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10/12/2021

After photographing a lot at dawn and sunrise in the last few days, there are now pictures of mushrooms. Autumn is the perfect season for this and I have already found one or two beautiful mushrooms. All the photos were taken in or near the Teutoburg Forest.

The photos were taken with the cameras Fujifilm GFX 50R and GFX 100S and the lenses Fujifilm GF 4/ 45-100 mm and Fujifilm GF 4/ 120 mm Macro. I used an extension tube for some of the pictures.

 

Sulphur tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare)

Sulphur tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare) at 'Wistinghauser Senne' in September 2021 (Oerlinghausen, Germany).

 

Young Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) #1

Young Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) at  'Wistinghauser Senne' (Oerlinghausen, Germany).

 

Bay bolete (Imleria badia) in a pine grove

Bay bolete (Imleria badia) in a pine grove in the Teutoburg Forest in September 2021 (Germany).

 

Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina) #1

Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina) in the Teutoburg Forest in late September 2021 (Bielefeld, Germany).

 

Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina) #2

Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina) in the Teutoburg Forest in late September 2021 (Bielefeld, Germany).

 

Young Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) #2

Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) at the 'Wistinghauser Senne' in September (Oerlinghausen, Germany).

 

Orange-brown ringless amanita (Amanita fulva)

Orange-brown ringless amanita (Amanita fulva) at 'Wistinghauser Senne' (Oerlinghausen, Germany).

 

Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera) #1

Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera) in the Teutoburg Forest in autumn (Germany).

 

Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera) #2

Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera) in the Teutoburg Forest in autumn (Germany).

 

Fringed earthstar (Geastrum fimbriatum)

Fringed earthstar (Geastrum fimbriatum) in the Teutoburg Forest in September 2021 (Bielefeld, Germany).

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10/10/2021

Here comes the second part of my dawn and sunrise series from the 'Johannisberg' with a view of Sparrenburg castle and the Bielefeld city center. The location is the same as in my post from October 1, 2021. The pictures were taken on September 30, 2021 early in the morning between 7:25 and 7:40.

The five images, just like the first part of the series, were made with the Fujifilm GFX 50R and the Fujinon GF 3.5/ 30 mm lens. I used a tripod.

 

Bielefeld at sunrise in late September 2021 #1

Bielefeld at sunrise in late September 2021 photographed from the 'Johannisberg' (Germany).

 

Bielefeld at sunrise in late September 2021 #2

Bielefeld at sunrise in late September 2021 photographed from the 'Johannisberg' (Germany).

 

Bielefeld at sunrise in late September 2021 #3

Bielefeld at sunrise in late September 2021 photographed from the 'Johannisberg' (Germany).

 

Bielefeld at sunrise in late September 2021 #4

Bielefeld at sunrise in late September 2021 photographed from the 'Johannisberg' (Germany).

 

Bielefeld at sunrise in late September 2021 #5

Bielefeld at sunrise in late September 2021 photographed from the 'Johannisberg' (Germany).

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10/02/2021

In the west of Bielefeld, at the small garden colony 'Sieben Hügel' on the slope of the Teutoburg Forest, there is a parking lot. From here you have a particularly beautiful view of the city. Especially early in the morning the way there is worthwhile. The following two photos were taken on October 1, 2021. On this day we had a very beautiful morning red. The air was especially clear that morning and you can see all the way to the 'Wiehengebirge', a low mountain range on the border between the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. The chimney in the picture belongs to the municipal utility of Bielefeld.

 

Western Bielefeld one hour before sunrise

Western Bielefeld one hour before sunrise in September 2021 (Germany).

 

Sky in flames over Bielefeld

Sky in flames over Bielefeld in October 2021 (Germany).

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10/01/2021

Last week I was once again up on the 'Johannisberg'. Now in autumn, the changeable weather always makes for beautiful cloud formations. In the morning early and in the evening you often have a particularly beautiful light.

My goal this morning was to photograph the different stages from dawn to sunrise. The following pictures were taken during the first stage. I will publish the pictures of the actual sunrise in a few days.

 

Bielefeld at dawn in late September 2021 #1

Bielefeld at dawn in late September 2021 photographed from the 'Johannisberg' (Germany).

 

Bielefeld at dawn in late September 2021 #2

Bielefeld at dawn in late September 2021 photographed from the 'Johannisberg' (Germany).

 

Bielefeld at dawn in late September 2021 #3

Bielefeld at dawn in late September 2021 photographed from the 'Johannisberg' (Germany).

 

Bielefeld at dawn in late September 2021 #4

Bielefeld at dawn in late September 2021 photographed from the 'Johannisberg' (Germany).

 

Bielefeld at dawn in late September 2021 #5

Bielefeld at dawn in late September 2021 photographed from the 'Johannisberg' (Germany).

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09/28/2021

From the Sparrenburg Castle you have a beautiful view of Bielefeld's city center. That's why there are countless photos from up there. So the perspective is not particularly original. However, we had very nice autumn weather in the past few days and I wanted to take advantage of that. Officially, the castle is accessible only from 9 o'clock in the morning. Sometimes, however, the gate is open all night if someone has forgotten to close it. So you can't rely on getting in as early as 6:30 in the morning. I was lucky that day. I think the result was worth photographing the old well-known motif once again. The light was really beautiful.

 

Dawn over Bielefeld
Towers of the Marienkirche
(St. Mary's Church)

Towers of the 'Marienkirche'. Dawn over Bielefeld city center in September 2021 (Germany).

 

Dawn over Bielefeld city center in September 2021

Dawn over Bielefeld city center in September 2021 #1 (Germany)

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09/19/2021

Slowly, life in the city returns to normal. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, much of public life has been down for the last year and a half. Also the 'Nachtansichten' (Night Views), which normally take place every year in April. On Saturday, 18 September 2021, it was finally time again.

During the 'Nachtansichten', many buildings in Bielefeld's city center are colourfully illuminated. There are cultural events and the museums and many galleries also join in and are open all night. Here are some impressions.

 

Nachtansichten 2021 (Night Views) - Kunsthalle

Nachtansichten on September 18, 2021 (Night Views) at the 'Kunsthalle' (Bielefeld, Germany).

 

Nachtansichten 2021 (Night Views) - Farmhouse Museum #1

Nachtansichten on September 18, 2021 (Night Views) at the Farmhouse Museum (Bielefeld, Germany).

 

Nachtansichten 2021 (Night Views) - Farmhouse Museum #2

Nachtansichten on September 18, 2021 (Night Views) at the Farmhouse Museum (Bielefeld, Germany).

 

Nachtansichten 2021 (Night Views) - Farmhouse Museum #3

Nachtansichten on September 18, 2021 (Night Views) at the Farmhouse Museum (Bielefeld, Germany).

 

Nachtansichten 2021 (Night Views) - Nicolai Church

Nachtansichten on September 18, 2021 (Night Views) in the 'Altstädter Nikolaikirche' (Bielefeld, Germany).

 

Nachtansichten 2021 (Night Views) - City Hall #1

Nachtansichten on September 18, 2021 (Night views) at the city hall (Bielefeld, Germany).

 

Nachtansichten 2021 (Night Views) - City Hall #2

Nachtansichten on September 18, 2021 (Night views) at the city hall (Bielefeld, Germany).

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08/30/2021

This year, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia turns 75. It was established one year after the end of the Second World War on August 23, 1946, on the orders of the British military administration. What was special about this foundation was that there had been no historical predecessor state on the territory of today's federal state. The provinces of Rhineland and Westphalia and the small Free State of Lippe had never been a single entity before. The foundation was therefore also an experiment. 75 years later, it can be said that it worked. Today, North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populous state in Germany, with the most large cities and the greatest economic output.

Actually, that's a reason to celebrate. Unfortunately, that is not possible this year due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Nevertheless, there are smaller activities. One of them is that during the period from August 23 to 30, 2021, many city halls will be illuminated at night in the North Rhine-Westphalian state colors of red, white and green. Also in my hometown of Bielefeld.

 

75 years of NRW - Bielefeld City Hall #1

75 years of NRW - Bielefeld City Hall on August 28, 2021 (Bielefeld, Germany).

 

75 years of NRW - Bielefeld City Hall #2

75 years of NRW - Bielefeld City Hall on August 28, 2021 (Bielefeld, Germany).

 

75 years of NRW - Bielefeld City Hall #3

75 years of NRW - Bielefeld City Hall on August 28, 2021 (Bielefeld, Germany).

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08/28/2021

In Bielefeld's Stieghorst district, the Telekom AG constructed a new building for its subsidiary T-Systems in the 1990s. What exactly goes on in there, I don't know. From the outside, it looks like there's a lot of information technology in there. You can argue about the architecture, of course, but I find it quite interesting. And they resisted the easy solution of simply putting a faceless cuboid hall on the field. I've always wanted to photograph the building, but I've never really succeeded over the years. One evening in August, I then made another attempt and with the result I am now satisfied on the whole.

 

T-Systems building in the evening light #1

T-Systems building in the evening light in August 2021 (Bielefeld-Stieghorst, Germany).

 

T-Systems building in the evening light #2

T-Systems building in the evening light in August 2021 (Bielefeld-Stieghorst, Germany).

 

T-Systems building in the evening light #3

T-Systems building in the evening light in August 2021 (Bielefeld-Stieghorst, Germany).

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08/01/2021

I'm often drawn to Bielefeld's main railway station. To go somewhere by train, but also because there are always interesting photo opportunities around the station.

A big advantage of the main tracks is that they run from west to east and therefore the sun rises directly above them in the morning. At least if you catch it at the right time of year. The summer months are perfect for photos of the sunrise at this spot, you just have to wait for a nice train then.

 

Freight train at Bielefeld main station

Freight train at Bielefeld main station in June 2021 (Bielefeld, Germany).

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07/27/2021

The Nikolai Church is located in Bielefeld's old town. It is the oldest church in the original city area. It is not known exactly when the present building was erected. The parish was founded in the first half of the 13th century, but the present church was probably not built until the 14th century. Like many other buildings, the church was badly damaged during the Second World War. All that was left of the tower was a stump. Today's tower dome was built at the beginning of the 1960s entirely in the style of the time.

From the 'Johannisberg', a hill of the Teutoburg Forest, south of the city centre, there is a beautiful view of the church tower. Especially early in the morning.

 

Tower of Nikolai Church at dawn

Tower of Nikolai Church at dawn in July 2021 (Bielefeld, Germany).

 

Nikolai Church and Bielefeld city center at sunrise

Tower of Nikolai church and Bielefeld city center at sunrise in July 2021 (Bielefeld, Germany).

 

Tower of Jodokus Church

Tower of Jodokus Church in July 2021 (Bielefeld, Germany).

 

Tower of the Nikolai Church on Obernstraße

Tower of the Nikolai Church on Obernstraße in July 2021 (Bielefeld, Germany).

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