This week I eventually had the time to pursue sunrises in Rostock and it was well worth it.
On Wednesday I looked out the window and saw some hints of color in the southeast. I quickly checked the satellite image and saw that the cloud edge was indeed ca. 100km southeast of Rostock, which would give amazing colors with medium high clouds. I decided to head towards Gehlsdorf to get a view of the city skyline. Arriving on the Warnow shore I was happy to see the first hints of red over the skyline. However, the wind was blowing and destroying any reflection that could have helped with the composition. Instead I decided to go with just the skyline and the vibrant sky. Also I used some wooden poles and a long exposure to create some interesting compositions. Here are my favorites from this morning.
Today I was again seeing some hints of breaks in the clouds and considering that I had some time before heading to work, I decided to head to Warnemünde at the Baltic Sea. One subject that I hadn't had the chance to shot in good photographic conditions yet were the iconic lighthouses. Arriving at the scene I was happy to see waves of 1m rolling in and breaking on the rocks of the pier that the lighthouse is built on. I opted for some long exposures, as well as exposures between 1/4 and 1 second, as theses exposures help to retain structure in the water and create very dynamic sceneries. I also looked into the other direction towards the famous hotel Neptun and here I was waiting for a wave to break directly in front of me to create the splash I wanted, after 60 images I had what I wanted. And in that moment a hint of color was also showing in the sky.
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