In 1998, I was in love with a woman from Hamburg. While I was travelling in Asia, she sent me a postcard of the Hamburg harbour, and all I could think was, “why the hell would anyone print that on a postcard?”
She said she thought it was beautiful, and I just didn’t get it – that industrial skyline of the container terminal cranes? Beautiful?
I get it now.
In brilliant afternoon light, even the Reeperbahn sparkles. Almost.
I’m by no means a fan of getting up early, but sometimes when I do, I get to see something like this.
Some days you see everything as if it’s made of gold and some days are just “meh”. Today was one of those days. No surprise that I was totally unimpressed by my take. I considered skipping a day of posting, but with some post-processing, this view of Hamburg’s Fernsehturm came out slightly above “meh”.
If it had been overcast, I wouldn’t have thought once about shooting this. But the sky was blue, the clouds were a pleasing, fluffy pattern, and the light was just before sunset warm. It may have also helped that I was exploring a relatively unknown city, and my mood was good.
While wandering around Düsseldorf with friends, this sign shouted, “shoot me, Matt.”