Münsterland
digital

2009-2016





Asparagus field in November
(2013-11-26-D3x-012ff)
single-row panorama stitched of 4 (6) images
Nikon D3x, Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 38 mm, f 20, 1/13 sec


I started photographing Münsterland Landscape with a large formate camera with film in 1994. I used this technique until 2010. Some results are shown in Münsterland analogue.
From 2009 I used digital stitching (or panorama) technique to create images of high resolution. A first series of these digital panoramas was presented in the site "Münsterland digital" in 2013. Now (in 2016) I mixed several new panoramas in this site. The new panos are from the years 2013 - 2016.


Fields and meadows




Birch trees at a field edge, near Telgte, November
(2012-11-14-D3x-156ff)
Single-row panorama, stitched of 5 images
Nikon D3x, AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 32 mm, 1/60 sec, f 11


To shoot this series of digital panoramas I visited almost the same locations as I did for my large-formate photographes . But I recognized soon, that the new technology influenced my style of photographing.
So these photographs combine a new technique with my new personal view on the Münsterland landscape.



Field in the rain, near Münster-Ammelsbüren, November
(2010-11-02-D3x-020ff)
Single-row-panorama stitched of 4 images
Nikon D3x, AF-Nikkor 70-210 1:4-5,6 at 90 mm, 2 sec, f 22






Dirt road in January
(2014-01-30-D3x-001ff)
2-row panorama, stitched of 6 images
Nikon D3x, AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 23 mm, 1/10 sec, f 18



Geometric forms in the fields (and in the foreground) set off beautifully against the natural elements at the horizon.




Freshly ploughed earth, near Laer, in September
(2012-09-20-D3x-064ff)
2-row-panorama stitched of 4 images
AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 28 mm, 1/50 sec, f 16



Maize field near Saerbeck in January
(2013-01-23-D3x-041ff)
2-row  panorama stitched of 6 images
AF-Nikkor 70-210 1:4-5,6 at 102 mm, 1/15 sec, f 25




Maize field near near Münster-Ammelsbüren in November
(2010-11-02-D3x-006ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 4 images
AF Micro Nikkor 55mm 1:2.8, 10 sec, f 13, car headlights





Grain field in a July evening near Ostbevern
(2014-07-12-D3x-115)
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 32 mm, f 14, 1/20 sec, Car headlights


The details in the foreground can be very large and emphasized. Despite this, everything remains sharp up to the horizon - an inspiring feature of the multirow panorama technique.






Hedge bindweed in a corn field near Greven, July
(2013-07-29-D3x-082ff)
2-row panorama stitched of 8 (11) images
PC-E Micro Nikkor 45mm 1:2.8D ED, at f 22, 1/13 sec




Grain field near Laer, July
(2012-07-27-D3x-062ff)
2-row panorama stitched of 6 images
AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 18 mm, 1/30 sec, f 14




Stubble field near Westbevern, August
(2015-08-13-D3x-012ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 3 images
Nikon D3x, Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 62 mm, f 22, 0,6 sec




Field edge near Westbevern in August
(2015-08-13-DSL-025ff)
2-row panorama stitched of 4 (9) images
Nikon D3x, Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 38 mm, f 16, 1/8 sec




Fields in spring 1
near Holperdorp,May (2014-04-08-D3x-053ff)
single-row panorama stitched of 4 images
Nikon D3x, Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 35 mm, f 16, 1/100 sec




Fields in spring 2
near Havixbeck, May (2015-05-06-D3x-033)
AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 18 mm, 1/160 sec, f 14




Fields in spring 3
near Havixbeck (2015-05-06-DSL-033)
Nikon D3x, Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 85 mm, f 18, 1/80 sec




Pumpkin field near Münster-Nienberge, September
(2012-09-07-D3x-029ff)
3-row panorama stitched of 9 images
AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 18 mm, 1/80 sec, f 18




Pasture near Münster-Nienberge, September
(2012-09-04-D3x-025ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 5 images
AF-Nikkor 70-210 1:4-5,6 at 210 mm, 1/25 sec, f 18





Autumn sunrise near Münster-Häger, September
(2012-10-22-D3x-019ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 7 images
AF-Nikkor 70-210 1:4-5,6 at 210 mm, 1/40 sec, f 13


Sometimes the panoramas of landscapes can have the qualitiy of close-up photographs as well. The details appear to be endlessly sharp. Normally you can see this only on really large prints.  However, here you can zoom into the image until every single panicle is large and sharp.

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Edge of a meadow near Greven, June
(2010-06-24-D3x-022ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 6 images
AF-Nikkor 70-210 1:4-5,6 at 180 mm, 0.4 sec, f 32


Nice disorder is found in the nature reserves of the Münsterland.

Nature reserve Feuchtwiesen Saerbeck, January
(2013-01-23-D3x-041ff)
2-row panorama stitched of 6 images
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 35 mm, f 20, 1/20 sec




Nature reserve Strönfeld
, April
(2011-04-02-D3x-028ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 4 images
AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 23 mm, 1/5 sec, f 22





Nature reserve Feuchtwiesen Saerbeck, January
(2013-01-28-D3x-161ff)
2-row panorama stitched of 6 images
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 38 mm, f 20, 1/20 sec


Fields and meadows in Münsterland allways means as well single tress, hedges and rows of trees at the edge of fields and pastures.




Trees on a pasture, February
(2015-02-12-D3x-019ff)
single-row panorama stitched of 8 images
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 48 mm, f 18, 1 sec





Fence
(2015-02-12-D3x-014ff)
single-row panorama stitched of 4 images
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 66 mm, f 22, 4 sec

Pollard willows are an important element of the landscape. They must be cut at regular intervalls. This work must be carried out in winter.

Pollard willows near Münster-Roxel
(2011-02-02-D3x-06ff)
2-row panorama stitched of 8 images
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 50 mm, f 25, 1/5 sec




Poplar tree near Greven-Gimbte 1
(2014-04-06-D3x-033ff) April
Single-row panorama stitched of 6 images
AF-Nikkor 70-210 1:4-5,6 at 125 mm, 1/15 sec, f 22


... and from the other side:




Poplar tree near Greven-Gimbte 2
(2014-04-06-D3x-001ff) April
Single-row panorama stitched of 6 images
AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 32 mm, 1/13sec, f 16





Wild cherry trees at sunrise
(2014-04-03-D3x-001ff) April
Single-row panorama stitched of 6 images
AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 24 mm, 0,5 sec, f 14






Moorland





Heath in the Gildehauser Venn
(2013-07-18-D3x-001ff) July
Single-row panorama stitched of 6 images
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 50 mm, f 22, 1.3 sec

Moorland is rare in Münsterland. The remnants are  protected as nature reserves. There the bog asphodel flowers in July.

Bog Asphodels in the Gildehauser Venn
(2013-07-17-D3x-077ff)
2-row panorama stitched of 8 images
AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 18 mm, 0.5 sec, f 16




Bog Asphodels in the Gildehauser Venn
(2013-07-18-D3x-213ff)
3-row panorama stitched of 15 images
AF-Nikkor 70-210 1:4-5,6 at 70 mm, 1/20 sec, f 25




Forest




Tree trunks, Baumberge near Havixbeck, January

(2012-01-30-D3x-013ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 6 images
AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 26 mm, 0.5 sec, f 16




Tree trunk, near Havixbeck, February
(2015-02-12-DSL-051ff)
2-row panorama stitched of 8 images
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 24 mm, f 18, 0,4 sec


Most of the forests here are a kind of timber plantations. Semi-natural forests are found in natural reserves only.

Beech forest, Baumberge, January
(2009-01-08-D70-01ff)
2-row panorama stitched of 12 images
Nikon  D70, AF Micro Nikkor 55mm 1:2.8, 1/4 sec, f 16




Baumberge near Schapdetten, January
(2015-01-24-D3x-001ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 6 images
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 52 mm, f 16, 1/8 sec




Forest pond near Münster-Nienberge
(2015-01-30-DSL-031ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 6 images
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 38 mm, f 18, 1/5 sec




Sunrise near Laer, October
(2012-10-08-D3x-105ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 4 images
AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 35 mm, 0.4 sec, f 13




Road through deciduous forest in spring
(2015-04-23-D3x-006ff) April
single-row panorama stitched of 5 images
AF-Nikkor 70-210 1:4-5,6 at 180 mm, 1/8 sec, f 29




Forest creek near Greven-Gimbte
(2015-04-28-D3x-025ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 3 images
AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 18 mm, 1/10 sec, f 11




Roots of a Beech tree, near Warendorf
(2013-09-11-D3x-034ff)
2-row panorama stitched of 4 images
AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 28 mm, 1/6 sec, f 22




Beech tree in the forest Davert near Münster-Ammelsbüren
(2010-11-02-D3x-038ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 3 images
AF-Nikkor 70-210 1:4-5,6 at 155 mm, 1/60 sec, f 11




Forest creek near Greven-Gimbte

(2010-11-02-D3x-147ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 3 images
Nikkor 28mm 1:2.8 at f16, 0.8 sec

 


Wood sorrel on a tree stump near Münster Handorf
(2015-04-14-DSL-146ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 3 images
Nikon D3x, Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 300 mm, 1/50 sec, f 6,3

 


Snowflakes in a beech forest near Havixbeck
(2015-03-12-DSL-131ff) March
2-row panorama stitched of 4 (8) images
AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 24 mm, 1/25 sec, f 18



September morning, near Münster-Häger

(2012-09-04-D3x-095ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 5 images
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 35 mm, f 20, 1/4 sec




Beech forest near Westbevern, November
(
2013-11-16-D3x-146ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 4 images
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 62 mm, f 8, 1/30 sec, Iso 400




Beech forest near Westbevern, November
(2013-11-16-D3x-110ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 6 images
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 85 mm, f 16, 0,8 sec


At least two photographs of the nature reserve Rieselfelder must be included into this series.:




Blooming pear tree in front of a rain shower, Münster Reiselfelder
(2016-04-28-d3x-105ff)
Single-row panorama stitched of 5 (8) images
AF-Nikkor 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 at 18 mm, 1/60 sec, f 14




Münster Rieselfelder
(2009-03-31-D70-45ff)
2-row panorama stitched of 18 images
Nikon  D70, AF Micro Nikkor 55mm 1:2.8, 1/13 sec, f 32