the best quick overview you might get by going to → Gallery 2 and my Flickr slideshow. There you find all the → ‘Daily Five’ updates of the past stored in one place. Click to start the slideshow. You’ll find a play/pause button in the lower left, a fullscreen symbol in the lower right corner.
Just in case, your device doesn’t support the Flash technology and you see nothing but an empty black space, here’s the → direct link to my Fotostream on Flickr. By using the Search function there (by clicking on the reading-glass symbol) you can search specifically for players names, tourneys etc. Clicking on the symbol to the right of the reading-glass will start the slideshow.
All you see there or here is just the tip of the iceberg. Hundreds of photos to come!
A good friend of mine, a gifted painter, is always regretting that he didn’t become a musician. With me, being a pro musician for all my life, it’s the opposite. I pretty much would have liked to be also an artist. With my → Wallpapers I follow that dream of being a little bit more creative in terms of ‘visuality’. Ah, let’s not forget the → ‘Upright’ section here, which is just about playing around a bit with the means of digital post production. Obviously far away from being true art but fun to do and hopefully fun to watch. In the Wallpapers section it’s about the use of fonts as well, which is worthwhile, since with this instrument you can point out or enhance so much aesthetically and emotionally.
Many of the images also are represented in my social network channels. Some of the videos I took of practice sessions from Viktoria Azarenka after her ‘baby break’ or Julia Goerges or Genie Bouchard have got quite a number of visits by now. You can watch them on → Youtube.
Recently it was fun for me to cover the → Australian Open 2018 with match protocols, comments, screenshot collages and some of my own photos. Managed to ‘park’ some of my thoughts there as well which hadn’t appeared already in the → Intro section, which is meant to be the actual introduction of myself and my motives to start and stick with this project, BeautifulWTA.
So, guess that everything is said for now. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you soon again!
As the name implies, the intention here is in documenting the beauty, not only of the players and the sport itself, but of the whole ambience, the surroundings, all those small situations which make the WTA, the ITF etc. and their events always interesting, sometimes amusing and often fascinating.
In the second year of this biennial shooting project the focus changed a bit to catching intense ball contacts without motor usage, which after some website refurbishment is the primary thing to be reflected here at the moment. The ‘ambience’ motto will be covered in a special category later.[read more]
* The 423 images of Gallery 2 are shown randomly. It’s all about greyscale here. There are millions of shades, hues, nuances, gradations, differentiations, distinctions of grey, black and white. Enjoy. To stay with a pic just hold the mouse over it.
Having tested several styles and approaches finally I come to these results, which reflect best the vision which drew me into this project two years ago. So, why not have a look. From now on there will be five greyscale samples from this category, updated on a daily basis…
Just click on the first image and enjoy the slideshow like a movie with a new pic appearing every ten seconds. Or you can stop the slideshow by clicking on the symbol in the upper right corner and navigate individually with the arrow keys. In order to enhance the ‘cinematic’ impression you might want to toggle your browser to its fullscreen mode as well… → Gallery 2 | → Upright | → FOTD
The ‘Daily Five’ of the past are up on Flickr by now. Click to start the slideshow. You’ll find a play/pause button in the lower left, a fullscreen symbol in the lower right corner.
Since it’s using the ‘Flash’ technology, it’s not working with iPhones and iPads, on which one doesn’t see anything but an empty space here – not sure about the other operating systems. As you might know me by now, I will try and find a solution for that soon. For the time being here’s the → direct link to my Fotostream on Flickr.
New category: One commented pic per day. I find it difficult to condense all my thoughts about a photo into a concise headline and want to practice it a bit. The good news is, that after applying an even more precise ‘taste filter’ on the selection of over 900 edited greyscale photos about a third of them are remaining in the pool I want to draw upon for these verbal exercises.