Groyne, Zingst, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

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I spent the weekend on the Darß peninsula, Germany. Mostly to watch cranes at Germany's national park "Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft", as there is the largest landing area for cranes in northern Europe, eating for about two months before they continue flying to Spain or North Africa.

I did take some other pictures too, one of which you can see here. Sunday morning, cloudy weather, and I was in the right mood.

I actually like the apparent anachronistic way I took the pictures. Tripod, angle viewfinder, cable remote, really taking your time with composing, long exposure times. 30 seconds, in this case. Nothing hectic, enough time to breathe everything in for yourself, not just for the picture.

I put my Tokina 11-16mm to f8, avoiding the diffraction regime. Itching for a tilt lens, though. I put the tripod as low as possible. Even removed its center column to get it really close to the ground. I took several to sort out the waves, Lightroom treatment is mainly contrast improvement and choosing the square frame, of course.

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  3. petitorenji 59 months ago | reply

    stepping stones to heaven.

    thought they were pebbles at first for some reason.

  4. AnNamir™ c[_] 58 months ago | reply

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  5. Max Hendel 57 months ago | reply

    Great capture !!!

  6. Lightbender 55 months ago | reply

    Exceptional image... seems to take on a surreal quality... a path to infinite possibilities...

  7. Riccardo Brig Casarico 53 months ago | reply

    Foto molto bella, complimenti !!
    un saluto,


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  9. StephAnna :-) 50 months ago | reply

    Ha! Bin der tausendste "faver" ;-) Gratuliere!
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  10. pratibha_animisha 43 months ago | reply

    dramatic!!! i love it!

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  13. . Pily . 33 months ago | reply

    beautiful capture!

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