Monochrom Oktober Day 02

Each year I dedicate the month of Oktober (German Spelling, in case you were wondering) to the beautiful art of Black & White photography. Each day I will be posting a new Black & white image


Black & White photography is not just about taking out the colour of an image, it is about how we balance the tones of the photo with the emotion of the subject to send the right message to the viewer.

Each of these photos (I hope!) does that and I would really appreciate your feedback, both good and bad, to help me grow as a photographer.

You can experiment with your photos as I am sure that your smartphone will have an editing section in it (both your Camera App and the Facebook App do this) and play around with the different settings.

Share your images with everyone by posting them to my facebook page

Don't forget to come back every day for a new image and stick around at the end of the month for a couple of bonus images!

#blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #monochromeoktober #gavinotter #gavinotterfotographie #itsahardlifeinthemountains

Monochrom Oktober Day 01

It’s that time of year again!

Each year I dedicate the month of Oktober (German Spelling, in case you were wondering) to the beautiful art of Black & White photography. Each day I will be posting a new Black & white image


Black & White photography is not just about taking out the colour of an image, it is about how we balance the tones of the photo with the emotion of the subject to send the right message to the viewer.

Each of these photos (I hope!) does that, and I would really appreciate your feedback, both good and bad, to help me grow as a photographer.

You can experiment with your photos as I am sure that your smartphone will have an editing section in it (both the iPhone Camera App and the Facebook App do this) and play around with the different settings.

My eldest with Luna, one of our cats.

Share your images with everyone by posting them to my facebook page

Don't forget to come back every day for a new image and stick around at the end of the month for a couple of bonus images!

#blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #monochromeoktober #gavinotter #gavinotterfotographie #itsahardlifeinthemountains

PS you will have to forgive the title picture as it is from last year but I want each picture to be a surprise!

Autumn Colours

As the summer draws to a rapid close, we journeyed up the Ahorn mountain for a pleasant afternoon in the sun, only to be greeted by the amazing colours that the Heather had turned on the Filzen peak. These photos have been tweaked in Adobe Lightroom but I assure you that these colours are genuine. In some cases I had to de-saturate the colours as they were so vivid that they looked unnatural!

Surf 'n' Turf

My wife and I celebrated our 6th Wedding anniversary the other day and rather than go out to a restaurant we stayed in and had a ‘slap up dinner’. Of course I had to snap a couple of shots of the food as how could you not when you have such an amazing cook for a wife. All of this was washed down with a few bottles of Prosecco while chatting and listening to some great music. A perfect evening with my wife.

Here’s to all your anniversaries whether they are the forth or the fortieth.

“A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created.”

A big ask! - Eine große Frage!

Dear All

I am running in the Mayrhofen Ultraks Mountain Race on the 22. June in support of Medicine Sans Frontier, who are working in some of the more exclusive Holiday destinations like Yemem, Afganistan and Syria. The race is 30 km with 1970m total elevation. I am doing the hard bit, and all that I ask of you ist that you just donate whatever you can to help a good cause and people who aren't as lucky as we are.

I know that you will do the right thing as that is why I am friends with you all.

Thanks

Hallo zusammen

Ich nehme am 22. Juni am Mayrhofen Ultraks Mountain Race teil, um Ärtze Onne Grenzen zu unterstützen, die in einigen der exklusiveren Urlaubsregionen wie Yemem, Afganistan und Syrien tätig sind. Das Rennen ist 30 km lang mit einer Gesamthöhe von 1970 m. Ich mache den harten Teil, und alles, was ich von Ihnen verlange, ist, dass Sie einfach alles spenden, was Sie können, um einer guten Sache und Menschen zu helfen, die nicht so viel Glück haben wie wir.

Ich weiß, dass Sie das Richtige tun werden, denn deshalb bin ich mit Ihnen allen befreundet.

Vielen Dank

Gavin

click this link here https://www.aerzte-ohne-grenzen.at/node/13767?cfd=aoe2y

Practice makes perfect....

Another rainy day in the mountains, and I decide to do a bit of tidying up out the front, which quickly develops into a skateboard practice session and photo shoot!

Furry Faces

Over the past 4 weeks we have had 5 new additions to the household. Our younger cat, Luna, was ‘knocked up’ by one of the local toms and gave birth to 5 little ones.

I have nearly always had cats but to see the birth and help the raising of them from birth has been an experience that I have enjoyed sharing with the boys. Although now we are at 4 weeks they are becoming more inquisitive and boisterous (watch out for the curtains!).

Anyway let me introduce you to (in order of appearance) Little Luna, Tabby, White Nose, Little Hugo (after the alleged father), and Blacky. All the names are temporary and just for identification purposes as most of them will be finding new homes soon.

Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Well its time for the world famous Mayrhofen Easter Egg Hunt!

Lots of kids of turned up for a mad dash through the Waldfestplatz in Mayrhofen, to grab some chocolate and sweeties, The weather was stunning, if not a bit fresh but perfect for a good egg hunt!

Thanks go to everyone who came along and contributed, Mayrhofen Gemeinde for their generous donation and of course to my beautiful wife, who so tirelessly organises this event.

#easteregghunt #mayrhofen #waldfestplatz #chocolateforbreakfast