Yesterday we got back from a short break in Germany. And I thought I’d share a few holiday photographs with you.
We stayed at Imke’s holiday apartment on Langeoog, which is a small Island off the main coast of Germany. It’s already booked solidly through the summer so it was either last week or not at all.
I set myself a challenge of only using my 50mm lens and photographing some landscapes, which requires completely different skills to portraiture.
As we took Buster, our dog, this year I had many hours outdoors to explore and take photographs.
Jon-Luke playing with Buster in Imke's sister's back garden.
View of Langeoog Water Tower, which is the Island's main landmark.
Another view of Langeoog Water Tower taken across some of the sand dunes.
Second World War bomb half buried in a sand dune.
Waterway leading away from a dyke towards the sea. The mainland of Germany is just about visible on the horizon.
A bit further along the dyke and these mud flats can be seen. I wanted to capture the lines created by the trenches.
Before we (Buster and me) reached the Island's harbour I noticed these wooden structures in the mud flats. I'm guessing they may have been used to protect the mud flats from erosion.
Buster's holiday snap taken on the harbour with one of the Island ferries in the background. I've partially desaturated the background and added a soft focus to give a cinematic feel to the image 🙂
One of the few "street photography" images I took of people leaving the ferry. Due to the strong wind heading back toward the town, I decided to take a short train ride back into town.
The island is a very popular resort especially for Germans as it has miles of pure sandy beaches. Here are some patterns created in the sand by the wind and a few bird foot prints.
Here's a view from one of the entrances to a beach through the sand dunes.