Apple blossoms
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When the apple tree in our garden bloomed vigorously, I stood in the middle of it with tripod and macro lens to find decorative motifs. Of course, a technique called focus stacking had to be used to get all the … read more or write a comment …

Robin with fresh food
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I have been watching this proud robin for days at our kitchen window. I was able to take the pictures in this series from the open kitchen window — uncamouflaged. The midday sun made the bird shine and the shadow … read more or write a comment …

House sparrow pairing
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In the spring it becomes quite noisy in the garden around our house. Many species of birds, such as house sparrows, tits, blackbirds, chaffinches, robins, magpies and crows live here in the neighborhood gardens. Several pairs of blackbirds and a … read more or write a comment …

Farewell to Fagradalsfjall — Farewell to Iceland
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The last hours at the volcano and at the same time the last hours on Iceland — the next morning the flight back to Hamburg should take off. For a long time we had watched with many other onlookers and … read more or write a comment …

Sauron’s eye — and other details
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With dryness and almost 4 hours at the edge of the volcano I could observe many details of cooling lava. Again and again layers of lava push over glowing lava, tear open the slightly cooled black surfaces and present glowing … read more or write a comment …

Heat
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The last day on Iceland. Once again the opportunity to climb up to the active volcano Fagradalsfjall and finally also a weather forecast that largely promised a dry day. After it was clear from the previous day that most of … read more or write a comment …

Fagradalsfjall volcano on Iceland II
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At the beginning of my Iceland vacation, the Fagradalsfjall volcano had been active for more than 5 months and after I had experienced it active on Aug. 31, 2021, it had initially gone dormant for the two weeks I was … read more or write a comment …

Landmannalaugar — Námskvísl Pano
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At the western end of the Laugarhraun lava flow, this large meadow opened up. Sheep were grazing on it and another colorful mountain range rose in the background. In front of me was the valley of Námskvísl, which runs north … read more or write a comment …

Axlarfoss in backlight
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Actually, I find waterfalls from the »normal perspective« not so interesting. But when I stood here at the edge of the gorge of Axlarfoss and aligned my camera on the waterfall and its outflow, suddenly the sun came out of … read more or write a comment …

Lava & Moss
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This is one of my most impressive moss pictures from Iceland. The whole day it was raining fine and again it was appropriate to look down more than into the gray sky. Here close to the riverbed the moss is … read more or write a comment …

Below Mýrdalsjökull
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Layers of ash, moss and in the background the ice of Mýrdalsjökull! The view into the river valley was simply breathtakingly beautiful. The black steep wall on the left, which makes various layers of ash visible and simply swallowed any … read more or write a comment …

Black Sander
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If it weren’t for the light golden glitter in the free-blown area in front of the rocks, you could mistake this photo in the highlands of Iceland for a black and white image. I’ve seen these black sander areas at … read more or write a comment …

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