An illuminated flower in Ireland – one of the first shots of mine that got me into photography. It was a sunny day, only the background is slightly edited. I love the different shades here, they add a mysterious character to the flower.
It reminds me of the dependency of mankind on light. And it’s influence is often underestimated. Especially at this time of the year when we crave for spring: Who doesn’t feel better on the first days of sunshine? Our mood often depends on light, on its intensity, its position and its colour (warm or cold).
I took these photos some weeks ago, on the day of the first snowfall this winter. Autumn is still there and the colour-explosion of the leaves fights the white cold. The little deck-chair looks lost now. But it will only hibernate a few months until spring recovers.
As I am not a fan of extremes, I prefer autumn and spring to winter or summer. My perfect weather is not suitable for bathing nor skiing. It’s the in-between-seasons I love.
When I think of „reflections“, this view is what comes to my mind. I took this photo 4 years ago, at an intense and tough time in Ireland. The Ring of Kerry is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. This vision is why I would love to go back to that place where I gained a lot of inner strengh.
Secondly, I think of the time after. The first time living alone – in that high building on the left. This was 2009, the most intense year of my life. I had to deal with the fact that my family suddenly broke into pieces and found my big love only a few days later. Also I enjoyed being on my own a lot. I went photographing a lot, alone or with new friends. The picture shows my favourite spot to go jogging and take photos. The edit is to remind me and everyone who cares to focus on the bright, colourful parts of life – even if everything looks grey and miserable at first.