Not all is Black or White

Not everything can only be seen in black or white, there is also the color Gray.

Unfortunately I couldn't think of a better title or introductory sentence, because "Happy Easter" sounded a bit too banal to me.

Es darf nicht alles nur in Schwarz oder Weiß gesehen werden, es gibt auch noch die Farbe Grau.

Leider ist mir kein besserer Titel beziehungsweise Einleitungssatz eingefallen, denn "Frohe Ostern" hat mir etwas zu banal geklungen.

Black & White & Gray
My Entry for the #Monomad Challenge
Black & White & Gray

It doesn't really matter to me whether someone is a Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Muslim or member of any other faith.

I also don't care whether someone believes in orcs and elves or is sure that Elvis is still alive, because the human itself counts and not his or her god or goddess.

Es ist mir relativ egal, ob jemand Christ, Jude, Buddhist, Moslem oder Angehöriger irgendeines anderen Glaubens ist.

Es ist mir auch egal, ob jemand an Orks und Elfen glaubt oder sich sicher ist, dass Elvis noch lebt, weil der Mensch selbst zählt, und nicht sein oder ihre Gott oder Göttin.

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Canon EOS R | EF 50mm f/1.8 L STM

Easter is a Christian holiday, but for me and my family it was actually more of a family celebration.

Christmas and Easter were the only days of the year when the whole family met at my parents house and spent a day together. This family reunion is unfortunately not possible this year, but we will certainly make up for it on another day.

Ostern ist ein christliches Fest, aber für mich und meine Familie war es eigentlich immer mehr ein Familienfest.

Weihnachten und Ostern waren die einzigen Tage im Jahr, wo sich die ganze Familie bei meinen Eltern getroffen und einen gemeinsamen Tag verbracht hat. Heuer ist dieses Familientreffen leider nicht möglich, aber wir werden das sicher nachholen.

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Canon EOS R | EF 50mm f/1.8 L STM

If I Were A Sunbeam

"If I were a sunbeam,
I know what I'd do;
I would seek white lilies,
Roaming woodlands through.
I would steal among them,
Softest light I'd shed,
Until every lily
Raised its drooping head.

"If I were a sunbeam,
I know where I'd go;
Into lowly hovels,
Dark with want and woe:
Till sad hearts looked upward,
I would shine and shine;
Then they'd think of heaven,
Their sweet home and mine."

Are you not a sunbeam,
Child, whose life is glad
With an inner brightness
Sunshine never had?
Oh, as God has blessed you,
Scatter light divine!
For there is no sunbeam
But must die or shine.

by Alice Cary

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Canon EOS R | EF 50mm f/1.8 L STM

What does the wine in the next photo have to do with Easter or a religion, you will ask yourself.

Well, some religions reject alcohol and others have delicious wine with bread during the worship, even if the priest gets most of it.
To make everyone happy, there is wine here, but the glass is upside down.

Was hat nun der Wein im nächsten Foto mit Ostern oder einer Religion zu tun, werdet ihr euch fragen.

Nun, manche Religionen lehnen Alkohol ab und bei anderen gibt es während des Gottesdienstes leckeren Wein zum Brot, wenn auch der Priester das meiste abbekommt.
Um alle glücklich zu machen, gibt es hier Wein, aber das Glas steht auf dem Kopf.

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Canon EOS R | EF 50mm f/1.8 L STM

By the way: I wouldn't mind if Elvis were still with us - I was then and I'm still a big fan and I like to hear his songs from time to time.

Übrigens: Ich hätte nichts dagegen, wenn Elvis noch unter uns wäre - ich war damals und bin noch immer ein großer Fan und höre seine Lieder hin und wieder gerne.

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Canon EOS R | EF 50mm f/1.8 L STM

Happy Easter!
Stay at home, take care and stay healthy!
Frohe Ostern!
Bleibt zu Hause, passt auf und bleibt gesund!


Location / Standort: At home in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Easter - Wikipedia

Ostern - Wikipedia

All photos were shot with the Canon EOS R and the Nifty Fifty Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 L STM lens.

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have a nice evening and Happy Easter,

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Same as you @johannpiber I celebrate Christmas and Easter purely as family getting together time. And of course traditional food feast 😋.
I don't mind which God people believe in as long as they don't discriminate others or don't try to force they believes on me.
Stay save and virus free my friend.

Good morning @cezary-io 🙂
Exactly, and I forgot to mention in my post what you have said -

as long as they don't discriminate others or don't try to force they believes on me

... and the food, of course. This is something I will definitely miss this year. We have some of the traditional food at home, but it isn't the same as at my mum's house 😉


I know what you mean @johannpiber . My mother died 20 years ago 💔 and since then my father, his new girlfriend my brothers and me, we all making the same traditional dishes on Easter 🐣 and Christmas 🎄, but we never managed to make it taste like my mom's coking 🙁.

Yes, nobody cooks like mom - although my wife has learned a lot from my mother - the same food tastes different ;)

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You're very welcome :)

Such beautiful shots and for me Easter was also a time the family gathered, but that's all changed this year

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter

Good morning and thank you so much JJ, these are the results from staying at home - white baking paper on the window, some objects and Photoshop ... there will be more soon 😉
I hope you and your wife have a good weekend and different than usual, but still Happy Easter 🙂

I have to admit i have been slack with setting anything up at home to get some shots, this place is too small is one excuse but I just keep puttingit off I guess
I loved your creativity

Happy Easter and Stay Healthy

And I have to admit that the baking paper on the window was not my idea - I have seen a video by the photographer Chris Sale on YouTube where he even has photographed a daffodil ;)

Happy Easter my friend 🙂

That is such a cool idea and a creative way and you did well with it :)

I hope your weekend is going well

... and there will be more I think 😉
Yes, we have a nice weekend so far - the weather is good and if I'm in the right mood tomorrow morning I'll drive to the reservoir for a walk, or I stay at home and make more monochromes ;)


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Congratulations. Today's #monomad second place is yours. Thank You very much for participating.

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Thank you very much @monochromes, having to stay at home does have some advantages too 😉

Wishing you and yours a happy Easter, yes most unusual not being with family at this time of year.

Photography of the wine glasses is well thought out, in an upside down world is the glass half empty or half full?


I am an optimistic person, so the glass is always half full for me, never mind if it is standing correct or upside down 😉

Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment, !tip and the reblog, Joan, and I also wish you and your family happy Easter, although it is a bit complicated this year, but there will be a next Easter in 12 months, when we all hopefully will be able to celebrate together again 🙂

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Really beautiful monochromes Johann. I like the way you did the wine glass.

Easter will be quiet here. Hubby and I usually go to my sister’s ( about 5 hr. drive) for Easter but not this year. I did put a small turkey in the oven so we’ll have our own feast and the cats will enjoy some turkey meat too.

The important thing is to be safe and well.

At first I photographed two empty glasses, but I was missing something. So I had the idea with the wine, which actually was raspberry syrup ;)

We usually visit my wife's sister and her family on Saturday and on Sunday we drive to my parents where we have a little family meeting.
This year we are just us 4 in our apartment, but I hope later this year we can make a family meeting at my parent's house without fear to infect someone.

Happy Easter and according to your words, stay safe and well with your Hubby, Jo 🙂

Howdy sir johannpiber! I'm a big fan of Elvis too! Very interesting. I was gonna go see if the other computer liked your posts but I got sidetracked by the title of this one. Photos still don't show up so I gotta go check the other machine.

The other machine did not show any photos either.
Hopefully when you wake up it will all be fine again 😉

I don't think they have it fixed yet do they sir johannpiber?

They have ;)

Good. Now I can go look at your tremendous art-like photos.

Haha, thanks a lot my friend 👍😉

Thank you very much @pixresteemer, soon I'll be able to say thank you with a !BEER 😉