Be Careful Near The Edge

Funny title, right? It’s yet again another photo post and I had no idea what kind of title I could use and came up with this. So, be careful if you stand near the edge of a cliff! I shot the photo near Lübeck, to be more exact between Travemünde and Timmendorfer Strand at the Brodtener cliff coast. This is at the baltic sea and a very beautiful place. The original photo looked more flat, but I extracted lots of details and messed around with the tone values until I liked it. Continue reading Be Careful Near The Edge

Lighthouse Travemünde

The photo above was shot before the one with the ship light trails that I uploaded yesterday. I want to store this one as well another version. The photo is taken in Germany at the Baltic Sea in Travemünde at dusk. I thought the photo is a little bit uneven, I tried to adjust it horizontally with Lightroom but no matter what I did, it always looks somewhat uneven. This either might be a visual illusion due to the uneven promenade, or that is lens bending (although I experienced that does only happen at the wide end of my lens). … Continue reading Lighthouse Travemünde

Long Exposure: Passing Ship In Travemünde

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I was at the Travemünde Beach today and experimented a little bit with long shutter durations. The blue image in the gallery above is another photo I shot, the pink one is edited with Lightroom as I thought changing it to pink would work too. You can click on the images to enlarge them. To explain the scene, as mentioned in the title, there was a big ship passing and I captured the lights of it with the long shutter speed. The image is shot with 15 seconds shutter speed with an aperture … Continue reading Long Exposure: Passing Ship In Travemünde

My First Long Exposure Photo Outside In The Evening

My mother and her husband asked me today if I would like to accompany them when they drive to the beach in Travemünde in the evening. That was a nice idea, I planned to use my tripod and to take some evening or night photos at some point anyway, and the beach is a perfect subject. I have read a lot about long exposure, for example when I tested long exposure at home, I also learned how to set up all things manually with my D7100. That means, I know already a little bit about the theory, it was time … Continue reading My First Long Exposure Photo Outside In The Evening

European Herring Gull Enjoying The Rain

I shot the photo of the European herring gull yesterday when I drove to Travemünde with a friend. As mentioned in a previous post, it became rainy as soon as we arrived. It was a little bit sad because I wanted to take photos. Some say that you can use the D7100 in rain and others said you can damage the camera on this way. I shot some photos but decided to put the camera back into the bag when the rain got heavier. I have no problems to use the camera in soft rain, but I do not want … Continue reading European Herring Gull Enjoying The Rain


I actually thought I couldn’t take any photo for the recent photo challenge with the motto Off-Season. But we have still very mixed weather in Northern Germany, it’s actually not really summer weather except for some good days. Yesterday we had a good day, a friend came to visit and asked me if I would like to drive to the beach and I thought the idea would be great. The weather was perfect when we started, but as soon as we arrived, the weather changed from summer to autumn and it began to rain. In the photo above you see … Continue reading Off-Season