Thursday, September 12, 2013

photography workshop

My friend Stan posted some outstanding photos on Facebook, which made me ask the obvious, "Oh, did you shoot these?" The answer was 'yes' from this engineering student. (really?!) A hobby I didn't know he had. 

I've long thought it would be fun to learn more about photography, so I asked him to lead a 2- part workshop. 

 We went together with some students to several places in the city on one Friday afternoon this summer... and then had a nice evening at my place weeks later, to showcase them on the video projector and get feedback from others. These are some of the photos of mine that came out of it (edited) which I shared with the group that evening.

 Here is Marie and Danielle, who are both from France. I just happened to run into them. Marie recently moved back to her country but was active in our group for many months.

Hope you liked them! Can you guess which one of the photos shows my photography instructor?

Romantic Roads & Rhein River

What people expect from Europe is quaint villages, people in folklore costumes, sipping coffee in a cafe, and picturesque buildings, etc. 

Well, Rotenburg ob der Tauber does not disappoint. It's a tiny city on the "Romantic Road" with walls dating back to the Middle Ages!

A trip to the touristy areas of Germany is not complete without a visit to a castle or two... my, my! This is Burg Eltz below, when my Dad came to visit this summer.

We got to ride on a boat and see how the "locks" function along the Mosel River Valley...

 Then it was back to work... scouting out some campuses in the Rhein area, for future launches of Connexxion ... such as in Cologne, Dusseldorf and Bonn.

 Dad and I visited the famous and huge "Dom" (cathedral) in Cologne.
Dad and I had the joy of meeting with some church planters in the Bonn, and Dusseldorf area.

This is Erwin S. from Kirche fuer Bonn, along with our Connexxion staffer, Anja Geilert, who will be moving to the Rhein River region this Fall, to begin a new group in Bonn! We're sitting on the Rhein at a cafe listening to live music and talking about ideas to share Christ in this former capital of Germany.