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3rd Place

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 5, 2008, 11:16 AM
I became 3rd in Amersill´s Backlight Photo Contest
The first contest I have won and my first interview ever
And It later even got featured as a DD ! :excited:



1) Tell us something about you: real name, age, work, passions;

I´m Alexander Ens an 18 year old boy who will have his Abitur by the end of this schoolyear.
Will you stalk me now :paranoid:

I think the best way to get to know ones personality is asking him about his future plans... And I really have no clue what to do  :O
So perhaps it´s really better to just tell you about my passions :D.

I really love the art of photography ( guess no one saw that coming xD) and all kind of sports like swimming, basketball, snowboarding and so on...
I also love to travel and am interested in different countries, cultures and their philosophy.
I like watching movies, shows or documentaries, which are worth watching and so I also really like watching anime.
Believe it or not but there are really some animeshows or films you would regret not to have watched :D
Furthermore I like reading, when I´m reading .. and that doesn´t happen very often :giggle:
Actually I rather like shortstories and quotes like
" The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."
They stack the wisdom of a whole story in one page or even one sentence.
Of course you also can call me a very lazy person :chew:



2) Which is your approach with the Photography?

To be straight I see Photography as my hobby not even my skill.
I´m by no means a professional and have still a lot to learn and a lot of experience to make.

I just try to capture moments, which are worth capturing and having fun.
I mostly never have a plan of what exactly I´m going shoot, I just look for interesting motifs and try to get a good composition.
I hope that with time and practice I will improve my feeling of what has to get in and what to exclude.
The most time consuming but absolutely necessary part is selecting and editing the Photos on my 5 year old PC.
Therefore I often tend to being too lazy to do anything with the photographs.
I think a good photograph should evoke some kind of emotion, be it serenity, tranquility, fun, sympathy,horror ,lonesomeness ,compassion, melancholy  or just makes you :wow:.
No seriously I just like to hear the clicking sounds of my camera :slow:



3) Did you think to be the winner of the Backlight Photocontest 2008?
I still think it´s a bad joke or something.
I never won a photocontest so far.



4) When, where and how have you realized your photo?

It was a thrilling cold night without snow and me and my friends decided to go ice skating on our standard solitary little lake again.
This time I took my camera with me and when the sun started setting I went to the shore and tried to achieve a high angle so the skaters wouldn´t blend into the dark trees but are silhouetted against the ice,which reflected the sunlight.
I did this shot with my dad´s digicam IXUS , which had live view (seeing the motif in the display) as all little digicams. I could easily held the camera above my head and compose it. Then I just waited for some good moments and pressed the shutter as fast as I could. I of course then just kept the best one.
The idea to crop it and heavily increasing the saturation came when I found it in an old folder and played around a bit.
Sounds like I planned it all out but it really was pretty spontaneous ^^;




6) Which is your favourite photo (from your gallery) and why?
It really always changes and depends on my mood but for now I would choose Hayboy by AniMal-e
because of it´s warm, soft colours and the expression of my nephew ^^


8) Would you tell us something more?  

I´m German but was born in Kazakhstan
And I recently found a talk from James Nachtwey about his live as warphotographer, very interesting www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ja… .

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  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: The Apl Song - BEP
  • Reading: Im Westen nichts Neues
  • Watching: warphotographer
  • Eating: Plov
  • Drinking: Kompot

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Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
Happy todaymas, dude :D :iconpresentplz:
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AniMal-e Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Oh thank you :D
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TrappedWish Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Photographer
Your gallery is really nice ^^
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AniMal-e Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Thanks :)
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Archangel-of-Mercy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Thanks for the fav!
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NOIZEG Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
hey könntest du mir nochmal erklären, wie man aus seiner galerie ne slideshow macht?
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Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Thanks for the fav :excited: means a lot from you :aww:
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makepictures Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
You should consider creating a work for this project or submitting some of your existing works. It's not about the prizes which are nominal; but the ability to marry your work to a planet-saving effort in the eye of extraordinary art world and ecology leaders. [link] It would also be wonderful if you were to pass along the word to all of the other artists you connect with.
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DamjanS Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Thanks for the fave!
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Rajmund67 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Thanks for the recent fave. Appreciated :)
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