JOURNEY

RECENT ADVENTURES #2

Springtime is a spectacular time. Everything gets back to life, there's more trouble in the cities, more people in the parks enjoying the beautiful weather. Since everybody is back home around easter, two friends and I decided to explore the forest a bit more. The end of April is that time of the year where the thimbleweed starts to grow and fills the leafless scenery with color again. 

Beech forests are a very endangered habitat on our earth and a few of the older ones are counting to the UNESCO world heritage sites. It makes me very happy to see this young beech forest starting to grow and develop again. But what totally brought my mood down was this pile of trash dumped between the trees.

It still frustrates me to see so much waste laying around in our ecosystems. Dumped where it's very hard to find. At least, I'm able to share photos of this so more people will see it...

We continued our walk to see if there's more trash. A tiny valley showed up, which looked like a very common place for the animals to get some food. The local hunter set up a tree stand, which was perfect for us to hide while a short shower came down. We even spotted around 10-15 deer a couple of hundred meters away, but there was no chance to get a photo of them with my wide angle (I should have taken a zoom lens with me). 

It's always a new experience to explore the nature around your home...you probably won't recognize how beautifull it is, until you stop living your daily routine and start to discover new places again. Give it a try, it's awesome! 

RECENT ADVENTURES #1

Gamechanger

First I was skeptical, followed by a cringed feeling caused by my wallet, which turned into the best purchase I've done till yet. It's not my camera. It's this little guy.

DSC02184.jpg

A camera holder, which allows you to attach your camera to your chest. You probably wonder, why I write about a small gadget. The thing that makes this little guy so important for me is the opportunities it creates. Over the last few months I had quite a few adventures and without being able to have my camera always in a place which is easy to reach, I couldn't take that many photos. 

Because my camera is always with me, I decided to start a new Blog category with more recent photos. Photos want to be shared, so I guess this is a really good way to get everything started! 

Unplanned Creativity 

Going outside and breathe some fresh air always reactivates my creativity. Normally we are trying to improve our slacklining, but things can change, especially if you're discovering a new spot in your city. So did we a couple of weeks ago, I was aiming for a few new perspectives and decided to climb up the tree next to us. 

 

While we had our short "Climbing session" my adrenalin addicted friend Foivos became the idea to jump on to his fixed gear bike, so he could try to balance it on the slackline. I haven't seen any pictures of a bike on a slackline before and tried to capture the action as good as possible. The day totally surprised me with its outcome. Leaving the desk with the expectations of chilled slackline session and returning with pictures of a good friend balancing his bike on a line which is meant to be used with your feet. Diffenatly a success.