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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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Dune 45

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 18:15

The dune 45 is something special because it belongs e.g. to the few dunes in the Namib that can be climbed. There is a good reason why the ascents are regulated, because footprints on the magnificent dune ridges take a long time to be leveled by wind and weather. A terrible thought, imagine the attached photos littered with traces ...

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The Namib - Desert of Superlatives

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 20:17

The Namib Desert shows many superlatives. It is e.g. the oldest desert in the world. Depending on the point of view, the hour of its birth can be located 120 million years ago, with the formation of today's huge dunes dating back 2 million years ago.

The desert covers a huge area on the west coast of Africa of around 2,000 km in length and around 160 km in width, which extends from the famous Skeleton Coast in the north to the Walvis Bay in the middle and finally to the diamond mining area in the south of Namibia.

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