One of my earliest inspirations for photography was the artwork of the 1994 Walkabouts album “setting the woods on fire”. It features black and white pictures of forest, trees and farms, a curated landscape, in presumably fall conditions, conveying a moody, yet peaceful atmosphere.
Recently, I discovered the meditative nature of wildlife photography, which was triggered by a random encounter with a kingfisher in Laufenburg’s part of Auenschutzpark Aargau. Scouting for a particular bird, looking for signs of its presence and setting up a hide and being patient has been a pandemic-conform activity. Laufenburg is blessed with two kingfisher areas, one up- and one down-stream of the old town. They are very shy and
Laufenburg is very well suited for so-called fake tilt-shift images, which convey the optical illusion of miniature model landscapes or cities. One needs high(er) vantage points, preferably coupled with an long lens and bright lighting and then some special filters, e.g. in Affinity Photo, to create that effect.