Hallig Hooge is also called the Queen of the Halligen. The Halligen are very special islands in the wadden region of northern Germany. They are not protected by dykes and are very low, the inhabitants are used to the islands being flooded 40-50 times per year. So to be safe and dry the houses are built on so called warften, little villages built on earth mounds. Hallig Hooge and it’s nature is truly something extraordinary, a calm spot in midst of a rough sea.
Fuerteventura and the other islands of the Canaries are also called sometimes “Islands of the Eternal Spring” because the temperature around here stays constantly around 19 to 24 degrees. That’s precisely the reason why many Europeans like come here, especially in wintertime because the weather tends to stay pretty nice and enjoyable. Rain is very seldom and you can still go for a swim in November. Also the nature is just stunning.
The following pictures were shot on location in fall 2018.
Photography shot on Fuerteventura in November 2018.
There is more to the nature of Fuerteventura than you would think in the beginning. The land may be mostly dry and barren but some birds enjoy the fresh breeze on the island and certain type of plants like cacti dig the lack of rain.
The Promenade d’Anglais in the french city of Nice is one of the oldest urban beachfronts in the world. In English the name translates to Promenade of the English, because beginning of the early 1800s mostly British nobleman and aristocrats came here to spend their winter vacations in the warmth of the mediterranean. Later first hotels were built at the sea and a walkway at the coast came into being. The pictures were shot in February 2019.
Over the years Portugal became a country and a topic I revisit now and then. Again I had the chance to travel to this beautiful Iberian country and shoot some photography there. This time around though I had no access to my usual set up (Canon 70D with Tamron lens), but had to borrow equipment from my girlfriend. It was interesting to shoot with a different camera than I got used to. The Sony SLT-a77 is not as advanced as my Canon of course but it has some merits. I liked the the viewfinder and the shots are per default more wide which make them slightly more cinematic. The first series is kind of a highlight reel of the week I got to spend in different parts of the country. From first to last picture the locations are: Lisboa (bridge of the 25th of April), Capo da Rocca, Cascais, Fatimá, Óbidos.