My Works

Hohenfels Volks: Black Velvet, as Bright as...
ISO 800, f/11, 1/60
These flowers were shot at the Hermitage in Bayreuth. A Wratten #8, yellow, filter was used. By using the filter, the green was brought up slightly, and the white flowers separated from both the red flowers and green leaves. By allowing a rich grey-black to fall on the leaves and red flowers, a velvety feeling of negative space results. While fragmented and carrying visual detail, it is by no means the subject, and yet becomes a subject of its own.

Hohenfels Volks: Mother Mary
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/30
The Virgin Mary, mother of our lord and saviour. Shot in a local church, the hand carved beauty of the statue is incredible. Shooting black and white gives a reverence to the scene.

Hohenfels Volks:The Ultimate Ransom
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/30
The primary crucifix at the same church. The detail and light bring glory to Jesus' finished work and sacrifice. The price he paid for us to receive grace...

Hohenfels Volks: Kelheim View
ISO 100, f/16, 1/25
View from the top of kelheim's Befreiungshalle. The greens seem to dance into life!

Hohenfels Volks: 20th in Color
ISO 200, f/8, 1/125
A shot of Disney Europes 20th year symbol. A memorable trip, a wonderful place, and some great times. The color makes this one festive, as opposed to the monochrome, which I also love!

Hohenfels Volks: In Defense of the Beauty
ISO 1200, f/5.6, 1/80
St George Rescues the Damsel. Shot at Weltenburg Monastery, a wonderful boat ride precedes the entry. Of course, the world class beer and large portions of food make the trip one worth dallying through.

Hohenfels Volks: Berchtesgaden Beautiful
ISO 400, f/11, 1/200
This is one of my faves taken at Berchtesgaden. This is from outside the salt mine. That one little area had so many different views, it's a definite place to re-visit. The tonal range and seemingly 19th century feel imparts a sense of rest.

Hohenfels Volks: Bamberg Crucifix
ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/60
One of the crucifixes at St. Michael's abbey church in Bamberg. The church had so many wonderful things to photograph. This reminder that when Jesus paid for our sins, others suffered, also. The simple dignity of the scene and contrast in the image give way to feelings of thanks, at least to me.

Hohenfels Volks: The Story Teller
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/125
An old man reminisces in Berchtesgaden. This gentleman stopped by while I was making photos. We had a nice conversation about the area, then he went on. He was nice enough to let me get his photo while he conversed with another visitor. I felt the image would benefit from the curves from old Kodak Plus-X film, giving it a more timeless feeling.

Hohenfels Volks: As beautiful as she...
ISO 100, f/8, 1/30
This sight made for a poetic thought. The blending of gold, orange, green, and blue led to a satisfying image. In black and white, the scene is even more impressive. It also led to poetic thoughts. Garbed in golden, with vision of green...

Hohenfels Volks: The Happy Place
ISO 200, f/22, 1/100
Disney Paris. The castle against a perfect sky made for a must get photo! A treasured reminder of a wonderful trip!

Hohenfels Volks: Droplets of beauty
ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/60
This lovely flower was blue. I inverted the image into a negative, applied a curve adjustment layer to match Polaroid's T55 film, and re-inverted the image. A couple tweaks in levels finished it off.

Hohenfels Volks: Kelheim Fountain
ISO 800, f/16, 1/30
A very calm little "garden" in Kelheim. The fountain and Plaque made for an interesting scene!

Hohenfels Volks: Googly Eyed
 ISO 200, f/16, 1/60
Googly Eyed Cheshire Cat at Disney Paris I loved the half hidden grin and way his eyes were spinning.

Hohenfels Volks: Curiouser and curiouser
ISO 200, f/16, 1/30
Her gaze makes me quite curious. What makes "U" so special?

Hohenfels Volks: Flowers Like Her
ISO 200, f/16, 1/30
Dahlias and smaller beauties. I inverted the original image and applied the H&D curves for old Kodak Commercial film.

Hohenfels Volks: A Storm Gathers
ISO 200, f/16, 1/125
This was at Disney. The clouds appeared to be gathering for an all out assault on our "dry-ness." It reminded me of a scene from an old movie, so I applied the curves for Kodak's Super-XX, a long out of production film that was top notch!

Hohenfels Volks: An Ancient Roman Villa and wind bent treeISO 125, f/8, 1/100
An ancient Roman villa and tree. The lighting and shapes create a scene that lingers.

Hohenfels Volks: Colosseum Underground
ISO 1000, f/5.6, 1/50
A subterranean area in the Colosseum in Rome. The color from the lighting and shape of the opening created a point of interest.

Hohenfels Volks: Gold and Cherubs
ISO 6400, f/3.5, 1/20
The golden ceiling texture above these cherubs creates a nice balance of light and dark. It also adds to the interest, drawing your eyes through the scene.

Hohenfels Volks: Berchtesgaden Black and white

Berchtesgaden Black and White.
ISO 400, f/11, 1/250, 50mm

Hohenfels Volks: Bayreuth Palace
The pond at Bayreuth's New Palace
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/60, 50mm

Hohenfels Volks: Lindt Chocolate Factory
The Lindt Chocolate Factory Museum. Great leading lines!
ISO 400, f/8, 1/30

Hohenfels Volks: Autumn in Hohenfels
Autumn's Glory. Taken on one of the many back roads around Hohenfels.
ISO 400, f/8, 1/125

Hohenfels Volks: Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2
The Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2 Circa 1937. This old great shoots 120 film, producing 6cmx9cm negs. Very nice camera.
ISO 400, f/8, 1/25, 37mm

Hohenfels Volks: Regensburg at night
ISO 100 Agfa APX100, f/8, 1/50, 50mm
This was shot on the Voightlander Vitomatic II in Regensburg. It's got nice contrast and some decent tone. I had this printed at 8x12 and plan to get it framed and matted for 11x14.

Hohenfels Volks: Regensburg Candle by the window
ISO 400, f/11, 1/125, 50mm. Shot on Kodak Professional BW400CN, chromatic B&W film.
Old town, Regensburg. Candle by the window.

Hohenfels Volks: Regal- A Lady in Waiting
ISO 200, f/11, 1/500, 70mm, subject luminance approximately 320 ft/c
A Noble Lady in Waiting at the Landshuter Hochzeit, 2009

Hohenfels Volks: The Glowing Wood
ISO 400, Ilford HP5+, f/8, 1/125, shot with a Canon AE-1 and 50mm 1:1.8 lens, developed in a commercial lab.
The Glowing Wood...