Mike was fishing in the Main river but unlike everybody else he was hauling out metal with thick type instead of fish. This time, he'd caught a rusty bicycle, an empty safe and a skateboard. He said he'd caught hand grenades and other weapons from world war two in the past so I was glad there wasn't any explosives when I took his photo!
After some initial confusion, I found out that this group are from a physio school just a short distance away: https://www.facebook.com/physiotherapieschulefriedrichsheim/
I spotted a heavily laden bicycle by the river before I noticed Daniela sat behind it eating breakfast before heading off to Frankfurt as part of her journey to cycle to the sea in the North of Germany which she had set aside a month to do. It made me feel like I need to challenge myself more too!
A perfect sunset! This photo is straight out of the camera with no effects. I was grateful Nina agreed to let me take her photo just at the right moment!
I cycle along the river every day and often saw the same old man with a long beard walking in the other direction with plastic bags in hand and baggy old jeans two sizes too big held up with an old belt. Then for a month or so I stopped seeing him and wondered if anything had happened to him and I regretted not talking to him or asking for a photo. It just so happened that he was there this morning, so I stopped for a chat. It turned out that he is homeless and lives in the forest and makes a long walk every day into town. He was very polite and spoke English in quite a posh clear accent so I wonder what happened to him in his life. I asked for a photo and he declined. Sometimes I would feel detected but in his case I was just glad he was OK.
Would've preferred this image to be perfectly straight and symmetrical but was still getting used to using the Mamiyas and they are not as light and portable as modern dslrs. If only I had taken a tripod...