2014 wasn’t my best year photographically speaking. I didn’t shoot much, and hadn’t it been for two assignments I would have ended up with almost no photos at all. What I did a lot though was travelling, almost exclusively for work. So my hotel series grew quite massively. Here’s a new selection, edited down aggressively. Again – it’s not about aesthetics, just about how those rooms made me feel. Mostly work stays, mostly alone, luckily not all the time though! A bit of holidays made it in as well.
A first set of holiday pictures – all shot on the iPhone with Hipstamatic. The film stuff still needs to be developed and scanned and the few digital ones need to be edited (holidays, you know – I decided to be lazy), so stay tuned for another entry or two.
It is recommended to swim only in guarded parts of the beach. Apart from the tide turnings there are strong undercurrents that can sweep you away or drag you out. So better stay inside the cordoned-off parts for swimming.
Prickspears. Basically birch branches that are stuck into the ground to mark the navigable channels for ships. If you don’t stick close to them you will be stuck in the ground. They need to be re-arranged every year, as the channels move with the tide. Apparently even the islands do.
More to come soon.
Some holiday snaps, iPhone only this time.
On the sleeper train to Hamburg, still in Austria.
Our hotel in Norderney.
First evening at the beach in Norderney. Tail of a kite – lots of people fly their kites everywhere on the beach.
Santa’s lost his beard…
Sunset at the beach on our first evening.
Mudflats, hiking tour along the shore.
Seagull. Or, along the lines of Monty Python, an ex-seagull.
High tide moving in.
Highest “mountain” on the island – ever seen a mountain where the cross on the summit is higher than the actual mountain?! 🙂
We had planned a day at the beach, but a thunderstorm came rolling in, just as we had rented our wicker beach chair. So what do you do? We decided to sit it out in our comfy beach chair.
Minutes before the rain started washing down.
Most people had fled the beach, so we were surrounded by deserted beach chairs.
Only two of our neighbours had stayed.
20 minutes later everything was over and the sun reappeared.
Best investment ever – our beach chair!
Hiking tour to the eastern part of the island.
Back home in our hotel room.
We needed a rest from all the hiking.
RGB still life shortly before leaving.
Hamburg. Hotel still life (shot by my boyfriend).
Fish puzzle @ Altonaer Museum.
They had funny mirrors as well.
Under Lombardsbrücke (again, shot by my boyfriend).
Leaving Hamburg, homeward bound.
Early morning in the sleeper train, almost home.