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Photo highlights 2015

1 January 2016

In the middle of 2014 I started “serious” photographing. As a result I learned how to use my Canon EOS 1000D more efficiently and bought some additional equipment such as filters and lenses. For almost 18 months I was fully satisfied with the camera.

Here I would like to show my photo highlights from 2015; starting witha photo I took in January 2015 during a motorbike tour in Cambodia. The photo shows the entrance area of a bar in Siem Reap, near to the most famous temple district Angkor Wat.

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I wrote a ride report about this tour which was published in German sidecar magazine International Sidecar Traveller in German and English language. You can find the English version here: No tuk-tuk today

In April and May 2015 I made a motorbike tour on old soviet bikes with Ride East in the Caucasus region of Georgia. During the tour I made some beautiful photos.

The first one shows a herd of animals on the Old Georgian Military Road. We met several animal herds on the roads but I like this photo most.

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Also taken on the Old Georgian Military Road at Lake Ananauri, the old Dnepr K750 ridden by our guide Sandro.

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Everytime I am in Georgia I have to stop in Pasanauri. There is a private junkyard full with beautiful old vehicles. Of course, we stopped there during the tour as well.

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Another photo I took on our way from cave monastry Davit Garechi to Wardzia. We needed to discuss which path we should follow.

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You can find more photos here: Georgia 2015

In June 2015 I started to work in Ukraine. Fourteen days I spent in Kiev before I was re-deployed to Eastern Ukraine. In Kiev there are a lot of mobile coffee shops – the photo shows the most amazing one.

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End of July 2015 we met a herd of horses near to a horse farm in Luhansk Oblast. It only lasted two or three minutes before the horses disappeared again but I managed to take this photo, which is my absolute highlight photo 2015.

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Eastern Ukraine is a dream for all who love old vehicles. I found this old gar truck at a fuel station in Luhansk Oblast. It is common behaviour in Ukraine to use gas trucks and trailers at fuel stations.

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The last photo shows the amazing autumn colours in Eastern Ukraine. From springtime to autumn the colours are beautiful – fresh green in springtime, yellow from sunflowers and wheat in summer and a wild mixture of colours in autumn.

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Actually I am on leave at home in Germany and just received my new camera. After 18 months using the Canon EOS 1000D I upgraded to a semi-professionell Canon EOS 6D. Let’s see if the future brings more nice photos to be published here.

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