Archive for May, 2016

The Dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Sossusvlei Dunes Namibia

Today I felt like showing a shot from our trip to Namibia in 2006 – the awesome Dunes of Sossusvlei, seen from the top of “Big Mama” (that’s the name of the dune). It takes about 30 minutes to the top, but you should not rush it! Take your time to enjoy the views and take in the deep impressive feeling of being really small in this sea of sand! More about our trip to the Sosussvlei here.

Hamburg Speicherstadt (2012)

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Speicherstadt Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is a beautiful city with many facettes making it a photographers’ dream come true. In 2012 we had the chance of a longer visit, and we also strolled through the old harbour, the Speicherstadt. In former times, the goods from overseas would be unloaded from the ships and stored in the warehouses. Obviously, this activity has been shifted to the modern container harbour, so the houses have been renovated and turned into offices, appartments and restaurants.

Madrid, Spain, at Night (2001)

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Madrid, Spain, at Night

I shot this photo in Madrid in September 2001. It shows nightly traffic rushing on the Calle Alcala towards the Edificio Metropolis. The exposure time was 1/8 sec., so the traffic has just about the right level of blur to it. But there’s something special about the photo that you cannot actually see: it was one of my earliest shots taken with a – gasp! – digital camera, the Kodak DC-4800. This camera had been a front runner in digital photography, and I remember it to be quite good actually. Okay, the pictures were pretty small (3.1 megapixels – a joke today), but it delivered a decent quality at the time. Here are some more photos from Madrid. Enjoy!

Digby Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada after sunset (2009)

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Digby Harbour, Nova Scotia after sunset

 

Digby harbour is a beautiful place (see my sunrise photo here), and this shot is another proof point. The sea had been very quiet that evening, so I opted for a long exposure time to close the aperture. The resulting image captured the peace extremely well, I think. While the look has a touch of HDR to it, it really is a standard image from the camera.