My Latest Photographs

Here you can find my latest photographs. After a while, they will be replaced by newer ones and integrated into the corresponding categories. So it's worthwhile to keep coming back.

The image shows the photograph of Europaplatz Bern with some people crossing the square, a stopped red tram and a huge concrete overpass.
A Morning at Europaplatz Bern

A Morning at Europaplatz Bern - - My Perspectives of Bern / Photograph No 176

10 mm - 1/60 sec - f/3.5 - ISO 125

I took this photo on my daily commute to the center of Bern. Europaplatz is located in the west of Bern. The huge concrete construction is a freeway overpass. - I like how the people divide up the space.

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The image shows the photograph of an open Italian coffee maker with sunlight on ground coffee, which is placed on a cooking plate.
The Symmetry of Preparing Coffee

The Symmetry of Preparing Coffee - - My Perspectives of Minimalisms / Photograph No 177

24 mm - 1/30 sec - f/4.5 - ISO 25600

I took this photo one fine Sunday morning looking forward to my first cup of coffee. The image shows an open Italian coffee maker with ground coffee on a cooking plate. - I like the symmetry and how the sunlight touches the ground coffee.

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The image shows the photograph of a single snowdrop against the background of many dark green plants.
Singular Snowdrop

Singular Snowdrop - - My Perspectives of Macros / Photograph No 178

85 mm - 1/100 sec - f/2.5 - ISO 250

I took this photo on a spring day in the border of our driveway. - I like the composition and the freshness.

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Walking Through a Snowstorm - - My Perspectives of People / Photograph No 179

17.7 mm - 1/25 sec - f/3.5 - ISO 125
I took this photo through a window in the first floor of a building near the main train station in Bern during a short but furious snowstorm. - I like the mood and the contrast of the snow against the clothes of the two women.

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The image shows the abstract photograph of a train window with rain drops and streaks of light.
Streaks of Gold

Streaks of Gold - - My Perspectives of Structures / Photograph No 180

8.8 mm - 1/40 sec - f/3.5 - ISO 125
I took this photo through the window of the upper deck of my starting train. The streaks of gold are caused by the lights in the station hall and the lights of the train across in combination with the movement of my train. The rain drops on the window add to the intriguing effect, I think.

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The image shows the close-up photograph of a cat's face.
Relentless

Relentless - - My Perspectives of Animals / Photograph No 181

18.6 mm - 1/60 sec - f/4.9 - ISO 200
"Don't mess with me!" Our former tomcat Felix showing off his relentless stare. - I like the details and the look.

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The image shows the photograph of a man with an umbrella walking through heavy snowfall leaving tracks in the snow.
After Midnight

After Midnight - - My Perspectives of People / Photograph No 182

85 mm - 1/50 sec - f/6.3 - ISO 51200

I took this photo long after midnight through the living room window of our house in the west of Bern. I wonder where this man is coming from and where he is going at this hour. - I like the mysterious, timeless feel of this image.

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The image shows the photograph of colorful umbrellas from below.
Umbrella Alley

Snippet of Umbrella Alley - - My Perspectives of Structures / Photograph No 183

8.8 mm - 1/320 sec - f/3.2 - ISO 125
I took this photo while strolling around the industrial area near the train station Hardbrücke in Zürich. There are quite some restaurants, bars, clubs and other venues in this neighborhood. The "Umbrella Alley" is next to the Hive club.

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The image shows the photograph of a winter landscape shortly after sunset. You can see snow covered land, the houses of a village, a street and some mountains in the background.
WinterScape

WinterScape - - My Perspectives of Landscape / Photograph No 184

25.7 mm - 1/40 sec - f/3.5 - ISO 125

I took this photo one evening while my son was driving us around in the vicinity of Laupen. He was practicing for his driving test and I was just going along listening to music and enjoying the beautiful evening (he was already a pretty solid driver at that time ;-). I like the mood and the colors.

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The image shows the night photograph of a the facade of an apartment building. Some windows are lighted, most are not.
Midnight Facades

Midnight Facade - - My Perspectives of Structures / Photograph No 185

105 mm - 1/40 sec - f/10 - ISO 51200
This photo shows part of the facade of an apartment building in Bümpliz, a neighborhood in the west of Bern. Bümpliz is a melting pot of many different ethnicities and classes living (mostly) peacefully together. I took this photo close to Midnight. Most windows were dark but some were still lighted. The Asian lanterns are part of a balcony-decoration.

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Above the Fog - - My Perspectives of Landscape / Photograph No 186

105 mm - 1/125 sec - f/20 - ISO 4000
I took this photo while taking a walk on the Bütschelegg, a small mountain close to Rüeggisberg (in the Canton of Bern). - I like the calm, peaceful mood.

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The image shows the aerial photograph of two construction workers with helmets who are gesturing.
Constructive Decision Making

Constructive Decision Making - - My Perspectives of People / Photograph No 187

25.7 mm - 1/640 sec - f/3.5 - ISO 125
I took this photo from a platform near a large construction site while walking around in Bern. These construction workers take a short break in the shade and at the same time seem to discuss and decide on their next move. - I like the perspective and the gestures.

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The image shows the nocturnal photograph of the Niesen and its reflection in Lake Thun.
Niesen by Night

Niesen by Night - - My Perspectives of Landscapes / Photograph No 188

24 mm - 25/1 sec - f/20 - ISO 5000

I took this photo from the shore of Lake Thun in Merligen (Bernese Oberland) on a beautiful winter night. Since I did not bring a tripod I put my camera on a small table that I placed close to the waterline. The pyramid shaped mountain is called Niesen. It's an iconic landmark of the region.

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The image shows the photograph of a man sitting below a church window. The sun throws a yellow light an the hair of the man; his face is not visible.
Mystery Man

Mystery Man - - My Perspectives of People / Photograph No 189

12.5 mm - 1/160 sec - f/3.2 - ISO 125
I took this photo while visiting the cathedral of Evora (in Portugal). The man sitting below the window is unknown to me. - I like that you cannot see the man's face; it gives the image a mysterious touch, I think.

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The image shows the photograph of a couple locked in embrace in the room of an exhibition.
The Sounds of Silence

The Sounds of Silence - - My Perspectives of People / Photograph No 190

8.8 mm - 1/10 sec - f/5 - ISO 500
I took this photo of a random couple at the temporary exhibition "The Sounds of Silence" in Bern's Museum of Communication. As a visitor you are given headphones which allow you to explore different sounds-of-silence-landscapes and stories in different rooms. - I like the peaceful mood.

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The image shows the photograph of a summer evening in an empty public swimming pool.
Summer Evening Snippet

Summer Evening Snippet - - My Perspectives of Minimalisms / Photograph No 191

21.8 mm - 1/320 sec - f/3.5 - ISO 125

I took this photo shortly before closing time from an elevated spot at the public swimming pool Weyermannshaus, which is located in the west of Bern.

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The image shows an evening photograph of a landscape with a sea of fog, some houses with lights, some trees and a colorful horizon.
Lights in the Sea of Fog

Lights in the Sea of Fog - - My Perspectives of Landscape / Photograph No 192

47 mm - 1/50 sec - f/6.3 - ISO 25600

I took this photo while driving from Bütschelegg to Bern on small roads. The houses that you can see in the photo belong to Borisried, a small hamlet close to Oberbalm. - I like the mood and the lights of the houses.

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The image shows the blurry photograph of train tracks and people moving and standing on a platform of Bern main station.
Rush Hour

Rush Hour - - My Perspectives of Bern / Photograph No 193

8.8 mm - 1/2 sec - f/3.2 - ISO 125
I took this photo during rush hour at Bern main station while waiting for my train to arrive. This is a handheld, long exposure shot.

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The image shows the photograph of a single tree on the horizon shortly after sunset.
Lone Tree

Lone Tree - - My Perspectives of Landscape / Photograph No 194

25.7 mm - 1/400 sec - f/3.5 - ISO 125

I took this photo on an evening walk west of Bern. - I like the minimalism and the light.

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The image shows the photograph of a bouquet of flowers in a vase, which is placed on a greyish carpet.
Toned Down Bouquet

Toned Down Bouquet - - My Perspectives of Minimalisms / Photograph No 195

24 mm - 1/30 sec - f/22 - ISO 20000

We got this very colorful bouquet of flowers the other day. I put it in a vase, placed it on a carpet and took a few shots. I toned down the colors in processing to get this "Toned Down Bouquet".

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The image shows the nocturnal photograph of snow covered houses of Bern's old town. The houses are lit by steet lights.
Snippet of Bern's Old Town

Snippet of Bern's Old Town - - My Perspectives of Bern / Photograph No 196

8.8 mm - 1/10 sec - f/3.5 - ISO 6400
I took this photo from the Nydeggbrücke in Bern looking towards the Unertorbrücke. This is a handheld shot. - I like the mood and the warmth.

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The image shows the photograph of lake water with the distorted reflection of a mast of a sailboat in the morning light.
Lake Art

Lake Art - - My Perspectives of Minimalisms / Photograph No 197

  105 mm - 1/125 sec - f/20 - ISO 640

This is a photo of the distorted reflection of the mast of a sailboat. I took it early in the morning from the balcony of our hotel near Ascona. The lake is called Lake Maggiore. - I like the minimalism and abstract nature.

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The image shows the black and white photograph of a beautiful single tree without leaves standing on a field of grass.
Tree of Life

Tree of Life - - My Perspectives of Minimalisms / Photograph No 198

25.7 mm - 1/160 sec - f/3.5 - ISO 125

I took this photo on a hike in the vicinity of Matran, which is close to Fribourg in the French speaking part of Switzerland. While editing the photo the notion "Tree of Life" came to mind. - I like the beauty of this tree and the simplicity of this composition.

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The image shows the photograph of two snow covered wooden clothespins on a clothesline against a dark background.
Clothespin Couple on a Winter Morning

Clothespin Couple - - My Perspectives of Minimalisms / Photograph No 199

  105mm - 1/640 sec - f/4 - ISO 125

I took this photo on our terrace where we hang our clothes in summer. - I like the simplicity and the details.

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The image shows the photograph of the back of the head of a bus driver and the windshield with the road ahead. You can see the driver's face in the rear view mirror, which is placed in the center above the windshield.
The Driver

The Driver - - My Perspectives of People / Photograph No 200

25.7 mm - 1/500 sec - f/3.2 - ISO 125
This man was driving us to a wedding service in a vintage Postbus of the Swiss brand Saurer. Although it was a rocky ride I managed to take a few photos. This is the best one of them. The signs tell you not to smoke and not to talk to the driver (in German, French and Italian). - I like the reflection in the mirror and the composition.

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