A Waterfall in Styria, Austria

Waterfall in Hieflau, Gesäuse National Park, Styria, Austria

A waterfall and small creek in Styria(Austria).

This waterfall is located in the Gesäuse natural park in Styria. The natural park is situated along a river of the same name. It is a wild romantic region, with lots of woods, forests, creeks and rivers which give it a feeling of being in a fairytale country. Green is the dominating colour, an intense, saturated green, as can be seen in the picture.

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Blue Bridal Shoes

Blue Bridal Shoes

Light Blue Bridal Shoes

At the end of a wedding, the bride has removed her shoes and left them on the wooden floor of the restaurant where the reception was taking place. The elegant blue of the shoes contrasts lovely with the somewhat rough, almost rustic brown floor.

The shoes also tell a story of the wedding, of a day full of elegance, beauty and festivity. A day which is the culmination of weeks of planning, full of the stress of all the preparations that went into it. This day is now over, the formal ceremony has passed. The reception was a success. Now that most guests have left and only the closest friends and family hold out, everybody can relax. So the bride unwinds, takes off her shoes and sets them down, almost carelessly on the floor and puts up her feet on a chair and reclines.

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A Small Ferry crossing the Geneva habour

A small passenger ferry in the Geneva habour.

A small passenger boat crossing the Geneva harbour

Geneva is situated on both sides of Lake Geneva, where the lake flows back into the river Rhône. Four ferry services conveniently connect the left and the right1 bank of the city and allow to cross a large part of the town without having to go around the lake. These little ferry boats, which are for passengers only, are called Mouettes and have a distinctive yellow colour making them visible from far away. Contrasted against the blue of the lake, the Mouettes stand out intensifying their golden colour.

The golden light of the setting sun enhances the yellow, and the blue of the lake intensifies the yellow of the boats even more with a perfect complementary colour contrast.

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  1. The left and right bank are defined by the direction of the river Rhône flowing through the lake. Since the Rhône flows from east to west the left bank is on the north side. 

The bust of Le Corbusier in Roquebrune Cap Martin

The bust of Le Corbusier in Roquebrune Cap Martin, where he lived and died

The bust of Le Corbusier in Roquebrune Cap Martin, where he lived and died.

The world famous Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier spent some time in his later years in a small self-designed vacation cabin at the Mediterranean Sea in Roquebrune Cap Martin, just a few kilometres away from Monaco. The bust is located not far from this cabin and from where he was presumably found dead after a swim in the morning in the Mediterranean Sea in 1965.

The area around Roquebrune Cap Martin is very scenic, and I took several excellent photos of the shore and the sea with the spray and rough shore making for a dramatic background with rich saturated colours. The picture of the bust of Le Corbusier on the other hand, taken in the early morning, expresses a calmness and quality, that very much improves from being shown in black and white, supporting the texture and simplicity of the composition.

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Pink Chairs in the Autumn Sun

Pink chairs rotting in the autumn weather

Pink chairs in the autumn sun.

This is one of my first pictures I uploaded to Instagram1. It was taken in 2015 outside of CERN close to the tram station where I was waiting for the tram to go to work. The chairs were apparently abandoned and put outside for someone to collect, or to be thrown in the trash.

It was early in the morning, and the sun was shining nice and warm, highlighting the colours of the foliage as well as the pink paint that was coming off slowly from the chairs after having withstood the rain, the wind, and the sun for several years.

How the chairs got there, I have no idea. They certainly are not the usual furniture found at a particle accelerator laboratory. Whatever made them end up in this place, what caught my eye was the combination of colours from the decaying leaves and from the crumbling paint of the chairs in the still warm autumn sun.

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  1. I am leaving Instagram and have removed the links to Instagram. The photos are now all hosted on Flickr