Lighthouses and endless expanses

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 11/01/2020 - 15:27

The Westerheven lighthouse can only be reached on foot or by bike. It is about 1 km from the outer dike towards the lake and has become a popular photo motif thanks to its two symmetrical houses.

This post mainly shows it from the outer dike. It made sense to use different focal lengths (Nikkor 24-70 mm / f / 2.8 and Nikkor 70-200mm f / 2.8) and to create a small series of comparisons for the image size depending on the focal length


Skagen Fyr - the Skagen lighthouse

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 12/27/2019 - 19:42

Meeting point Skagerrak and Kattegat - at the northernmost tip of Denmark, where the Baltic and North Sea meet, the Skagen Fyr, the lighthouse of Skagen secures the shipping.

The lighthouse was built in 1858 under the reign of King Frederic VII and has an impressive height of 46 meters, making it the highest lighthouse in Denmark for over 100 years. He was overtaken

In 1962 it was replaced by the Dueodde lighthouse on Bornholm, which is only one meter higher.


Hirtshals Fyr - Hithalts lighthouse

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 12/27/2019 - 19:15

Hirtshals Fyr is one of the highest lighthouses in Denmark with a fire height of 57 m and is located in the north of Jutland in Hirtshals. Project planning for the lighthouse began in February 1859, the foundation stone was laid on June 28, 1860 and Hirtshals Fyr went into operation on January 1, 1863. The tower was built of red brick with Dutch tiles on a concrete and granite foundation.


The Barra lighthouse

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 12/27/2019 - 18:57

The Farol da Barra lighthouse is the highest in Portugal and one of the tallest in Europe. In Barra, where in addition to ancient fishing art, various water sports such as Kitesurfing can be practiced, the 19th century lighthouse rises more than 60m above sea level. Prior to its inauguration in 1893, ships from this area were frequently deceived because the land in the area is very flat and falsely gives the impression of being far away. Since its completion, the Farol da B


Ouessant - Island at the end of the world

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 12/21/2019 - 15:59

Through the Iroise, the part of the Celtic Sea declared off the Breton coast by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve, it goes at the End of the World (Finis Terrae, the tip of the Breton peninsula and today's Department of Finistère) through the passage of fear to Ouessant, the westernmost French island.


Neuwerk - Germany's unknown island

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 18:30
The island of Neuwerk is located about 15 km from Cuxhaven in front of the mouth of the Elbe and administratively belongs to the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, to which it is still 120 km away. But how many Hamburgers know their great suburb? Many of the people we asked didn't even know the name of the island.

Dinosaurs and pilgrims

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 12/06/2019 - 11:45

The Cabo Espichel is located at the end of the southwestern headland of the Setubál peninsula. Since 1430 there is a lighthouse at Cabo Espichel (modernized in 1790), the red-white, 32-meter-high tower of Farol do Cabo Espichel. Its light extends almost 50 km out to the sea and has already saved some sailors from capsizing at the wild cape of the Costa Azul.