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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.

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Moon landing?

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 03/28/2021 - 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.

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High tide at the blue hour

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 03/22/2021 - 13:07

The view over the Rhine to the west bank, including the crane houses, is impressive. At the blue hour, however, as soon as the windows of the offices are lit and reflected in the Rhine, this scene is again enhanced. Corresponding picture compositions can only be optimally realized if the blue hour takes place before the office closes, as otherwise the office rooms are not illuminated.

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The blood moon over Liesberg

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/28/2021 - 16:03

Blood moon, wolf moon - when the full moon has moved completely into the umbra of the earth (umbra eclipse), then only the long-wave red components of sunlight reach it and it glows reddish copper. However, the light reflected by it is very weak, so that low light pollution and little dust and haze in the atmosphere are prerequisites for successful recordings. Even then it is still an art to achieve halfway short exposure times so that the moon movement does not lead to image blurring.

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Jonas Burgert Sinn Frisst

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 01/04/2021 - 20:29

From February 16 to August 16, 2020, the Arp Museum in Rolandseck station showed the impressive exhibition "Sinn Frisst" by the artist Jonas Burgert. Especially for this exhibition, he created seven large-format works that lead into fictional worlds that immediately draw the viewer's accent of reality. One encounters beings who seem to be in the usual reality as well as in dream worlds and who locate the concept of "dark matter" from physics as an artistic transformation in the social world.

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Wiligrad Castle on Lake Schwerin

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:58

From 1945 until the fall of the Wall Wiligrad Castle was not to be found on any map for political reasons: Willigrad Castle, the less known but all the more beautiful building in the Mecklenburg castles landscape. Around 1900, Duke Johann Albrecht zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin planned the impressive neo-renaissance building with the architect Albrecht Haupt and built it on the steep bank of Lake Schwerin.

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Neuschwanstein of the North

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 18:32

Schwerin Castle was the residence of the Mecklenburg dukes and is now the seat of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state parliament.

It is located on the castle island in the city of Schwerin and is considered an important example of Romantic Historicism. It is often referred to as the “Neuschwanstein of the North”.

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Gottorf Castle in Schwerin

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 12:05

The Gottorf Castle Sculpture Park was set up on the castle island in the catle lake at the western end of the river Schlei in Schleswig. The exhibits can be viewed and admired on a tour around the castle in the park. The oldest work dates from 1889, the youngest from 1995. In addition to figurative sculptures, abstract works can also be seen.

Gottorf Castle itself is the largest castle complex in Schleswig-Holstein. It is used as a state museum.

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