19 February 2011

Fortunate Son

The Alster Lake.
Hamburg, Germany.
February 2011.

The picture above is a long exposure. The colours are not fake, they're only slightly enhanced due to the longer exposure. That yellowish glow is no product of photoshop though. The source of this almost mystical glow is the Port of Hamburg, approximately 5 miles from where this picture was taken. 

Good news from the archaeology front! I'll be working in the field from the 14th of March - 8th of April. I don't know much about the excavation. All the information that has been revealed is that there's a megalithic grave and that we'll be a small team. The site is somewhere in the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, which - along with more than 1,000 archaeological sites - has some of northern Germany's most beautiful landscapes. I visited M.-V. twice and of the Federal States of Germany that I've visited so far, it's my favourite. To see the pictures taken on my last trip, click on the following links: #1 / #2
One of my fellow students and friends grew up in M.-V.; she told me I'll get to see thousands of stars on cloudness nights because there's no light pollution... so I'm definitely looking forward to the weekends.
I'm so happy that I'll get to work hard soon. It's a very rewarding job - every time you find something, you get excited like a boy unwrapping his birthday presents. 

Have a great weekend!

- Dom


rockmetoharmony said...

yeah, i know. i made a new blogspot this morning. tumblr was weird. so now you can find me at www.rockmetoharmony.blogspot.com

(love the pics btw, specially the first)

T. Becque said...

The color is fabulous and slightly eerie at the same time which makes for an intriguing photo. Congratulations on your archaeology post - sounds wonderful!

Dominic Doherty said...

Moa: Thanks... glad you like the pics. I'm following your new blog now. :-)

Trisha: Thanks very much. I love the colour of Hamburg at night. Every once in a while it would be nice to see the milky way though :-)

Brooke said...

That yellowish glow is quite astonishing! Anything close to a yellow glow like that I've ever seen would have been from the city of Chicago but still nothing that intense.

Congrats to the excavation work! Totally excited for you!

Dominic Doherty said...

Yeah, I haven't seen anything like it in any other city too. It's because they're using yellow lights in the harbour. If they used regular lights, the sky would be even brighter. They're working 24/7 because it's one of the busiest ports in Europe.

Thanks. Actually, I can't wait for the excavation to begin. :-)

Anonymous said...

Ich freu mich für dich ... das obere foto lässt mich an Golden Syrup denken ;-)

Dominic Doherty said...

Dankeschön Manfred!
Ich liebe Ahornsirup :-)