Naïve photography (I mean that in a sense of childlike, carefree, colorful, innocent, imperfect and playful), sometimes (wanna-be) Impressionist. Photography brings out my inner child and this I want to show in my pictures. I'm not a professional and I am not striving to be one. I'm almost exclusively a bright daylight shooter. To me, there's nothing wrong with a simple blue sky. Most likely, you don't question the colors of a painting. Why then with a photograph? It, too, is ART. YOU choose your own style!

I hate pixel peepers and exif spies. Enjoy a picture simply for what it is and supposed to convey: a feeling. No more, no less.

 

I do not collect contacts (followers). I value activity on my gallery more than the contact list. Once I see a genuine interest in my work, I will add you. I always reciprocate via the faves list of my latest upload anyway, whether you are on my contact list or not. However, if I never see a sign of you visiting my stream even though you're active on Flickr, I will not keep you on my contact list. It's nothing personal, but too many people suddenly stop visiting once they're on the list.

 

I treat others the way I would like to be treated, with kindness and respect. Please be polite enough to fave when you comment. It's just common courtesy. If you don't like it enough to fave it, don't comment/praise it. Why not honor one another with both? I ban comment spammers, (copy-and-paste comments without even faving). Please don't insert group images and aforementioned copy-and-paste comments under my photos. I'm not a professional photographer but I still take pride in my photography.

 

Please DO NOT copy, reproduce or use my photos without my permission.

 

There seem to be a lot of people who have a fear of colors. The fear of colors in psychology has a name: it's called Chromophobia.

 

Symptoms of Chromophobia:

 

Extreme anxiety or panic attack

Shortness of breath - rapid and shallow breaths

Profuse sweating

Irregular heartbeat

Nausea

Dry mouth

Inability to speak or formulate coherent sentences

Shaking, shivering, trembling

Dull photos (just kidding)

 

If you are one such, please try not to throw up while viewing my photos. 😉

 

Listening to the critique of others won't make you better, only more conform.

 

99.999% of my photos are taken handheld. I like to feel the act of taking a photo. When I use a tripod, I feel detached from the camera and from photography.

 

We can only photograph the objects that surround us but our creativity bursts our bounds. I don't care if you are a pro or not, I enjoy interesting and unique photos, not perfect and cliched ones. I prefer mood and feeling to technical accuracy and image quality. I love rich, vibrant and opalescent colors, playful experimentation, childlike and impressionistic presentations, and a mysterious and mythical atmosphere. However, I appreciate ALL styles of photography, from regular shots to artistically processed, from street to people to wildlife and landscapes. I do not fave or comment on nude photography, though, and definitely none depicting violence, sorry!

 

And please keep in mind Pablo Picasso's wise words, “Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.”

 

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Liebe Claudia, Deine Bilder sind wie Gemälde! Die Farben, die Harmonie, es gefällt mir alles daran. Eine künstlerisch hochwertige Arbeit, die der Seele des Betrachters guttut!!

November 26, 2021

Ein herrliche Galerie mit vielen verschiedenen Motiven. Man sieht, es macht Dir Freude zu fotografieren. Schön, dass Du deine Fotos mit uns Allen teilst. Liebe Grüße!

November 13, 2021

A superb collection of images Claudia, always interesting and a joy to view.

October 25, 2020

une très belle galerie, très variée et présentée avec beaucoup de soin. Félicitations

August 30, 2020

Liebe Claudia, ich hatte selten soviel Spaß, das Album eines mir neuen Photographen zu entdecken. Keine Frage. Und noch seltener laß ich nach der Durchforstung ein Selbstportrait mit einem breiteren Lächeln. Mach bitte weiter so, lieber Gruß Rata

July 10, 2020

I like Claudia's open- minded attitude to photography. She will not pass by the largest or smallest subject without giving it considerable thought. In fact i think her mind is a camera that sees and takes an image in advance. She is a thinking photographer and her enthusiasm for photography is very evident and and ca… Read more

I like Claudia's open- minded attitude to photography. She will not pass by the largest or smallest subject without giving it considerable thought. In fact i think her mind is a camera that sees and takes an image in advance. She is a thinking photographer and her enthusiasm for photography is very evident and and can be discerned in her fine images. My impression is of a determined, convivial, and a genuinely pleasant person. The future is bright Claudia VERY bright! PS. No charge for the endorsement it is SINCERE and DESERVED!

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June 4, 2020

ich sag's am Besten auf deutsch;-) In eine sehr kraftvolle Fotografie kann man eintauchen auf Deiner Seite. Sehr mit dem Land verbunden, fühlt sich wie heimkommen an. Bleib dabei!

February 4, 2019

A beautiful gallery the colours I love them thank you so much for sharing.

August 16, 2018

Wonderful gallery ! since I totally share your views on color I dare to count you as a friend .

July 25, 2018

As I like your way of thinking on colors, photography, pictures and art, declared above, and as I also love the results of your application of this thinking, I decide to become one of your many followers.

June 30, 2018

Awesome gallery Claudia. Really it's an honour for me that you like my photos and follow me. I wish you the best in your life.

June 23, 2018

Complimenti Claudia, magnifica gallery. Splendide composizioni. Luce e colori perfetti.

September 22, 2017