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 052, Wendi, sand artist with sculpture

Wendi with sand sculpture

Wendi with sand sculpture

01.March 2010, olympic games are over and life goes on. My next portrait is Wendi from Czech Republic. She built up these fantastic sand sculpture together with Miguel on the beach of of Las Palmas. It shows different moviestars in a big TV screen all built on sand. It took more than 4 days to do such sculptures. (And a tractor to put the sand in position)
During the nighttime the brother of Miguel watch for the sculpture. The wind was to strong on the beach, so they destroyed the sculpture for a new one after this photo.

#Portrait 051, barber in Teror, Gran Canaria

Reinhard Fasching fotografiert alten Friseur

Barber in his old shop in Teror

28.Feb.2010, next new portrait after some days off, I shot this old man in his barbershop in a small Village called Teror, here in Gran Canaria.I had some problems with the lightning, my flash did not work. But I think its good enough to see the place where he is working since more than 50 years.

#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…