Category Archives: Germany

2019: first week of May

May 2: Let’s Make Koler Kooler

Let's Make Koler Kooler
Let’s Make Koler Kooler (May 2, 2019)

May 3: back via the Valley of the Seven Castles

Morning commute in the woods
Morning commute in the woods (May 3, 2019)

The end of the (cycle) path
The end of the (cycle) path (May 3, 2019)

Flowered bike in Koerich
Flowered bike in Koerich (May 3, 2019)

On the way to Äischdall
On the way to Äischdall (May 3, 2019)

Nouveau Château d'Ansembourg
Nouveau Château d’Ansembourg (May 3, 2019)

Mersch park
Mersch park (May 3, 2019)

Lake in Mersch park
Lake in Mersch park (May 3, 2019)

Saturday, May 4: a hail storm on the way

Let nature do the work,  but free the path.
Let nature do the work, but free the path. (May 4, 2019)

Threatening sky
Threatening sky (May 4, 2019)

Road victim memorial
Road victim memorial (May 4, 2019)

Before the severe weather
Before the severe weather (May 4, 2019)

Before the storm
Before the storm (May 4, 2019)

Hail on the road
Hail on the road (May 4, 2019)

Hail on the road
Hail on the road (May 4, 2019)

Temperature after the hail storm
Temperature after the hail storm (May 4, 2019)

Sunday, May 5: a ride near the Moselle river

Alpaca on the way
Alpaca on the way (May 5, 2019)

PC 4 near Betzdorf
PC 4 near Betzdorf (May 5, 2019)

SES
SES (May 5, 2019)

Cité Syrdall, Wecker
Cité Syrdall, Wecker (May 5, 2019)

Rain and works along the Moselle river
Rain and works along the Moselle river (May 5, 2019)

Luxembourg port
Luxembourg port (May 5, 2019)

Mosel-Radweg in Wincheringen towards Wormeldange
Mosel-Radweg in Wincheringen towards Wormeldange (May 5, 2019)

Welcome to Rhineland-Palatinate
Welcome to Rhineland-Palatinate (May 5, 2019)

Shadow of a bike
Shadow of a bike (May 5, 2019)

SaarLorLux near Dalheim
SaarLorLux near Dalheim (May 5, 2019)

Bike exploration in Südeifel, and PC 2 back (🎢☀️💨)

https://www.strava.com/activities/2255866914

It was my first time exploring near Trierweiler, a real rollercoaster exercise where I was cheered by some hikers around.

Above Trier
Above Trier (March 31, 2019)

Track North of Trier
Track North of Trier (March 31, 2019)

Moselsteig
Moselsteig (March 31, 2019)

Panorama
Panorama (March 31, 2019)

Praying for the coming climb?
Praying for the coming climb? (March 31, 2019)

A warm welcome to Trierweiler
A warm welcome to Trierweiler (March 31, 2019)

Lot of climbing already done
Lot of climbing already done (March 31, 2019)

Wind mills
Wind mills (March 31, 2019)

Wind mills
Wind mills (March 31, 2019)

Thunderstorm ahead; changed course
Thunderstorm ahead; changed course (March 31, 2019)

Chapel in Kersch
Chapel in Kersch (March 31, 2019)

Tunnel on Sauertal-Radweg
Tunnel on Sauertal-Radweg (March 31, 2019)

Where next?
Where next? (March 31, 2019)

The village of Welschbillig
The village of Welschbillig (March 31, 2019)

The Nims river
The Nims river (March 31, 2019)

Cycling routes fork in Irrel
Cycling routes fork in Irrel (March 31, 2019)

First ever met dinosaur on my way
First ever met dinosaur on my way (March 31, 2019)

Another climb
Another climb (March 31, 2019)

Piste cyclable d'Echternach in Mullerthal
Piste cyclable d’Echternach in Mullerthal (March 31, 2019)

Piste cyclable d'Echternach in Mullerthal
Piste cyclable d’Echternach in Mullerthal (March 31, 2019)

Dogwood52: week 5: landscape: black and white

The challenge of the week is:

Look for a scene with great contrast that will make a great black and white.

I had this in mind when the challenge started so I started shooting pictures a bit early while doing other shootings. As a person keen on colorful stuff, it’s not that easy to think black and white; but I think I have managed to work on the topic a little bit and made a little pre-selection; also each picture has been given a name and is in the gallery.

The selected picture is “The end of the road trip”, a city landscape shot during a misadventure when the car engine started burning down. They say I am going too far with my bicycle activism :-). The good news is that no one was hurt and the insurance company took care of it.

The end of the road trip
The end of the road trip

Other than that, I have been playing with black and white transformation with many of my pictures, and decided to save a few of them after fiddling with the black and white mix.

Le Grand Dagoda Blanc, a K-Doll in Bertrange
Le Grand Dagoda Blanc, a K-Doll in Bertrange

A tree and playground at night
A tree and playground at night. Shot during the Dogwood52 artistic red challenge.

An evening at "Parc des Contades"
An evening at “Parc des Contades”

Two floating stones
Two floating stones

Somewhere over a monochrome rainbow
Somewhere over a monochrome rainbow

Water under the bridge
Water under the bridge

Now I’m looking forward to the candy challenge.

Cycling from Strasbourg to Offenburg

On cycleways, mostly dedicated. Easy to ride, the total distance is about 60 km long on a flat surface, mostly on asphalt; only one small segment is on a track and another one on gravel. The North segment to Offenburg is nicer than the South back to Strasbourg via Illkirch.

Download GPX file.

Elevation map
Link on GPSies.