Exposure time 30,0 Sec.

Long exposure on the Rio Nava

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 04/19/2020 - 18:29
The Rio Nava flows through the pilgrimage site Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia, whose tributaries with their moss-covered stones offer beautiful motifs for long-term exposures. But some manual work was also necessary here, as autumn had already left many traces in the form of withered leaves and fall wood. It was worth it to expose the beautiful mosses, who were certainly happy about this photo project.

Hamburg at the blue hour

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 04/07/2019 - 19:49
From the jetties in Hamburg you can reach an excellent photo spot through the Elbe tunnel. From here, the city panorama as well as the yacht harbor and the Elbphilamonie can be perfectly photographed at the blue hour and of course at other times of the day and night. In this photo a long exposure time was realized in order to harmonize the rather strong waves on the Elbe.

Startrails in black and white

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 12/16/2018 - 21:01

And then the clouds came from the sea - despite a recording altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level, this series of recordings was a race against time. But surprisingly, the clouds behind the trees waited until the last picture was in the box and now convey a special look in this black and white composition of the finished star trail picture


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Startrails over La Palma

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 12/16/2018 - 21:01

We had rented a nice little house at over 1,600 meters above sea level, which offered ideal conditions for star trail photography. Light pollution is generally low on La Palma and was particularly low here, in the vineyards and above the clouds. In some nights, the sea of clouds over the coastal regions even shielded the light of the towns and settlements there.


Startrails with rocks over the Atlantic

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 12/13/2018 - 20:35

The interesting rock formations in the north of La Palma can also be used as objects for star trail photography. Here is an example on a - unfortunately - somewhat busy road, so that only about 100 of the 200 pictures were usable. But the picture basically shows the idea of the composition ... even if it is more suitable for documentation than for wall decoration. Or is it?



Photo technique: "Blue Hour"

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 10/15/2017 - 18:55

The blue hour is of particular importance for photography.

Pictures taken at this time of day, when dusk changes to darkness after sunset, can create a mixture of unsettling melancholy and uncertainty about the threatening black of the night, the moods that, on closer inspection, have nothing to do with the subject. Perhaps they also evoke memories of experiences at this time of day, when our powerful sense, our visual perception, begins to lose its protective power with diminishing light and invisible dangers are suspected in the shadows ...


Star trails over the Valley of the Hanfcreek

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 20:36

It can get damp near streams and this can lead to fogged optics. Here the front lens fogged up and produced a fog effect - in other words - about 50 of the 200 pictures were unusable for this reason and on another thirty the position lights of the planes landing in Cologne drew their "airplane trails". But the rest of the pictures could still be used for this "hint of star trails" over the Hanfbach valley. Unfortunately, a higher ISO or longer exposure time could not be used due to the high level of lig