Sardinian flair

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 13:53

Olbia is an idyllic city in northeastern Sardinia, whose winding streets contrast beautifully with the inviting harbor promenade. In the bay of Olbia there are nice dream beaches with crystal clear water and sometimes bizarre rock formations. Impressive historical buildings like the former cathedral of San Simplicio from the 3rd century AD point to the important historical past of the island.

We had rented a house in the neighboring hills of Olbi and from there explored the island up to the Emerald Coast. The photos shown come from the following regions:


Neum on the Adriatic

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 07/10/2021 - 16:32

Neum is the only place in Bosnia and Herzegovina that has access to the sea and geographically divides Croatia. If you drive along the Adriatic coast, e.g. to get to Dubrovnik, you cross a short piece of the territory of Bonsnia-Herzegovina

Neum is an important source of income for the country. The first tourist accommodation was built here as early as the 1950s. Today there are six hotels and many private guest houses in Neum.


Sunsets in Murreagh

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 12/22/2019 - 18:18

The overnight stay at Gorman's Clifftop House near Murreagh, Dingle region in Ireland was perfect to record the setting of the sun in the Atlantic. In ideal weather, we shot a lot of pictures and some videos with the Nikon D800.



Dinosaurs and pilgrims

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 12/06/2019 - 11:45

The Cabo Espichel is located at the end of the southwestern headland of the Setubál peninsula. Since 1430 there is a lighthouse at Cabo Espichel (modernized in 1790), the red-white, 32-meter-high tower of Farol do Cabo Espichel. Its light extends almost 50 km out to the sea and has already saved some sailors from capsizing at the wild cape of the Costa Azul.


Kitesurfing in Barra

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 11/17/2019 - 18:30
Portugal's north has impressive beaches near Aveiro. The flat wide sandy coast of Barra is ideal for kitesurfing and in good weather conditions you can see the surfers fly over the waves. The city has an impressive lighthouse. In the nearby town of Costa Nova, it is then more contemplative - the colorful houses of the side streets and the equally colorful but striped houses of the promenade have always been a magnet for tourists.

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 ...


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.