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Berlin is always Berlin and I had a nice time there, or a great time even. But, but, but...
above: ]FDJ-school, north-east of Berlin, Germany, Stefan, Carsten and Markus at Brauhaus Lemke
I think I took my best images during 2006 and 2007. In 2012 I got about five keepers. I have to realize it's time to give up. "There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept." Well, that's me obviously. After the photo session, when going back to Berlin I looked at a couple of the images I had taken. It confirmed the feeling I had while walking around shooting; I didn't really see a single image, I never got a feeling for the subject or for what I was doing. The images above are quickly processed, I omitted some some subjects I think you'll come to see here shortly. I mean, it was a great day and I have to show at least something.
I'm not sure why this have happened. Earlier I always had the feeling I learned things, learned to see more and I was happier, over the time, about showing my images. The last years it has been the opposite.
That's it for me. I'll put my gear up for sale and have a time off from all this.
A big thank you goes out to Stefan, Carsten and Markus. They spoke English all day long and it was simply great meeting a bunch so friendly and kind photogs. The images of them are posted by permission. Stefan and Markus were helpful with the snaps from the Brauhaus ("brewhous" - a pub making their own beer, friendly staff). Carsten was constantly talking and moving so he doesn't look as sharp as he actually is here.
It would have been fun if Philippe, Heinz and LurkerX could have joined the tour. My best wishes to you as well. If you have been thinking about joining any of the FM Alt Berlin meetings I think you should try to get the day free and participate next time! "Highly recommended".
later maybe, and of course my best to all who have helped out here during the years!