Why raumzeitausschnitt?

Raumzeit is the german word for spacetime. In physics, spacetime (or space-time) is any mathematical model that combines space and time into a single continuum. Spacetime is usually interpreted with space being three-dimensional and time playing the role of a fourth dimension. While spacetime can be viewed as a consequence of Albert Einstein’s 1905 theory of special relativity, it was first explicitly proposed mathematically by one of his teachers, the mathematician Hermann Minkowski, in a 1908 essay building on and extending Einstein’s work. Raumzeitausschnitt means cut-out of spacetime and I think, a photograph is like an cut-out of spacetime.

About me

My name is Thomas Nicol and I am an physisist and amateur photographer from Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany. When I was about 15, I got my first SLR, a Dresden Exa 1A. In the early 90ies I became an Internet-junkie. In 2005 the digital revolution in photography reached me and so I bought a DSLR.  I think, photobloging ist the perfect combination of my two hobbys. Please, feel free to leave remarks and any kind of criticism. Thanks all for visiting! For now, please just enjoy the photos.

Gear I use

Sony alpha 7  alpha 450
Minolta X700
Mamiya 645 Super mit Sekor 80mm 1:2,8
Minolta MC ROKKOR 58mm 1:1.2
Minolta AF 50mm 1:1.7
Minolta AF 17-35mm 2.8-4
Sigma 90mm 2.8 Macro
Adobe Lightroom 5


You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.  (Ansel Adams)


Man muß sich beeilen, wenn man etwas sehen will, alles verschwindet.  (Paul Cezanne)


Es sind die kleinen Dinge im Leben, die uns zum Schmunzeln oder zum Nachdenken bringen. Man erlebt viele Geschichten am Tag, doch viele kleine Auffälligkeiten behält man nicht lange. Deshalb möchte ich “Dem Augenblick Dauer verleihen”. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)