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Exposed - most of the photos are rather from the beginning, the oldest one is from 1980. Therefore please understand that they are more snap shots than designed photos. Mostly they were made with a simple fixed focus pocket camera or even with a disposal camera. (These do not need a battery, need not to boot and also do not hang up; meanwhile there are the cameras in the mobile phones ;-)

For better photos visit the Photo Gallery with varying exhibits and discussion forum at RIT Photo Forum located at the Rochester Institute for Technology, moderated by Andrew Davidhazy.





Brute Force

Eastern Germany: In the middle of downtown of Leipzig old and new encounter. Obviously the skyscraping tower of the Karl-Marx-University should have demonstrated the progress and superiority of the socialism. It does not harmonically fit in the Altstadt (Engl.: old downtown) really, but it works like an alien element.

(In Leipzig 1989 the reunion of Germany was initialized.)



TV Broadcasting Tower

Vapor trail
Skyscraper, the Nuremberg Egg

Broadcasting tower
Sky Rocket

Egg shaped broadcasting tower is also called »Nuremberg Egg« after the mechanic pocket watch Henlein invented here. Since years it stands empty.

(I just do not want to know what a Freudian fellow says about the photos... ;-)


Under the Bridge

Right view
Under the Bridge over the River Pegnitz

Left view
Dr.-Gustav-Heinemann Bridge at the 5 Streams Cycle Route

East Nuremberg. Often I cross by bike under this bridge over the Pegnitz. Here on both sides a footpath/cycle track leads into the countryside. The section belongs to the 5 Streams Cycle Route. Thus coming from the east one easily reaches the downtown of Nuremberg along the Pegnitz valley without troubles caused by cars.


In the Nuremberg Reichswald and in the Pegnitz valley

Overhead transmission line and vapor trail
Crossroads on the Way to Lake Birkensee

Extended overhead transmission lines in the middle of the woods over a crossing of forest paths between Schwaig/Dreihöhe and Nuremberg. The cycle track between Nuremberg Zoo and the lake Birkensee crosses or carries along the lines, resp.

In the skies the vapor trail of a plane heading west.


Fern in a tree stump
Old and New


Röthenbach upon Pegnitz
In the country, east of Nuremberg in the Pegnitz valley

Exciting fern was to be found in a brushwood in the industrial area of Röthenbach-Mühllach.



Enjoy Röthenbach from an unusual perspective: The Lutheran church with the Moritzberg (603 m) in the background. Photo made from the Paradises Path in the Pegnitz valley.



Arbed Saarstahl in Völklingen

Smelting plant
Right for Work, Life and Beauty!

Engineered landscape - The rails of the DB seem to lead through the plant directly.
To make photos of the factory from a hill I had to cross a freeway due to be pressed for time. And this with a well filled rucksack...

(Obviously every photographer makes »his« photos of a smelting plant ;-)


Additional photos you will find in Rails:



DB Museum in Nuremberg and German Steam Locomotive Museum (DDM) in Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg

S 3/6 front view
Express steam loco S 3/6, Type 2'C1' h4v of the K.BAY.STS.B.

S 3/6
Sundown near the Dutzendteich


Curvaceous front
Even Mighty in Retirement

Entirely reconstructed S 3/6 of the former Royal Bavarian State Railroad (K.BAY.STS.B.) at the 100th anniversary of the museum in 1999. (above)


Exciting front of 10 001 in the DDM; together with 10 002, the last new DB steam loco nicknamed »Black Swan«. (left)


Playing with light

Some like it hot

Set-up (74 KB)


The Power of Light

Entirely touch-free temperature measurement with an ellipsometer. Reference dimension is the change of polarization of a laser beam caused by change in temperature. Twice it runs through a thin quartz pane (thickness 1 mm), which can be heated by halogen lamps. Prisms are used to change the beam direction.

The light bulb - the better stove: Seven 500 W halogen bulbs easily achieve 1 200 °C (2 192 °F) within seconds.


Let there be ... colors!


Fault colors
Making Colors (56 KB)

Slow Motion - some info about
high-speed cameras:


Engineering - putting a filter on an opened CCD sensor: During the color stripe filter (glass substrate) is coming down interference fringes appear caused by the adhesive blot on the CCD chip.
The fault colors are caused by faulty calculation of the color algorithm fed with wrong values. The correlation between color and location shows a mismatch due to a too big distance.
In the monochrome image one recognizes the refraction by the glue drop.

Find more info about this process by clicking on one of the images.


Light and shadow

Tomcat Felix
Tomcat Felix Tone in Tone in Twilight

Enjoy little tomcat Felix in the living room. Snapshot.


More animal things from the Animal Farm are to be found here:





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