It's been over half a year since I've written a journal mainly because I hadn't much to tell in terms of Photography since I've been way much to busy with other stuff. Also I had no real opportunity to go out an actually work in the field due to a lack of time. Also I have to admit I was a little disappointed with my Portugal trip where I ended up with about 8-9 pictures which were good enough to share whilst I put so much effort into the whole trip and also had quite some expenses. So I also lacked a little motivation, still my main reasons as always are time and money.
But I had a lot of other stuff going on in the mean time and I though I may fill you in before talking about my next trip.
The most pressing issue was the recording of my bands sophomore album which will be released via AFM-Records in 2014. We recorded starting late July and are now working on the finishing touches. I'm very pleased with the outcome and am looking forward to the release. Also we may get lucky to get a a Sub-label in Japan, but that is yet to be confirmed. So I was quite busy in the semester break also having nasal surgery (nope not cosmetically) and writing papers. With the album now done and my oral M.A. exams logged in I finally got a timeframe to work with.
So I'm heading out to the Saxony Switzerland with my friend *JanPusdrowski with whom I was out hunting the light several times already but haven't been on a longer trip since 2011 now. We'll be leaving tonight and meet up with *MatthiasHaltenhof in the Harz for a sunrise shooting before continuing to our destination. Looking forward to meeting him after being in contact with him over the years here on DA. Also we may meet up with *TobiasRichter and get some more insight into the beauty of the area once we get to the Saxony Switzerland.
Even though we're late for the highest point of autumnal bloom we hope to catch some spectacular light situations above the sublime rock formations of the area. And maybe we get lucky with some mist shrouds so I can finally try to re-create one of my favorite paintings of all time Caspar David Friederichs "Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer". I wonder why I was in Japan, USA, Norway and so on but never actually traveled to Saxony even though it's not that far off. Jan and I will be hiking for a couple of days sleeping on location which will hopefully enable us not to miss out on a specific cloud formation / light situation which we might miss not doing so. Even though we'd have to bring quite a bit of stuff to stay in the area without returning to the car in between. But wouldn't be the first time. Not as awesome as many of the professional landscapers here on DA but it sure will be fun if even on a smaller level.
On a side not I finally started designing my homepage but it's still far from being complete. Hopefully I'll get to complete it this year so I can start with the programming.
Anyway I'm off to the doc since I got sick overnight, nothing to keep me from venturing out though.