0
0,00  0 items

No products in the basket.

Artificial dark red alpenglow illuminating the Matterhorn peak
Alpenglow - Red hot Matterhorn against dark sky
Artificial dark red alpenglow illuminating the Matterhorn peak
As much as I like nature, I sometimes enjoy to play around with light. This color change was not done in Photoshop. I already did this when I scan my analogue slides, and experimented with different color settings. The inspiration for this particular one came from the term "Alpenglühen". It describes the effect of the mountain peaks glowing in the evening sunlight (= therefore Alpenglow). And whilst the color in reality is more yellow to orange than dark red, I liked this version which looks like burning charcoal. (Zermatt, Switzerland, July 2013 - Image ID 201307-CH-07)
Two water bottles and glasses with lemon and ice on striped table cloth
Summer refreshment - Drinks with lemon and ice
Two water bottles and glasses with lemon and ice on striped table cloth
Even an afternoon refreshment can easily become a photo model. In one of the countless cafes we ordered some drinks. After a few re-arrangements the glasses, bottles and spoons became their own piece of art on the two-colored tablecloth. (Cannes, France, July 1993 - Image ID: 199307-FR-14)
Three trees with red, yellow and green leaves on alpine meadow
Autumn trees traffic light - Photo painting
Three trees with red, yellow and green leaves on alpine meadow
Even though we travelled the "Route des Grandes Alpes" in the mid of summer, some trees already wore their autumn outfit. One of my personal photo highlights is this natural traffic light of three different trees with the usual colors of our most important road signal. And no, I didn't change the colors in Photoshop. The credit for this piece of art goes to Mother Nature!
Almost full moon rising above red rocks with pine trees
Moon rising above colorful red rocks and pine trees - Photo painting
Almost full moon rising above red rocks with pine trees
Later in the evening, I took this photo from a different angle and perspective. The moon nicely rises above the red colored rocks and some pines still illuminated a little bit by the sun. (Cote d'Azur, France, July 1993 - Image ID: 199307-FR-17)
Tree skeletons in saltpan against orange sand dune and night sky
Deadvlei trees and sand dune (photo painting)
Tree skeletons in saltpan against orange sand dune and night sky
To get into the famous Deadvlei, one needs to take a walk (at least when we visited, no vehicles were allowed to drive there). The breathtaking scenery is a well-deserved and abundant reward. (Sossusvlei, Namibia, December 2007 - Image ID 202212-NA-06)
Tree skeleton on dry soil with red sanddune in the background
Red dune tree skeleton (photo painting)
Tree skeleton on dry soil with red sanddune in the background
Countless photos have been taken of the few dead trees in the Deadvlei, in most cases against the dark blue sky. I skipped that part for this image, and converted it into an expressionist-style photo painting (Sossusvlei, Namibia, December 2007 - Image ID 202212-NA-07)
Large red sand dune with wind-created ripples against starry sky
Sossusvlei night dune waves - Photo Painting
Large red sand dune with wind-created ripples against starry sky
Impressive, no matter what kind of camera or post-processing you use. The huge red dunes in the Sossusvlei (Namibia) always perform as a landscape supermodel. Their appearance changes a lot during the day, depending on the light. In this case, I combined the original landscape photo with a 2nd image of the stars at night. To truly experience the breathtaking natural beauty, it is important to go for some hikes onto and between the sand dunes, ideally early in the morning to avoid the midday heat. I would definitely recommend to stay a few days to explore and live this desert feeling. (Sossusvlei, Namibia, December 2007 - Image ID 202212-NA-09)
Untouched huge red Sossusvlei sand dunes against sky
Endless sea of sand (photo painting)
Untouched huge red Sossusvlei sand dunes against sky
Taking an extended hike in the Sossusvlei, and climbing some dunes is quite exciting. At the same time, one starts thinking about those who had to cross an entire desert on foot without proper supplies, for whatever reason... Sand until the horizon, and then: more sand. (Sossusvlei, Namibia, December 2007 - Image ID 202212-NA-11)
Attention: Left curve (photo painting)
Just outside of Swakopmund, I found this street warning sign looking out behind the impressive yellow sand dunes. The rope leading into infinity and the white clouds in the dark blue sky completed the composition. (Swakopmund, Namibia, December 2007 - Image ID 202212-NA-02)
Composite of nine colorful autum leaves on beech
Autumn Visuals I (Beech)
Composite of nine colorful autum leaves on beech
For nature lovers, autumn is an amazing season of ever-changing visuals. This is a compilation of various photos taken for my series "Foreigners". Using the same background for differently coloured leaves, and putting them next to each other summarizes a golden October day. (Esslingen, Germany, November 2022 - Image ID 202211-DE-04)
Composite of nine colorful autum leaves on red oak
Autumn Visuals II (Red Oak)
Composite of nine colorful autum leaves on red oak
For nature lovers, autumn is an amazing season of ever-changing visuals. This is a compilation of various photos taken for my series "Foreigners". Using the same background for differently coloured leaves, and putting them next to each other summarizes a golden October day. (Esslingen, Germany, November 2022 - Image ID 202211-DE-05)
Composite of nine colorful autum leaves on ginko
Autumn Visuals III (Ginko)
Composite of nine colorful autum leaves on ginko
For nature lovers, autumn is an amazing season of ever-changing visuals. This is a compilation of various photos taken for my series "Foreigners". Using the same background for differently coloured leaves, and putting them next to each other summarizes a golden October day. (Esslingen, Germany, November 2022 - Image ID 202211-DE-06)
Composite of nine colorful autum leaves on ginko and red oak
Autumn Visuals V (Ginko - Red Oak)
Composite of nine colorful autum leaves on ginko and red oak
For nature lovers, autumn is an amazing season of ever-changing visuals. This is a compilation of various photos taken for my series "Foreigners". Using the same background for differently coloured leaves, and putting them next to each other summarizes a golden October day. (Esslingen, Germany, November 2022 - Image ID 202211-DE-08)
Composite of nine colorful autum leaves on various other leaves
Autumn visuals - Mix of colorful leaves from various trees
Composite of nine colorful autum leaves on various other leaves
For nature lovers, autumn is an amazing season of ever-changing visuals. This is a compilation of various photos taken for my series "Foreigners". Using diverse backgrounds for differently coloured leaves, and putting them next to each other summarizes the breathtaking beauty of a golden October day. (Esslingen, Germany, November 2022 - Image ID 202211-DE-09)
Composite of nine colorful autum leaves on red oak and ginko
Autumn Visuals IV (Red Oak - Ginko)
Composite of nine colorful autum leaves on red oak and ginko
For nature lovers, autumn is an amazing season of ever-changing visuals. This is a compilation of various photos taken for my series "Foreigners". Using the same background for differently coloured leaves, and putting them next to each other summarizes a golden October day. (Esslingen, Germany, November 2022 - Image ID 202211-DE-07)
Composite of autumn leaves forming a 8-layer Christmas tree
Xmas Trees 2022 "Beech" - Limited Edition
Composite of autumn leaves forming a 8-layer Christmas tree
Based on the colorful Autumn leaves series "Foreigner", I decided to go one step further, and to create three uniquely different limited edition Xmas trees. Each of them is available max. 8 times as image license and wall print. For details, check the image incl. the explanation. (Esslingen, Germany, November 2022 - Image ID 202211-DE-01)
Composite of autumn leaves forming a 7-layer Christmas tree
Xmas Trees 2022 "Red Oak" - Limited Edition
Composite of autumn leaves forming a 7-layer Christmas tree
Based on the colorful Autumn leaves series "Foreigner", I decided to go one step further, and to create three uniquely different limited edition Xmas trees. Each of them is available max. 8 times as image license and wall print. For details, check the image incl. the explanation. (Esslingen, Germany, November 2022 - Image ID 202211-DE-02)
Composite of autumn leaves forming a 6-layer Christmas tree
Xmas Trees 2022 "Mixed Leaves" - Limited Edition
Composite of autumn leaves forming a 6-layer Christmas tree
Based on the colorful Autumn leaves series "Foreigner", I decided to go one step further, and to create three uniquely different limited edition Xmas trees. Each of them is available max. 8 times as image license and wall print. For details, check the image incl. the explanation. (Esslingen, Germany, November 2022 - Image ID 202211-DE-03)
Intense red colored maple leaf on black and white clay tile
LOVE - Red maple leaf on monochrome grey tile
Intense red colored maple leaf on black and white clay tile
It's arguably the most common link between human feelings and a color: RED means LOVE. After an extended period of rain, I found this colorful gift just outside our house in Taipei. The original photo, before digital editing for split color, was completely red, including the clay tile. Autumn leaves in general make great photo models. In this case, I liked the structure of the solid red clay tile providing a nice contrast to the soft and transient leaf. Whenever I look at this finished product, I do think about Canada and the Canadian flag. (Esslingen, Germany, September 2022 - Image ID 202209-DE-01)
Intense red colored maple leaf on black and white clay tile
LIGHT - Yellow leaf on dark grey bricks
Intense red colored maple leaf on black and white clay tile
Do you associate certain colors with specific feelings,events or other things? As the brightest basic color, people frequently think about LIGHT (or the sun) when they see YELLOW. This wet leaf set against the dark black & white background clearly illustrates this effect. I took the photo in Taipei (Taiwan) on a rainy day in 2013, and enhanced the color/contrast with a b&w split. In Asia, yellow is the color of virtue and nobility, whereas in western culture it is not such a popular tone. How do you like this specific type of yellow? (Esslingen, Germany, September 2022 - Image ID 202209-DE-02)
Closeup of green leaf with raindrops on black and white bricks
HOPE - green leaf on grey bricks
Closeup of green leaf with raindrops on black and white bricks
What are your associations when it comes to certain colors? GREEN is usually associated with HOPE, nature, freshness and environmental protection. To illustrate this feeling (currently in high demand), herewith another rain-inspired image from my time in Taipei. To enhance the effect, I turned everything except the main subject into black & white. And yes, green also may symbolize other feelings, such as jealousy and envy. But I clearly prefer the positive annotations. (Esslingen, Germany, September 2022 - Image ID 202209-DE-03)
A Norwegian beach and cloudy sky transformed in sphere shape
Skoganvarre spherized stony beach and sky
A Norwegian beach and cloudy sky transformed in sphere shape
On the way South towards Finland, we came across this peaceful beach with shallow water nicely structured by a huge amount of stones. To enhance the magical atmosphere of this place, I used a filter creating a sphere in the center of the image. (Skoganvarre, Norway, July 1992 - Image ID 199207-NO-16)
An iceland gravel road with colorful rainbow and dark sky
A stony road in Iceland towards the rainbow
An iceland gravel road with colorful rainbow and dark sky
When nature in June 2022 presented me with a jaw-dropping rainbow & sunray opportunity in Esslingen (Germany), I had to rush to get my camera and took a few shots. Whilst the original image was nice, I decided to do something special. So I digitally combined it with an older photo of an endless gravel road crossing a volcanic landscape in Iceland, taken back in 2016. Apart from the visual impact, I also consider the result a nice symbol for the still long and bumpy road towards true diversity. (Esslingen, Germany, June 2022 - Image ID 202206-DE-01)
A colorful photography-based digital painting of La Digue beach
Seychelles tropical dream beach rock formations - Photo Painting
A colorful photography-based digital painting of La Digue beach
In the 1980'ies ago, this location was used for a TV- and cinema commercial by Bacardi Ron. The holiday feeling was accompanied by corresponding tropical music. Back then, few people knew about this place. Today, it is one of the most famous beaches in the world. The Anse Source d'Argent on La Digue Island, Seychelles still has the same "Wow" effect. To find it this empty, without tourists, once needs to go either early in the morning, or late in the afternoon. Since thousands of pictures of this spot have already been published, I created a digital photo painting. (La Digue, Seychelles, June 2012 - Image ID: 201206-SC-26)
A colorful digital painting of coconut branch on the beach
Branch of a coconut palm tree on a tropical beach (Photo Paintin
A colorful digital painting of coconut branch on the beach
I found this highly decorative natural piece of art on one of the most famous tropical beaches in the world: “Anse Source d'Argent” on La Digue. Whilst most people just walked by without paying much attention, I couldn’t resist to take a number of pictures. (La Digue, Seychelles, June 2012 - Image ID: 201206-SC-25)
A photography-based digital painting of La Digue granite beach
Calm waters on a magic Seychelles beach - Photo Painting
A photography-based digital painting of La Digue granite beach
Many years ago, this location was used for a TV- and cinema commercial by Bacardi Ron. The holiday and chill-out feeling was accompanied by corresponding tropical music. At that time, very few people knew about this place. Today, it probably is one of the most famous beaches in the world. The Anse Source d'Argent on La Digue Island, Seychelles still has the same "Wow" effect. Since thousands of pictures have already been published with this iconic dream spot, I decided to digitally convert the standard photo into something different. (La Digue, Seychelles, June 2012 - Image ID: 201206-SC-24)
Colorful digital painting of Seychelles granite rock beach
Seychelles Laraie beach granite rocks and catamaran - Photo Painting
Colorful digital painting of Seychelles granite rock beach
One of various highlights of our Seychelles vacation was a organized catamaran day trip from Praslin. One of the stops led us to the hidden Laraie Bay on Curieuse Island. This one is best accessed by boat. Apart from swimming, we had time for a walk on the picturesque beach with the typical granite boulders. And what a surprise it was to discover these uniquely shaped rocks. Not sure what your first association was? To me they look as if a giant predator dinosaur had lost its teeth. Looks like the perfect location for a honeymoon photo shooting! And a photo painting... (Curieuse, Seychelles, June 2012 - Image ID: 201206-SC-22)
Magnolia flowers covered by powder snow against starry sky
Night sky Magnolia, covered by the snow...
Magnolia flowers covered by powder snow against starry sky
Winter 2021/22 virtually never arrived in Germany's greater Stuttgart area. It was far too warm, and whenever it was cold, there was no precipitation. Then, in early April, snow finally fell overnight, and fresh powder covered all the flowers with a white dress. Perfect timing for taking some photos of the magnolia trees in full blossom. Even without snow, they are very beautiful. With the powder snow on top, and combined with the starry night sky, they looked even better. But I had to be quick, this beauty didn't last long until the snow melted away. (Esslingen, Germany, April 2022 - Image ID: 202204-DE-08)
Red and pink cherry blossoms covered with snowflakes
Snowy red cherry blossoms - Photo Painting
Red and pink cherry blossoms covered with snowflakes
The winter 2021/22 virtually never arrived in Germany's greater Stuttgart area. It was far too warm, and whenever it was cold, there was no precipitation. Only in April, when everyone was looking forward for spring, snow finally fell overnight. With vegatation already pretty much in springtime mode, fresh powder covered all the flowers with a white dress. This was a great photo opportunity for those who got up early in the morning. Can you spot the ice crystals on top of the cherry blossoms? I converted the image in an acrylic-style photo painting. (Esslingen, Germany, April 2022 - Image ID: 202204-DE-06)
Abstract digital painting of pink cherry blossoms
Snowy pink ornamental cherry tree in full bloom - Photo Painting
Abstract digital painting of pink cherry blossoms
The winter 2021/22 virtually never arrived in Germany's greater Stuttgart area. It was far too warm, and whenever it was cold, there was no precipitation. Only in April, when everyone was looking forward for spring, snow finally fell overnight. With vegatation already pretty much in springtime mode, fresh powder covered all the flowers with a white dress. This was a great photo opportunity for those who got up early in the morning. To enhance the natural beauty, I converted the pink snow-covered cherry blossoms into a modern photo painting. (Esslingen, Germany, April 2022 - Image ID: 202204-DE-01)
Digital painting with low-angle view of cherry tree in full bloom
Cherry tree in full bloom from below (photo painting)
Digital painting with low-angle view of cherry tree in full bloom
Even if it doesn't look like it: this photo was taken at night near the castle in Esslingen, and was then digitally edited. I especially liked the unusual perspective... (Esslingen, Germany, April 2022 - Image ID: 202204-DE-02)
Scenic view of Atlantic ocean at sunset over Cape-Dutch rooftops
Evening atmosphere above the rooftops of Paternoster (photo pain
Scenic view of Atlantic ocean at sunset over Cape-Dutch rooftops
The typical, Dutch-inspired houses of the Cape Province in front of the intensely colored evening sky of the Atlantic. (Paternoster, South Africa, April 2012 - Image ID: 201204-ZA-21)
Scenic aerial view of Cape Town mountains, bays and city
Cape Town's mountains and bays from above (Photo painting)
Scenic aerial view of Cape Town mountains, bays and city
The return flight along the coast with views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Camps Bay, Clifton Bay and Cape Town unfortunately was far too short, but breathtaking. This time as an artistic photo painting. (Cape Town, South Africa, April 2012 - Image ID: 201204-ZA-16)
Scenic aerial view of Cape Town Seapoint and mountain range
Cape Town Seapoint and surroundings from above (Photo painting)
Scenic aerial view of Cape Town Seapoint and mountain range
The flight along the coast with views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Sea Point, the bays and the long mountain range is spectacular, in this version as a photo painting variant. (Cape Town, South Africa, April 2012 - Image ID: 201204-ZA-15)
Scenic aerial view of Cape Town Stadium with Signal Hill
Cape Town panorama from above - Photo Painting
Scenic aerial view of Cape Town Stadium with Signal Hill
Some places have the reputation of being spectacularly beautiful. They create this deep longing to visit at least once, and inspire people of all ages and cultures to travel. South Africa's Cape Town clearly falls into this category. Despite of all the photos and videos already seen, tourists are usually overwhelmed when they see it in person for the first time. A new highlight built for the 2010 World Cup is the "Cape Town Stadium" at the foot of Signal Hill. I consider it to be equally impressive from the air as from the ground. Looking at the entire panarama from the helicopter is just breathtaking. (Cape Town, South Africa, April 2012 - Image ID: 201204-ZA-14)
Scenic aerial view of Table Mountain and Cape Town harbour
Table Mountain and Cape Town harbour from above - Photo Painting
Scenic aerial view of Table Mountain and Cape Town harbour
Some places just have the reputation of being spectacularly beautiful. They create this deep longing to visit at least once, and inspire people of all ages and cultures to travel. Cape Town with its famous Table Mountain clearly falls into this category. And despite of all the photos and videos already seen, tourists are usually overwhelmed when they see it in person for the first time. From the air, the wild beauty of Cape Town and its surroundings becomes really clear. This photo taken from a helicopter shows the harbour with part of the city and Table Mountain in the background. (Cape Town, South Africa, April 2012 - Image ID: 201204-ZA-13)
An usual climate change traffic light with colored icebergs
Iceberg traffic light reflections
An usual climate change traffic light with colored icebergs
Considering the huge amount of normal images with traffic lights, I wanted to do something more creative. This fine art composite originates from the times of analogue photography. Instead of digital post-processing, I worked with a mirror and different colored lightbulbs. With this arrangement, I created a magic iceberg-shaped landscape using the three-colored scheme of a traffic light. Each iceberg reflection makes it look as if they are floating on a pitch-black lake. (Germany, Esslingen, March 2022 - Image ID: 202203-DE-02)
Composite of four icebergs in different colors on a black lake
Four coloured "Icebergs" on a crystal-clear black lake
Composite of four icebergs in different colors on a black lake
From the times of analogue photography, without digital image processing: Working with a mirror and different colored lightbulbs, I tried to create magical iceberg-shaped landscapes and details against a pitch-black background. Obviously, this composition of four different images was created using Photoshop. (Esslingen, Germany, March 2022 - Image ID: 199203-DE-01)
back
Composite of four icebergs in different colors on a black lake
magnifiercross