Through the Lens

Bella Toscana: La natura può più dell’arte

Renowned for its art, history, and evocative landscape, Tuscany is a region where the past and present merge in pleasant harmony. Hill-towns gaze across the countryside from on high, many encircled by Etruscan walls and slender cypress trees. Handsome palaces testify to the region’s wealth while medieval town halls indicate a long-standing tradition of democracy and self-government.

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Mount Rushmore: Presidential Profiles

Mount Rushmore is known as the “Shrine of Democracy”. It has become one of the most iconic images of America. The profiles of the Presidents are recognized around the world as a symbol of freedom and liberty.

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Man Made

  his collection captures the crossroad between nature and man made creation. It covers what we created in the world: architecture, art, cities and objects. I am equally intrigued by the grandeur of...

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Light & Shadow

The capturing of light and shadow is in its essence the visualization of your personal reality.

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It’s a sign: We are confused

  As I was driving down a road in New York State, I passed this sign. Fascinated by its size and complexity, I had to pull over to capture its image. Looking through my viewfinder, I found beauty in the symmetry and color coordination of this monument.  The...

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Spread your Wings

Spread your Wings   Life teaches us that being prepared is a prerequisite for utilizing the unexpected opportunity. The same wisdom holds true in the world of photography. Spending a few warm summer days at the Chesapeake Bay, I always keep several camera body / lens...

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Freedom

Finally arrived   Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Date: 12/19/2011 Location:  Liberty Park +40° 42' 2.22", -74° 2' 48.56" Focal Length: 23 mm Exposure: 1/80 sec at f/16,  ISO 200

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The Great Integrity

The Great Integrity imposes no action, yet it leaves nothing undone. Were governments to embrace it, everything would develop naturally. If thereafter an old ego should reincarnate, the already permeated Primal Simplicity would neutralize it in its pervasive silence....

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Himmelsstürmer

Sieger wollten wir sein stets lauter höher die Liebe verbrannt wie Ikarus' Flügel während wir wie rosa Geigen aus dem Himmel fielen saitenlos ohne Resonanz zerschellt Beate Reuker  Sieger wollten wir sein stets lauter höher die Liebe verbrannt wie Ikarus' Flügel...

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Grenzfall

Date: 07.16.2011 Location:   Zugspitze +47° 27' 12.23", +11° 4' 1.80" Focal Length: 23 mm Exposure: 1/500 sec at f/2.8,  ISO320

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Independence

  IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the...

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Burning Mind

When the day winds down and the sky is filled with the fire of light, the shadow of the past is burned into our mind, waiting to reference the coming.   Date: 06/2011 Location:  +40° 42' 31.04", -74° 21' 59.88" Focal Length: 17 mm Exposure: 1/125 sec at f/8.0, ...

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Pax Romana

How small is large? And how powerful is belief? Location: Piazza San Piedro +41° 54' 11.65", +12° 27' 26.39" Focal Length: 7.4 mm Exposure: 1/60 sec at f/2.8,  ISO200

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See’ink

Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds. Albert Einstein Location:  +31° 14' 19.09", +121° 27' 42.72" Focal Length: 70 mm Exposure: 1/600 sec at f/2.8,  ISO 100

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Balancing Act

Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins. Franz Kafka Location:  +39° 56' 11.73", +116° 25' 34.05" Focal...

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By Hand

The Imperial Palace, Beijing. What monumental space. The heat? Painful. Driven by need, a women crouches for hours, removing grass and weed with a tiny torx wrench. Inch by inch, hour by hour. Day by day.Yes, they must. Location:  +39° 56' 11.73", +116° 25' 34.05"...

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Morning Light

'Tis morn. Behold the kingly Day now leaps The eastern wall of earth with sword in hand, Clad in a flowing robe of mellow light, Like to a king that has regain'd his throne, He warms his drooping subjects into joy, That rise rejoiced to do him fealty, And rules with...

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Renewal

Renewal   Somewhere in Beijing. The country renews itself - every second of the day, everywhere. My lens searches through the countless alleys, the majestic avenues, the sea of people, the tranquility of ancient structures. The renewal of time is forceful, impatient,...

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Human Boundaries

Human Boundaries    Standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon Date: 03/22/2011 Location:  +36° 3' 56.78", -112° 7' 3.81" Focal Length: 16 mm Exposure: Various Shutter Speed at f/13,  ISO100

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Solitude

Solitude Extract from "Solitude" by Lord Byron To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, To slowly trace the forest's shady scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been; To climb the trackless mountain all...

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