Rules of Life by Kirsten Bruening

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” Albert Einstein
For a while we all play by the rules, but then comes the time when rules don’t help anymore and we have to fight. Life knows no rules, life plays not always a fair game. Life means we have to decide anew, every day. We have a free will, we can decide every day if this will be a good or a bad day. Life is not a fairy tale, life is life and let live. Accept, tolerate…..As long as I live, when you need help, you will never need to beg anyone to notice. I will act. Thats the only rule of life which ever count.

Nikon Z7 | Exposure 1/640sec @ f/4.5 | Focal Length 70mm | ISO 1000

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
May 18, 2020

69

AWARD SCORE

Value 12.5
Clarity 12.5
Composition 18
Style 13
Skill 13

Award Category
Still Life Photography

Photograph Location
Cologne, Germany

Kirsten Bruening is an amateur photographer and lives near Cologne. Her passion for photography started in her childhood and she spent many years exploring analogue photography. After a long break of fifteen years, she returned to photography. She loves black and white photography in nature, portraiture, and wildlife. She believes nothing can convey more expression to emotions and beauty than the play of light and shadow. She plans an extra-occupational study in photography and wants to deepen her knowledge.

Current Location
Cologne, Germany

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José J. Rivera-Negrón
José J. Rivera-Negrón
1 year ago

Hey! I really like this photo. I even did a shot almost like that.

Daniel
Daniel
2 years ago

A fantastic b/w image.
I‘ts a simply image, but i like the simplicity!
I like your style!

Hartmann
Hartmann
2 years ago

I love the Lightning! Great!
A wonderful photography!!

El
El
2 years ago

I like this photograph! There’s something about that photograph that makes me think, life is a game, that what it makes me think. I love that it is black and white, gives you a mystery vibe

project yet unknown
project yet unknown
2 years ago

I like simplicity. I like complexity. This picture combines both with ease. The composition catches your eye and takes you on a journey to create a bigger picture for yourself. Perfect.

Serg
Serg
2 years ago

What is black and white photography…?
Your style…
Sensual, not cloying sweet, and reflecting the real emotions and feelings of the photographer, with a hidden meaning…
I love to see every time, to be surprised by these sharp photos…
Clean air is the art of breathing…

Elias
Elias
2 years ago

Wonderful photo! Nice reflection and detail! Great job!

Girish pattnaik
Girish pattnaik
2 years ago

Marvelous work ! Great composition , stunning shot …..keep it up .

Ray Bennison
Ray Bennison
2 years ago

Fantastic photography that brings the subject to life.

Arie Pronk
Arie Pronk
2 years ago

Truly a briliant picture

Alain
Alain
2 years ago

Very simple and yet strong picture. Great composition with a beautiful lighting and mastering of the depth of field.
Outstanding shot! Very well done and bravo!

Farah Asad
Farah Asad
2 years ago

Kirsten has captured the essence of still life photography. The depth field and emphasis she has put on the subject has given meaning to them. Excellent work!!

Shamim Mondal
Shamim Mondal
2 years ago

Absolutely love the shallow depth of field and it’s very cool that only one subject is sharp and everything else is soft.

Kostas tzem
Kostas tzem
2 years ago

Very intelligent and good pictures!!!!

Domenico
Domenico
Reply to  Kostas tzem
2 years ago

Very awesome photo…i like so much your style

Erol Gökdel
Erol Gökdel
2 years ago

Setting is great. Simple but effectful. Nice reflections. Good photo.

Hoch
Hoch
2 years ago

It is one of her best picture what I have seen

Jonas Bruening
Jonas Bruening
2 years ago

Fantastic black and white image. Great light and contrast.

Katia_pizz
Katia_pizz
Reply to  Jonas Bruening
2 years ago

really a very beautiful and particular photo

Giuseppe
Giuseppe
2 years ago

Simple but very effective photo. Great job.

Vladimir Spasskii
Vladimir Spasskii
2 years ago

Excellent work. Great shot. The right combination of black and white.