A bridge between the years

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

We’re standing right in front of a jump: 2018 will be 2019, soon.

Here in Germany, some people call the days between Christmas and New Years day the “days between the years” or short “between the years”.

Don’t get confused, the year starts on January 1st and ends at December 31st. But, many businesses (primarily smaller ones) close their doors these days for a short vacation to recuperate from the very stressful Advent time (the 4 weeks before Christmas). Also, big businesses encourage their employees to take these days off.

In this context, you can understand these days as being a bridge between the years.

Another custom here is, making resolutions for the new year: stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol, more sports, living a more active life, finding a new job and so on. I guess, you got the idea. Also, you make a wish for your neighbors, friend and colleagues. These wishes usually include health and personal success (without going into detail).

So, I wish you a Happy New Year, and I thank you for your support!

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

Water under the bridge

Black And White Photography, Photography

Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f5.6; ISO 250; 1/100sec

In July, my family and I spent a few days in St. Petersburg, Russia.  This is the underside of one of the city’s many bridges, shot from a boat during a short cruise.


Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography


As I sit in the booth waiting for a radio call from a boat wishing to enter the slip, I’m often drawn to the merging patterns of the bridge and convention center across the street.  On the water it would be confused waves, here it’s a lot of interconnecting lines going every which way.

More of my work can be seen at Northern Visions Media.

Pier 14

Black And White Photography, Photography
Sunrise Pier 14 and Oakland Bay Bridge San Francisco

Last fall took me to San Francisco (lucky me!). Getting up at the crack of dawn to make my way to Pier 33 and my trip to Alcatraz, I was rewarded with catching the sunrise through the archway to Pier 14, and as luck would have it, a lone silhouetted gentleman. The early bird and all that, you know … This photo (in color) is framed and hanging on my wall in my new apartment. It makes me smile every time I look at it.

To see the color version I posted last November, visit VisualVenturing.com.