I love this little footpath along the fields with it’s old trees.
When the golden evening light falls on the trunks and the young green of the trees is my favorite time to be outside in spring. Again and again I am drawn to the small footpath alley at the edge of the fields of Steinbeck, which is lined with stately oaks and birches. And again and again I look up at the trunks of the trees into the treetops. Do you not sometimes feel the same way?
April 2020 was unusual. The weather was rather cloudless and without rain. From the society the Corona Lockdown, which has meant many weeks of work from the home office for me, too. Luckily we didn’t have a strict curfew in Germany and so my wife and I went for walks regularly — mostly along the fields of Meilsen. But with pure blue sky and the fields still lying fallow, that wasn’t an interesting motive.
How happy I was when at the end of April rain clouds finally came up in the sky again and in addition the fields were cultivated again.
The white swan of the South Atlantic and in the background the musical theatres at the Elbe river. I like to go to this light mood in Hamburg when shortly after sunset the twilight sets in and the sky turns a beautiful blue. Here the special thing about it is that the silver shimmering exterior of the musical theater has taken over the color of the sky and is there in such a beautiful contrast to the warm interior lighting of the theater.
In the foreground, I have put the elegantly curved bow of the former cargo ship and today museum ship Cap San Diego. Just cut in such a way that the name and the typical loading equipment of the ship is visible. At the bow, the bow light sets another highlight for me as a photographer by illuminating the coat of arms at the bow of the Cap San Diego.
This is Hamburg!
I am already looking forward to it when the four-masted barque Peking will return to Hamburg as another museum ship in late summer this year. In earlier blog posts I had already reported on the rigging work for the Peking.
Before I went into the night on the day of departure and thus on the way to the ferry to Bodø, I enjoyed the long blue hour on the Lofoten Islands once again. In Reine I had a little snack for lunch and then I strolled in direction to the rorbuer at the fjord shore. Hardly any of the cabins were inhabited at the end of January and so I did not shy to just walk through the settlement of the old fishermen’s cabins and collect my motives. The special thing about the location of the Reine Rorbuer is the view to the fjord. Between the mountain ranges of the Reine Fjord and the cabins there is still the island chain of Andøya, Sakrisøya and Toppøya. This gives the view a completely different character, because in the water you have the reflections of the lights of the settlements. Below some of the cabins are the old fishing boats with which the fishermen used to row out into the Vestfjord in the old days.
This time I’ve put a gallery of 10 pictures of the Reine Rorbuer in the blog. The pictures are meant to have an effect on you just the way they are. read more and write a comment …
The Rorbuer in Reine are beautifully situated at the end of the peninsula. It is a whole ensemble that was built there on the fjord shore. Today it is run by Classic Norway Hotels.
For those who are wondering by my picture what kind of stripes are visible in the sky, I have a picture with me that gives the explanation. Right beside the Rorbuer there is still today the fishing harbor. According to this, many seagulls circle over the fjord. One must have a certain closeness to nature if one wants to live here for a longer time. The cry of the gulls was omnipresent. read more and write a comment …
Nowadays you rarely see them, the triangular shaped stockfish racks. Mostly they are designed in box form, with crossbars on top to hold the fish. When I was in Lofoten for two days after graduating from high school with my father on the return trip from the North Cape, the shores were still full of the racks in the classical form. However, they had already been cleared away in June and it was only in Hennigsvær that we had found any racks with stockfish.
This classic rack is now at the foot of the last bridge to Hennigsvær. In the evening of my stay I had walked over the bridge and enjoyed the view of the harbor village. Just in time for sunset I was at the foot of the rack and set it in scene in a largely symmetrical way. My Tilt-Shift lens helped me here to tilt the focal plane into the room.