Project Photography

The Kuna

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 06/21/2021 - 15:35
About 30,000 Kuna, which call themselves Dule (translated: human), live in San Blas, an approximately 200 km long coastal strip along the northeastern Atlantic coast of Panama with its offshore islands up to the Colombian border. You can reach the islands by boat and you will find well-kept huts as accommodations with these friendly people.The Kuna are known for their traditional dances, which we wanted to include in this project. In addition, with years of resistance to Panama's integration efforts, the Kuna have managed to anchor their rights to independence in the Panama Constitution, which has contributed to the high authenticity of today's Kuna. The Panama Constitution guarantees Kuna rights and territorial rights - but they have had to fight hard for their autonomy today.

Swan Lake

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 04/14/2021 - 20:03

The ponds around Herrnstein Castle near Ruppichteroth in the Rhein-Sieg district always offer opportunities for beautiful animal photos. Today the waters were mainly populated with many mute swans, but rust and Canada geese as well as pond and coot also attracted attention. We had a tripod with us for the Nikkor 200 - 500 mm f / 5.6, but this beautiful lens can also be used by hand thanks to the VR II image stabilization.


The Dolsandaegyo Bridge

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 03/18/2021 - 19:56
To get to the best location for the view of the impressive "Dolsandaegyo Bridge", you either go up by elevator or by cable car from the other side to the park, which was created on a summit. As soon as you arrive, the friendly Koreans will "sort you" with the camera and there will be a lively exchange about all kinds of technical and cultural details.

Blue hour at the Oder

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 03/15/2021 - 18:56
Blue hour over the cathedral island on the Oder in Wroclaw - On the right you can see the two towers of the cathedral and in front of it the bishop's seat on the cathedral island in Wroclaw. The term island no longer applies, however, since Breslauer filled up the northern arm of the Oder. In good weather conditions you can take excellent pictures of these buildings with their reflections in the Oder. This photo succeeded in the end of the blue hour.

Moon landing?

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/28/2021 - 12:43

In a photo series of around 50 images of a super moon, an unexpected object came in front of the lens: an airplane that was flying very high.

This coincidence led to an interesting photo that could hardly have been planned.

My Nikkor 500 mm f / 4.0 and a 2-fold converter were used.


The snow monkeys of Yudanaka

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 11/28/2020 - 10:43

The Japanese macaques of Yudanaka are also called snow monkeys. They love to sit in the hot springs in winter. But still in the 1950s, the monkeys were not doing well. They did the same in the nearby onsen and went straight to the hot baths with the guests. This was not for everyone, so the macaques were hunted first and their population shrank accordingly.


Jupiter over Hennef

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 08/05/2020 - 17:44

To the right of Saturn, the radiantly bright Jupiter is currently appearing in the south above the horizon. After the images of Saturn, Jupiter should also be photographed.

The goal was to make the huge red whirlwind eye of Jupiter visible - well, that didn't work now but at least you can see in the photos that Jupiter is not a disk either :-)


Saturn over Hennef

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:04
Can you photograph the Saturn rings with a digital camera and a telephoto lens? The test with a Nikon D850 plus Nikkor 200mm - 500mm plus 2-way converter shows the amazing result. However, these images do not want to compete with photos taken with special astro equipment.

Comet Neowise above Hennef

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 13:00

Comet C / 2020 F3, Neowise, was difficult to photograph above Hennef. Haze and light pollution prevented several attempts and the planned beautiful image composition with Neowise over Blankenberg Castle was unfortunately not possible. But tonight it was finally time. The lower temperatures kept the haze over Hennef at bay, the sky was relatively clear ...