Hallig Gröde - Morning Light
Shortly after sunrise, the early morning light is simply gorgeous.
And enough of a motivation to get early out of bed. ;-) Luckily at the end of August, sunrise is moving to more friendly times. This image is a something of an experiment. The contrast range between the foreground and the sky was huge, so I used the digital blending technique to make a composite of two different exposures on slide film. Including correction while scanning the difference is approx. 3 EV.
Hallig Gröde - Wharf at the Watergate
Afternoon idyllic scene at the watergate.
At a convenient distance from the houses, near the watergate, there is a small wharf where the locals moor their boats.
Hallig Gröde - Catwalk
Crossing over one of the broader ditches along the way from the western jetty to the houses.
A foot path leads directly from the Knudtswarft and the Kirchwarft to the jetty and watergate on the west side of Gröde, frequently used by the locals. The deeper and broader ditches along the way are bridged by catwalks such as the one shown here.
Hallig Gröde - Clouds above the Kirchwarft (new)
Now this is a canonical picture of Hallig Gröde. ;-)
This day, with its marvelous, quickly changing cloud formations, sun and rain delivered just the right setting. [Update] As some people in the discussion at fotocommunity.de suggested, this is a new image of the same scene, more closely cropped. Also on fotocommunity.de you can find a alternate crop of this image with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Hallig Gröde - Rain is Coming
The downside of the fine stormy weather, from time to time clouds with heavy spells of rain come in from the sea.
As an umbrella would be most unfitting und inconvenient ;-), the best thing is to do like the sheep, turn your butt … eh back … into the wind and rain, and sit it out.