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Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, fifty-four

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

3 January 2013.

It’s a brand new year, and I’ve made my way to northern Germany where brisk sea breezes from the North Sea sweep into the waters of the Watten Sea. Parts of this territory are protected as nature park, wildlife refuge, and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some smaller sections can be accessed, especially at low tide as seen in this image. Half-hidden in early-winter mist are two ships travelling southeast (left to right) into the mouth of the Elbe river.

I made the image on 3 Jan 2013 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/320-sec, f/5.6, ISO400, and 49mm focal length (78mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as

ugelbake, Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park, Nationalpark Niedersaechsisches Wattenmeer, Wattenmeer, Wadden Sea, Cuxhaven, Germany,

Fotoeins Friday: Cuxhaven’s Kugelbake tower by Wadden Sea

This is where the mighty Elbe river empties to the North Sea. At the western shoreline of the river’s mouth stands the 30-metre high Kugelbake wood tower, marking the most northern point for the German state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) and providing a navigation aid for ships sailing into the port of Hamburg. First built in the early part of the 18th-century, versions of the tower have seen big ocean waves, flooding, and the ravages of war. The present version of the Kugelbake, built in 1924, is the landmark and symbol for the city of Cuxhaven, next to the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As a part of my year-long RTW, I made the photo on 3 January 2013 with the Canon 450D (XSi), EF-S 18-55 IS II zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/250s, f/5.6, ISO400, and 32mm focal length (51mm full-frame). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

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