11 March 2011

I Think I See The Light

The River Elbe during blue hour.
Hamburg, Germany.
March 2011.
Thanks to Brooke for pointing out 
that Orion is visible on the left.

Blue hour is my favourite time to take long exposures - even more than night itself. Today was a beautiful day. I drove along a scenic route that follows the River Elbe, stopping here and there to take pictures. I wish I'd had the convertible, but it's parked in Lüneburg.

Next week, I'm going to cook dinner with two of the three friends who will come along on the trip around Belgium and France. We'll talk about which places we'd like to visit. If you would like to make any suggestions, please don't hesitate to do so. 

Blog post title taken from the song of the same name from Yusuf Islam's album "An Other Cup". It's amazing that even though he'd been out of the music business for more than twenty years prior to his comeback a few years ago, his voice still sounds as beautiful as back in the day when he was going by the name Cat Stevens.

As usual, I visited the National Geographic website while eating breakfast. It's a great way to start the day. Today, I enjoyed a series of beautiful photographs taken in some of Great Britain's best-loved national parks. Dartmoor has always been my favourite. We spent quite a few hiking holidays in Dartmoor when I was a kid. In addition, I love these pictures of cabins as well as the architecture and interiors of this former pump station. Click here to see pictures of, and read about, a unique archaeological find. 

The excavation I had signed up for begins next week. I decided to cancel my participation, firstly due to the fact that I would have missed the first week of the new semester, and secondly because they didn't reveal any information: Neither was I told where exactly I would be working, nor where I would be staying for the night, nor how much I would earn. Now I'm hoping to find a good excavation for the summer.

Have a nice weekend.

- Dom


Sy's Prints said...

Love the photos- they're beautiful. Hope you have a great trip! I'm envious!
p.s. i'm a big fan of Yusuf Islam too ;-)

Anonymous said...

Schöne Fotos ... ach ... Belgien - Frankreich ... schau dir doch mal die (Land)Straßen bei Roubaix an, der Hölle des Nordens, der große Frühjahrsklassiker - bist doch ein alter Radrenner :-)

Omaha Beach in der Normandy ... Geschichte und eine schöne, sanfte Landschaft

Wenn ihr im Süden unterwegs seit:
Maussane (südlich von St.Remy, östlich von Arles) ... verschlafener Ort, erstklasssiges Olivenöl, für mich ist dort "die Provence" ...

Dominic Doherty said...

Sy: Thank you very much! I hope so, too! :-) Yusuf is amazing...

Manfred: Dankeschön! Vielen Dank für all die Tipps! Ich werd gleich mal die ganzen Orte nachschauen, die du mir genannt hast! :-)

T. Becque said...

Fantastic "blue" images!

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you Trisha!

Brooke said...

Well you probably know which photo I'm ABSOLUTELY in LOVE with....!!!

The perfectly framed and centered blue lovely that features Orion and the beautiful moon with an epic tree that seems to have grown in every way shape and form to keep itself stated as the biggest bad ass riverbank tree there is. (How's that for a long sentence? lol!) This photo my friend had made me fall in love with your photography even deeper <33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333



Dominic Doherty said...

Awww thank you so much Brooke!!

AG said...

great pictures!

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