Sprinkenhof Office Building

Sprinkenhof Office Building

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A classic view of Hamburg. The Sprinkenhof Office Building in the Kontorhaus district of the World Heritage Site. It’s no wonder that the entire quarter was given this status. It is impressive to stand here in the courtyard of the brick building and look up. Many floors of dark brick with white window frames as contrast.

I especially loved the light in the windows this winter morning. They give the picture a bit of warmth in contrast to the cool blue sky.

I took the picture with the camera on a floor stand. I had to push the tripod plate back and forth for a long time until the building stood vertically in the middle above the camera. But the people who work here are accustomed to photographers making contortions in the courtyard.

Hamburg — Courtyard Mittelweg 125

Hamburg — Courtyard Mittelweg 125

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Almost every day I pass this little backyard in Harvestehude. Shortly after the Pöseldorf Center on the right side is this cobblestone courtyard. For my infrared photography the trees are so charming, even if I could not avoid to put the emphasis on the bumpy pavement in the foreground. In the background you can see the Magdalenenstraße, which runs through Pöseldorf parallel to Mittelweg.

Grasengrund and half moon in Infrared

Grasengrund and half moon in Infrared

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In the summer of 2018 I was frequently commuting between Soltau and Buchholz for 2 months. Due to a construction site closure of the street towards Soltau I had to drive mostly the small road (Grasengrund) between Deimern and the B3 — a road which is long distances laid out as a birch avenue. I had known for a long time what this birch avenue would look like as infrared photography, but there had to be an almost cloudless sky, because otherwise the contrast between the treetops and the black of the sky would not be given.

One Sunday at the end of July I finally had the right weather. Only when I could see the motive on the display of my camera, I discovered the moon, which shone to my luck also still in the middle over the avenue! In addition a few veil clouds, which only made the motive more interesting.

 

Christus Church Othmarschen (Infrared)

Christus Church Othmarschen (Infrared)

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During my walks through Othmarschen in spring 2018 I also came to the Christus Church on a Sunday. It is beautifully situated on a park‐like meadow plot between Reventlowstraße and Emkendorfstraße. Just with the trees I once again found beautiful infrared motifs in it.

I always like to photograph my infrared pictures under the canopy of trees to give my motives a natural frame. The leaves illuminated from the back always give such interesting nuances in infrared. On this day, the condensation trails on the sky also offered an exciting addition.

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Röper farm (Infrared)

Röper farm (Infrared)

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Some of my readers have already asked me if I still do infrared photography at all. The answer is simple: »Yes«.
These days I have found unpublished pictures from last year in my photo library and I am simply showing them now, before the 2019 infrared season starts.

The old Röper courtyard in Othmarschen is hidden right above today’s northern Elbtunnel portal. Until the fourth tube was built, the Elbtunnel began a few hundred meters further south, i.e. the old farmhouse had been directly near the motorway since the 1970s. Today there is a young park in the east of the farm with extensive lawns. read more and write a comment …

In the fireplace room of the Chamber of Crafts

In the fireplace room of the Chamber of Crafts

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The fireplace room of the Chamber of Crafts is particularly suitable for small discussions, group work or as a conference office. I quote from the pages of the Chamber of Crafts:

This room is named after the tiled stove that was built in 1915 after a model from the Hamburg Museum of Decorative Arts. The Hamburg building and landscape motifs on the original tiles in front of a tiled wall with symbols and coats of arms of the various guilds also date from this period.

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