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This site is closed – Check out the new blog!

My journey into photography began with this blog and of course it has sentimental value for me. Nevertheless I have decided to close this blog. I will not delete it, but there won’t be any further updates to it in the future. Don’t worry though, you can still follow my work on my other blog. I have had two blogs for quite a while and with time it became too much of a headache to keep them both updated. In the end it caused a lot of confusion as well and of course we don’t want that! So, if you are interested in following my work, please do so over here:


swimming leaves © Verena Fischer



61 responses

  1. Ali

    Thanks for the visit and comment.

    Photoshop is a great tool to change what camera can’t change… use the camera to see the things as it is… use the photoshop to see things as you want..

    Wish you a good day..


    August 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    • Thanks to you too for the visit!
      I agree about Photoshop. After all that’s part of the fun of having a digital camera!
      Have a nice day too!

      August 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm

  2. liannebarile

    hi my name’s lianne. nice blog hope you continue your daily blogging:] i like art and photography as well. i like the feel of some of the shots you’ve taken:]

    August 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    • Thanks Lianne! I’ll definitely try to stick to the daily blogging routine. And it definitely helps to get such nice feedback 🙂

      August 25, 2011 at 1:22 am

  3. Matthew Smith

    This Is IshootRAW from DPS, you defiantly have talent, keep up the good work.

    August 25, 2011 at 1:17 am

  4. Badpanda22

    I like what you are doing here… beautifully done!
    I have added you to my faves and I look forward to keeping up with your adventures!

    PS thanks for you comment on my page 🙂


    August 30, 2011 at 12:31 am

    • Thank you, I’m glad you like my blog! And I’m also glad that you plan on stopping by more often! 🙂

      August 30, 2011 at 3:18 pm

  5. You have an interesting background, and I am in total admiration of anyone who can navigate the recesses of Photoshop. You must be smart. Coincidentally, I am reading In The Garden of Beasts now (non-fiction about the American Ambassador to Germany in 1933), and have lived a short time in Germany; a beautiful country. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am sure to return to yours and your amazing photography. Patsye

    August 30, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    • Oh, thanks for checking out my blog! And there is nothing smart about using photoshop. There are tons of tutorials online that explain everything nicely. it’s really easy to learn if you have a bit of time! What brought you to Germany then?

      August 31, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      • It was the early 60’s; a military assignment. I remember the little villages with feather ticks in the windows, beer gardens, and machines that dispensed cut flowers. And really good weather one winter. And of course our landlady, who was incredibly sweet to me, who made me a small loaf of bread every time she made bread, which was almost every day.

        I took your advice and bought “Teach Yourself Visually: Adobe Photoshop CS5.” I have CS4, but I’m imagining there’s little difference. This book has solved the problem of showing me exactly where a button is and sequencing with numbers each step of a directive. I’m making good progress. Patsye

        October 29, 2011 at 4:23 am

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂 I enjoyed the creativity in your photos and look forward to more of them. Thanks for sharing.

    August 30, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    • Thanks for having a look around and I’m glad you like my photos! See you soon!

      August 31, 2011 at 11:59 am

  7. Thanks for liking one of my posts! Your photography is wonderful, and I’m jealous you’re able to take tango lessons! I studied ballet for 10 years and miss dancing.

    September 1, 2011 at 2:32 am

    • Hi Julie, couldn’t help liking your post and if that happens I might as well click the button 🙂 I’m glad that you like my photos. However, about the tango lessons: I haven’t really taken many lessons in the last few years. I mostly just go dancing after I learned it a few years ago. After an initial period lots of it is just learning by doing. Why don’t you start dancing again?

      September 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      • I would love to, but time and money keep me from picking it back up again. I had to drop dancing in high school for piano lessons, and now that I’m an adult I’m too busy with work, musical ensembles and chores!

        September 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm

  8. Cristina Pisaneschi

    i like your photographs, keep up the good work, i followed a link from DPS aboust photography being an addiction and found you to be a tango lover, and I thought where does this girl come from (I live in argentina, and as far as I know the only one in the DPS forum in my area, and I thought can there be somebody else from the forum nearby? great!..and reading your profile I come to find ur in Germany, whoa that´s so cool!!..I mean I know people like tango abroad, but I just never heard of anyone real, u know what I mean?? anyway so how did u get to like tango and photography? i´ve loved photography since I was young but just 8 or 9 yrs. ago that i am addicted to it!!) By the way i grew up in California 8) Cris

    September 1, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    • Hi Cris,
      Yes, Germany has a really big tango scene. I think there was a big boom of tango in the 80’s and it came over here. We just stuck with it I guess. Especially here in Berlin it’s massive, we probably have the biggest tango scene in Europe. And yes, tango is quite surreal anyway, so real people dancing tango is a bit weird anyway 😉 and you know what? I have no clue how I got into photography! I got a digital camera for my birthday when I was 18 I think and I just started snapping I guess. Before then film was just too expensive, especially getting the pictures developed, so it was difficult before the digital era. So, you grew up in California and live in Argentina now? How come? My fiance is Argentinian by the way 🙂 Sorry that it took so long to reply, I was insanely busy finishing off my MSc dissertation! Verena

      September 20, 2011 at 10:46 am

  9. Hello! Thanks for “liking” one of my cat Sam’s blog posts. His huge ego dictated that he start his own blog a few months ago and we’ve enjoyed visitors stopping by and reading his slant on life with “cattitude”. Love the photo of the kids – nicely captured moment of joy. I’m a writer but also paint and do a tiny bit of photography – it’s wonderful to be able to capture “life” on film and you most certainly have a lot of talent for that. Best wishes!

    Pam (Mom of Sam, One Spoiled Cat)

    September 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    • Thanks Pam! And also thanks for stopping by! I certainly love cats although I’m not settled down enough yet to get one myself. I sure know from experience about those huge cat egos though. They will punish you if they feel ignored, that’s for sure! You seem to have many talents, writing, painting, photography, that’s about as diverse as it can get in the creative arts! Best wishes to you too!

      September 17, 2011 at 3:43 pm

  10. thank you for the recent visit and a bouquet of Likes! i love your new bicycle post!! great capture. cheers, y

    September 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    • Thanks also for stopping by! I had subscribed to your blog but somehow I wasn’t getting the emails. Sorted that out now. I really enjoy your pictures!

      September 17, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      • thank you so much!! glad that it’s sorted out! (smile)

        September 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm

  11. Enjoyed looking at your photos and hope to see more of your vision. Never heard of ‘Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems’ before but it sure sounds very interesting. That along with dancing, music and photography makes for a very interesting person I think 🙂

    and thanks for adding my blog to your link. I’m flattered !

    September 19, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    • Thanks 🙂 My course is a bit of a crazy thing. It’s all about artificial life and evolutionary robotics. The course was quite hard and stressful, so I’m glad it’s over now, but I sure got a lot of inspiration from it. I like your pictures so why not put a link here? 🙂

      September 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

  12. Tango an der Spree:
    Spree Tango

    September 20, 2011 at 10:08 am

    • Ach, schau einer guck! Da war ich auch schon ne Weile nicht mehr. Ich find’s echt unmöglich da nachts aus der Hand zu fotografieren. Zu dunkel!

      September 20, 2011 at 10:12 am

  13. Eganda

    Hi ! Found your blog in Digital photography school..very interesting shots! I also live in Germany! 🙂 A mother of 3 young boys & i love to photograph them & our everyday life & travels! Keep on posting!

    September 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm

  14. Just checking out your beautiful blog… thanks for following mine. Photoshop is my friend, too. 🙂

    September 27, 2011 at 4:54 pm

  15. Thanks for visiting my blog !
    And from what I’ve seen in yours, you are doing great with your camera !
    You can forget about Photoshop 🙂

    September 30, 2011 at 6:41 pm

  16. Great blog. I love the way the archive is and how it highlights the project more than the type. Keep up the great work!

    October 6, 2011 at 11:12 pm

  17. Delighted to “meet” you, thanks to Otto. I’ll enjoy getting to see your progression through this project. And you inspire me to listen to more of that fabulous tango music, too! Happy photographing, blogging, dancing and adventuring!

    November 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm

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  19. qspagnoletti

    I really enjoyed viewing your site. You have a great collection of photographs and one thing I must say is that you are fearless to photograph someone you have no connection with whatsoever. I must say I envy that. I hope to learn something from you and your willingness to photograph anything and anyone. Thanks again for a great blog!

    November 28, 2011 at 1:36 am

  20. occultoantonio

    I love your photos. You’re very good.

    November 30, 2011 at 1:37 am

  21. What a fabulous idea!

    December 2, 2011 at 7:52 pm

  22. Verena, I think you have a wonderful blog and I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Personally i think it is a silly thing to do, but fun too!
    has more details

    February 23, 2012 at 4:37 am

  23. fivereflections


    happy march

    David in Maine USA

    March 2, 2012 at 1:45 am

  24. Hello Verena,
    I really enjoy your pictures and would like to let you know that I nominated you for the sunshine award !

    May 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    • Hello Mathias,
      Awesome, thank you very very much! I have been away from the blogs for a while, so I only now had the chance to check out your newest work. I really like your pictures as well! Thanks again!

      May 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

  25. enjoyed looking. thanks

    May 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm

  26. hi! just came across your blog today. great photography and so interesting, the bilingual aspect. if you are interested, you are welcome to join an international online blog-based project, a blog carnival that focuses on language and place. here’s the main page: – the next edition has the theme “Translation”

    May 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm

  27. Hi, since your interested in ‘all sorts of music’ i thought I’d drop a few names you might or might not know, incase any of them take you as they have me. Here: elliott smith, sparklehorse, absynthe minded, belle and sebastian, ms.john soda, mum, paolo conte, spain, stereolab, the whitest boy alive, the xx.
    good to meet you here, in the wizardy of blogastry.

    May 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm

  28. Terrific blog! Great presentation of ideas!

    May 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    • Thank you liramusic! And thanks for stopping by 🙂

      June 16, 2012 at 9:50 am

  29. I’ve been wanting to go to Buenos Aires sine I was in my mid 20s but obviously not enough to withstand the enticements of other distractions. If had one piece of advice for you – don’t put it off till your ability to trip the light fantastic in general is questionable:)

    June 16, 2012 at 6:21 am

    • I very much agree with you. If it wasn’t for many other obligations we would have gone there already. Somehow the plans always fail for this reason or that. This time though we’re having a better chance and if all goes well, we’ll be there at the end of the year. I’m so looking forward to it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      June 16, 2012 at 9:49 am

      • It was fun! Hope to come more often. So glad you’ve got a date in mind. And if the worst comes to the worst, reading your posts about it might keep me going till finances and flexibility improve:)

        June 16, 2012 at 11:58 am

      • Never forget your dreams, definitely! I’m sure you can make it happen somehow! 🙂

        June 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      • I do believe our dreams and wishes play a very important role in our lives, so you can be sure I’ll not be giving up so easily. However, as i get older, I’m more willing to enjoy the experiences of others, not necessarily as a consolation, but as a means of tiding me over till it’s my turn … 🙂

        June 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm

  30. Sometimes paths cross in this little world, I appreciate and love what you mention the tango, sometimes my lyrics are as we say flavored Tango, mate and walk around my country, Uruguay, Brazil … here I am in south america …
    Cruz del Sur (mi seudónimo)

    June 29, 2012 at 2:24 am

    • Thanks cruz del sur! Nice to meet you! The tango by now is such an international phenomenon, although it is not at all integrated into our culture here in Europe. I have been dancing for a while and here in Berlin are many tango dancers and milongas, but for normal people on the street it’s still strange.

      June 30, 2012 at 9:10 am

      • Thanks Verena for responding. If one day you travel to Argentina please tell me will be a pleasure for me. We are in contact.

        June 30, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      • Thank you for stopping by! And I hope that I’ll be in Argentina at the end of the year. These things are very hard to plan though, so I don’t know yet.

        July 9, 2012 at 10:11 am

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  32. Russ

    Hi Verena I find your blog a very interesting place to spend time I have nominated you for a One Lovely Blog award, for more details please see here:

    August 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

  33. nice

    September 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

  34. chloebarkerr

    I just commented to say I nominated you for the ‘Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award’, for all the rules check the link –

    March 27, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    • Thank you so much, Chloe! I don’t really do awards, but I really appreciate the thought 🙂

      April 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm

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