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"Skies/Himmel" published on June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017 is finally here: “Skies/Himmel” is officially published. It was a lot of work, but I thoroughly enjoyed it! And I learned a lot along the way. So let’s see what’s going to become of it… It was, is, and will continue to be an interesting journey.

A preview with a few sample pages of Skies/Himmel is now available on the electronic publishing platform ISSUU. You can access it right here or directly on ISSUU, orthrough their appon your mobile device. Take a look and enjoy!

"Skies/Himmel" by Gabriele Golissa

”A book is a bottle thrown into the open sea,
on which this label should be attached: Catch who can!”

Alfred de Vigny (1913), Journal d’un poète, De la publicité
(my translation of the French original)

With Skies/Himmel I will take you on a journey through my skies. Enjoy wonderful photographs of skies in almost every color, learn where the colors of the skies come from, and look at interior design ideas and how a Skies by Gabriele Golissa photograph could look in your home. An ideal book for art lovers, fans of photography, and nature enthusiasts alike. The book is fully bilingual (English/German).

Publication date is June 27, 2017. However, Skies/Himmel is already available for pre-order where books are sold. Ask your local bookseller (find one here) or look it up online. There is also an e-book-version available for iPad and Mac on iTunes.

– Hardback: ISBN 978-0-9989432-0-6)
– E-book: ISBN 978-0-9989432-1-3 (for iPad and Mac)

Before the Storm (1), 2015.

”The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious.
And why shouldn’t it be?—it is the same the angels breathe.”

Mark Twain, Roughing It, 1872, Chapter 22

Clouds consist of very small water droplets and ice crystals. They are formed through condensation, a process where water molecules in the air cannot remain vapor any longer but cluster into droplets. This happens when the air either cools down or has to absorb more water vapor. As long as the droplets are light and small enough, they will stay in the atmosphere as clouds. When they get bigger and heavier, they will eventually fall from the sky as precipitation.