The search for serenity at the pacific coast of the Marin Headlands
The deep sound of the fog horn hits my ears while I am driving across the Golden Gate Bridge. My mind is filled with excitement and I devoutly enjoy the fascinating view when the bridge appears from the fog that silently lays over the bay. With every mile I drive, I get further away from the bustling city towards the safe haven of the Point Reyes National Seashore at the roaring coastline of Marin County. Read More
Ok guys, this is just a very short post with some sample images I just recently shot in Newport Beach Southern Clifornia. The Lensbaby Edge 50 optics together with the Composer Pro II has been the latest addition the my Fuji X-series lens lineup. I every wanted to own one of those lenses to add a certain mysterious effect to my photographs. Then after Lensbaby announced a massive sale on this baby, I could not resist any longer. I will do a more detailed review on this lens in an upcoming post, but as it was very hard for me to find sample images taken with this lens and any kind of Fuji X-Series camera I thought I share them really fresh for everyone who is interested in this lens as well. Read More
In the middle of Singapore's Business District lies the busy and very interesting neighborhood of Tanjong Pagar. The name is Malay and means "cape of stakes". It was once an enclave for Chinese and Indian dock workers and has become a colorful and multifaceted district. In the middle of this neighborhood you find Tanjong Pagar Plaza, a small shopping and merchant site that accommodates the huge housing and apartment complex provided by the Housing and Development Board (HDB). Read More
Inspired by my daylight encounters along the legendary "Pacific Coast Highway" I came up with a first set of images that could be the start of a series on fast food restaurants, diners and shopping locations along and surrounding PCH at night.
Stay tuned for more... Read More
Aegean Spring in Rhodes
photos - Sebastian Schlueter
Beauty of course is subjective, but standing at beaches wide and open or small and fissured, looking at the light blue sea and breathing the lightly salted air that comes with the wind from the Mediterranean Sea, it is very hard to imagine somebody not being moved by the beauty of this island. The landscape is rough and rugged, but the recent rain over the winter months scattered many green trees and bushes all over the island. On the southeast coast there is a small village called Lindos that lies neatly below the big Acropolis. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Rhodes. The small white houses of the village cover the hills around the Paul´s Bay. Walking inside the narrow alleys gives me the feeling that this place has been here forever. Spring is special here in Rhodes, the streets are still empty and quiet. It is a time of change. People are getting ready for the tourists to arrive. Read More
Star Ferry, a company established in 1898, looks back on a history of over 100 years serving the people in Hong Kong. A total of twelve ferries carry up to 70,000 people daily between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. After all these years it is still the most exciting way to shuttle between the two centers of the Asian metropolis. Following a very tight schedule the boats cross the harbour in less than ten minutes and despite the fact that there are alternatives available, like the subway and street tunnels, it is still the most inexpensive and probably the most exciting way to commute between the islands. The Star Ferries have been the only mean of public transportation for many decades. Boarding one of the ferries is still an adventure everyone staying in the city should experience at least once. Read More
Right in between the bustle of the city you will find a green oasis that opens its arms to embrace every visitor yearning for a escape from the chaos of the city. Singapore´s Botanical Garden is a wonderful hideaway, a treasure of the city. The beautifully maintained garden offers more than you might expect. Be ready for an overwhelming botanical experience, explore the beauty of the tropical flora and fauna - an epiphany for all senses. Read More
The beauty of the Maggiore Lake in Northern Italy.
A photographic essay. Read More
Impressions from a early morning at McClures Beach. Read More
"The hidden treasures of San Francisco´s Little Italy"
The mouthwatering flavor of freshly baked “Foccacia” touches my nose while walking down Filbert Street, looking at the beautiful “Saints Peter & Paul” church. North Beach, San Francisco’s Little Italy, does everything to be enchanting and unobtrusive at once. The spirit of this place is present at every street corner. Well known for its culinary highlights, its small bars and restaurants and its pulsating nightlife, North Beach can be seen as a natural counterpart to the Piers of Fisherman’s Wharf and the busy streets of Chinatown. Read More