Make : NIKON CORPORATION
Model : NIKON D800
Date Time Original : 2013-12-30 14:05:50
Focal Length : 24/1
Exposure Time : 1/25
F Number : 4.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 1100
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 3
Focal Length In35mm Film : 24
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Copyright 2013 Wolfgang Arnold - CC BY-SA 3.0
Software : Aperture 3.5.1
Gps Latitude Ref : N
Gps Latitude : 53/1 46/1 3253/100
Gps Longitude Ref : E
Gps Longitude : 7/1 42/1 517/25
Published: Friday 2nd of May 2014 02:45:27 PM
A beautiful result with very nice lighting, Wolfgang!
Here's the "making of" of this sculpture: Utkieker - film.
This is really a very interesting composition. The figure's silouette stands out as the main center of landscape , and the sky form adds to the statue a kind of mystry, and lonliness.. The area looks deserted, but the paved path leading to the sculpture is a sign of human being. The light and B/W processing are very beautiful, and thanks for saving me the question who is the sculptor...;-))
This is a very impressive picture. You've chosen the perfect time of day to highlight the sculptural figure on the hill. There's an eerier "Area 51" feeling to the scene that is pleasantly mysterious. I'm especially impressed by the rich variety of tones you've managed to get in the picture. Even the darkest shadows preserve excellent detail.
Fred, Pnina, Jack, Ruud,
many thanks for your comments & appreciating that I cared about the artist who created the scultpure.
These dunes are indeed a barren landscape, land and sea seem to be in an eternal battle. I'm glad that some of this 'Area 51 feeling', like Jack put it, made it into the photo. The crossing trails in the sky were a lucky coincidence as they resonate with the arms of the sculpture.
Very cool, and thanks for giving the sculptor credit and his due. Nice picture, including the geometric trails in the sky. I like the dark areas, which give a silhouette feel without being completely dark. There's a great sense of texture and movement in preserved detail, yet the darkness seems to offset the sculpture nicely and give a sense of foreboding, which dunes can often tend to have. Good sense of the leading pathway as well.
On the lookout One of the ondulating dunes of small north sea island Spiekeroog is 'reigned' by this sculpture created by Hannes Helmke. It is an eye-catcher for it literally "stands out" from the surrounding landscape. Still, it harmonizes well with the place as it depicts your immediate impulse when reaching the top of the dune.