One of the landmarks of the coast resort Schillig is a shipwreck in the wadden sea. After a short walk through the salt marsh to the beach you will find a small sign. If you walk past this sign into the wadden sea (in low water) you will come to this shipwreck (fishing trawler/1962) after a few hundred meters. It is marked as wreck #2 in international sea maps.
The National Park and World Heritage Wadden Sea is one of the obvious locations for a landscape photographer in North Germany. One of my favorite spots is the coast resort Schillig in the district Wangerland. We have no cliffs, no rocks leading into the sea, no mountains in the fore- or background and the cost line is very “cultivated”. Nice for people who live in this area, nice for tourists as well. I will try to find some “wild” spots in the next months. This fence leading into the sea is one of these remaining “landmarks” at the coastline of this area. I will dedicate a post in the near future to this “fence” to show how it changes during the seasons in the always changing landscape. It you ask yourself “why is there a fence leading into the sea?”. The answer is easy and typical “German”. It divides the beach into the “Dogs” and “No Dogs” area. But thankfully the “Dogs” area is more beautiful and nearer to the town than the “No Dogs” area.
The photo was taken in the coast resort Dangast in the World Heritage Wadden Sea at the coast line of North Germany. To get to this location I had to walk into the wadden sea. There was no other way to get to this place. Fortunately I was wearing wellies. I used my Fuji X-T1 / 18-55mm lens, a tripod and my Lee Seven 5 filter system. The tripod was sinking into the wet sand. I used 3 CD’s (one under each tripod leg) to stabilize it. I did this for the first time and it worked out quite well. I shot 2 images. One with focus on the foreground, the other with focus on the background. I used Photoshop to align and blend the 2 images. The B&W conversion was done in LR using Silver Efex Pro.
One of my favorite places nearby. The weather conditions for the weekend are looking good. Very early in the morning or later in the evening I will be there. Want to try out something different. We will see what happens.