Entschleunigte Fotografie Workshop

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Zeit zum durchtman auf die Fraueninsel im Chiemsee, Deutschland.
25 bis 27 Mai 2018, bei unser Entschleunigte Fotografie Workshop mit Sabine Nahler und Charles Kenwright. Wir freuen uns, Ihnen eine tatsächlich neue „Sichtweise“ der Fotografie zu vermitteln.
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Changing Weather, Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany

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Chiemsee, Bavaria. copyright: charles kenwright/ www.openmind-images.com

Chiemsee, Bavaria. copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

A while ago I was speaking to a photographer friend about the best times for landscape photography. This conversation was place unspecific, by that I mean not being dependent on the right time of day/year to photograph a specific place. And we both agreed that two important times were when  a weather front was either coming or going.  Both of these  often give dramatic lighting and atmospheric conditions. This shot I took last Thursday was one of those – when the weather was changing for the better.

I´d driven down to Chiemsee, the biggest Bavarian lake, last Thursday to hopefully capture one of these “weather change” events. The drive started off with snow showers, low clouds and a cold wind. When I arrived there it was still cold, grey and windy but the weather forecast had said it would brighten later. I´d already chosen the place, Seebruck, at the North end of the lake, with a view across the water to the Bavarian Alps. The landing pier for the pleasure steamers was also to be an important feature in the shot. I set up my camera on the rather wet edge of the lake. The clouds started to clear and, because of the fresh wind, were moving quite quickly. To compensate for the brighter sky I used a Lee 0.6 ND soft grad. filter and, to soften both water and clouds, a Lee little stopper filter to increase the exposure time. The exposure was 15 seconds. I processed the RAW shot using Capture One Pro, but this time, instead of doing the black and white conversion direct in Capture One, I exported a Photoshop file and did the work using Silver Effects 2 in Photoshop.

Of course one drawback in going for these times of weather change is that you will have to put up with uncomfortable conditions at either the beginning or end of your shoot. If     you´re somewhere were this may have serious consequences, in the mountains, for example, you should bear that in mind.

A misty afternoon, Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany

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Chiemsee Charles Kenwright

Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany
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It´s been like that here of late. Grey cloud as far as the eye can see – which is not very far. Yesterday we drove down to Chiemsee in the hope of getting out of the murk. But it was to no avail. Non the less the mist, the bad light all added together to give a very pleasing result – for me, at least. The mountains behind the lake are invisible, there is only a touch of a horizon visible –  the lake, when clear, is finite, the view blocked by mountains,  but now, in this mist, it goes on infinitely.

Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany

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Chiemsee, Bavaria, Bayern Charles Kenwright

Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany
copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

Chiemsee is south of Munich and forms part of the Chiemgauer Alps. It has a rich landscape with lakes and pleasant rolling mountains. It really is an area that I should get to know better! I´ve already posted one shot of Chiemsee, a boathouse, but this one is somewhat different. I took it down amongst the reeds and wetlands on the shores of the lake.

 

Boathouse, Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany

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The Chiemsee, also called the Bavarian Sea, is the third largest lake in Germany and one of it´s most beautiful lakes, it´s setting in the eastern pre-alps is idyllic. On one of it´s three main islands, Herrenchiemsee, King Ludwig II (mad King Ludwig) built a copy of the Palace of Versailles in 1878. It´s open to tourists during the summer. Ted Mundy, one of the main characters in John LeCarrés´novel, “Absolute Friends” worked as a tour guide there – just a piece of totally useless information for you.

Boathouse Chiemsee

Boathouse, Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany
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