After already showing you the Hamburg from above blogpost this week is about the Elbe from above. We started our one hour flight at at the tiny airport of Uetersen, about an hour northwest of Hamburg by car.
I search my image library from time to time to find inspiration for new blogposts. When you archive pictures of your hometown for quite some years it is fun to see what you can come up with. I wanted to do another Hamburg blogpost and I found the river Elbe in quite some pictures. The river Elbe is the lifeline of the city. It starts in the Czech Republic and ends roughly 130 km from Hamburg in the North Sea. With its 1094 km it is No. 12 in length in Europe and along the 100 longest rivers in...
I work in the middle of the city and I usually take an hour for my lunch break. I had to work between Christmas and New Year's Eve and decided to take the camera along lunchtime. Took the metro U4 - which is the newest in Hamburg - and stopped at HafenCity Universität. Look what colours I came up with.
Exactly one year ago I had the chance to join one of the largest container vessels in the world on the Elbe river. I made a short video to give you an idea of what it is like to spent the night on the river and come back to the Port of Hamburg during sunrise.
I love long exposures and shooting on tripods. Every other year Hamburg features the Blue Port. Parts of the harbour are then lit in blue for about ten days. A perfect time for photographers to take pictures of their city in a different vibe.