Symphony No.9 – Beethoven – January 2nd, 2011

First of all, Happy New Year to everyone who is out there.

Today, I want to share a video with you, that isn’t by me, but I uploaded it on Youtube. It’s a wonderful interpretation of the Symphony No.9 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Every year, thousands of japanese people sing the ending chorus of this great piece. Last year, 10000 people came together to celebrate the year 2011. For Japan, it was a year of harm and deeply mourning, but also a year of new hope and confidence. Maybe singning this great song together, can help the japanese people to start the new year with more courage and hope:


Spirit of Nature – November 5th, 2011

This video, I took with my Nikon D5100 is nothing special. I love the video tool of the camera and i went to a forest close to my hometown to collect some clips. I think the video, you can see right here, turned out very well. It’s simple, of course, but I like playing with the light and using the effect of „Depth of Field“:

I also took some photos. This photo was very difficult to take, because of the difficult light conditions, but after some tries it worked out very well:
Deep in the forest...

20 years „De Doskerkerls“ – August 8th, 2011

Yesterday, I visited a festival close to my hometown.
„De Doskerkerls“ are usually old men, who are interested in old tractors and harvesting machines. Most of them are grown up on a farm, so their knowledge comes from their childhood. Now, they want to protect the old technical and historical machines and show them to the public.
In this video, you can see the „Doskerkerls“ and other clubs harvesting (unripe) corn and wheat:

Boat Lift Henrichenburg – June 25th, 2011

Some weeks ago, I was at an historically important place in the Ruhrgebiet, Germany.

The boat lift in Henrichenburg was very important for the transport of raw materials, especially coal. It doesn’t work like a normal lock, 70 years ago, it was a technical revolution. Now, it ’s a museum and you can learn how the mechanical masterpiece worked. There are also some interesting loan exhibitions, sometimes artwork, but basically interesting things about the past in the Ruhr area.