Summertime..

..is the title on Scott Thomas’ 26 assignment. Feel free to participate.

r-baadfartenSummer in Denmark can be very nice. But you’ll have to arrange for good weather.
When the temperature rises above 25C and the sun is shining all day, a tour on the lakes North-West of Copenhagen is very nice. Why not try one of the old boats. The oldest have been in service since 1895.

A ‘round-trip’ takes about 1 hour. Its very relaxing. You can arrange your picnic and have a stop or two.

Click on the map to see a larger version.

Or click this link to download the time-table.

The boat is arriving:
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For example you could arrange celebration of a birthday with the family:
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And if you feel for it, take a trip another day:
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Kandestederne

This post is a contribution to Scott Thomas’ assignment #8. Read about it on his site and feel free to join with your own input.

Part of this years summer vacation took place in Kandestederne – a locality very close to the northernmost point in Denmark.
The landscape consists primarily of sand dunes with a flora dominated by Heather, Leymus and European Beachgrass. There are a couple of hotels and a place for camping in the area –  in addition to the small houses that can be rented for vacation. I don’t know how many there are. 100 – 200 at the most, I think.
There are only a few farmers there, struggling against the sand – it seems as if horses and summer tourists are what  makes their income.

The nature is not suited for agriculture because of the sand. The currents in the water erodes the coast and the strong wind from the North Sea blows the sand into the land. Our forefathers had a very hard job fighting the sand and they planted grasses and Shore Pine to stop the sand drift.
In this harsh area the government decided to protect one of the dunes so that people in the future - (us) could see what their ancestors had to fight. This area is called:Råbjerg Mile.  About 1 square km and 10 million tons of sand moving at a speed of 18 m (59 ft.) pr. year.

This huge mass of sand is full of motives for photographers. I want to show you a few of mine shots from this.
First a view in B&W:

And then some details of the rains and the winds work on the texture:
This topography reminded me of Star Wars:

Endless ripples – changing from one minute to the next…

Layers of dark, heavier particles arranged one day, eroded by slightly different wind direction the next day:

6th.

Click on the link and listen to the original sound from Central Park.
It is one of my first recordings of this type. Maybe it should be converted to mp3….
Sax in central park
There is no reason for the large ‘waw’ file. Try the ‘mp3’ instead. The size – and download time, is reduced by a factor 10.
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This is reduced by a factor 17:
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