Monochrome Madness 5-01 / 207

Welcome to the Isle of Skye. Have a seat, relax and enjoy the view. Take a deep breath of fresh spring air. Listen to the birds, the waves and the soft wind.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. The theme this week is “Relaxation”.

“Monochrome Madness” is now in its fifth year of existence. Look at Leanne’s site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

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It’s still coupling season for the grey seals. So, this big male tries to convince the smaller female below him to give him a try 🙂 Despite this looks like a fight, it wasn’t.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole for more than four years now. Look at here site on Wednesday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

Travel Tuesday: water vs land

 

Here, you can see the iconic symbol of Helgoland the “Lange Anna” (tall Anna). This time you can see it from a slightly different perspective. For this image I was nearly on sea level. On the right you can see the start of the concrete wall.

Next Monday, I’ll show you the rock needle from a more common perspective.

Take care!

 

A winter’s sky above the sea

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Travel Tuesday: Paparazzi

 

There are photographers around for taking photographs from the private lives of famous people (i.e. politicians, music or film stars and other celebrities) with-out their permission (often out of hides) for selling them to magazine publishing houses called yellow press. Here this kind of photographers is called paparazzi (plural).

When I was on Helgoland recently with my friends, we were kind of paparazzi, too 🙂 Our celebes were the wild living animals: seals and sea-birds.

The seal in the above image isn’t in danger. The line in front of the seal marks the edge of a small air-field and helps, to keep people out of the danger zone. Because seals can’t read, the two runways have to be checked before every use of the runway.  We also kept a distance of at least 30 m from them. Because of the chosen perspective and lens, it looks much shorter.

Take care!