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Hello and welcome. Hope you enjoy the images I have posted. Please do not reproduce them without my permission. Most are available as note/greeting cards or as prints/enlargements. Thank you for visiting my site and your comments.
Many have asked about the Header image above, which I named 'Eerie Genny'. It was originally shot with film [taken on the shore of the Genesee River near the Univ. of Rochester]. During the darkroom development, I flashed a light above the tray. The process, known as 'solarization', produces eerie, ghostlike effects; some have mistaken this image as an infra-red photo. Some 35+ years later, I scanned and digitized the print, and did a little modern day editing, and, voila.
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Quedlinburg Skies (ii) [Sky Watch Friday]

I apologize for the interruption in my postings from Germany, which I resume today. These images were also shot in Quedlinburg, where I left off several weeks ago. We were making our way up to the castle, which had a spacious garden with some delightful stone figures.


It also offered wonderful views of the city, and my new Tamron 16-300mm lens gave me some awesome shots. Below, St. Blassii [foreground] and St. Benediktii [background] seemed close enough to touch [notice the wind turbines in the distant background].
On an otherwise overcast day, there were occasional breaks in the clouds that allowed the sun to brighten things up, as here with St. Nikolai.


Finally, we broke for lunch, and then did some window shopping until the sun reappeared. It was late in the afternoon, so we decided to get a different view of the Dom and castle. This required walking to the edge of town, and then going up 106 steps. The effort was worth it, as the sun cast a wonderful light on the two.

At the top and beyond that staircase we found ourselves in a charming neighborhood.


As we were taking our leave, I discovered this fascinating door containing convex mirrored windows, which created a series of varied reflections.


Finally, we retraced our steps back down the stairs and, since we still had some energy left, we went exploring below the base of the castle/Dom hilltop. Here are some shots taken along the way.



 I will be away and miss next week’s SWF posting, but will resume in July with images from Magdeburg.
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