Historic Female Portrait Photo (undated)

February 4th, 2017

historic portrait photo

I stumbled across that old album with the family photos, and I’d like to share these with you. Maybe you’re a photo collector and like the shots? Please contact me if you would like to have a high-end digital scan.

This photo is undated, but I’d estimate it to be from the 1920s, showing my grandmother in her youth. Shot by photographer Albert Giesler in Eutin, Germany.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California, USA

May 17th, 2016

Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California, USA

Pigeon Pigeon Lighthouse – a true classic. Built in 1872, is one of the tallest lighthouses (115 ft) on the West Coast of the US. It can be found abotu 25 kiliometers south of San Francisco at the Higheway Number One. While still being intact, it serves as youth hostel today.

Flying at High Altitude

May 16th, 2016

The wing of an airplane at high altitude

During one of my trips to the U.S. I had a seat in Lufthansa Business Class, allowing for this beautiful shot of the left wing of the aircraft at high altitude, probably above the Canadian East Coast. I love flying, I love long distance trips, so I love this shot. :-)

Sailing the Baltic Sea

May 15th, 2016

Sailing the Baltic Sea

For more than a decade my father-in-law had a 27 ft. sailing yacht at the Baltic Sea, and we had the pleasure to join him twice for a week of sailing. This shot from our trip in September 2007 looks more dramatic than it actually was. It was just a beautiful day perfect for letting the ship go, with waves crashing against the ship evry now and then. I had my big camera ready when another wave hit us. The most difficult thing about such action shots is to keep the camera steady. I wanted to show some movement in the splash, so I opted for 1/80 second. I couldn’t use a shorter exposure time because the splash would’ve entirely frozen up, removing a lot of the emotion of the shot.