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Throwback Thursday: I’m back ….

Last week I was on a short family vacation at the Northsea: me, my wife, and our grandson (5 3/4).

We were gifted with fantastic weather. Nicely warm and sunny days at the beach and on the many playgrounds the town set up over the years. We visited that town not for the first time. So, we were able to see the development. Especially my wife was there quite often when our kids were smaller. She went with only one at a time, while the others stayed home with me. Now, all of them are adults and traveling with their partners.

Being at the coast means having a good portion of wind around you all the time. During low tide, the beaches grow. When low tide is in the evening, you can have much space for flying a kite. We’ve chosen that way for the kite instead of going to the kiting ground because there are more pro-kiters and a small kid does not have the room he needs for his little kite.

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Throwback Thursday: A day at the sea

12 years ago, my wife spent a week with our youngest at the north sea. Thanks to a very proposing weather forecast, I came up with the idea, to surprise them by making a day trip to visit them. So, I told the other two kids to prepare some breakfast suitable to be eaten on the road and get up that early to be able to be on the road at 6 a.m. What a surprise, when we arrived at noon. At that time, the motorway ended early and the remaining nearly 100 km had to be covered on regular country roads. Nowadays the highway reaches much closer to the coast and shortens the distance to only a little more than 3 hours.

After having dinner together, we headed back home and arrived at about 1:30 a.m. What a day!

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Travel Tuesday: finally some sun at Talisker Bay

 

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Travel Tuesday: meeting of natural powers

 

Because of the huge size of the bay and the strong wind from the sea, the big waves came near the shore. so, I was able to get a couple of nice images from only the waves.

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Travel Tuesday: meeting of natural powers

 

Because of the huge size of the bay and the strong wind from the sea, the big waves came near the shore. so, I was able to get a couple of nice images from only the waves.

Take care!

 

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Travel Tuesday: a hole in the water

 

Because of the huge size of the bay and the strong wind from the sea, the big waves came near the shore. so, I was able to get a couple of nice images from only the waves.

Take care!

 

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Travel Tuesday: calmed sea

 

Although this image is quite similar to the one I published here last week, it has a very different ambient. That’s because of the exposure time. Last week’s image was taken at 1/80s, while this one needed 25 seconds ūüė≤

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Travel Tuesday: Talisker Bay

 

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Travel Tuesday: a finding

give back to people what belongs to the people

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challange 163: “keep walking”

“keep walking” is the topic for this week’s Lens-Artist’s Photo Challenge hosted by Amy.

Today, I have a fun pic for you. I took it a couple of years ago in Belgium. This young guy apparently didn’t want to get sandy feet. So his girlfriend (?) or sister (?) had to carry him.

 

 

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Monochrome Monday 8-05

This weekend, I was reminded of my visit to Zingst 4 years ago. I was there to visit the Photo Festival “Horizonte”. During that week, I attended one workshop (photographing trees in the famous forest of Zingst). We had a guide to find some of the centuries-old trees in the National Park. In the evening we had to select our images and present 10, as a result, the next morning. 2 out of these 10 were selected to be presented in a slideshow that evening at the beach to a huge auditorium. Both of my selected images for the daily slideshow were in monochrome. You can find the other image here

This image was even selected for the final slideshow containing the best 15 images of the festival.

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Monochrome Monday 8-04

Who can tell where the border between land and sky is.

Another image taken last summer in Iceland. It’s a view from the side to¬†Vestrahorn Mountain, Stokksnes.

As usual, click on the image to enlarge it.

 

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Monochrome Monday 8-03

Today is the first day of my summer vacation. I’m supposed to be where I could hear the sound of the seagulls, the wind, and the waves while having a distinct smell of salty air in my nose. But, it’s pandemic time. Still, many regulations although some travel is allowed again for a few days. Fortunately, the weather is still too cold for the end of May, it’s raining a lot and the weather is changing very quickly. It looks more like early April than late May. Thus we’re enjoying (or at least try to) our vacation at home. But, I guess, farmers and rangers are quite happy about the rain. And old farmers rule says: when May is cool and wet, it fills the farmer barn and barrel. ( in German this saying rhymes)

So, this memory of three black-headed gulls standing in the wind captured in April 2019 has to comfort me.


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