Some 50 years ago I was born in Kiel and still have a great affinity to my home. In my younger years I was quite active in sailing, spent a lot of time on the water and remember most spots along the Kiel Fjord and Bay of Kiel only from the water side. Today I decided to head direction Kiel for some shopping and passed Strande / Bülk, where I stopped for a lunch break and to take some long exposures around the Bülk Lighthouse. Thanks to Andy Müller for pointing out that spot, which I totally forgot over the years.

Bülk is at the extreme western headland of the Kiel Fjord. Everything to the right of the jetty is the Kiel Fjord and just around the corner to the left the Eckernförder Bucht / Egernførde Fjord begins. On the other shore you can see Marina Wendtorf, the extreme eastern headland of the Kiel Fjord.

Today I tried something totally different. I mixed a Heliopan ND1.2 (4 stops screw in) together with the Lee Big Stopper (10 stops square filter) and a Hitech ND grad soft 1.2 (4 stops rectangular filter), which gave me a total of 450 seconds (7.5 minutes) daytime exposure, while the sky was completely overcast.
An interesting fact of this configuration: it seems like the different colour cast of the Heliopan and LEE cancels the cast of each other out, so that the final RAW turns out pretty neutral, no whitebalance correction needed, even after such a long exposure.

Well, sure not one of my best images, pretty much ordinary, but it was fun visiting a place I have missed for so long.

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