June 04th, 2020


The five chicks at the belltower of our church have been the subject of our newspaper 'Pforzheimer Zeitung' today. Just in time after Whitsun they hatched and stay there for about 30 days. After they left the nest, they are accompanied and fed by their parents for another four weeks. After that they have to find their own territory.

March 04th, 2020


Antje did win the 2nd price of the photo-competition 2019 of Makrotreff. The photo shows a european tree frog with its prey, taken at the Lake Neusidel in the early morning.

November 30th, 2019


Roland participated in the local round of the all German Photo competition "Blende 2019". The jury selected his photo of a motorcycle in the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm number one in the category "inverted world". (See Pic of the month November 2019)

August 22nd, 2019


The jury for this year's 15th "Schömberger Fotoherbst" photo-competition has selected Antje´s photo gallery "Lofoten" for presentation in the Category II (amateurs). The vernissage will take place on Friday October 11th, 2019 in the Schömberg town hall. The picture series of the amateurs will then be on display for 4 weeks in a street gallery, for which the Schömberg retailers have provided their shop windows.

July 18th, 2019


We are back from Egypt, where we took part in a UW photo workshop with Tobias Friedrich on the Omneia spirit. This time the focus was on wreck photography. It was a lot of fun and we learned a lot. Many thanks Tobias. In the background the Omneia spirit.

October 10th, 2018


Many public areas are "Eh da" [they are there anyway] and are often maintained with considerable effort by the responsible institutions and organisations. However, if considered correctly, they are also home to many animal and plant species that are often overlooked. In the sense of the conservation of flora and fauna species it would therefore be desirable to preserve the "Eh Da" areas and to protect them. The Bund Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) and the local group Neustadt/Weinstraße of the B90/Die Grünen [Green party] organised an information event at the beginning of September this year. In addition Antje contributed a picture which was taken rather near us, though. This idea is charming and should be followed.

Addendum from
February 2nd, 2018

Antje's picture was awarded 118th place in the national "Blende 2017" competition, out of 80,000 photos submitted.

November 18th, 2017

Cutout from "PZ" of November 18th, 2017

Antje achieved again a third place in the photo-challenge "Blende 2017" of the local newspaper "Pforzheimer Zeitung"


December 17th, 2016


We have been in Egypt again and participated on a photo-workshop at the M/Y Independence 2. Professionally headed by Tobias Friedrich we have had five interesting days on the Red Sea developping our abilities in underwater-photography.


October 29th, 2016


After 2015 Antje again has passed the criteria and will be a contestant of the challenge "Blende 2016" [Aperture 2016, a Germany-wide competition].

To the right: Scan of "Pforzheimer Zeitung" from Saturday, october 29th, 2016 (click on the pic)


October 18th, 2016


We are back from Botswana and Namibia. Travel-report has been uploaded.


July 1st, 2016

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We are back from our live-aboard at the Red Sea on M/Y Independence II. Travelreport has been uploaded.


February 27th, 2016


We are back from our liveaboard at the AMIRA in Raja Ampat. The biodiversity of the divesites in Indonesia has always fascinated us, and this tour definitely belongs to the best we have experienced. The trip-report is under preparation....


May 27th, 2015


Currently in the bell tower of Barbara's Church in Ellmendingen the kestrels breed again. Also for this reason, Mr. Vögele, Honorary Chairman of Nabu Pforzheim / Enzkreis handed over the NABU Plaque "habitat belltower" to the representatives of the church.


August 8th-18th, 2014


We are back from our diving trip on MY Independence II (travel report is online). Many Thanks to Volker for "freezing the emotion" in a picture.


June 19th-22nd, 2014


Participation on a photo-workshop with Radomir Jakubowski at the National Park "Bavarian Forest"


September 2nd, 2013

Galapagos 2013 Urlaub.jpg

We're back from Galapagos (Travel-Report online)


June 3rd, 2013

Juni 2013 Blaumeisen Ausflug.jpg

5 little Blue-Tits have left their nesting-box.
Same day the Great-Tits started with their 2nd raise.


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March 8th, 2013 Our Cormorant-Picture will be used for a Flyer of the "Hansebird" / Karl Zeiss Vogelstation Hamburg.