Alpine Glow

The glow of the Alps is soothing. In general, I find the mountains to be relaxing and peaceful. When stressed, I often shut my eyes and think of myself somewhere in the mountains. Living relatively close to the Alps, I have been able to visit them quite often. What I really like about this picture are the colors. The dark green at the bottom and the dark blue at the top in contrast with the pastel colors in between. The moon shines bright and the mountains are aglow. What is your peaceful place?

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Merry Christmas

Mannheim at Christmas

I would like to wish you a very Merry and Peaceful Christmas.

Thank you for all the likes, comments, and support over the past year here, on Facebook and on Instagram. I’d be honored if you would follow meĀ in 2017, I will be sharing more pictures starting in January.

The picture above was taken on December 20, 2016, in Mannheim on the main shopping road, looking towards the water tower. I think it captures the holiday spirit quite well.

Merry Christmas and a healthy, peaceful 2017.

Best Shot 2016

Winterlichter

I submitted this to flickr’s “Best Shot 2016” contest. I had quite a few shots that I really liked, so I posted them to Facebook and asked for feedback. First I am humbled by the response, but also very appreciative that so many people took the time out to give me their feedback. It was also interesting to see which pictures didn’t get any likes and which ones evoked an overwhelming response.

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