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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 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.
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Common merganser in Lofoten

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/28/2021 - 15:27

The Common merganser (Mergus merganser) belongs to the genus of sawyers and to the family of duckbirds (Anatidae). They feed mainly on small fish that they hunt together. It is an impressive sight when many of these birds work together on the water and drive schools of fish into a corner.

 

 

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The Milford Sound

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/28/2021 - 14:19

Milford Sound is a fjord on New Zealand's South Island. It belongs to the Fiordland National Park, which is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Boat tours along the many waterfalls and through the narrows lined with pointed mountain cones are impressive.

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Thingvellir

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 01/27/2021 - 14:56

The place Þingvellir or Thingvellir has a special meaning for two reasons: One is geological. because one is here in a rift zone at the boundary between two tectonic plates. On the other hand, one of the oldest parliaments in the world met here. Since about the year 930, the traditional Althing assemblies have been held annually in Thingvellir, which have both legislative and judicial functions.

The place impresses with the high basalt rocks and its waterfalls. It is not far from the capital Reykjavík.

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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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Friedrichstadt - Little Holland in North Frisia

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 11/06/2020 - 19:57

Friedrichstadt was founded in 1621 at the confluence of the Treene and the Eider in North Frisia. In order to get the water of the city under control and to realize a quick settlement, knowledgeable Dutchmen were recruited to build dykes. Since the Christian religious community of the Remonstrants was persecuted in Holland at that time, many Remonstrants settled in Friedrichstadt, as Duke Friedrich III guaranteed the residents freedom of religion here.

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Süderhafen of Nordstrand

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 11/02/2020 - 18:25

The southern harbor on Nordstrand, the peninsula near Husum, is idyllic. A red fishing boat lies on the water but the sailing dinghies lie on the black silt. It's low tide and when the visibility is good you can see the bank of Eiderstedt opposite. The windmills of the energy park turn here.

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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

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