|Message from Ralph46
Willkommen und vielen Dank fuer's 'reinschauen.
Bei den zahlreichen Fotos sollte niemand hohe Kunst erwarten. Ich versuche meistens nur, die Welt um mich herum so wiederzugeben, wie ich sie gesehen habe. Ich freue mich immer sehr, wenn ich dadurch auch vielleicht jemandem eine Freude machen kann. Nochmals danke.
Welcome and thank you for looking in!
My brief history is that I grew up in Sydney and moved to Germany in 1965 at the age of 19 (I won't tell you my age). I studied Chemical Engineering here and settled down in the Rhineland with a wonderful wife who managed two adorable daughters. One of my other loves has been photography and the related equipment ever since I was only a few years old. Luckily I have been able to combine this very well with my job since I have been privileged to travel regularly through most continents on business, specially to China and Australia (but rarely to the tourist areas or with enough time).
Other main interests are: Australia in general (still an Aussie), Sydney harbour ferries, the city of Venice and commercial airliners.
Photography must be one of the most satisfying hobbies anyone can have. You can do it everywhere you are and also make other people happy with the results because you are preserving memories. More than 80% of my pictures were taken with compact cameras because I have always disliked carrying camera bags and thus advertising myself as a tourist, photographer etc. Perhaps more use of my SLRs would have technically improved many photos, but the subject is more important to me than technical perfection.
So please have a look. I do not try to specifically create art but to capture the world around me the way I see it.