I took this slightly surreal shot at the green fields where the river Elbe opens out into the North Sea. There’s a very long strip of coast, where only sheep and cows graze. On that particular day it felt a bit like summer (you know that time when it’s warmer outside than inside). Although the sheep were already sheared they were desperate for some shade and the lined up nicely for the shot ;-).
I was playing around with the controls in Lightroom, when it occurred to me that I could make this picture tell a story.
I’ve darkened the sky a bit and now the communist grimaces on account of the bad weather ;-).
This road through the middle of the forest with its old cobble stones made a lasting impression on me. Left and right there were hundreds of meters of deep forest and these really high trees. I tried to reproduce the atmosphere a bit with subdued colors, a retro style effect and some vignetting.
I took this picture at the “strandleben” bar opposite of “faust”. Due to its simplicity this shot is very “orderly” and serene. I like it a lot.
To keep the salty sea at bay. No, it’s actually to prevent the grazing sheep from drowning in the sea. This is the beach east of Cuxhaven. This stretch of the coast technically still belongs to river Elbe, but it sure has some salty water…
Found this beautiful guy in the middle of a field. A stork is a really big bird and it’s amazing to see how he lifts himself up:
This guy gave the already colorful street another nice accent. Fun fact: Originally there was an ugly car at the end of the road and I removed it using the heal-”stamp” tool. Although it’s quite visible, “healing” it really saved this shot…
I’ve made another round in the neighborhood and this is the plentiful harvest :-). See if you can spot all of them in “Ponies, Monkeys, Communists and Anarchists”
It just happens that there’s a bridge over the same river less than 200 meters further. I guess they still keep it for the tourists…