Nature Always Wears the Color of the Spirit by Kirsten Bruening

Do you remember the famous saying by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – “Colors are the deeds and sufferings of light.” Even Goethe knew that colors are influenced by light and can be represented differently. I took this photo on a sunny April afternoon in our garden at home in Cologne. I explained the different exposure possibilities to my son and that is how this photo was taken, and also showed him how nature always wears the color of the spirit. The most beautiful gift we can give ourselves is to spend time with the people who are most important to us.

Nikon D800 | Exposure f/4.5 @ 1/2000 sec | Focal Length 105mm | ISO 100

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
September 17, 2021



Value 12
Clarity 12
Composition 18
Style 13
Skill 13

Award Category
Close-Up 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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