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Best of 2017, picture by picture, the 8 black and white

best of 2017, the black and white winners My thoughts and some technical background information about the eight black and white photographs that survived the “best of 2017” selection process described in an earlier post. Image 1, image 2 and image 3 were all taken in a similar location, in the north western part of […]

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Best of 2017, picture by picture, the colourful 8

best of 2017, the top 8 color photographs Some thoughts and technical background information about the  eight color photographs that survived the “best of 2017” selection process described in an earlier post. Image 1 & 2 The first two, very colorful images were taken during a Nikon School workshop. We had the task of capturing […]

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Best of 2017

my top 16 I took inspiration from Martin Bailey’s annual “top ten” process to go through all my 2017 pictures and choose the best ones. I decided to select a total of 16, eight in black an white and eight in colour. selection process I organize all photos and videos in Adobe Lightroom for a […]

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Hiking and Sightseeing in Northern Yunnan, China

the plan for the 2017 adventure After a prolonged to-and-fro, we decided to climb a rather tall-ish mountain in Yunnan. The plan was simple (at least on paper…): fly to Lijiang in Yunnan province, drive to Haba village, acclimatize for one day, walk up to the base camp (4100 meters above sea level), acclimatize for […]

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Hiking in the Cordilleras

getting there The northern part of Luzon, the main island of the Philippines, promises some interesting hiking. Only one little challenge: it takes over six hours by car to get there from Manila, the capital of the Republic. Early March 2017, I joined a group for a hike up Mount Ulap (loosely translated into “mountain of the […]

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The Annual Beijing Ritual

Beijing fascinates me. Choosing my journey anywhere between the ultra-ancient and the ultra-modern remains incredibly seductive to me. The icing on the cake are the good company and sumptuous meals with friends and acquaintances every time I return. This is the third trip to Beijing after we moved away from the capital city in June […]

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Completing Something and then NOT…

Ten days prior to a hike on Hua Shan in Western China, I’m gleaming with joy as I type this up: once I stand on the peak, scheduled for Friday 25. October 2015, I will have summited all nine Sacred Mountains in China, a journey that started by accident in 1994 and became an obsession ever […]

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Attempting One of the Sisters (四姑娘山)

The 2015 incarnation of the annual spring-time excursion cum adventure led to us an attempt on the oldest of the Four Sisters in Aba County in Sichuan. Four Memorabilia: The drive from Chengdu to Rilong town in Aba County along the provincial road S303 lead us through a narrow valley heavily affected by the Wenchuan earthquake […]

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Der Mamil fliegt nach Kuching zum Veloele

Mamilomat fahren ist das Golf des 21. Jahrhunderts – die Menschheit macht Fortschritte. Freitagabend 10. Juli 2015, Changi Flughafen: das Merida sicher im neuen EVOC Sack verstaut, Unmengen von Mamil-Zubehör verpackt und eine urbane Schultertasche lässig umgehaengt. In der Lounge stopfe ich mir den Magen mit belegten Broten voll und trinke ein Glas Rotwein. Perfekter […]

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Ryo An Ji

  still need to practise to get a straight panorama – but for the heck of it , its nice 🙂