January 27, 2019

The Best-of-2018 Picture Challenge - Die besten Bilder aus 2018

It's windy, wet and cold outside... so what is left to do? We spend our time cooking, Roland bakes, we solve jigsaw puzzles, and we read travel guides and travel blogs. From one of those I got shamelessly stole the idea...

Post one favourite picture each from 2018 in the following categories:

1. In the city.
2. On the countryside.
3. By the water.
4. Something red (included for obvious reasons).
5. People.
6. Animals.
7. Plants.
8. Something unusual.
9. Something funny.
10. Best photo of the year.

Last year we did snap around 6,600 photos, so finding our personal best-of 2018 wasn't that easy. Anyone playing along? Feel free to drop me a line in the comment. 

Some have already replied to the challenge:
Geoff
Andrew a.k.a. Banditrider
Richard 
Steve a.k.a. Chillertek
Dave a.k.a. Flyboy
Thank you guys, you made my day.

Es ist windig, nass und kalt draußen, was soll man da schon machen? Also, wir kochen, Roland bäckt, wir puzzlen und lesen Reiseführer sowie anderer Leute Reiseblogs. Von einem dieser Blogs habe ich diese Idee übernommen schamlos geklaut...

Postet je ein Lieblingsbild aus 2018 in den folgenden Kategorien:

1. In der Stadt.
2. Auf dem Land.
3. Am Wasser.
4. Etwas Rotes (logisch, oder?)
5. Menschliches.
6. Tierisches.
7. Pflanze.
8  Etwas Außergewöhnliches.
9. Etwas Lustiges.
10. Das Beste zuletzt.

Im vergangenen Jahr haben wir etwa 6.600 Bilder geknipst. Daraus ein Best-of zu erstellen war gar nicht so einfach. Spielt noch jemand mit? Dann hinterlasst eine Nachricht in den Kommentaren. 

Here we go! - Los geht's!

1. View across river Danube on the old city of Regensburg. Because it is the most beautiful city in Germany.
1. Der Blick über die Donau auf die Altstadt von Regensburg, der wahrscheinlich schönsten Stadt Deutschlands.


2. Feldberg at 1.493m elevation. Because it's the highest point on the Westweg (Long Distance Hiking Trail in the Black Forest).
2. Feldberg mit 1.493m Höhe, weil es der höchste Punkt auf dem Westweg quer durch den Schwarzwald ist.


3. A surf school at Lake Neusiedl (Neusiedler See). Because it so doesn't look like Austria.
3. Die Surf-Schule am Neusiedler See, weil dieser Ort so gar nicht nach Österreich aussieht.


4. The new to us VW T6 California Ocean. 'Nuff said.
4. Unser neuer (gebrauchter) VW T6 California Ocean. Genug gesagt.


5. After successful surgery and rehab my mom is 'back in business' and does what she loves the most: practicing her culinary magic (in our new kitchen).
5. Nach gut überstandener OP und Reha kann meine Mom wieder unbeschwert ihrem liebsten Hobby nachgehen: Leckeres (in unserer neuen Küche) zaubern.


6. The bears in the Bavarian Forest national park and wildlife reserve, because... bears!
6. Die Bären im Wildgehege des Nationalparks Bayrischer Wald, weil es dort Bären gibt.


7. Grapes from the vineyard of Breisgau region, because... wine.
7. Trauben aus dem Weinanbaugebiet Breisgau, wegen des Weins natürlich.


8. The Bastei is likely the most extraordinary rock formation to be found in Germany. We were mighty impressed.
8. Die Bastei ist wahrscheinlich die außergewöhnlichste Steinformation, die in Deutschland zu finden ist. Wir waren jedenfalls beeindruckt.

 


9. Generations apart: We found out that our neighbour drives a restored VW van, and parked ours next to it in order to get our Kodak moment.
9. Generationen vis-à-vis: Einer unserer Nachbarn fährt einen restaurierten VW Bus. Wir parkten unseren daneben und kamen so zu dem Schnappschuss.

 


10. And the award for the best picture in 2018 goes to: The Dolomites! We will be back for more.
10. Und die Verleihung des Prädikats für das beste Foto in 2018 geht an: Die Dolomiten. Dahin fahren wir noch einmal.

 

18 comments:

  1. Great photos! Especially the pano of the Dolomites. I don’t think I even have pictures in all those categories.

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    1. Thanks Richard, how about giving it a shot anyway ;-)

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    2. I’ll see what I can dig up...

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    3. My attempt...

      https://blog.machida.us/2019/01/2018-picture-challenge.html

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  2. Wonderful photos Sonja! My favourite is the grapes shot - beautiful composition and colours. Is the Bastei rock formation limestone? We have something a bit like it on the west coast of the south island. I'll have a look through my photos and see if I can come up with anything. Nothing to match your gorgeous photos though.

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    1. Thanks Geoff. Limestone indeed, we call it sandstone - Sandstein - in German. Thanks for playing along, I am sure you'll find enough blog fodder ;-)

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  3. Very nice pics SonjaM! Kudos.

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    1. Thanks Dom, but nothing compared to some of your scenery sunset pics.

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  4. Nice one Sonja - we haven't had one of these for a while!

    Here's my effort: https://banditrider.blogspot.com/2019/01/fellow-blogger-sonja-has-issued.html

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    1. Thanks Andrew, lovely shots, and of course motorcycle themed.

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  5. Nice Pictures Sonja. I like number 8. That rock formation sure is unique and pretty.

    The best of 2018 picture challenge

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    1. I had lived half my life in Germany and never came across this beauty until now.

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  6. Yes, I would agree. That photo of the Dolomites is very nice. Definitely go back and take some more for us!
    Thanks for setting us a challenge Sonja. It was fun to troll back through my collection with a purpose.

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    1. Will do, and thanks so much for taking up the challenge.

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  7. What a great challenge. I would love to participate, but didn't take 10 photos all last year. I shall live vicariously through others.

    Love your new hearer pic too. Hugs.

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    1. Well, you guys were busy with real life, Brandy. How about you make up for it this year and put up the next challenge ;-)

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  8. ganz, ganz tolle Fotos! Mir fehlt leider die Zeit momentan fuer die Challenge, aber ich die Idee merk ich mir mal, vielleicht komme ich ja doch noch mal dazu. Ich haenge immer noch beim sortieren etc vom letzten Jahr hinterher *lol*, und wir sind grad von einer Woche an der Ostkueste wieder zu Hause angekommen (Charleston, Savannah und St. Augustine mit Zwischenstop in Orlando, da Andreas dort zu einer Konferenz musste)

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    1. Och schade, bei Dir wären bestimmt ein paar besondere visuelle Leckerbissen zu sehen gewesen ;-)

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