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Milky way on new moon

Night skies with milky way are absolutly fascinating. I could watch this forever and ever. Even here on the northern hemisphere, where the milky way is not as spectacular as on the southern hemisphere. The narrow ribbon is always in the sky, but not easy to spot. The center of the milky way cannot be seen every night, but when the time is right, you can see it with bare eyes. So you need some planning in advance. Searching for the darkness The milky way rises, like sun and moon. It appears on the night sky with the rotation of the earth. To see it, the sky must be dark, really dark. Moon is no option, it is way to bright. Other sources of light as streetlights or houses must be as far away as possible. In a land like Germany which is populated very dense, this is difficult, because it’s bright nearly everywhere. But there are darker places. I look at the maps from www.lichtverschmutzung.de, which are also available on english pages. In the …

Blue cloud: the wonderful Wisteria

Wisteria, in Germany often called Blue Rain, are really wild climbing shrubs. They grow fast and powerful. The shoots get 100 ft long. The trunks are getting so powerful that they destroy nearly everything in their way and rip the fixations off the walls. But once a year they bloom in April/May. The flowering is so spectacular, that it rewards for the rowdily behavior. Wisteria get wonderful long panicles with hundreds of blue oder white flowers and a heavy fragrance. The seed vessels are beautiful too, a little bit furry and hanging on very long stems which is beautiful the whole winter when there are no leaves. To discipline them is hard work, much and heavy cutting, but it’s worth it. When you do this, you can bring the Wisteria in every shape you want to – if it’s a tunnel, a pergola or a little tree. They have so much energy to bud and get very old. Especially in Japan there are old Wisterias with characterful trunks and interesting forms of trunks. The japanese Wisteria …

Portfolio

For users of the Adobe Creative Cloud there is free acces to Behance. In the beginning this was nothing for me, but now I get inspired by projects of other photographers. It’s interesting to see the ideas of others and how they develop their own photographic language. Since a few weeks Adobe offers to build a own website. It’s called Portfolio and is made out of the contents of Behance. It’s really easy and a beautiful design so it’s fun to build a website. Mine is here: http://sylviaknittel.myportfolio.com