Our holiday already seems so long ago and summer’s a distant memory. But I still thought it’d be nice to share a few holiday photographs with you.
We didn’t go to anywhere exotic – at least not somewhere that would come to mind. We went to Langeoog, which is a small Island off the north coast of Germany and where Imke comes from. To us it doesn’t seem exotic but in truth it is quite a paradise Island with miles of sandy beaches and everything is geared towards tourism.
The picture on the right is a water tower and is the Island’s key landmark.
Imke’s sister asked if I could take a few photographs of her holiday apartment to update their website. This meant I had to take some camera equipment, which gave me incentive to look for new perspectives I hadn’t photographed before.
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The town is a mile or so from the harbour, so a train transports everyone. This is the train arriving at the platform in the town.
A fisheye view of a road leading through the dunes and Buster on his pre-breakfast walk 🙂
Looking for new perspectives, here’s one of the Island’s roses but taken with a fisheye lens. It’s a Rosa Rugosa, which are a major feature of Langeoog’s flora.
Our son learning to wind surf. There are many activities for tourists to enjoy.
We only had strong winds and heavy rain one day, and when it cleared I went to the beach and took this seascape. I wanted something dramatic with movement so took this at 1/8s with my camera mounted on a tripod. It was a shame I didn’t take a long lens to focus in on the wave but think this turned out quite nice.
Here’s one more dramatic photograph. I’d been walking Buster on the dog beach when a sudden rain storm hit. Luckily I took the poncho I’d bought at the download festival – it was big enough to cover me, my rucksack and Buster. This was taken a few minutes after the rain cleared back out on the dunes.
Here’s a few more views of Langeoog taken on a previous holiday break.
Here’s a view of my sister-in-laws holiday apartment. It was important that everything remained in sharp focus. This meant a long 0.5s exposure was required to compensate for a small aperture – by contrast artistic portraiture is photographed with a big aperture so only part of the image is in sharp focus. I also had to use a flashgun to balance the light of the main room from the bright light shining through in the kitchen area.
Here’s a view from the balcony. I had to use a fisheye lens to capture this view being only a few inches away from the chairs. Imke’s sister held my flashgun inside to balance the light inside with outside.
This holiday apartment is available for 1 to 3 people if you want to get away from it all on Langeoog, Germany 🙂
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