A photo from our trip to South Africa in 2004. It shows Petra at Cape Agulhas, where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet. So how is it down there? Cold blue water, a sign, and many rocks. That’s about it. And of course tourists taking souvenir photos! :-) But hey, the travel guide says: “Make your mark by taking a picture at Cape Agulhas showing that you, of all the teeming millions in Africa, were the southermost person for that instant in history!” The tip is located 34°49’58″ south and 20°00’12″ east, and it can be found about 1 kilometer west of the Cape Agulhas lighthouse while New York is 12,745 kilometers away! For many years it was popular belief that the two oceans (i.e. Atlantic and Indian Ocean) meet somewhere near Cape of Good Hope. The truth is that Cape Agulhas is the official place where the two oceans meet!
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 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.
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!