, interior light when was shooting outside, in a sunny day. The result: this vibrant red and the crisp contrast with the background texture, background that got a blue-ish/green-ish tint.  No, that’s no Photoshop trick, it just came out so. Since weasels are playful creatures, at least this one is, I’m looking forward to playing and messing around with the camera settings for new experiments.