The Photo Award Weblog
This is where blogs are posted from hikers, cyclists, fans of the outdoors, and amateur or professional photographers on all kinds of topics related to the European long distance E1 and R1 routes, photography and travel. Experienced bloggers covering many different subject areas present their guest blogs on all aspects of the E1|R1 Photo Award.
Anyone who wants to be a part of this and help make it come alive can join in and contribute his or her own stories about Europe’s first long distance routes, or about hiking and photography. Ideas are always welcome. Just send an e-mail to blog(at)e1r1-photoaward.eu.
Photo tips: light and weather – harnessing natural moods Part 2: Shadows, clouds, and rain. For the last year, the animal photographer, Valentina Goeck has transformed her passion into a career and travels all over Germany and the world to create animal portraits with a personality of their own. As she almost always photographs outdoors, we asked her for tips about shooting outside and, in this second part of her series of photo tips, she explains how good photos come from bad weather. More information about Valentina Goeck can be found in the first part [...]
Photo tips: light and weather – harnessing natural moods Part 1: bright prospects for taking good animal photos. Seeing as it the nature of being an animal photographer means you work mostly in the great outdoors, Valentina Goeck not only knows her way around flora and fauna, but also knows how to ideally capitalise on different light and weather conditions for her photography. For us, that makes her a valuable person to turn to for photo tips to do with the ‘Animals and Nature’ category of the E1|R1 photo awards. It brings us great joy that [...]
On the E1 in Lüneburger Heath just south of Hamburg Wellness blogger Tanja Klindworth is convinced: “the European long distance hiking trail E1 leads through Germany, through probably the most beautiful scenic regions that our country has to offer” – one of these is Lüneburger Heath in the north of Germany. The author of Wellness-Bummler and Spaness – business meets paradise – is reporting for us from out on the track. She focused in on one part of the roughly 100-kilometre leg of the E1, which leads through the Heath region, using her aptitude [...]
On the E1 from Detmold to Altenbeken – Part 3 Under the spell of the European long-distance hiking trail, the E1. In the third and last part of his guest contribution, Journalist Thomas Limberg speaks about the second day of his hike, where the Egge Hills really caused him to work up a sweat. The European long-distance hiking trail has cast a spell over me. Yesterday I hiked on the trail from the Hermann monument to the Externsteine. Now I’m seizing the opportunity and linking up with another leg of the trail that runs over 7000 [...]
On the E1 from Detmold to Altenbeken – Part 2 Flora, Fauna and an awe-inspiring rock formation. In his travel and wandering blog Breitengrad66 Journalist Thomas Limberg tells stories from his travels throughout the world and in his own backyard. He is writing about what he saw and experienced over two days on the E1 from Detmold to Altenbeken as a guest author. In the second part, he talks about the eagle station Berlebeck, the Velmerstot and the enchanting Externsteine. The E1 runs just behind the cabin where the sculptor Ernst von Bandel had lived [...]
On the E1 from Detmold to Altenbeken Part 1: At (the fairly large) foot of the Hermannsdenkmals [the Hermann Monument]. In his capacity as a journalist, Thomas Limberg has already published several travel articles. His travel pictures were even printed in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, among others. In his independent blog, Breitengrad66, he describes his travels in the big wide world, or outings directly on his doorstep. For his hike on the European long-distance trail E1 – incidentally also a part of the Hermannsweg trail - the Osnabrucker did not travel very far, but what [...]