My name is Engin Sahin. I'm 25 years old. I'm living in Switzerland but I'm originally Kurdish. I love hiking, paragliding, eating and photographing. I travel alone. I don't like companionship while hiking because I really want to be with myself and nature. I want to see, to hear and to feel the nature, but in recent years I realised that Mother Nature is dying. I thought about my future children. "Will they still see such a beautiful earth?" So I decided to take photos of landscapes for my future children. Dead places still exist on photos. I call it "Conservation of Mother Nature". This way my future children will be able to see such beauty. One day I decided to share my photos on Instagram with the whole world. I wanted them to appreciate the importance of Mother Nature. I also love to make people laugh. In my opinion there are a lot of sad people who haven't laughed for a long time. That's why I combine my Instagram posts with some funny stories. Maybe someone will laugh.
I shot this photo in Bolzern, Switzerland. My girlfriend and I were hiking there. It was very cold, about -5.0 degrees celsius. But the setting sun was heating us. We decided to have a break. While we were drinking some tea I saw the sun rays hitting the mountain. It was a beautiful view. I decided immediately to take a photo of this natural spectacle. (Engin Sahin)
In the future I will focus on Deep-Sky photography. I bought the "Skywatcher Star Adventurer Mini" some weeks ago. I'm a big fan of stars and planets. I love the unknown in the endless expanse. Sometimes I ask myself thousands of questions about the sky. "Are we alone?", "Are there other lives?", "Is there a copy of myself?", "Does he also do an interview right now?" and a lot of other questions. I love the different colours of the celestial objects. For example the Andromeda. There are red, yellow, blue, purple and orange. It's a colourful spectacle. I've already shot the Andromeda. You will find it on Instagram. If someone gives me the choice between staying on earth with my family or the exploring alone the unknown in the endless expanse I would explore the universe. Maybe I'm an explorer like Columbus. Maybe I will escape from the problems on earth. I don't know.
There is no civilisation and the phone has no reception. Göschenen looks like a place on a different planet. My friend and I were hiking in the mountains of Göschenen. Later we realized that we were lost. The sun was disappearing and we decided to stay in an abandoned hut over 2000 meters above the sea level. Later we took some photos of the milkyway with the Skywatcher Star Adventurer Mini. (Engin Sahin)
I was using the OMD EM 10 Mark 2 for a long time. Recently I get the Olympus OMD EM 1 Mark 2. I love the image stabilizer of Olympus. I'm also a big fan of the Live Composite and I like the retro look of the cameras. That's why I chose Olympus.
I use a lot of different lenses. The 7-14mm 1:2.8 is recommendable for landscapes. I use the 25mm 1.8 for portraits and the 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II for animal portraits. I have some analog lenses too. I love the TOKINA 135mm 1:2.8. It makes great bokehs. The integrated image stabilizer makes possibile to shot some sharp photos with it.
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