The new Hamburg landmark “Elbphilharmonie” (Philharmonic Hall) along the Elbe river is illuminated during the opening of the new concert hall in Hamburg, Northern Germany.
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“Horses can be hilarious!” says German photographer Wiebke Haas.
“It’s my greatest passion to tease out nearly human expressions from them.” She has turned this passion into a delightful series called Horsestyle (shortlisted for a 2018 Sony World Photography award) featuring stallion Pauli with his lovely Elvis lip-curl, and Linus with a big, bouncy mane to rival Farrah Fawcett’s.
Haas grew up around animals, which perhaps explains why her horses look so at ease. “The most difficult part was to keep them straight to the camera,” she says. Her secret? Horse goodies and the occasional “tickle in the ear”.
Wiebke Haas: ‘Young stallion Pauli is a clown. It was more difficult to illuminate his black coat in front of the black background. I needed the flash lights on full power.’
‘Linus is a heartbreaker with his blond mane and tale. He was so relaxed in the studio and did his job patiently and like a professional model.’
Bremen: Ernsting, 1791 Engraved broadside. Graphic Arts Collection.
A panoramic view of the city of Bremen tops this journeyman’s certificate.
It is inscribed for twenty-five year old Johann Hingstmann (born 1773), who has completed his twelve year apprenticeship to reach the level of journeyman.
Hingstmann now has the right to charge a fee for his own work.
To reach the highest level of master craftsman, he will have to submit an example of his work to a particular guild for evaluation and hopefully, be admitted to the guild as a master.
The certificate is engraved by Daniel Albert (Albrecht) Ernsting (1749-1820), who was himself an apprentice to a Bremen printer. Ernsting then studied in Göttingen and Copenhagen before returning to Bremen and opening a shop.
His name is found engraved on portraits, business cards, playing cards, and of course certificates.
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The Allgäu Alps in Germany is one of Europe’s best kept secrets.
Around every corner is a stunning vista, with snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes and endless countryside.
I captured this shot on a sunrise walk, and was captivated by the natural layers of fields, trees, hanging clouds and mountains.
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Red deer fighting during the rutting season at a wildlife park on a fall day in Bonn, Western Germany.
The rut is the mating season of ruminant animals such as deer, sheep, camels, goats, pronghorns, bison and Asian and African antelopes.
During the rut (also known as the rutting period males often rub their antlers or horns on trees or shrubs, fight with each other, wallow in mud or dust, self-anoint and herd in season females together.
Image Credit: Photograph by AP Photo/Markus Schreiber.
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Just before dawn the sun rises over the Hintersee lake in the Berchtesgaden National Park, Germany.
The mist clears over the dead calm lake giving a mystic view of the mountains greeting the morning sun.
Like a land untouched by human hand the quietness and peace is tangible in the delicate shades and majestic nature rising from the night.