Although this image has a slight IR look, it isn’t. The leaves of the willow are fresh and still bright, especially when the sun shines on them.
Above the river, with a fantastic view over the Ruhr valley, the Earl of Mark built a medieval castle on a hill. It was built in the 13th century and was one of four castles to govern his property.
During the 16th and 17th century this castle decayed slowly, but was reconstructed at the end of the 18th century. Since 1909 the ruin is conserved as a historical monument. you can visit the castle and even climb up the tower to enjoy the view. In the atrium you can now find a restaurant.
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The setting moon tries to strike against the morning fog.
FX, 58mm, ISO 1600, f6.3, 1/3s
via A night’s end
I was out to scout a place, where I already was, back in January. As you can see, the ambience changed much, although most of the trees are still without leaves. But, some are already blooming white.
The panoramic photo above was taken back in April 2009. You can see the valley and the river Ruhr, where I was on Saturday afternoon. In the gallery you can see the old castle Blankenstein with its high tower. The panorama above was taken from that tower.
On my way back home, I didn’t use the highway. Instead I took small roads in the countryside. Behind a curve I met a small sheepfold with some sheep and goats. Three of the sheep had her lambs with them. As you can see by the umbilical cords, they are still newborns. I guess, they are only a few hours old.