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[1000 Strangers] #19 (23) Stefan & Mats | by Anh Tu Nguyen Photography
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[1000 Strangers] #19 (23) Stefan & Mats

The weather was so nice today so i went climbing the Drachenfels - the mountain in the Siebengebirge mountain range between Königswinter and Bad Honnef together with a friend of mine. With a height of 321 metres the Drachenfels mountain is not the highest one, but it is definitely the most famous mountain of the Siebengebirge. From here you have a wonderful view to the Rhineland; under ideal weather conditions you can even see the two towers of the Dome of Cologne. You can reach the top of the Drachenfels mountain either on foot or with Germany’s oldest rack railway - Drachenfelsbahn, which was taken into operation on July 17, 1883 for the first time.

It took us about two hours with the regional express train from Aachen to get here.

It was just a day off for us and i didn't plan on having any stranger's photo but have some fun laughing at each other!


I had no idea what to expect, but I was amazed. The view was amazing if you know what i mean. The feeling of being on top of everything else. The wind howled. The fog was everywhere below me. It's perfect for a panorama shot!

And i just love making beautiful panoramic landscape photo. There's something very appealing about their shape and dimensions. It's so tempting and i can't get enough of it.


And while being there, i was thinking about photography.

It just can not be mass produced. And it should not be mass produced.

It is something unique in your heart which you then take out and share with others. Otherwise you'll end up doing something boring, cliché and uninspiring, let alone running out of idea. Besides, I think one of the most fundamental misapprehensions people have is that no one really gets told how mass production defrays costs to the consumer. So, if you see the prices for custom artwork online, you can't expect the retail prices they see in stores or supermarket. It doesn’t work like that.


Sometimes when I feel so uninspired, I just take a break away from photography and try not to think about it. Focus on some another hobbies for a while and don't force myself to return to it in a set time. The excitement of it typically gives me more energy and gets me more motivated.




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Taken on March 1, 2012