Nikon D800

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.


Fish eagle in South Africa

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/28/2021 - 12:18

The village named St Lucia by stranded Portuguese in 1554 is located in the uMkhanyakude district of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. This location is a popular starting point for excursions to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, where many different animals can be observed and photographed. Apart from the impressive "hippos", the hippos that occasionally roam the town at night, we were also able to observe and photograph the majestic fish eagles on a tour through the wetlands.



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 .

Photo technique: "Long exposure"

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 13:33

The oldest lighthouse (13th century) from Ireland at Hook Head was the ideal motif in ideal weather conditions to use different shooting techniques with different filters (gray and infrared). The following series shows the different effects and appearances of HDR images, infrared images and long exposures. The pictures were taken with a Nikon D800 and a Nikkor 24.0-70.0 mm f / 2.8 with a focal length of 24 mm.


Cologne's "Crane Houses" at the blue hour

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 18:30
Photographing the crane houses on the Rhine in Cologne is always appealing. In the opposite Rhine meadows you can quickly find suitable photo spots and also good parking facilities. The wind is occasionally disturbing, which affects longer exposure times even with a stable Manfrotto tripod. This time it should be a special point of view, because we wanted to place the Cologne radio tower directly under one of the outriggers.

After the blue hour over Lewis, Outer Hebrides

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 23:24
Landscapes can appear particularly effective in blue long after the blue hour, when the ambient light is still illuminating, the moon is shining and light pollution is limited. Then the recordings do not appear in a dark black-blue and so rather depressing. This shot on a fjord of the Outer Hebrides on the northern part of Lewis / Harris Island called Lewis creates a coherent atmosphere.