Golf Landscapes at my new Gallery site

Grünbunker am Bodensee Weissensberg Golfclub
One of the new golf images, shot at the Bodensee Weissensberg Golfcourse in April. You will find this one and many other golf and landscape images at my new gallery page on photo shelter.

Eine der zahlreichen neuen Golf Fotografien auf meiner neuen Gallerie Seite bei Photoshelter. Diese Aufnahme wurde im April während eines herannahenden Gewitters am Golfclub Bodensee Weissensberg aufgenommen.

Gran Canaria, impressions

Cruz de Tejeda

Here some photos of my trip to Canary Islands, Spain, Feb. 2010

Gran Canaria – Images by Reinhard Fasching

#Portrait 054, Mr. „Always Busy“, Unai, Gran Canaria

03.March 2010, Unai, business- and sportsman. Together with his wife Laura he runs the wonderfull Finca La Salud you can see in the back. Thats an old historical Finca in the northeast of Gran Canaria. Years ago it belonged to an old Benedict monastry. We spent there 3 weeks and Unai was my last portrait I did on the island.
He was born in Northern Spain worked at a ski instructor and studied Law there before he left for the island of Gran Canaria.
In his rare freetime he does windsurf (I think close to professional), bike-trial, canyoning, sky diving, sea diving, climbing, mountainbiking and so on. He renovated the old Finca together wit 4 friends in 4 hard years totaly in a modern architectural building with traditional roots. Now he rents it complete for tourists who like to stay
Togehter with his wife Laura he runs a petrol station and a mini market on the island. And last but not least he cultivates red vine.
And: as you can see at their homepage he is a good photographer as well!

Unai, owner of Finca La Salud, Portrait by Reinhard Fasching

Mr. always busy, Unai

@ Unai: I hope I did not forget anything. 😉 Keep your power and thanks to you and Laura for the good time we spent there!!!

#Portrait 053, Paco, Spain meets Berlin in Gran Canaria

18 years in Berlin, now in Gran Canaria

02.March 2010, my daily portrait shows Paco from Telde, Gran Canaria. Paco spoke perfect german, he lived in Berlin for more than 18 years, before he came back to Canary islands. Now he works at Lizarran a big restaurant chain in spain. They serve finest Tapas and Spain food in many places all over the world. This restaurant is situated in Las Terrazzas near Telde, Gran Canaria where we had our internet basecamp the last days. If you ever find such a Restaurant try out the tapas there, I promise you will never return to Mac D…

#Portrait 049, Igor, on paddle court

Igor, on paddle court

20.Feb.2010, we passed a curious looking small tennis court with glass walls where some people played with funny colored small rackets with holes instead of strings and tennis balls. We asked one of this guys, Igor, how to play. He explained the rules of this sport called paddle. It is a mixture between squash and tennis, usually played with 4 people, like tennis double. The court is smaller and you may use the side and backwalls for playing.

#Portrait 048, Herbs an spices salesman, market Las Palmas

Salesman, Mercado de Las Palmas

Salesman, Mercado de Las Palmas

18.02.2010, to find this market stand at the market in La Vegueta, you have just to follow your nose. The market hall in La Veguetta is the old part of the City Las Palmas. You can get all the fresh things from the island and the Atlantic ocean there. The taste of fresh and dry herbs will show you the way to this salesman.

#Portrait 047, stormy selfportrait with Ralf Eckel

selfportrait with ralf in stormy rain

17.Feb.2010, selportrait after the 18th hole in Anfi Tauro Golf course. I played with Ralf and wanted to portrait him exclusive. But at hole 17 an enormous storm with hard rain hit the island and we got washed. So I decided to shoot together to show the results of the rain.
Ralf Eckel lives in Paderborn and was the first German Baseball star in the US League. He always played with No. 45 for the Colorado Rockies.

#Portrait 046, unknown carneval star, Las Palmas

last carneval hero 2010 in Las Palmas

16.Feb.2010, one of the last heroes of the Las Palmas Carneval, she (or he) looked a bit tired when I photographed her in the streets of Las Palmas. She did not speak english so i could not get her name. I`ll call her Ana 4%, not only because of the signs in the window behind her.
Carneval in Las Palmas will finish on upcoming saturday, so wish her all the best…

#Portrait 042, Malih, la Capuccina, Las Palmas

Reinhard Fasching fotografiert Malih, einen Restaurant Besitzer in las Palmas

Malih, runs the Bar and Coffee La Capuccina

13. Feb.2010, my next portrait (after a one day break ) from Gran Canaria, Spain is Malih. I met him in his bar in Placa St. Anna 2 in Las Palmas. His little restaurant is close to the cathedral in the historic old city of LP. You can eat fine tapas there, ask him for the best in town Calamaris. Malih visited Austria a few years ago and had a lot of good expierences with African Jazz Music, Spanish Wine and friendly people esp. in Carinthia. So it was easy for me to get a yes to my portrait series 2010…
For all waiting for new updates, its very hard to get a good internet connection, so if this works, I update my site. Sorry for that…

#Portrait 041, Adoney a wine worker, Gran Canaria

Adoney, a young worker, Canary islands

11.Feb.2010, the first portrait from the canary islands, spain. It shows Adoney, a young man who works for a wine maker in Gran Canaria, where I spend a time out for the next 3 weeks. Today his work was to protect the young grave plants against varmints, so he used the shown protective clothing.
I`ll tell you more about the winemaking there in the next days.