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 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. When you have switched off the auto-pilot you face a new reality.


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    fb-photografien says:

    "Hallo Christian,
    deine Bilder haben einen eigenen Charme. Jedes einzelne ist es wert über längere Zeit betrachtet zu werden. Man kann sich darin verlieren, dem Alltag entfliehen...
    Bilder, die Emotionen transportieren. Meinen Respekt und meine Bewunderung.
    Beste Grüße
    Frank"

    February 24th, 2019

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    chabbertjeanpaul24 says:

    "J'aime beaucoup le savoir faire, "l'artiste""

    February 7th, 2019

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    mikeculley591 says:

    "fantastic wonderful photos all of them a pleasure to see makes you happy always ."

    January 31st, 2019

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    Visual Images1 says:

    "Christian takes beautiful, well composed, dreamy and colorful photos! It makes me happy to see them. Thanks for sharing!"

    January 27th, 2019

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    Pepe Ruiz Ramos says:

    "Andando por Flickr he encontrado una galería extraordinaria que me ha alegrado la vida y la vista.
    Con el tiempo conoceré al autor y espero con suerte ser su amigo . Un saludo desde la Córdoba califal (Spain)"

    January 23rd, 2019

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    fixaraffe says:

    "Really impressed by the light and high intensity in your pics! Have do you do it...Lightroom ? Photoshop ? I always take in raw and then som processing in Lightroom..."

    January 6th, 2019

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    Liz Keeler says:

    "You work is very impressive. I get the feeling of a watercolor-like quality about them. They provide peaceful settings for the viewer."

    December 25th, 2018

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    huthgnther says:

    "Brilliant !!!
    Greetings from the former GDR ..."

    December 17th, 2018

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    Emmanuel Cattier - says:

    "Généralement on trouve des paysages à l'huile sur toile, d'autres sont des aquarelles, mais on trouve aussi maintenant des paysages à la Blavandmaster"

    November 3rd, 2018

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    TongJOn says:

    "Wonderful works, follower words :)"

    October 31st, 2018

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    Bob D'Amato says:

    "I like to think of Christian Kortum as the "Sky Master" of Flickr."

    October 28th, 2018

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    daystar297 says:

    "I don't know how Christian manages to do this so consistently ... but I do know that each time I see one of his images it's going to be beautiful and magical and filled with imagination and color ... these can be really difficult times ... both in real life and online ... but each visit to Christian's gallery does what art is supposed to do at it's highest level ... uplift and inspire .... always my gratitude for that … 💛💜💛 …"

    October 8th, 2018

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    tidy fold says:

    "It's really a nice, wonderful, amazing, well-maintained albums of yours Christian Kortum and useful piece of info. I'm very satisfied that you just shared this amazing pictures with us. it's wonderful feeling to see your amazing photographies real pictures and so on i have to say. Thank you for sharing."

    September 22nd, 2018

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    elmalou120 says:

    "Ich freue mich über jedes neue Bild ...zum abtauchen und träumen -einfach schön"

    September 16th, 2018

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    Giemef says:

    "hello i'm not surprised by the number of "faves" you have catch. your pictures are always stunning and the choice of the subjects, the composition, the colors are extraordinary and show a great experiment and the choice to bring emotion in your stream. Thanks for sharing"

    August 30th, 2018

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    bratispixl says:

    "Danke fürs zeigen, bratispixl !
    Dzięki za wskazanie, bratispixl!
    指してくれてありがとう、bratispixl!
    İşaretlediğiniz için teşekkürler, bratispix!
    Vă mulțumim pentru vizionare, bratispixl!
    Obrigado por apontar, bratispixl!
    Tak for at pege, bratispixl!
    Спасибо, что указал, братишлик!
    Thanks for pointing, bratispixl!
    Merci pour le pointage, bratispixl!
    Хвала за показивање, братиспикл!
    Gracias por señalar, bratispixl!
    Takk for at du peker, bratispixl!
    Ευχαριστώ για την υπογράμμιση, bratispixl!
    Tack för att du pekade, bratispixl!
    Vă mulțumim că ați arătat, bratispixl!
    You help us to see and notice with your eyes!
    ¡Nos ayudas a ver y a notar con tus ojos!"

    August 27th, 2018

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    girafechacal says:

    "Hello Christian,
    Your photography are very inspired. I love them so much.
    You should go to see the Georges DUTIL's work. I feel your sensibilitie like Georges Dutil who live to Montréal, to Quebec.
    Thank's to you for love about one of my photo.
    Big kisses
    Martine Mail"

    August 20th, 2018

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    brysenmiller says:

    "A powerful artist with amazing captures of the sky truly remarkable works of photos and images that are deep and expressive"

    August 19th, 2018

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    Roy Richard Llowarch says:

    "I love your photos. They are all wonderful. Well done :-)"

    August 12th, 2018

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    hassanamrawi says:

    "beau travail"

    June 20th, 2018

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    rushikeshapte says:

    "Classic signature style, and wonderful compositions! Always a pleasure and an inspiration to see your newest posts!"

    March 3rd, 2018

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    nuno borges says:

    "A gallery of dreams."

    February 28th, 2018

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    peterwarhier says:

    "Christian ist ein talentierter Fotograf mit einem scharfen Auge, um schöne Bilder aus Landschaft und interessanter Architektur zu machen. Es ist ein Vergnügen, seinen sehr schönen und gut komponierten Fotografien zu folgen."

    February 9th, 2018

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    Solo2808 says:

    "An absolutely fabulous body of work, great control of soft tones whilst retaining detail. Timeless images."

    December 4th, 2017

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    arnaudchatelet says:

    "It is very difficult not to love them all. The most beautiful gallery I have seen until today. (Google Traduction)"

    September 14th, 2017

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    florenceurban says:

    "Hello Christian! You have a wonderful gallery, full of emotion, sweet and romantic! I could FAVE all your shots !
    The POV are always so good, congratulation for your work ! Greetings from Geneva !"

    September 27th, 2017

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    Massimo Frasson says:

    "Una gallery davvero magnifica.
    Complimenti Christian."

    August 26th, 2017

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    pinto paiva says:

    "Que se trata de um grande fotógrafo, isso vê-se imediatamente. Mas parece-me que as suas fotos reflectem sobretudo a sua sensibilidade e a sua concepção de vida: uma vida simples mas sempre cheia de pureza e encantamento. É uma pessoa que me inspira de todas as vezes que vejo as suas fotografias. Acho que só pode ser feliz. Muitas felicidades te desejo, Christian Kortum."

    July 26th, 2017

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    Jim 592 says:

    "A remarkable command of English too!"

    July 21st, 2017

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    tony allan tony allan says:

    "I could actually click like on every image in this collection. Love the softness and sort of pastel shades, wonderful collection of images."

    July 26th, 2017

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    mangaram says:

    "All catches are a delight for the eyes, a remarkable work that at every catch never disappoints."

    August 3rd, 2017

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    helenoftheways says:

    "Christian's dream-like photos are amazing & unique."

    August 7th, 2017

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    Edgard.V says:

    "Your pictures look like Dutch Old Masters paintings. In other words, masterpieces."

    August 9th, 2017

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    Joan.. I.W. (NO Group Invites Please) says:

    "What a fabulous photostream you have. Your photos are all amazing. you are certainly a fantastic photographer. Many thanks for sharing them all with us."

    August 9th, 2017

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    Obdulio Schwach says:

    "Suas fotos são um verdadeiro espetaculo - Você cria grandes momentos de esplendor nas tuas imagens ."

    July 10th, 2017

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    ppietrobono says:

    "Veramente grande fotografia la tua , la prova sta nel fatto che riconoscerei una tua immagine fra mille istantaneamente . Grande anche la sensibilità personale del colore e condivido pienamente la tua affermazione : " The world is what we think the world to be " ."

    July 3rd, 2017

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    Alberto Brambilla says:

    "E' sempre un piacere ammirare i tuoi lavori, ogni immagine è un opera d'arte."

    July 7th, 2017

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    respect all ️️ ♥ says:

    "Very beautiful pictures and beautiful photography I wish you happiness and health
    ★★★★★ for you"

    June 24th, 2017

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    donitafischer says:

    "A great photo stirs emotions and tells a story. Blavandmaster is a great storyteller whose every picture evokes an emotional response - usually an 'awe' or an 'ahhh'!"

    March 3rd, 2016

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    yamina.taharchaouche says:

    "je partage ce que les flicfers qui m'ont précedé ont dit de vous du moins de votre travail mais est-ce bien different? merci"

    November 5th, 2015

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    Beth Vesseur says:

    "Sea, idyllic country scenes, clouds, sunsets, beautiful compositions, colours, shades, perspective... In other words, a great master at work with his camera. All photos evoke so much, tell stories to each observer in a different way. They effect sight, senses and emotions...

    Not long on Flickr, a beginner in photography, your photos excite me: each one is a piece of art and beyond photography! I am sure all your followers will agree with me.
    Very happy to be a follower...
    Thank you for sharing them…"

    May 25th, 2014

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    Paolo M. Photography says:

    ""Non conosco personalmente Cristian, ma ritengo che sia un grande fotografo. Riesce a cogliere certi particolari e certe situazioni e trasformarli in capolavori che riescono sempre ad emozionarmi. Aspetto il prossimo scatto!! Complimenti.""

    May 3rd, 2014

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    tacit canvas says:

    "An extraordinary portfolio of images that really seems alive with life and colour. Very inspirational!"

    April 22nd, 2014

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    Nalaofmoonlight says:

    "Sehr schöne Bilder! Man sieht die Arbeit dahinter!"

    January 6th, 2014

Name:
Christian Kortum
Joined:
May 2009
Hometown:
East-Westphalia, Germany
Currently:
Löhne, Deutschland
I am:
Male and Single
Occupation:
Office Furniture Export
Email:
blavandmaster [at] yahoo.de