Focal length 62 mm

Mapungubwe - place of the stone of wisdom

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 11:07
The Mapungubwe National Park is located in the South African province of Limpopo. In addition to the biodiversity typical of Africa, archaeological sites have considerably expanded the level of archeological knowledge of the development of this region. The Mapungubwe Hill, which at first glance seems inconspicuous, turns out e.g. on closer inspection than the hilltop that was populated around 1000 years ago. Royal tombs were found here and it is believed that "up" lived between 1030 and 1290 the kings and soldiers of the Mapungubwe Empire, who were fed by the 3000 to 5000 farmers and hunters living at the foot of the elevation - the earliest class society in southern Africa .

Cologne Cathedral at the blue hour

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:57
Cologne Cathedral at the blue hour - the classic photo motif that is often taken by photographers from the Rhineland. The location at the Hohenzoller Bridge with the optimal perspective is well attended at the blue hour and you have to be there some time in advance to get a good location for your tripod. Several videos on YouTube provide information and also explain corresponding optimal camera settings from the perspective of the respective authors.