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Heiko Köster
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Drachenfels (translates to: Dragon's rock)
Germany, 2017

A famous castle ruin in Königswinter.


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#winter   #wintertime   #misty   #landscapephotography   #landscapes  
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Lieber +Heiko Köster, Dein Bild wurde auf +Photo Mania Germany geteilt! Dort findest Du eine Auswahl der schönsten Aufnahmen deutscher und deutschsprachiger Fotografen. Schau doch mal vorbei – wir freuen uns über Deinen Besuch!

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Herzlichen Glückwunsch und viele Grüße von
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Early morning mist on the lake
Hot Springs, AR, USA, 2016

The early bird catches the mist rising from Lake Hamilton on the cold morning after Thanksgiving.

#lake   #mist   #misty   #gazebo   #dock  

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Albert Vuvu Konde +Patrick Nolan and +Guy Verkroost
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Thanky +Guy Verkroost appreciate that.
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The Guardian
Oklahoma State Capitol, USA, 2016

#statue   #statecapitol
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Danke, +Thomas Ber. Thank you.
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Wilson Arch
Utah, 2016
On our way to Moab we passed this arch just in time for sunset and it's golden light.

#goldenhour   #sunset   #arch   #rocks   #landscape   #photography  
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I remember that arch...
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Road Signs

USA, 2016

#decay   #signs  +Sign Sunday 
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Fallout New Vegas
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Blue Hour at the Puddingstone Reservoir

Los Angeles, USA, 2016

#bluehour   #nightphotography  
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El Paso Landing
El Paso, TX, USA, 2016

Taking off from Big Bend NP in the south we drove west and arrived at El Paso at the blue hour. It was chilly and quite windy. So I had a lot of blurred waste shots, but some turned out sharp.

edited version, removed some dust spots

#hqspnight +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov

#nightscape    #cityscape #longexposure   #mountains   #bluehour
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Oklahoma City National Memorial
Oklahoma, USA, 2016

Gates of Time

"...The East Gate represents 9:01 a.m. on April 19, and the innocence of the city before the attack. The West Gate represents 9:03 a.m., the moment we were changed forever, and the hope that came from the horror in the moments and days following the bombing. ..."

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Oklahoma City National Memorial
Oklahoma, USA, 2016

#memorial   #chairs   
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Oklahoma State Capitol
USA, 2016

#architecture   #dome   #statecapitol   #capitol  
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Bryce Point
Elevation 8300ft
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, US, 2016

We stayed at the +Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel  near the park entrance.  

#nationalpark   #bryce   #canyon   #landscapes   #landscapephotography   #traveltips  
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I'm a computer scientist working as a Senior Consultant for a software company ... and I like photography.
I'm good at what I do.
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Frankfurt - Castrop-Rauxel - Dortmund - Witten
I love photography.

Member of Google + Crea(+)e (

On my day job I am a senior technical consultant at a software company. I work on workflows all day and at night I practice on my own workflow. The former I do for almost 20 years and the latter for more than five years now. So your constructive critique on my images is always appreciated. 

I am a moderator of the HQSP Community and I am working on #HQSPPortraits / +HQSP Portraits there. Once a week it's an honor to me to select the images for the HQSP Pyramid at +HQSP Gold.

Every other week I host the bi-weekly, alternating daily photo themes #LighthouseThursday / 

... and I'm exploring the various ways of digital photo manipulation ... I love to slide the controllers, to experiment and to watch what happens to the image ...

Unless otherwise stated the images published here are my work and under a "All rights reserved" policy. You are free to use the G+ share function, but for any further educational, business or personal use and  publications a written consent is required. If you want to use my images in any way, you can contact me by G+ notification or send me an e-mail by G+, thanks.
Don't force me to shrink my images to 500px or to blemish them with a signature, please.

Why I don't circle you back ?

  • you don't have a profile.
  • you don't share anything public
  • you don't share periodically
  • you aren't a photographer or interested in photography
  • my circles are close to the limit and I have to be selective on who I circle back. I can only circle 5K and by having 10K+ people circling me I simply just can't circle everyone back.
So don't circle me just to get circled by me.

I might circle you for two weeks, if you contribute to one of my daily photo themes for statistical reasons. But every two weeks I have to clean up those circles to make room for new contributors, so don't get mad on me for that,please.

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