Week 19 – O Captain, My Captain ….

the Meisterschaft is ours……

In all the years I played the game, I don’t believe I ever once won the league or captained my team. Not bad for his second year of active club football!

Canon 5D
Canon 24-105 f4
Aperture and NIK
f8 1/500 ISO 400 @24mm 
 
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Week 2 Potsdam – “The-Bread-Roll-Run”

I think you may have to get used to a number of these banks being within the boundaries of the city of Potsdam, as well as being taken at the last possible moment during the week.

The more observant of you will have noticed that this was taken on a Sunday, hence it was taken on the first day of the new week. This is correct, unless you live in Germany, where the first day of the week is a Monday. Although I always mutter that this custom is incorrect and probably goes against some international (most probably European Union) law, it certainly worked to my advantage this week.

To those readers used to my rants on this subject and the mixing up of commas and full stops in the German numerical system I have this to say:

“Was interessiert mich mein Geschwätz von gestern.” Konrad Adenauer (First German Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany)

This roughly translates as:

“Who cares what twaddle I have spoken in the past” A rather novel admittance for a politician I think.

That does not go to say that I will in future condone either of the above errors.

The image was taken on my Sunday “Bread-Roll-Run” with the kids, whilst their mother idled, well deserved I might add, in her warm and cosy bed.

We’ve had mild weather with rain over the past few days, which has brought the remnants of the New Year’s celebrations to the surface as well as preserving patches of dirty snow.

A picture fitting for the time of year I think.

Week 1 Dallgow Döberitzer Heide

“It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.” – David Bailey – In “Face,” (London), Dec 1984.

It is with this in mind that we set off on our 53 week photographic journey. There are few things more ordinary than a bank, so in the hope that not all the images presented are just ordinary, let’s get started.

It was one of the those wonderful Winter afternoons that you get when the easterly winds blow across the North German plains making the air dry, crisp and very cold. We were out with the kids to see how the wild bison, horses and reindeer fared in the conditions. As the winter sun started to set I came across this makeshift bench.

It was my first bank of the year.