Photo Marathon Bassum 2020 aka Photo Marathon Bremen

Photo Marathon Bassum … Bassum? Yes, Bassum!

Last weekend the original Bremen Photo Marathon took place in Bassum, a small village next to Bremen (about 35 km far from my hometown). In the first moment I was a bit sceptic about the rural place for a Photo Marathon. Are there enough motifs to give a photographic answer on the topics given by the organizer team? What about the distances between two checkpoints? How will the rural inhabitants act, when a horde of photographers enter their harmonic village and shoot all day around to get the best motif

Everything worked fine 😉

The most unpredictable factor of the day was the northern weather! It changed between bright sun, some rain drops and some dark clouds. Which eliminated one of my concepts I made in beforehand to give my photo series a conceptual frame: all photos under back light conditions. Most ours of the day, there was no direct sunlight, therefore no backlight scenario. Uuupps.

The other concept I thought about sitting on my sofa was the square format. This concept also was blown in the north wind by an e-mail of the organizational team about the photo format the participants had to use … 4:3 or 3:2. Ok, next idea please.

Anyway, the day was a cool ‘Landpartie’ with friendly and interested residents, I haven’t said so many ‘Moin, Moins’ like in Bassum during the six hours we drove around by bike to get the tasks solved.

You ask yourself where is Bassum? Take a look here, it is worth visiting:

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Recommendation for lunchtime? Yes, for sure, visit the Restaurant Zum Mühlenteich. A bucolic place to eat next to plashy water.

What about the Photo Marathon Challenge? Underneath you can find the Motto and the six tasks:

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And my photos? I will actualize this blog article after the series will officially published to not influence the Bassum Photo Marathon jury 😉


1. Ein blaues Wunder erleben


2. Alles im grünen Bereich


3. Das zeig’ ich Dir schwarz auf weiß


4. Rosige Aussichten


5. Der Goldene Schnitt


6. Das wird mir hier zu bunt



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