Hey friends, followers, fellow hikers and photography lovers. It’s another month since my last recap already! And it’s also the end of the year. Actually, I’ve been thinking about doing a 2023 review – but I’ve seen so many of such reviews now and I have done SO MUCH this year that I decided that I will not do a 2023 review. If I’d do it, I’d like to do it properly – and to do it properly I’d have to invest quite a considerable amount of time. Therefore, I decided – let it be just a good year with a lot of adventures and let’s hope to continue it as best as possible! A year with a lot of outdoor activities, with a lot of you my friends and a lot of even better photos, videos and experiences.
But let’s quickly jump back to what I did in December:
Would you have asked me which month in the year would be the one with the least outdoor activities – I bet I would not have said “December”. Yet what I forgot: December is often really grey, wet and cold. Sometimes with a bit of snow but melting until the end of the year again. This year we also faces quite a stormy phase where we didn’t go out a lot. Including a weekend where we visited relatives, we “only” did 8 hikes this month. – Okay, eight is actually not so few when I think about it. But each of our hikes was a little adventure by itself and I wouldn’t miss any of it.
But even thought we’ve been out quite a bit, I wasn’t able to take that much really cool shots. But I’m fine with that. The weather: winter with very few snow, wet, grey, … that’s just no ideal conditions for stunning landscape shots. I often carried the camera with me and said to my wife that I feel strange that I don’t take a lot of shots. But she also confirmed, that it simply isn’t very scenic currently. Well – as I said: I’m fine with it: I still have SO many shots to process and every time we were out, we just had a good time. And that’s what counts!
Yeees, I admit: I’ve been a bit lazy his month. This month I only wrote two blog posts. It was simply a conflict in proprities: My main job really exhausted me and sucked all creativity out of me for writing, me visited relatives and last but not least: christmas as well! All that was just more important. But I did at least two of them and things will be better soon as well, o stay tuned!
I mentioned to a couple of friends that I would sell a photo flip that was standing on my desk and I wanted to free the space and was looking for a new home for it. I was glad that I could sell it – and even more that a friend from Singapore also wanted to have some. As I can’t deliver to Singpore directly, I first ordered them to me and then sent them off to a long journey – my first international sales! The parcel is still shipping – I so hope that it will arrive properly.
Well that’s it for now. I wish you all a (belated) Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year! Feel free to follow my day-to-day activites on Instagram abd Mastodon – oh and if you are on YouTube as well, I’m uploading some shorts to Youtube also lately.