Hamburg has been my home for over thirty years. Though professionally (as a musician) I have much more to praise here than to criticize, I have frequently found it quite challenging photographing in and around Hamburg. This has more to do with what I actually enjoy photographing as with the innate beauty of the north German countryside. Having said this, I must admit the joy of simply being outside with my camera outweighs the often disappointing landscape (not to mention inclement weather conditions!) and the results, at times, thankfully justify the efforts.