Sea of Tranquility

Photo Gallery: The Sky

Early morning sky, Germany, December 1991 A morning sky can come in many colors, but on a cold Decem­ber morning, some time before the sun­rise, it glowed in an un­usual orange near the horizon, running into gentle purple towards the zenith. Cloudy evening sky over Porto Santo (Madeira's neighbor island), 1997 After a warm, sunny Novem­ber day on Madeira's neighbour island Porto Santo, I boarded the ferry back to Madeira. As the last sun­light slowly faded, a host of fleecy clouds shimmered in delicate colors. Sunset at Madeira's south coast, 1999 On a February evening, I went to a viewpoint near the village Ribeira Brava at Madeira's south coast.  I relished the sun­set in the warmth while I knew that it was bitter winter in Germany.
Early morning sky, Germany, December 1991.

Cloudy evening sky over Porto Santo (Madeira's neighbor island), 1997.

Sunset at Madeira's south coast, 1999.

Evening sky in Gamle Skagen, Denmark, 1990 I was reading a book in Skagen's youth hostel when I noticed that the evening light from the window had turned an un­usual yellow.  When I left the house, the sky seemed to burn in in­tense colors. Moon behind cloud on evening sky, Germany, 1984 When the dusk was falling, I climbed upon the roof  with my camera and a tiny tripod to get a time ex­posure of the mood and the evening sky.  The clouds are a bit blurred because they were moving during the exposure. Northern lights, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, 1992 It took me some time until I realized that the strange thing that was glowing in a faint green low above the horizon, was not a cloud but a northern light.  Un­fortu­nately, its gentle movements cannot be captured in a time ex­posure.  The yellow spot at the bottom is the the glow of the moon that was just about to rise.
Evening sky in Gamle Skagen, Denmark, 1990.

Moon behind cloud on evening sky, Germany, 1984.

Northern lights, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, 1992.