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Monochrome Nature

In winter, when all the colours have finally faded away and the world around us appears totally bare, I like to explore the nature in the outskirts, the meadows around the quarry lake and the paths along the river, to find the last remains of the seasons long gone. Capturing nature in shades of grey can mean to search for lights and shadows, for structures and patterns, and to discover all the unknown beauties and the unspoken secrets that are hiding in the decay.

Double exposure of thistle seed capsules
Double thorns
(Düsseldorf, Germany – February 2013)
Branches of dog rose with trees in the background
Branched
(Rostock, Germany – February 2017)
Snowdrops growing on the lawn in the park
Snowdrops
(Düsseldorf, Germany – February 2013)
Withered black currant branches caught between barbed wire
Caught in the thorns
(Rostock, Germany – December 2014)
Double exposure of old tree branches
Hiding in the shadows
(Rostock, Germany – December 2014)
Single leaf caught between bare branches
One leaf left
(Rostock, Germany – December 2014)
Two rows of bare trees reflected on a water surface
Twisted reflection
(Düsseldorf, Germany – February 2013)
Reflection of a corkscrew willow in a puddle
In the puddle
(Rostock, Germany – December 2014)
Single cattail near the frozen lake
Last man standing
(Rostock, Germany – January 2017)
Withered flower stems of goldenrod on a meadow
Something fluffy
(Rostock, Germany – February 2017)
Withered stems of goldenrod growing near the lake
Blocking the view
(Rostock, Germany – January 2017)
Rows of reed growing near the lake shore
All the rows
(Rostock, Germany – January 2017)
Imprints of shoe soles and dog paws in the snow on a frozen puddle
Walking together
(Rostock, Germany – January 2017)
Tire marks from a remotely controlled toy car on the surface of a frozen lake
Tire marks on ice
(Rostock, Germany – January 2017)