By an Internet article of the district Harburg I had become attentive on the Steller lake in the nature reserve »Untere Seeveniederung«. The Steller lake lies in the winter evening hours properly in the shadow of the marshalling yard Maschen. Again and again the passing trains can be heard from there.
But when the sun was already very flat and shone through the narrow strip of birch trees that runs along the footpath, my focus was only on the resulting play of light. I didn’t hear the trains at all anymore.
I was looking almost directly into the golden sun when I spotted this reed grass. The ears of corn really glowed in the backlight!