Saturday, January 1, 2011

About Potomac Adventures

Hi Folks!

I'm a Software Architect, Photographer and Book Author from Northern Germany who currently lives in the Washington D.C. area in the United States.

For over 6 years I've been writing at Brobo Photo, mostly from my former North German home. Brobo Photo contains an incredibly amount of photographs and almost 400 articles about Photography, Image Composition and Traveling. Even though it has been suspended, Brobo Photo is still a nice source of information and photographs. See Wer?Was?Warum? for the reasoning behind Brobo Photo.

My new Weblog is called Potomac Adventures. I use it to publish articles and images about interesting destinations, photo locations and events in the Washington D.C. area.

To be honest, after a short attempt to write in English, I felt that my language skills were simply not good enough for the purpose. I thus decided to continue in German and to let the images speak as my personal Lingua Franca. For me, first and foremost, Potomac Adventures is a photo weblog, and the photography - not the text - is the most important part. It's therefore not false to assume that Potomac Adventures is of interest for the German speaking community in the D.C. region of the United States.

A number of people have asked me about the equipment I use. For the last couple of years, I've been using mainly Micro Four Thirds cameras and lenses from Olympus and Panasonic (e.g., the Panasonic G1, Olympus E-P1 + E-P3). After serious encounterings with Nikon and Hasselblad in my early days, I've never owned one of the big DSLRs recently. Whenever possible, I prefer minimalistic equipment - i.e. no flash, no tripod, no long/big lenses, etc. I love to use compact cameras whenever reasonable, i.e. the Panasonic LX5, Samsung EX1 or, recently, the Fuji X10. I believe somewhat in the saying that

"True art always comes from the restriction of resources"

For your convenience, each of the articles contains a tag regarding the equipment I used to make the accompanying photographs.

Please note that the pictures on Potomac Adventures are copyrighted and may only be used for private purposes. For questions or inquiries about professional uses contact me at c2 at gkrueger dot com. Further information about me, my education and my work can be found at