Mountains, Boats, Turbines and Birds

The weather has taken a turn for the better and I got on my bike for a ride to Starnberg. We left a little late considering how short the days are now. The temperature had dropped and it was getting dark by the time we got home.

Which reminds me – in one week we will have winter solstice. I hope to see lots of nice pictures of long shadows.

I did a little collecting today.

A chain of mountains – we had spectacular light today illuminating the Alps.
To the left a quartet of wind turbines

A fleet of boats battened down for the winter

A row of birds

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

11 response to "Mountains, Boats, Turbines and Birds"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: December 14, 2020

    The second picture looks like a painting. Did you enhance it with some photography tricks, or is Germany just generally a beautiful work of art?

    • By: Suzanne Posted: December 14, 2020

      Yes, I do use some tricks to enhance my photos. – well, not really tricks. I like to post process my pictures, for me it is part of photography. Not trying to trick you though, just wanting to bring out what appeals to me in the scene.

      • By: gregblood Posted: December 14, 2020

        I’m sorry. I didn’t really mean I thought it was a trick. My comment was more about how artistic it looked.

        • By: Suzanne Posted: December 14, 2020

          Thanks, Greg. So many people think post processing is cheating, I guess I am a little defensive. My apologies.

  2. By: BobinVT Posted: December 14, 2020

    The sky looks quite amazing in all of those photos. They are all wonderful, but I particularly like the photo of the boats.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 14, 2020

    Nice photos, I too, like the second photo, but all are great.
    Long shadows sounds like a great idea!

  4. By: NancyG Posted: December 14, 2020

    Fantastic shots, and like Bob, I really like the boats.

    BTW— I also post process some photos.

  5. By: Scooter Posted: December 14, 2020

    Yes, the boat photo is great, but so are the other two. However, I see two rows of birds, not one. Thanks for the reminder of the coming solstice!

    I’m shocked that you post-process these photos, Suzanne. I feel so deceived. I certainly would never do that.

  6. By: Laura Posted: December 15, 2020

    Yep, we photographers do enhance. Even with the best cameras, it does not come out of the camera as our eyes saw it. When I shoot dogs for the humane society, I remove leashes or cut the leg of the person holding the leash out entirely. I keep saying I am going to learn more about Photoshop, but there are things more pressing lately. Your pictures are great, but I’m equally impressed you ride in winter. Brrrr!

  7. By: The Navigator Posted: December 15, 2020

    Beautiful pics! It all looks natural but well-kept. I can see how the first European Aussies felt so confronted by the Aussie bush and wanted to bring over the plants and animals to make it seem more like ‘home’. In addition to the solstice, Jupiter and Saturn’s alignment will make them look like the “Christmas Star” for the first time in 800 years (or something like that). So go look for them now to see how far apart they are, then each night you can watch them get closer and closer together until the solstice!

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