Attention: strong breeze!

Taking this photo was an exciting challenge because the wind was blowing with a force of about 6 (40-50 km/h or 25-31 mph). I used a ND filter here to achieve an exposure time of a few seconds to capture the movement of the flag. When I set up the tripod I realized that it was vibrating a little bit because of the strong breeze. I wasn’t sure if the photos would  get really sharp. But, it seems like it worked quite well. Thanks to Manfrotto! Great stuff!

Btw, the sand was moving very fast as well. After this shot my shoes were completely covered with sand. 🙂

You can also view this photo at flickr.


the restaurant at the end of the universe

Have you ever read Douglas Adams’ “Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy” (or heard the BBC radio show)? This restaurant at the beach of St. Peter-Ording reminded me of “Milliways”, the “restaurant at the end of the universe” on the Frogstar World B. The story says that viewing through the windows of this restaurant you can watch the break-up of the universe every evening, made possible due to time warps. A really fascinating idea …. 🙂

(Now I also remember this passage: When leaving the restaurant, Zaphod and Ford steal a spaceship, which turns out to be a stuntship belonging to Disaster Area, programmed to dive into a star to provide backing effects for a rock concert. LOL So funny, have to read the books again.)