Photography is like life : a permanent process of learning and exercise. Every session is experience. And I have given up judging between "good" and "bad". Making experiences is just great and vital for personal growth and evolution. The world is what we think the world to be. So I prefer colour to dull and vibrant to stiff. And I have learned to love the grey moments when they come and to welcome the unknown with open arms. It does not need a lot to be happy. A view though my camera helps me to learn that every day. Photography offers the best mindfulness-training I can imagine. You learn to make use of your conscious mind and train to focus. When you have switched off the auto-pilot you face a new reality.

  

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Hallo Christian. Ich genieße es immer, Ihre wunderbare Galerie zu besuchen. Ich liebe Ihre schönen Landschaftsfotos. Sie geben mir die Möglichkeit, Ihr schönes Land zu besuchen. Haben Sie einen grteat Tag.

May 24, 2021

WOW! Your collection is just exactly my kind of images! I don't know where to even begin to chose my favourites, they are all so perfect. I like the slightly soft focus shots and would be fascinated to know your thinking with them - both the technique and why you use it so often. But, yes, I am SO pleased to have made … Read more

WOW! Your collection is just exactly my kind of images! I don't know where to even begin to chose my favourites, they are all so perfect. I like the slightly soft focus shots and would be fascinated to know your thinking with them - both the technique and why you use it so often. But, yes, I am SO pleased to have made a wonderful discovery - and look forward to enjoying many more.

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May 13, 2021

It's so wonderful to see your photos!!! It's a kind of overwhelming feeling. Thank you for sharing your magnificent work. Keep enjoying your gifted work.

April 24, 2021

Magnifique galerie avec des photos tendres aux lumières diffuses

March 4, 2021

My compliments, on your spectacular gallery. With the glorious colors and magical light, it's a beautiful fairy tale paradise Kind Regards, From the land under the southern stars.

January 16, 2021

photos always with dreamy almost enchanted atmospheres, really great shots

December 30, 2020

L'atmosphère de vos photos les rend aussi belles que des tableaux. C'est avec un grand plaisir et une réelle émotion que j'ai la chance de voir vos photos. Cordialement.

December 20, 2020

Christian, es macht immer wieder Spaß, Deine Fotos zu betrachten! Viele Grüße aus der Kölner Bucht Ludger

December 5, 2020

Christian, Each of your images is a work of art. It is clear you are paying attention to what you learn & what you see every day. May you continue to derive pleasure from all your endeavors & delight us by posting examples!

November 30, 2020

Immer wieder bin ich von deinen Bildern angetan. Sie liegen irgendwo auf dem Weg zwischen Fotografie und Gemälde, was ihren besonderen Charme, einen Charme impressionistischer Leichtigkeit, ausmacht. Danke für deine "Faves", eine große Ehre für mich.

November 22, 2020

Eine großartige Galerie,in einer unglaublichen Qualität- großen Respekt !!Es war mir eine große Freude sie zu sehen !!!Vielen Dank fürs teilen und weiterhin viel Freude bei der Fotografie !! Beste Grüße

November 2, 2020
Antony says:

Wonderful photo's Christian,I'm an enthusiastic (older) amateur,I love some of the softness in your photographs,I notice you use long exposures on some pics, is this what gives the photo it's dreamy,soft quality or do you use an edit in photoshop etc? Thanks ,Tony

October 27, 2020

A real honour to view your superb images. For you to fave a few of mine has made my day. I salute your sir. Kindest regards Paul

October 11, 2020

Christian ist für mich ein Fotograf im Sinne der Bedeutung phos graph, "mit Licht zeichnen"; ein Meister der Farben. Großartiges Werk. Danke.

September 17, 2020

Aller Ihrer Fotos muss ich als Favorit kennzeichnen!!! Manche sogar mehr als 1 Stern. Vielen Dank, ihre Fotos sind wunderbar, ja sogar Kunst!!! Die Fotos zu schauen ist genussvoll und der Zeit bleib stehen. Viele und Liebe Grüße, Dario M

September 7, 2020

Virtually every piece is ICONIC. Awesome eye for setting up a shot.

August 8, 2020

You are a troubadour with camera on your shoulders and poetry inside of you. Your photos are sometimes music in a background of your thoughts, they guide your camera where ever you go. That music sometimes has Wagnerian deepness, sometimes joyful elements of Pastoral Symphony. Thank you for following me.

May 18, 2020

I couldn't agree more ....... "Photography is like life : a permanent process of learning and exercise. Every session is experience. And I have given up judging between "good" and "bad". Making experiences is just great and vital for personal growth and evolution. The world is what we think the world to be. So I pre… Read more

I couldn't agree more ....... "Photography is like life : a permanent process of learning and exercise. Every session is experience. And I have given up judging between "good" and "bad". Making experiences is just great and vital for personal growth and evolution. The world is what we think the world to be. So I prefer colour to dull and vibrant to stiff. It does not need a lot to be happy. A view though my camera helps me to learn that every day. Photography offers the best mindfulness-training I can imagine. You learn to make use of your conscious mind and train to focus. When you have switched off the auto-pilot you face a new reality." Easily one of the best photo streams on Flickr. I'm glad to have found you. Thank you!

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May 17, 2020

Dear Christian, You have beautiful and inspiring photo gallery. I really enjoyed browsing your photos. Best regards and be safe! Oli from Croatia

May 10, 2020

La casualidad me ha hecho conocer a este Fotografo (si, con mayuscula) y quise elegir alguna de sus imagenes para añadir a favoritos, pero es imposible seleccionar unas pocas... al final mejor seguirle e ir viendo su trabajo poco a poco, degustando esas atmosferas de las que estan cargadas sus fotos, aprendiendo, disfr… Read more

La casualidad me ha hecho conocer a este Fotografo (si, con mayuscula) y quise elegir alguna de sus imagenes para añadir a favoritos, pero es imposible seleccionar unas pocas... al final mejor seguirle e ir viendo su trabajo poco a poco, degustando esas atmosferas de las que estan cargadas sus fotos, aprendiendo, disfrutando.... A veces las casualidades son geniales!!!!! Muchas gracias Christian, Maestro.

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April 18, 2020

Hello Christian, Merci pour votre magnifique galerie. Vos images me font penser au couleurs et au contraste des peintures de Vincent Van Gogh.... Paysage bucolique dans lequel on aime vivre... L'imagination fait le reste !! Danke Christian

April 14, 2020

Great photostream Christian keep up the good work.

February 29, 2020

Schöne Fotos, intensive Eindrücke, gut eingefangen! Dein Text über das Fotografieren als Achtsamkeits-Training spricht mich sehr an. Sehr schön in Worte gefasst.

February 22, 2020

Christian is able to capture the beauty of nature in his unforgettable landscape shots; like a painter he is able to blend light, perspective and color in his exciting shots. Only an excellent photographer can achieve a perfect balance between exposure, color, tones and composition in each photo. And that's exactly wha… Read more

Christian is able to capture the beauty of nature in his unforgettable landscape shots; like a painter he is able to blend light, perspective and color in his exciting shots. Only an excellent photographer can achieve a perfect balance between exposure, color, tones and composition in each photo. And that's exactly what I saw in Christian's photostream. Thank you so much for sharing !!!

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February 16, 2020

Great photos, it is a pleasure to enjoy your gallery, thank you for sharing.

February 7, 2020

Your beautiful philosophy shines through in your stunning photos. I love the soft palette that you use. Thank you for looking at my picture but mostly for sharing your work.

January 23, 2020
Bila 8 says:

Auch ich reihe mich ein in die Riege der Bewunderer deiner Bilder. :-) Die Bilder deiner Gallerie -- insbesondere die Landschaftsbilder -- sind stets eine Augenweide!

January 22, 2020

Wunderschöne Foto Serie !!!

December 3, 2019

Desde hace tiempo admiro tu obra y me alegro cuando escoges alguna foto mía. Gracias por lo que enseñas Sigue así . Un admirador de tu obra..Saludos cordiales.

November 11, 2019

Christian's work has brought me to my knees with there awesome beauty. I have learned to put on sunglasses before viewing so as not to be dazzled and brought to tears by the colors and textures embroidered into each wondrous and jaw-dropping scene. Truly the most breath taking, majestic, unbelievable, amazing site in … Read more

Christian's work has brought me to my knees with there awesome beauty. I have learned to put on sunglasses before viewing so as not to be dazzled and brought to tears by the colors and textures embroidered into each wondrous and jaw-dropping scene. Truly the most breath taking, majestic, unbelievable, amazing site in all Christendom.

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October 14, 2019

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