A Bit of B&W: Take a Break

Take a Break

While taking a walk along the Ahr River, I noticed this table and chairs on the side of the road right near where the path began. The table and chairs did not match and were very simple. Yet I found them inviting. They obviously were meant for the people who lived in the house, but the chairs were inviting. They were almost asking passers by to sit and take a break.

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A Bit of B&W: Storseterfossen

Storseterfossen

Looking at the next few photos I want to post, I noticed that many were in black and white. So I thought I would group them together in a theme “week”. It will actually be more like a number of posts over two weeks, but that doesn’t matter.

There are not many places where you can actually go behind a large waterfall. On a hike in Norway in the summer of 2015, we passed by Storseterfossen. The waterfall, located near Geiranger, is about 30 m high and can be reached by steep but short hike. The view from behind the waterfall is quite different. The sound echoes, the rocks are moist and mossy, and you appreciate the waterfall not by looking at its size cascading over the mountain, but rather by feeling and hearing it.

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What Lurks on Visovac Island

Spooky

Visovak Island is a small island in the River Krka. A monastery is located on the island. Krka river is absolutely beautiful and I would recommend a tour of the small island. As I came out of the monastery, I noticed this statue. It was in a fenced off area, and it wasn’t immediately clear what this was. But it was pretty creepy. Makes me wonder what else lurks on this island.

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Run Along the Rhine

Run Along the Rhine

A while back I spend the day with a friend who also enjoys photography. My goal for the day was to photograph in black and white. Another photographer friend had recommended this assignment to me, as you really pay attention to dark and light rather than color. We spent the day in Wiesbaden and Rüsselsheim and the results were surprisingly good.

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Alte Brücke

Alte Brücke

This bridge has a lot of stories to tell. The Alte Brücke, or Old Bridge, in Heidelberg was first built in 1788 (actually making the bridge not very old), though other bridges have been located here since the 12th century. The Nazis destroyed the bridge in 1945 as they retreated across the Neckar. The bridge was then rebuilt a few years later. The bridge is beautiful and the view of Heidelberg Castle is amazing, making it a must-see stop on any tour of Heidelberg.

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